PROP WEAPONS POLICY:
All costume weapons and props must conform to federal, state and local law.
All prop, toy, or fake firearms must be clearly
marked with a brightly colored safety cap on the barrel.
Metal blade weapons that are sharpened are not permitted.
Blunt weapons are not permitted. Chemical weapons and
explosives including fireworks are not permitted.
Do not brandish weapons or props in a threatening manner.
All prop weapons purchased at the convention must be Peace Bonded by
merchant if they are to be carried during the convention.
CHEESE GRADERS are specific to this event and allowed.
For others safety wrap them or put them away when not being signed by celebrity guests.
Replicas of firearms provided the prop is easily identifiable as a prop weapon.
Prop firearms such as Nerf guns and water guns are permitted, however they must be
inoperable and unable to fire any projectile.
All fake, prop, or homemade weapons are permitted if they are in no way dangerous to attendees.
Sufficiently blunt wooden staves, swords, and bullwhips are permitted. The swords must
be secured in a sheath, and bullwhips shall be rolled and secured.
Costume bows are allowed, as long as they are inoperable and cannot shoot projectiles of any kind.
Prop arrows are permitted, as long as they are not sharply tipped, cannot be fired,
and are secured within the quiver and cannot be removed.
No firearms are allowed on the premises of Artists Assemble Horror Fest
Steel swords that cannot be secured in a sheath.
Firearms and guns designed to fire a projectile, i.e., BB guns, pellet guns,
paint-ball guns, dart guns, crossbows, and ammunition of any sort.
Flail weapons: Nunchaku are not permitted. Prohibited weapons Includes the
following: An instrument, including a Nunchaku, that consists of two or more
sticks, clubs, bars or rods to be used as handles, connected by a rope, cord,
wire or chain, in the design of a weapon used in connection with the practice
of a system of self-defense.
Incendiary weapons, i.e., which spark, shoot flame(s), burn, smolder, or can
otherwise cause combustion or which exist for no purpose other than to be lit
with a combustion device.
Self-defense weapons, i.e., pepper spray, mace, stun-guns, and tasers.
Wooden or aluminum baseball bats or shovels.
Other prohibited items, i.e., skateboards, golf clubs, paddles, and signs that
are not integral to the costume.
These rules are subject to change without notice.
If your prop is questionable, best to leave it in the car.
Cosplay is not consent. Artists Assemble Productions has a
strict no harassment policy in place and this policy will be enforced.
Artists Assemble wants attendees to show their enthusiasm with their
awesome costumes! We also want to make sure everyone has fun and is safe.
If you have any questions about cosplaying rules or events, please contact us.
Artists Assemble Horror Fest is a family friendly event.
Please use common sense and be considerate of other attendees,
our guests, and exhibitors. Artists Assemble cannot be held liable for
any damage incurred to your costume and you assume all risks,
known or unknown, while engaging in cosplay activities.
Weapons must be approved at check-in. (see weapons/prop policy)
No costume is not a costume. Paint alone is not a costume.
Pasties are not allowed. If your costume is deemed too revealing,
offensive, or otherwise inappropriate, you’ll be asked to change or cover up.
Please make sure your costume is well constructed and you have appropriate
under garments on. Protective footwear is required at all times –
this means your footwear must be hard sole and worn for health
and safety reasons.
Symbols of hate are NOT welcome at Horror Fest.
No inappropriate signs, no signs offering services or making requests
to be hugged or touched. You’re welcome to politely ask for a hug,
but do not hug anyone without explicit permission.
1. I have not knowingly been exposed, nor tested positive, to COVID-19 within the past 14 days. To my knowledge I have not experienced the onset of any primary COVID-19 symptoms within the past 14 days, including: a fever of 100.4 degrees F or higher, a new persistent cough, a shortness of breath or any new breathing difficulties.
2. For everyone’s safety, Please wear a face covering/mask inside any Convention venue unless actively eating or drinking or during photo ops.
3. For everyone’s safety, I understand that physical distancing of six feet will be observed at all times in the Convention venue.
4. If I contract COVID-19, and/or experience any COVID-19 symptoms and/or becomes ill while attending the Convention in Phoenix, Arizona during the Convention dates,
I release from liability and indemnify Artists Assemble Productions and the Sheraton Crescent Hotel.
5. Per Arizona Law, Masks & Vaccination cards are not required but highly recommended.