POLICIES 2017-03-22T02:12:16+00:00



Cosplay is a huge part of anime convention culture, and we’re not looking to limit your creativity, but there are some rules, notes, and suggestions before you come to Crunchyroll Expo in costume…

  • Costumes must be appropriate to wear in public – if you can’t wear it on the streets of Santa Clara, you can’t wear it in Crunchyroll Expo.
  • Prop weapons are allowed at Crunchyroll Expo as long as they’re made of cardboard, foam, or similar light material.
  • Prop firearms are allowed only if they can’t be mistaken for real weapons, and the barrel of all prop guns must be covered with brightly-colored caps. No cap guns, airsoft guns, or BB guns at all.
  • Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips and will not be shot.
  • No metal weapons, sharp weapons, or blunt weapons.
  • No water guns, silly string, vuvuzelas, or fire.
  • Costumes associated with hate speech, prejudice, or discrimination are forbidden.
  • Naked isn’t a costume.

We want everyone at Crunchyroll Expo to be safe, and if our staff feel you’ve got something that isn’t safe, Security will store it for you. If there’s a larger or repeated violation, you could risk losing your badge or being removed from Crunchyroll Expo without refund. Play by our rules, and we’ll have a lot of fun playing together!


Crunchyroll Expo is an open celebration of anime and its fans, and harassment of any kind is the opposite of the community we want to create.

Crunchyroll is committed to fostering an atmosphere where attendees can count on a safe, inclusive, and rewarding experience, and we have zero tolerance for harassment, groping, stalking, or inappropriate photography.

Harassment includes, but isn’t limited to, verbal defamation based on gender, gender identity, or gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion; deliberate intimidation; following or stalking; forceful or nonconsensual photography or recording; sustained disruptions; and nonconsensual physical contact or sexual attention.

If you feel uncomfortable or harassed, please speak with a staff or security member so we can make it right. If you engage in harassing conduct at Crunchyroll Expo, you could risk losing your badge or being removed from Crunchyroll Expo without refund.  Harassment of any kind is unwelcome at Crunchyroll Expo and will not be tolerated.