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Hardcore Hearse Club at the Midwest Haunters Convention

  • Posted : May 20th, 2019
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Hardcore Hearse Club will be bringing several creepy funeral car examples from the past 50 years to display on the Midwest Haunters Convention’s show floor.  You can expect to see different hearses from five decades with each one being rarer and spookier than the next. Highlights include:

  • A mid 60’s Pontiac with stacked headlights and eerie underglow that has been featured in High Performance Pontiac magazine, hand-picked by Clint Eastwood for a film.
  • A 90’s Cadillac with a hot rod engine and hood scoop driven by a grandma in her 70s.
  • A classy black funeral coach with Elvira and other hauntedly fantastic images painted on the side.

There will also be several other hearses on display, Hardcore Hearse Club t-shirts and merch including funeral flags, Ouija items, dead bugs and bats, wet specimens, skulls, bones and oddities for the collector of the bizarre and macabre. For more information on Hardcore Hearse Club, check out their page and give them a like at https://www.facebook.com/HardcoreHearseClub – they will he holding a contest or two for prizes given out at the show!

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Get In Touch with Your Inner Banshee for the Midwest Haunter’s Convention’s Creature Screecher Contest!

  • Posted : May 16th, 2019
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MHC Creature Screecher Contest

Can you scream like a banshee? Growl like a werewolf? Can you give somebody the chills using nothing but your voice? Prove it at the first annual MHC Creature Screecher Contest, hosted by “Crazy Bob” Turner (Haunted Hydro) at 12:30 pm Saturday on the trade show floor’s Main Stage. Whether you’re a haunt actor with a signature sound or you were just blessed with the ability to sound really creepy, MHC attendees are welcome to get on stage and make some noise! The winner will be whoever can make the SCARIEST sound using only their voice, determined by audience applause, and will receive prizes provided by Zombie Army Productions and ShopSinister.com! Want to participate in costume as your haunt character? Go right ahead!

For additional info and to register for the Midwest Haunters Convention, visit https://www.midwesthauntersconvention.com!


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You’ve Never Seen a Costume Party Like This One!

  • Posted : May 15th, 2019
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Saturday Night MHC Costume Party
Saturday Night MHC Costume Party

One of the Midwest Haunters Convention’s biggest and best-known even is the Saturday night Costume Party, where professional costumers, makeup artists, actors, owners and enthusiasts let their imaginations run wild, resulting in show-stopping costumes that will make you question what you’re actually seeing!

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 John LaFlamboy & Tiela Halpin, Zombie Army Productions
  • Costume Contest
  • DJ
  • All bars will accept cash & credit cards. ATMs are located in the Exploration foyer and in the hotel lobby.
  •  $50 Per Person Admission Includes Hors d’oeuvres, DJ w/ dance floor, an amazing Body Painting Showcasecostume contest with prizes and entertainment! This is a must see event!

COSTUME CONTEST

Hosted by Chad “Sinister Seacrest” Savage and judges Allen Hopps (Dark Hour/Stiltbeast Studios), Kyle Vest (Skin Wars) and Ed Edmunds (Distortions Unlimited), the costume contest is open to all party attendees!

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!
  • 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!

PRIZES – Each category’s winner will receive an award certificatetrophyBasic Package Registration for MHC 2020 and a pass to the MHC Costume Party 2020; winners of the Best Couple or Group will receive two of the Basic Reg. Packages and Costume Party tickets for 2020.

WHETHER YOU WANT TO SHOW OFF YOUR OWN COSTUME OR JUST ENJOY THE TALENT ON DISPLAY, YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS PARTY!

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The Midwest Haunters Convention, June 7-9, 2019 in Schaumburg, is Family/Kid Friendly!

  • Posted : May 8th, 2019
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MHC Kids Zone

This dedicated area on the Midwest Haunters Convention trade show floor is designed specifically for kids and their families. The Kids Zone will include face painting, dance contests, carnival games, a bounce house, crafts, and much much more!

Face PaintingThis area will be sure to keep your little ones busy with Halloween projects while one of the parents checks out the show floor! Have your kids help you get a jump on the Halloween season by creating Halloween projects in June! Children 12 years of age and under may enter the trade show floor FREE!

*PLEASE NOTE: All children under 12 years of age may attend for free, but must be accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian while on the MHC trade show floor and in the Kids Zone (you CANNOT leave your child unattended)

THE KIDS ZONE FEATURES

FREE ACTIVITIES:

  • Bounce House
  • Basic Halloween Crafts
  • Face painting by The Prince of Fear, Kyle Vest, from Season 2 of Game Show Network’s “Skin Wars”
  • Screening of “The Adventures of Kitty Zombie” on Saturday at noon
  • 5th Annual Sinister Visions Costume Contest for kids & adults on Sunday at 1 pm
  • Dance Party with DJ and the Neon Ninja, Tavares Chambliss, from Season 7 and 10 of NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior”
  • Story time with a Pirate and surprises!
  • Carnival Games
  • Reptile Show

ADDITIONAL CHARGE ACTIVITIES:

  • Upgraded Halloween Craft Pumpkin Bag
  • Airbrush Tattoos
  • Hair and Nails Lady
  • Interactive Escape Game Experience

ALSO:  This year the Global Slime Con will be co-located at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center on June 8th 9AM-4PM.  Check them out!
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For full details about this and other MHC events, haunted house tours, seminars, parties and more, visit https://www.midwesthauntersconvention.com!


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Meet Your Favorite Monsters at the Midwest Haunters Convention 2019!

  • Posted : May 7th, 2019
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Meet and mingle with some of Chicago’s scariest characters at the Midwest Haunters Convention 2019, live and in person!

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These characters and others will be haunting the show floor and festivities throughout the weekend of June 7-9, 2019 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center – check out the Daily Events page for additional information!


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