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Costumes and Weapons

Cosplay is a big part of Fanfaire NYC.

We encourage everyone to participate with a costume at our Cosplay event. Our online festival will feature Cosplay costume contests for kids and adults.

Acceptable Costumes
  • Due to the fact that this event is hosted by a school, firearms and sharpened instruments are prohibited. PEACE BONDED FOAM & LIGHT PLASTIC PROPS ONLY! We understand many characters are associated with various weapons, however, we ask you to please comply.

  • All costumes must observe our "PG-13" rating, kid-friendly policy; no nudity, profanity, or abusive content.

  • Any offensive content or complaints from fellow attendees will be addressed by our staff and could result in disqualification from contest entries.

  • Any prop used in an offensive manner will result in disqualification from contest entries.

  • Anyone who violates these rules may be disqualified from the competition. 

Anti-harassment Standards

Fanfaire NYC is dedicated to providing a safe and fun environment for all fans. Toward that goal we have adopted guidelines for respecting the feelings and personal space of others. Harassment can take many forms and is determined by the victim, not the intentions of the perpetrator. Some actions that may be perceived as harassment include:

  • Verbal comments, related to race, gender, size, shape, sexual orientation, disability, religion, quality of costume, or nerd cred.

  • Intrusive or exploitative image capturing/photography. Guests are welcome to document the event as long as no one feels they are being exploited. Best policy is to ask for permission before taking photos. Permission to take a picture is not permission to use the picture commercially.

  • Unsolicited requests for photos, phone numbers, or personal information of any kind.

  • Persistent offers of unwanted assistance, gifts, or invitations of any kind.

  • Displays of overly sexualized artwork. Vendors are expected to maintain a “PG-13” standard for any merchandise they offer. 

  • Overly-revealing Cosplay. No costume is not a real costume. Violators will be asked to cover up.

  • Display of offensive signs, gestures, t-shirts, symbols, etc.

  • Failure to cease any behavior once asked to do so.

Enforcement of Standards

Complaints will be taken seriously by our event staff. If it is determined – either by observation or by complaint – that an individual or group has harassed another attendee, that individual or group may be:

  • Warned to cease and desist, or

  • Asked to leave the convention, or

  • Banned from our events for a period of time to be determined by staff.

To report harassment please contact Fanfaire NYC personnel.  Please report to us before taking matters into your own hands (such as posting on social media).  We will do our best to resolve the situation at hand.

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