Policies & Guidelines


Anime Fusion is an all-ages event. All clothing worn in convention space must be appropriate for our overall PG-13 rating. This includes text on costumes or accessories attached to costumes. Clothing printed with pornographic imagery, including “ahegao” collage prints, is not permitted. The “bikini” areas of the body must be covered by solid material that is not see-through. This includes the entire buttocks and breast area, for all genders. Attendees who are not sufficiently covered will be asked to change clothes. Non-clothing items that can be easily lost, such as towels, are not considered sufficient covering.

All pieces of a costume must remain in the cosplayer’s control at all times. No glitter, flower petals, or anything else that might flake off and create a mess unless it has been permanently secured to the costume. Be mindful of large props or overly large costumes and take care not to hit anyone or block walkways while moving around convention space.

Costumes must be safe for a crowded public space. No sharp edges or sharpened points. Footwear must be worn at all times.

Anime Fusion is committed to providing a comfortable environment for its attendees. Cosplayers displaying symbols, text, or imagery that is deemed hateful or offensive may be asked to change clothes. Law enforcement uniforms that are realistic enough to cause potential confusion are not permitted.

Out of respect for those who have lost loved ones, we ask that you not wear clothing or carry signs that make light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All costumes must adhere to the Weapons Policies listed below.


  • NO REAL WEAPONS. This includes nunchaku, throwing stars, and anything else that is designed primarily to be used as a weapon.
  • No guns, or unmarked realistic replicas of guns. Any prop guns must be obviously identifiable as fake (for example, those clearly marked with an orange tip) and be unable to fire any projectiles. If you are seen carrying a weapon that can be mistaken for a real firearm, site staff will call police first and ask questions later, so use your best judgment.
  • No prop/weapon that can shoot projectiles (i.e. Nerf guns, slingshots, arrows). You may carry the prop as long as no projectiles are present or the prop has been made unable to fire said projectiles. This includes items such as squirt guns or bubble blowers.
  • NO LIVE STEEL, including swords, daggers, katana, knives etc. We define “live steel” as any objects made of metal that are capable of taking an edge, whether or not the object is actually sharp or not, or whether a sword/object is sheathed or not. Keep these items in your room or vehicle.
  • No explosives or chemicals of any kind including, but not limited to, smoke powder, sparklers, and fireworks.
  • Wooden items are allowed. Anything made of paper mache or other material that is not dangerous to others (e.g. has no sharp edges, or parts sticking out that might trip people as they walk by) is allowed. Please use common sense and remember you will be in a crowded area.
  • Misuse of your prop such as swinging it or endangering others with it will result in us asking you to remove the prop from the event or convention space.
  • All props and weapons brought into the convention or event must be presented for inspection when requested by Anime Fusion staff.
  • All questionable weapons or props will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
  • All decisions made by Anime Fusion staff are final.

If you bring in any item that violates the above policies, we will require you to put it back in your car or hotel room.


Quad Cities Anime, Inc. has adopted the following policies for the safety and comfort of our event attendees. See also our Harassment Policy below.

  1. If there is known evidence to suggest an individual, group or entity has engaged in criminal conduct; that individual, group or entity may not be allowed to participate or be associated as a member or partner of QCA or otherwise allowed on the premises of any QCA event, at the discretion of the QCA Board of Directors. 
  2. If an individual, group or entity has violated QCA policy; that individual, group or entity may not be allowed to participate or be associated as a member or partner of QCA or allowed on the premises of any QCA event. 
  3. At the discretion of the QCA Board of Directors, any action taken under this policy may be extended to groups or entities affiliated with the individual, group or entity in question and to any other individuals involved in the conduct in question. 
  4. Decisions or determinations resulting from the above policies may be appealed through the QCA Board of Directors by method of a written statement to the QCA mailbox or email. 


Quad Cities Anime, and Anime Fusion, are committed to offering an experience as free from harassment as we can make it for our members regardless of characteristics such as gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, race, religion, nationality, or social class. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Violators of these rules or other QCA policies may not be permitted to attend our events, including the Anime Fusion convention, and may be sanctioned or expelled from said events without a refund at the discretion of our organization.

Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments related to such characteristics as listed above, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of panels or other events, inappropriate physical contact, threats of physical violence, unwelcome emails or social media content, and unwelcome attention. Certain clothing, text on clothing, signs, or behaviors that could be considered hate speech may also constitute harassment even if not directed toward a specific individual. Event attendees asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If an individual engages in harassing behavior, our organization may take any lawful action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to warning the offender or expelling them from our events or convention with no refund. If you are being harassed at one of our events, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have similar concerns, please contact a staff member immediately.

If an incident occurs at one of our events, staff will help attendees contact hotel security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel less unsafe for the duration of the event. We value your presence.

Police: 911 (emergencies only)
National Sexual Assault Hotline: (800) 656-4673 (24 hour crisis line)
Medical help: 911 (emergencies only)

We expect attendees to respect each other and each other’s boundaries at every event and/or convention that Quad Cities Anime may host.