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Annual MHC Saturday Night Costume Party

MHC Costume Party

MHC Costume PartySaturday June 10th, 2023
Location: The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center; Room 21

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Doors open at 8:15pm, Party starts at 8:30 pm

Location: The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center; Room 21

$35 Per Person until May 25th ($45 Per Person after May 26th)

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 – this is your chance to have your yearly Halloween party with all your favorite industry friends!

Get ready to strut your stuff: The costume contest is back and better than ever before –  new categories, more judges and BIGGER Prizes!

  • Master of Ceremonies: John LaFlamboy
  • Music by Basement of the Dead
  • MHC Costume Contest with Cash Prizes
  • Multiple Bars & Themed Drink Stations (All bars will accept cash & credit cards).

 *NEW* Costume Contest 

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

  • Most Original Costume
    It may not be the scariest, but we want to give props for thinking outside the box!
  • Best Character Personality
    This award goes out to the one that captures the black hearts of our judges! From funny to mysterious…this one is going to need some charm!
  • Best Classic Character
    This is one we are ready to sink our teeth into! Don’t be “BAT”ful, bring your best take on the classics, we are you down to clown! (Classic Halloween Category: Witch, Scarecrow, Ghost, Devil, Vampires, Bats, Werewolves, Clowns, any Universal Monsters)
  • Scariest Costume
    Unleash your inner beast! That one costume of the night that just hits all the scary notes, and the hardest one to judge!
  • Best Group or Couple Costume
    From historic to iconic, duos and groups have a big place in the history of Halloween! Bring your best and you might be next to famous…or infamous!

There is no pre-registration. This years costume contest will follow a new format!


Each category’s winner will receive a CASH PRIZE! If the winners are a couple or group in any of the categories, the prize will be split!





  • Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 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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