Events & Extras

Sample 2014 Events

*New 2015 Events will be posted as they are confirmed.

Halloween Costume Style Show

Saturday, January 25, 57 pm
This event is one of the Expo's most popular features. At the close of the first day, attendees pack the main stage to see the newest and hottest costumes and licenses in the industry. Over 100 costumes are presented in a lively production. Compimentary beverages are available during the show.

HAuNTcon Costume Ball

Saturday, January 25, 7 pm2 am
Purchase Tickets Today - $85
THE social networking event to attend following the Halloween Costume Style Show. Costumes are suggested but not required for this up scale event. Spouses and families are welcome to join. Tickets include Texas Bar-B-Q buffet, FREE beer sponsored by Froggy's Fog, party favors, t-shirt toss, prom photo, DJ and a cash bar.  

Pet Costume Fashion Show

Sunday and Monday, 1:30 – 2 pm
Consumers spend nearly $400 million a year on costumes for their pets, and the market is growing rapidly. This entertaining show will introduce the latest pet costumes available. Live pets and models with pet mannequins will strut the runway. Come see what new looks are available for your customer's furry friends!

Leg Avenue Fashion Shows

Saturday through Monday, 1 pm & 4 pm
Each year, Leg Avenue presents exciting new lines of costume fashions twice daily.

Rubie's Annual Halloween Bash

Sunday, January 26

Houston is home to Rubie's Annual Halloween Bash. Stay tuned for the 2014 costume theme and ticket information. 

Expo Enhancements:

Education/Demo Center

The Education/Demo Center adds an extra dimension to the Expo by equipping attendees with knowledge they can take home free of charge. A variety of sessions are offered by experts and professionals in the Halloween, Costume and Party Industry, covering topics such as marketing, merchandising, industry trends and more. Education speakers and sessions will be confirmed later in the year.

Make-Up by Laney

Join Laney Chantal from Syfy's Face Off, Saturday through Monday from 1:30-3:30 as she showcases her talents and shares tips and tricks for your own make-up endeavors. Don't miss this incredible artist during these wonderful educational opportunities.

Expert Pumpkin Carving

Ray Villafane from Villafane Studios returns in 2014 to astound with his incredible pumpkin sculptures. Ray will carve intermittently throughout Saturday, Sunday and Monday, offering attendees a glimpse into his creative process.



Zen Den

Take a short break from order-writing and indulge yourself with a back, shoulder, hand or foot massage. The spa-like atmosphere creates a great environment to recharge between order writing and massages are FREE.



Green “Scream” Photos,
Sponsored by FunWorld

The Green "Scream" Photos are consistently one of the most popular extras at the Expo. Just pick out your favorite costume accessories, then select one of four freaky and fun digital backgrounds. The professional photographer prints a picture on the spot for a fast, fun and free way to take a quick break in your day.

New Product Area & Balloon Demos,
Sponsored by FLOAT

The New Product Area is a great one-stop location to get a taste of many new products being offered each year. NEW this year, the area will feature balloon demonstrations throughout the day, sponsored by FLOAT. The area continuously offers creativity in displays and leads buyers to the respective booths to learn more about all the great new products.

Boo-hemian Lounge

Take a load off at the Boo-hemain Lounge. This location offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of order writing and meeting with popular music, comfortable seating areas and a cash bar. The Bloody Mary Happy Hour is offered daily from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.



Publication Bins

The publication bins are located just inside the show entrance and offer industry news and other relevant materials to attendees free of charge throughout the show.

A La Carte Extras - 

2014 HAuNTcon Tours


2-Day Preshow Bus Tour

Includes food and transportation to 13 locations.

Friday Night Kick-Off Tour

Full actor tour of Screamworld.

Sunday Night Spotlight Tour

Full actor tour of Kingswood Asylum and 3HaunTs

Monday Night Haunt Tour

Full actor tour of Creepy Hollow and Fearshire Farms

Industry Events:

Industry Gala

Friday, January 24

Hosted by Party & Paper Retailer and sponsored by various exhibitors,
the Industry Gala promises to be a fun and exciting party. This event is by invitation. Only those with tickets will be admitted.

IBA State of the
Industry Breakfast

Saturday, January 25

The International Balloon Association (IBA) is an alliance of businesses and people with a common goal of furthering the interests of the balloon industry. The IBA State of the Industry Breakfast is a knowledge-networking function and is open to all balloon and party goods industry members. 

Exclusive Event - 
Pete's Piano Bar

Monday, January 27
Show: 8 pm - Close
No Cover & Half-Price Drinks: 
7:30 - 9:30 pm
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