Sunday, Oct 17 2021

HHW After-hours and Horrors of Cosplay Event

HorrorHound Weekend: Indianapolis is almost here, we wanted to take a moment to post a rundown of the exciting events happening on Friday and Saturday nights – which includes an Evening with Henry Rollins, performances by John 5 and the Creatures (with special appearances on stage by Scott Ian and Charlie Benante), the annual Horrors of Cosplay Costume Contest, and the Monster Dolls!

And let’s not forget the little HorrorHounds – info on the Kids Costume Contest being held on Saturday afternoon is below as well.

On Friday evening, Henry Rollins will take the stage at 10:30PM for a special live event at the Westin. This will be a limited seating engagement in the Westin’s Grand Ballroom. Admission tickets for this event are still available at for a low price of $40! Attendees who have purchased admission to this event will need to check in at the HorrorHound Weekend registration booth located at the Indiana Convention Center to acquire their physical ticket for the event at any time prior to 9:00PM, when doors to the event open for seating. VIP and Platinum Pass holders have free admission to the event and will receive a ticket at registration.

On both Friday and Saturday evenings, the HorrorHound Film Fest will present midnight movie screenings. Check the HorrorHound Film Fest schedule for the feature films and location. CLICK HERE!

Saturday night’s after-hours event will feature our HorrorHound: Night Terrors Costume Ball! Starting at 8PM, we will open the doors to the Grand Ballroom at the Westin for an evening of entertainment with Emcees Mister Hamilton and Woody, including music by DJ Joel and what is sure to be a memorable performance by John 5 and the Creatures (with special appearances on stage by Scott Ian and Charlie Benante). We also have the annual Horrors of Cosplay costume contest host by Lady Glamorstein. Ending the evening will be the Monster Dolls!

After John 5’s performance (9PM), be sure to stop by the band’s merch booth, where John 5 will be meeting fans and doing photos in his full makeup.

As always, admission to the Saturday after-hours event is free to all HHW VIP, Platinum Pass, and Weekend pass holders (or if you are a contestant in the Horrors of Cosplay costume contest). Anyone who wishes to upgrade their single-day pass, may do so at the door. If you do not yet have your Weekend Pass – order yours today by CLICKING HERE!

The Horrors of Cosplay costume contest will be a part of the HorrorHound: Night Terrors Costume Ball festivities! Starting at 8:00PM on Saturday, we will have a photo-op station set up at the back of the Grand Ballroom, where costumed contestants will take a professional photo for HorrorHound Magazine with our event staff, receive a contestant number, and will be judged by a small group of selected professionals. Photos and judging will take place between 8:00PM and 10:30PM.

After entering the contest – we ask that contestants enjoy the evening’s entertainment, and show off your costumes until it’s time for the winners to be announced! At 11:00PM, all contestants will be called to walk across the stage, the finalists of the costume contest will be called to stage by number, and the winners will be announced! Prizes will be awarded for best ORIGINAL costume design – best MOVIE-BASED costume design – and best OVERALL!

A special KIDS ONLY costume contest will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2PM in the Mask Fest Room on the Q&A stage. This is for children 14 and under only. Please come and support this awesome event! Registration will begin at 11:30AM. Contestants must be present at 1:30PM to line up outside the Q&A/Panel Ballroom. *Parent or guardian must be present for all children entering the contest.
We look forward to seeing everyone this September 6-8th 2019, at HHW! To secure your Weekend Passes for this event - CLICK HERE!