This is my first time attending Anime North with a prop. I have seen many people post pictures online attending with their sabers, but I am also aware of the rule that states, "metal weapons are not allowed". The hilt is metal, but the "blade" itself is polycarbonate, the usual saber material.
If I were to attend the con with a saber belt clip, as well as have zip ties to secure it to my person as well, would these be allowed within the Con building?
Also, as a bonus question, are they allowed to be handled and un-zip-tied outside of the building, such as the surrounding lot where many spend their time? I'm just thinking along the lines for photos (not planning on utilizing them in any combative way).
Thanks to anyone that takes the time to help me answer this!