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Halloween Decorations Halloween Decorations
Halloween decorations you can make or buy for the spookiest night.
Halloween Recipes Halloween Recipes
Our cookbook filled with Halloween recipes, tasty tricks and treats.
Halloween Games Halloween Games
Spooky Halloween games adaptable for both kid's and adults.
Halloween Party Planning Halloween Party
Halloween Party planning and ideas for your festivities.
Halloween Safety Guide Halloween Safety
afety information, tips and suggestions for a safe Halloween.
Halloween Tips 101 Halloween Tips
That's right, 101 great Halloween tips, ideas and suggestions!
Halloween Props & Special FX Halloween Props
Spooky Special Effects and Props for your Halloween haunt.
Pumpkin Carving Pumpkin Carving
Pumpkin carving tips for carving your Halloween Jack O' Lanterns.
Halloween Music & Movie Reviews Movies & Music
Suggestions for the best Halloween music and Halloween movies.
Halloween Crafts Halloween Crafts
Halloween craft ideas and instructions for lots of Halloween fun.
High Tech Halloween High-Tech Halloween
Ghostly gadgets for your computer, cell-phone, Palm Pilot and more!
Halloween Guide and Ideas
Halloween Guide and Ideas


No. of Exhibitors 1,700
Square Feet 120,000

Held in Chicago every Spring for the last thirteen years, the Halloween & Costume Show is the biggest and most comprehensive event of its kind. The show attracts manufacturers, distributors and buyers from all 50 states and 33 countries, and continues to grow each year.

You'll see the newest products and concepts from every leading manufacturer in the industry. There are over 1700 booths and vendors to visit so bring your check book and plan on maxing out the charge cards!

The Halloween and Costume section of the show features the most comprehensive display of Halloween, haunt and costume products.

You'll see many of them in action in a very unique area called The Dark Zone. Check out the latest in props, special effects, animatronics, pneumatics, sound & lighting equipment and scenic materials, and haunted house consultants.

Special events are planned including: The Ultimate Halloween Costume Extravaganza - An opening night celebration featuring the most dramatic costumes and accessories from the exhibitors and the National Costumers; and Chicago Nites - A special series of events planned to help introduce you to fun in Chicago.

More than 60 FREE educational sessions are offered where you'll learn about the latest products and techniques, up close, from leading industry professionals. There is something for everyone from the newest to the most seasoned operators.

In more than 1,700 booths - virtually every Halloween and Party supplier is represented! “If you can’t find it here, you won’t find it at all!”

The Halloween & Costume Show section features the latest in Halloween products, costumes, masks, haunted house supplies, makeup, and so much more. The National Halloween Costume & Party Show is the most comprehensive show of its kind.

Getting Into the Haunted Attraction Business
Are you haunted by the notion of starting up a seasonal dark attraction? You’ve possibly heard that the haunted attraction business is one that makes money - lots of it.

But that’s only half of the story. Listen to an industry leader give a broad overview of the haunted attraction business and what you need to know to build a vibrant, profitable business.

Presented by: John Denley, AKA "Professor Nightmare," owner Boneyard Productions, Shrewsbury, MA, publisher, Fright Times.



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