Anime Expo's prohibited items list is based on the SPJA policies. Materials that are deemed potentially harmful to attendees and staff, damaging to property or illegal are included in the list of prohibited items. Examples of prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Stilts
  • Weapons (Please see our "Weapons Policy" for more info)
  • Drones/UAVs
  • Illegal substances
  • Stickers/Adhesives Graphics (Keep them in your bags/pockets and off the walls/floors of the Event Facilities)
  • Confetti/Loose Glitter (Glitter used on your cosplay is okay)
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Open-flame use
  • Any activity prohibited by law and/or prohibited by any Event Facilities
  • All signs, whether for a cosplay prop or not, are prohibited unless approved in writing for use by Event Staff
  • Non-service live animals
  • Helium and mylar balloons
  • Lasers or similar items
  • Coolers
  • Oversized backpacks/bags: No bags over the airplane carry-on size are permitted. As a point of reference, the size limit for a standard airplane carry-on is 22" X 14" X 9". All bags, regardless of size, are subject to inspection at any time.
  • Non-ADA approved motorized vehicles (i.e. go-karts or kids' battery-operated vehicles)
  • Wheeled carts/wagons

If your panel requires specific materials that are of concern, please email