Rose City Comic Con updated their costume policy yesterday banning “Old School Hydra and Red Skull” costumes.

Rose City Comic Con made the announcement via Twitter adding “Giving everyone the benefit of the doubt backfired over certain cosplay. We apologize & have updated our policy.”

Here’s their explanation for banning Hydra and Red Skull costumes:

They then updated their costume policy:

Hateful symbols aren’t welcome at Rose City Comic Con. Historical costumes can be great, but reminders of unspeakable atrocities are not appropriate – this goes for Old School Hydra and Red Skull or any other Nazis from entertainment properties. Those figures, while comic-related, are still very much Nazis. As a result, they are 100% banned, always. This includes any sort of “ironic” or satirical costumes that re-appropriate Nazi paraphernalia or gear. You won’t just be banned from that year’s convention. You will be banned from coming to RCCC for life.

As you can read, not only will you get a one time ban, but you will get a ban for life.

Do you think other comic cons should follow Rose City’s lead? Should old school Hydra and Red Skull cosplay be banned?

  • Pearl Clutcher

    i think we should control ALL thought and especially IMAGINATION. Play is very dangerous and Historical reality should be prohibited form our minds for all time. Amen. ( am i safe yet?)