CONFERENCE JUNE 7-9
TRADE SHOW FLOOR JUNE 8-9, 2019*

*Exhibitor Floor Sneak Peak on Friday Night!

RENAISSANCE SCHAUMBURG CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL

1551 N. Thoreau Dr.,
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Just North of Chicago, near O’Hare International Airport

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Annual MHC Saturday Night Costume Party

MHC Costume Party

MHC Costume PartySaturday June 8th, 2019

Location TBA

The MHC Costume Party is THE Social Event of the year for the haunt industry! Join hundreds of haunters and Halloween lovers for an evening of music, competitions, dancing and socializing. The MHC Costume Party 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 being halfway to Halloween, enjoy the MHC Body Painting Showcase and participate in the costume contest!

  • Masters of Ceremony TBA
  • Costume Contest
  • DJ
  • Foyer bar will accept cash & credit cards; cash (only) bars inside the ballroom. There is an ATM in the Hyatt lobby at the bottom of the escalator on the first floor.
  •  $50 Per Person Admission Includes Hors d’oeuvres, DJ w/ dance floor, an amazing Body Painting Showcase, costume contest with prizes and entertainment! This is a must see event!

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

  • TBA

MHC Masquerade Costume Contest

Beginning at 8:00 pm there will be a registration table in the foyer (outside the ballroom) complete with host Chad “Sinister Seacrest” 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 – entries will be based on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend arriving early.

The categories:

  • Best Costume
    That one costume of the night that just hits all the right notes, and the hardest one to judge!
    PRIZE: $50 Cash and 1 free admission to the 2020 MHC Costume Party and 1 MHC 2020 Seminar
  • Scariest Costume
    Well, it’s the Midwest HAUNTERS Convention after all! We want to see your SCARIEST!
    PRIZE: $50 Cash and 1 free admission to the 2020 MHC Costume Party and 1 MHC 2020 Seminar
  • Most Original Costume
    It may not be the best, and it may not be the scariest, but we want to give props for thinking outside the box!
    PRIZE: $50 Cash and 1 free admission to the 2020 MHC Costume Party and 1 MHC 2020 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!
    PRIZE: $50 Cash and 2 free admissions to the 2020 MHC Costume Party and 2 MHC 2020 Seminars

Contestants in each category will be judged on the uniqueness of their concept, quality of costume construction and makeup.

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 – 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 Costume Party includes a naked Body Painting Showcase, and alcohol is available to adults over 21 with a valid ID. Although the MHC Costume Party is open to all ages, we leave it up to the parents’ discretion for their children to be in attendance.

MHC Costume Party

Body Painting Showcase Sponsor
Evil Fire Lizard Productions

ONSITE REGISTRATION HOURS

  • Friday June 7th: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday June 8th: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday June 9th: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

TRADE SHOW FLOOR HOURS

  • Friday June 7th: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    NEW THIS  YEAR! Early Sneak Peak!
  • Saturday June 8th: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday June 9th: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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