JUNE 10, 2022

Pre-Con Haunt Tour

JUNE 11-12, 2022



5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

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Annual MHC Saturday Night Costume Party

MHC Costume Party

MHC Costume PartySaturday June 11th, 2022
Location: The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

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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 4 months away from Halloween and participate in the costume contests!

  • Master of Ceremonies TBD
  • Performances by The Vaudettes
  • Costume Contest
  • All bars will accept cash & credit cards.
  • $35 Per Person
  •  9pm pm doors open
  • Relax and enjoy a night filled with dancing, networking, and seeing old friends plus our annual costume contest with prizes and lots of entertainment! This is a must-attend event!
  • 9:00 pm – 12:00 am

The Vaudettes

Chicago burlesque troupe The Vaudettes will have three 15 minute performances throughout the night (the first at 9:00 pm). The Vaudettes are a badass dance group based in Chicago, dazzling crowds with their electric, floor-pounding routines since 2015. Every performance promises a spectacle of original choreography; ranging from classic kick-lines, playful shimmies, dark seductions, and sexy rock-and-roll. Find out more at https://vaudettes.com!

The Vaudettes

Costume Contest Categories

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

  • Best Costume
    That one costume of the night that just hits all the right notes, and the hardest one to judge!
  • Scariest Costume
    Well, it’s the Midwest HAUNTERS Convention after all! We want to see your SCARIEST!
  • 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!

The judges will be mingling and provide those worthy contestants (that arrive no later than 10 pm) with an invitation/ticket to participate in the contest. 

At 10:30 pm, the contestants will be called to the right side of the stage (as you are facing it) to line up, and then winners will be selected and announced. 


Each category’s winner will receive a Basic Package Registration for MHC 2022 and a pass to the MHC Costume Party 2023; if the winners are a couple or group in any of the categories, they will receive two of the Basic Registration Packages and two Costume Party tickets for 2023.

There is no pre-registration, just mingle and walk around so that the judges have an opportunity to see your costume.


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


  • Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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