German Cops And Cosplay Do Not Mix

In first-person shooter Killzone 3, the Helghast are the gas-mask wearing baddies. Cloaked in black and with glowing eyes, you wouldn't want to meet one on the street. And in Munich, Germany, you won't.

To help promote Killzone 3 in the German city, a Helghast cosplayer roamed the streets, complete with mask, helmet and phony gun. Cops tend to notice crap like a guy draped in black, carrying what looks like a firearm.

And the Munich police approached the Helghast cosplayer, trying to figure out what the heck was going on. Ultimately, the officers asked the cosplayer to remove his mask and lay down his plastic weapon - and he obliged.

Normally, carrying around phony guns outside is in violation of Germany's Weapons Act and carries the equivalent of a $US13,500 fine. But this time, the Helghast were asked a few questions, and nothing came of it. Shame the in-game Helghast can't be defeated with a good talking to.

Killzone 3: Bei Fotoshoot: Polizei führt Helghast ab! [Gamezone - Thanks Kyle!]


    Poor bloke. Well, his fake gun didn't have a bright red end to show it was fake and I guess just walking around at random dressed like a combatant doesn't help. If there was a cosplay event or other such promo then it would not have been viewed with as much suspicion.

    I applaud everyone involved. The cops did the right thing to stop him, he did the right thing to do what he was told, and the cops again did the right thing to let it go.

    You really do need to clear this kind of thing with the local authorities to avoid stuff like this, or actually, much worse things that could have happened.

    The guy really had a death wish not having a removeable THIS IS A FAKE WEAPON orange bit, especially in Germany.

    A do that kind of cosplay on the streets of Germany, when you consider that the Helghast are visually very strongly influenced by Nazi stormtroopers...

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