HOTEL & CASINO COSTUME POLICIES
If you plan on cosplaying at Leviosa, please be aware of the below policies of the Green Valley Ranch Resort and Casino.
MASKS & FACEPAINT
MASKS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CASINO. Masks are ONLY permitted in the conference area referred to as the “Grand Events Center” (i.e. the Grand Event Center hallways and programming rooms). Immediately upon exiting the Grand Events Center (e.g. to go to your hotel room, the casino, a hotel bar or restaurant, the garage or hotel lobby/taxi line), you must remove your mask.
FACE PAINT AND FACIAL PROSTETHICS OF ANY KIND ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CASINO. While wearing face paint or facial prosthetics, you may NOT enter any carpeted gaming area, participate in any gambling or play any games (e.g. slots, blackjack, poker), or enter any of the hotel bars or restaurants. However, you are permitted to travel between your hotel room, the Grand Events Center, or to exit the casino-hotel property while wearing face paint or facial prosthetics.
Any violations of the rules regarding masks, face paint and prosthetics may cause you to be in violation of state gaming laws and hotel security policies, and can result in expulsion from the casino.
NUDITY & WEAPONRY
Nudity and partial nudity is not permitted. Wearing nothing is not a costume. Indecent exposure is a misdemeanor in Nevada, so please make sure that your costume provides adequate coverage.
Any and all costume weaponry (including but not limited to staffs, swords, daggers, axes, maces, pikes, etc.) must be inspected, approved and tagged with a neon-colored zip-tie by Leviosa staff. If you think someone could be hurt by your “costume weaponry” (e.g. swords made of metal) and may not be approved, don’t bring it. Live weaponry is not allowed, even if you have a weapons permit. All stated and federal laws regarding weaponry apply. If your prop or costume weaponry is deemed unsafe, you must return it to your car or hotel room. Subsequent violations may result expulsion from the conference until your weapon is safely stored or confiscation of the weapon by Leviosa or hotel staff.
COSTUME WEAPONS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE GAMING AREAS OF THE CASINO. While carrying any costume weaponry (even if it’s just a brightly colored foam toy or a piece of cardboard wrapped in aluminum) you may NOT enter any carpeted gaming area, participate in any gambling or play any games (e.g. slots, blackjack, poker). However, you are permitted to travel between your hotel room, the Grand Events Center, one of the hotel bar or restaurants, or to exit the casino-hotel property while carrying costume weaponry.
WANDS & DUELING
Wands are allowed everywhere, but please do not brandish them at the Muggles in the casino. DUELING IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE CASINO OR HOTEL, only the Grand Events Center or outside the hotel.
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO
Per hotel security policy, PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CASINO. Do not take any pictures of gambling or the casino gaming devices.
Photography (but not video) is allowed in the Grand Events Center area. Photography is also allowed in the hotel corridors where House-colored couches have been identified in the program book.
Photography and Video are allowed outside (e.g. the pool area, vineyard, the cypress colonnade near the fitness center and the amphitheater area). To the extent that Leviosa or hotel staff believe your photography or video shoots will interfere with the enjoyment of the other hotel guests, additional restrictions may be imposed. Hotel security will be periodically monitoring any photo or video shoots to ensure the safety of all guests.
The amphitheater area (the large grassy oval, after the pool areas, towards the back of the property) has been reserved from 8:00AM to 10:00AM on both Friday and Saturday mornings for cosplay photo and video shoots. You may bring props (e.g. Quiddtich hoops, brooms, etc) to the amphitheater for such purposes. We recommend taking advantage of the cool morning hours for such shoots, and before other hotel guests wind up in the background of your shots. Hotel security will be periodically monitoring the area during this time.