The Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub, while having many spaces, is still not as large as some of the venues where city based Cons take place. It is also a multi-use facility, with many other members of the public attending the venue for reasons other than HubCon.

Therefore, we have a very strict policy in place in relation to Cosplay costumes at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub.

We are appreciative of all of our peer conventions and their policies which have assisted to inform and shape our own policy.


VERY IMPORTANT: Any contravening of this policy may require eviction from the Venue and in some certain circumstances, Police will be notified.


For the purpose of this policy, a prop is an item worn as part of a costume. This includes, but is not limited to armour, weapons (fake, of course), wings and any other protrusions.

Overall, HubCon is a family-friendly convention. Please use common sense, be considerate of other attendees and be aware of your surroundings


Specific rules:

  • Props cannot exceed a 50cm radius from the body.

  • Any prop that exceeds this dimension will have to be 'checked in'. Any item that has been required to be checked in is at your own risk. Hub staff or volunteers will not accept responsibility for lost or damaged props or costumes.

  • If props that are checked-in are required for the Stage event, they can be temporarily checked-out, applied on-stage, and then removed on-stage and re-checked-in. 

  • It is not necessary to check-in props when outside of the venue, but please be aware of your surroundings.

  • If your costume is deemed to be too revealing or offensive, you will be asked to cover up or change.

What will NOT be accepted under any circumstances within the Venue:

  • Bladed or edged props, or metal of any kind such as knives, swords, axes, martial arts equipment, etc.

  • Any sharp plastics, plexi-glass or glass items.

  • Liquid dispensing props

  • Costumes that feature hate symbols

  • Costumes that are too extreme or deliberately intended to intimidate others (this is a family friendly event)

  • Costumes with extreme gore effects ie. zombies or large wounds.

  • Items that shoot a projectile, for example toy guns (including and not limited to Nerf guns). Any projectiles must be removed prior to the convention to be allowed in.

  • Any toy or prop guns must checked-in upon entry.

  • Remote control props.

  • Chains that can be used as a weapon.

  • Heavy weighted wooden props.

  • Skates, roller-blades, skateboards or any other similar wheeled items.

  • If large props are intended to be used solely for the Cosplay competition, they must be checked in with appropriate packaging.

  • Any other item that looks like a weapon, at the discretion of security or Hub management must be checked-in and collected on the way out of the Venue.

Any failure to comply with the above and you will be asked to leave the premises. You must follow the direction of security at all times. Any failure to leave the venue will require that law enforcement services be engaged and you will be dealt with within the laws of the NSW Government.

This policy is subject to change at any time, without notice.

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