Policies

Please review our policies to ensure a safe and fully enjoyable experience is had by all

Rules and Guidelines


Wear your event badge at all times. Badges may not be resold. Each badgeholder must retain possession of his or her own badge for the duration of the convention and may not loan or give the badge to anyone else except as directed by MizuCon staff. Valid photo ID is required for pre-registration badge pickup.

Provide complete and accurate registration and other form information. Mizucon is not responsible for errors that result from incorrect data.

Be prepared to show ID for drinks and mature panels.

Wear appropriate attire.

Inappropriate behavior, such as violence, obstructing hotel hallways, lewd acts, or obscene language or conduct, is prohibited.

No smoking and/or vaping outside of designated areas.

Do not touch someone’s costume, prop, wig, or person without their permission.

Do not perform commercial or business transactions without the prior written consent of Mizucon.

Do not break the laws of the United States Government, the state of Florida, Miami-Dade County, the city of Miami,  or the rules of the Hilton.

These policies may be modified at any time, as deemed necessary by Mizucon.

COSTUME WEAPONS GUIDELINES

All props/weapons must be checked by either Anime Iwai staff security or at the cosplay booth. There are no exceptions.

Permitted Weapons and Props

Replicas of firearms are permitted, but the prop must be easily identifiable as a prop weapon.

 

Prop firearms, such as air soft guns, nerf guns, blowguns, and water guns are permitted, but they must be inoperable and unable to fire any projectile. Yes, nerf darts count – don’t bring them.

 

All fake, prop, or homemade weapons are permitted if they are in no way dangerous to fellow attendees.

 

Sufficiently blunt wooden staves, swords, and bullwhips are permitted. The swords must be secured in a sheath and bullwhips must be rolled and secured by the peace bonding process.

 

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.

Prohibited Weapons

No firearms are allowed on the premises.

 

No steel swords that cannot be secured in a sheath.

 

Firearms and guns designed to fire any type of projectile, including (but not limited to) BB guns, pellet guns, paint-ball guns, dart guns, crossbows, potato pellets, and rubber bands are not permitted.

 

Incendiary weapons, anything that sparks, shoots flame(s), burns, smolders, or can otherwise cause combustion or which exist for no purpose other than to be lit with a combustion device are prohibited.

 

Self-defense weapons, such as pepper spray, mace, stun-guns, tasers, and/or baseball bats are not allowed.

 

Other prohibited items, such as skateboards, golf clubs, paddles, and signs that are not integral to the costume are prohibited.