I have a prop with a blade that contains steel, but it is white padded, with no sharp edges, as well as wrapped with electrical tape. Does this count as live steel? Would it be allowed into the venue?
Thank you for your inquiry. According to Anime Expo’s Weapons Policy:
“All swords and bladed prop weapons must adhere to the following rules:
They cannot be made out of metal
If your non-metal blade has a sharp edge or pointed tip, it must be anchored to a hard sheath for the duration of the Event
If you do not have a hard sheath, your non-metal blade must have a blunt edge and blunt tip”
Unfortunately your prop sword contains metal and does not adhere to the Weapons Policy, so it will not be allowed into the venue.
I hope the above information was helpful. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please let us know and we will be glad to assist you.
Anime Expo Weapons Policy