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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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SPONSORED BY
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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!
Global Slime Con
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!

BunaDaisyDentistFluffyJAXLinusPatchesPT ClownZoey

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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Early Bird Deadline Extended for Midwest Haunters Convention Registration & Pre-Show Haunted House Tour!

  • Posted : April 3rd, 2019
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EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT EXTENDED TO MIDNIGHT THIS SUNDAY (APRIL 6)!

REGISTER NOW TO SAVE ON BASIC REGISTRATION AND THE

MIDWEST HAUNTERS CONVENTION PRE-SHOW HAUNTED HOUSE BUS TOUR

MHC Pre-Convention Bus Tour

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Thursday, June 6

Join us for the 2019 Midwest Haunters Convention Pre-Show Bus Tour! The Tour is priced at $199 until midnight on April 6, 2019. The Price increases to $230 after that. We’ll be visiting the following attractions:

D.E.A.D. Rising Haunted House

D.E.A.D. Rising
https://www.deadrisinghauntedhouse.com
Dead Rising Haunted House is an old school, in-your-face haunt. They build all of their own props and sets for a uniquely terrifying experience.“Interactive” is the best way to describe this haunt.  Both inside and out, guests are not only encouraged, but expected to participate in this unique harrowing experience! This is not your typical haunted house; you’ll enter in small groups then follow instructions as you try to riddle your way through and escape with your life.

Midnight Terror Haunted House

Midnight Terror Haunted House
http://midnightterrorhauntedhouse.com
Midnight Terror Haunted House is a company with 20 years experience in the haunted house & entertainment industries. Driven by passion, MTHH has discovered what it takes to create something completely original, using “old school” tactics with a balance of “new school” technology, and extreme focus on making Midnight Terror an “actor driven” show! Midnight Terror’s expansive playground progresses throughout 26,000 square feet, more rooms than they can count, and actors in every spot they can fit. Explore the twists, turns, and tight spaces of “Factory of Malum”, which leads into the theatrics and special effects of “Black Oak Grove”. To finish off the Night Fear, you’ll then have to tread through “Chainsaw Alley”, an ending you won’t see coming! (Includes pizza and a beverage in the party room after your tour).

The Massacre Haunted House

The Massacre
http://www.fearthemassacre.com
Work up your nerves and step into one of the scariest attractions in the Midwest, The Massacre Haunted House and Fear Freakshow 3D Haunted House. Newly renovated every year and ready to deliver the scares, The Massacre offers over 20,000+ sq. ft. of sheer nightmares for your enjoyment. This custom built haunted house allows visitors to walk through in small groups of six to seven and is designed to give mature audiences the scare of their lives! Focusing on fear and fright, this haunted labyrinth dishes up over 60 rooms of pure terror where over 100 ghastly clad actors are waiting to scare and delight. Frightening mazes, eerie animatronics and beyond are ready to fill your night with chills and thrills. (We will provide snacks at this location)

Basement of the Dead

Basement of the Dead
https://basementofthedead.com
In the late 1920’s, Walker Laundry opened at 42 West New York St. and became Aurora’s largest laundry Company. Around 1945 Imus Kilya was working there as maintenance engineer. His son Al came to work as his assistant in 1960. Heat for the building and steam for the presses was supplied by a coal fired boiler installed when the building was built. Al and Imus continually complained that it needed to be replaced, but management wouldn’t spend the money. In 1964 the boiler exploded maiming and scalding Al and Imus. They never returned to work and rumor was they had vowed to get even.

Under the streets and building were sewer lines and tunnels well known to Al and Imus. A year or so after the explosion people from the laundry started to disappear and body parts were found in the river near the drainage pipes. Al and Imus were suspected but never found. The laundry eventually closed and the basement was never used again. Businesses have come and gone but nobody stays. Basement Of The Dead is proof that Al & Imus still exist and have made this basement their home.. The mutilation and horror you will witness is so shocking, you’ll wish you never entered.

SO COME WALK THE BASEMENT OF AL & IMUS KILYA. IF YOU’VE GOT THE GUTS!

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Spring Haunting 2019

  • Posted : March 15th, 2019
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The snow is finally melting, and the temps begin to climb out of the cellar. As the deep freeze releases its hold on Chicago, local Haunts are springing back to help their monsters and patrons warm up with some good-ol-fashioned fear! Pick your poison: un-Lucky Leprechauns or eerie Easter Bunnies?

Here’s a listing of all the attractions within 100-miles of Chicago that are producing special Spring haunting experiences.(Listed in alphabetical order)

 

Basement of the Dead presents: “Leprechaunted House”
Aurora, Illinois
Friday, March 15th, and Saturday, March 16th
https://basementofthedead.com/


Haunted Hills Hospital presents: “St. Patrick’s Revenge: Curse of the Celtic Witch”
Lake Station, Indiana
Saturday, March 9th, and Saturday, March 16th
https://www.hauntedhillshospital.com/


Massacre Haunted House presents: “Butcher Bunny”
Montgomery, Illinois
Saturday, April 20th
http://fearthemassacre.com/


Raven’s Grin Inn
Mt. Carroll, Illinois
Open Year-Round, Except Wednesdays
http://hauntedravensgrin.com/

 

Find the HHC team at the events above for some free swag, or even some free tickets to Midwest Haunters Convention this June in Schaumburg, Illinois! http://www.midwesthauntersconvention.com/

And from all of us at Haunted House Chicago, may your trip to Transworld be safe, may you find great corned beef and luck on St. Patty’s, and your Easter be filled with hocks of ham and green eggs!


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