CONFERENCE MAY 23-27, 2018
TRADE SHOW FLOOR MAY 25-27, 2018*

*Exhibitor Floor Sneak Peak on Friday

GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

400 N. HIGH ST.
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215

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Annual MHC Saturday Night Masquerade

Masquerade Party

MHC MasqueradeSaturday June 10th, 2017

Back at the Hyatt Ballroom

The Midwest Haunters Convention Masquerade Party is THE Social Event of the year for the haunt industry! Join hundreds of haunters for an evening of music, competitions, dancing, and socializing. The MHC Masquerade is a gala showcase of some of the best costuming and makeup effects the haunt industry has to offer. This is a MUST-SEE event! Come out and celebrate our 11th year of the body art fashion show and participate in multiple costume contests!

VIP Ticket for the Masquerade Ball : $75
Limited to the first 75 registrants! Enjoy a private balcony area above the party that will be exclusively reserved for you and 74 other attendees. These tickets are only available online before the show, and each ticket includes:

  • VIP Fast Access Line
  • Includes Early Access to the Party (30 Minutes Early Before other guests)
  • Private Balcony area (VIPs only)
  • Private Cash Bar
  • Private Hors d’oeuvres Bar
  • Up Close Access to the Body Art Fashion Models
  • Limited Availability Sold Online only to the first 75 Guests
  • PLEASE NOTE: The stairway to the VIP Area is a bit narrow; if you are wearing an oversized/very large costume, you may have difficulty navigating it.

SCHEDULE

MHC Masquerade Costume Contests

As we did last year, we’ll be doing things a little differently in 2017. Instead of hand-picking contestants for the Scariest Character Contest or early registration for the Miss Scary Midwest contest, we’ve decided to throw the doors wide open so EVERYBODY can compete! Beginning at 8:00 pm there will be a registration table in the foyer (outside the ballroom, across from where it was last year) complete with host Chad Savage and judges (TBA) – if you’d like to compete in the evening’s costume contests, just sign up!

Limited amount of contestant space available in the contests, entries will be based on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend arriving early.

The categories will be:

  • Scariest Character (Sponsored by Shock Illusionist Dan Sperry)
    It’s not rocket science – it’s right there in the name! We’re looking for the SCARIEST character at the MHC Masquerade! Bring the FEAR!
    FIRST PRIZE: $50 Cash and 1 free admission to the 2018 MHC Masquerade and 1 MHC 2018 Seminar
  • Miss Scary Midwest Pageant
    A beauty pageant with a haunter’s twist! Miss America can have her bikinis and glittery smiles; Miss Scary Midwest will, first and foremost, be SCARY!
    FIRST PRIZE: $50 Cash and 1 free admission to the 2018 MHC Masquerade and 1 MHC 2018 Seminar
  • Best Couple or Group Costumes
    Sometimes it takes more than one character to execute a great concept, and that’s what this category celebrates, whether you’re going full Gomez & Morticia, or you and your friends are appearing as the whole Scooby gang!
    FIRST PRIZE: $50 Cash and 2 free admissions to the 2018 MHC Masquerade and 2 MHC 2018 Seminars

Contestants in each category will be judged on the uniqueness of their character, quality of costume and makeup execution and acting talent in bringing their character to life!

Registration will run from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Shortly after 10:00 pm, the top 5 finalists in each category will be posted at the registration table; one of these 5 finalists will win. If you are competing, IT IS UP TO YOU TO CHECK AND SEE IF YOU ARE A FINALIST. At 10:30 pm the finalists will start taking the stage and a winner named in each category; YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN, so check that list and listen for your name!

ENTRY FORM: Click HERE to get the entry form PDF.

Limited amount of contestant space available in the contests, entries will be based on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend arriving early.

PHOTOS

 This is the biggest costume party you’ve ever seen. Don’t forget your camera!

MHC 2016 Body Art Fashion Show
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 Please be aware the MHC Masquerade includes a naked Body Art Fashion Show and alcohol is available to adults over 21 with a valid ID. Although the MHC Masquerade is open to all ages, we leave it up to the parents discretion for their children to be in attendance.MHC Masquerade

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ONSITE REGISTRATION HOURS

  • Friday May 25: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday May 26: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday May 27: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

TRADE SHOW FLOOR HOURS

  • Friday May 25: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    NEW THIS  YEAR! Early Sneak Peak!
  • Saturday May 26: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday May 27: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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