Prop Weapons Policy


Prop weapons of any kind are not allowed on the festival grounds at Johnson County Community College during the GKC Japan Festival on Saturday, October 8, 2022. This includes plastic swords, knives, or other weapons including those used for Cosplay. If a festival volunteer observes any attendee carrying such a prop, they will be asked to remove the prop from the festival grounds immediately.

The only exceptions will be prop weapons used by entrants in the Cosplay Contest and weapons used by festival martial arts groups for demonstrations and workshops. These props may not be carried around the festival grounds during the day and may only be used during the Cosplay Contest. Cosplay contest participants will be directed to the proper location to store these props by the Cosplay Contest staff.

The Cosplay Contest will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in Polsky Theatre. After the contest the props must be removed from the festival grounds.