general policies

Sunshine City Scare welcomes folks of all races, ethnicities, ages, abilities and orientations – though in costume any of this may be difficult to identify. We embrace all humans! But in full transparency we like the weird ones better (makes us feel at home).

Children ages 9 and under are admitted free with adult supervision.

Sunshine City Scare is a rain or shine event.

No refunds under any circumstances. If the event is cancelled due to public health or other emergencies, tickets will be transferred to the rescheduled date. Refunds are not issued for changes in talent, hours of operation, scheduled dates and venues.

There is free parking. Overflow parking is available next to the free parking lot at a low cost.

Reentry is allowed with badges, which must be kept on. No badge, no entry. 

No unauthorized selling of any kind.

No alcohol or firearms of any kinds are allowed, per the venue.

No pets, per the venue. 

Smoking/Vaping are not permitted inside The Coliseum. 

cosplay policies

No inappropriate physical contact. Inappropriate physical contact is any physical contact that is initiated without consent, excluding accidents. 

Cosplay is NOT consent. Ask before taking photos, filming, or engaging in human-contact with Sunshine City Scare attendees, guests, and staff. We are VERY STRICT about this policy, with violations resulting is being ejected from the event with no refund.

This is a family-friendly event. Nudity is not a costume. Footwear must be worn inside The Coliseum. 

Everyone and everything is subject to search at all entrances and exits.

All cosplay weapons and accessories are inspected at entry and are allowed per the discretion of Sunshine City Scare. 

Not allowed:

  • Any weapon that could harm someone, including weapons that fire projectiles of any kind. 
  • Any weapon that can be confused as real. 
  • Blunt weapons like bats, clubs, hockey sticks or similar items. 
  • Sharp weapons like knives, swords and similar items. 
  • Loud props such as whistles, horns, etc.


  • Prop weapons if composed of cardboard, foam, or something similarly light.
  • Prop firearms only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons.
  • Prop bows if all arrows have soft tips and will not be shot.

celebrity guests

Celebrity guests charge for photos and autographs. Pricing varies based on celebrity. Patrons are allowed as many photos and autographs as desired, keeping in mind celebrity guests charge per photo and per autograph. Patrons can bring items from home for celebrity signatures and photos.

harassment policies

At Sunshine City Scare, we are a polite society where folks treat each other with dignity and respect. The event is widely inclusive and does not allow any harassment or stalking of any kind. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, verbal comments related to gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, and religion. Stalking includes repeated unwelcome attention and following as well as unwelcome and inappropriate photography and sexual attention.

If bullying, harassment, or other inappropriate behavior is reported to Sunshine City Scare staff, the convention reserves the right to revoke the entrance ticket of the perpetrator to Sunshine City Scare and future Florida Comic Con sponsored events.