I'm thinking about cosplaying as Shizuo from Durarara!! this year, but I had a question concerning a possible prop/weapon for him.
In the anime, Shizuo is often seen ripping up street signs to use in a fight. I was thinking about making a replica of an Ikebukuro street sign (one of the small ones with the icons) out of wood to carry around at the con. However, I know NDK has a rule against carrying or wearing signs. Would the street sign be ok if it doesn't actually say anything (except maybe a Dollar sign or the title "DRRR!" in stylized graffiti form) and is there strictly for prop purposes?
Also, concerning NDK weapons policy... I have no issues with having the prop peace-bonded, but the finished prop will probably stand about the height of my head (and I'm about 6 feet tall). I definitely will be aware of space limits, and I won't swing it around inside. That said, will it be ok or is it too oversized to be allowed?