Single Status Update
A spot of good news and bad news regarding my choice of bringing a prop to my next con.
Good news: I've reached out to my cosplayer friend's girlfriend, and it looks like the situation is being handled accordingly. In case you're wondering, the prop in question is a replica of the Super Shotgun from Doom 2016; it may have gotten stopped by customs, but thankfully a spare prop had been found, and they're working on sending it out now.
Bad news: I was planning on making a gun prop of my own (a double-barreled over-under Nerf gun), but due to lack of time thanks to my summer schedule and the convention itself also banning Nerf guns, I may have to make do without a prop at all.