Megan asked in TravelAir Travel · 4 months ago

Will Long Beach or LAX  airport TSA allow someone to cosplay while flying to a convention ?

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  • 4 months ago
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    Depending on the level of cosplay, I would wait until after you pass through security.  When you go through the body scanner, you want to be wearing minimal clothing. 

  • 3 months ago

    You have selected a best answer, but I will answer anyways. 

    It is recommended that you come in not in costume until you pass the security checkpoint. Afterwards you can don the outfit.

    Source(s): Work part-time as a TSA officer (who supports the cosplay/furry communities.)
  • 4 months ago

    As long as you can pass through metal detectors, you should be allowed to dress as you please. But be prepared to have your seat partners ask to move.

  • MS
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    4 months ago

    They don't really care what you wear.  Your face needs to be identifiable enough that they can match you to your ID - they really do look.  As for your clothing, you may be pulled aside for a wand check or more thorough screening if something triggers the body scanner or the metal detector. 

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  • 4 months ago

    They need to be able to comfortably check your face against your ID.

    You need to be able to pass the metal detector or the full body scanners.  The costume will likely have some areas highlighted in the full body scanner for which you'll need a pat down (or more).

  • Joseph
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    They don't really care what you wear, however, it may depend on the type of your costume.  It should be OK if you come in dressed in a Star Trek uniform, but they may have an issue if you show up, for example, in the full Ferengi costume, complete with facial prosthetics.  They will also not recognize the United Federation of Planets Identification Card as a valid form of ID. 

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