Holiday Horror Photography & Networking Workshop at Midnight Terror Haunted House on Dec. 4

  • Posted : December 2nd, 2016
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Midnight Terror Haunted House has been re-themed as a Holiday Horror Story, we have scheduled a private day just for photographers, cosplayers and models. There are several areas staged just for this shoot. From Christmas Main Street to the Winter Wonderland of Horror, Oversized Christmas Presents and also a Krampus,tons of room to shoot, two different indoor haunted houses, and dozens of different rooms.

There will be two makeup artists at the event – two of the best in the state – Bonnie Bones and Barbie Hood. They’ll be there for the cosplayers and models, so you can get the best Horror look you want! We’re only charging $5 for makeup – that’s an amazing deal. Basically the cost of materials!

If you have your own models, that’s fine. If you have your own small group, that’s great. There will be a limit of 25 photographers and 12 cosplayers / models.

The cost will be $30 per photographer and $10 per cosplayer/model. For that you’ll get unlimited access to both haunted houses, including the staged areas. If you bring your own model(s), feel free to wander and find places to shoot. It’s all indoors, so there’s heat and bathrooms. Two pro makeup artists will be there in the A.M.

You can show up any time and stay as long as you want. It’s from 11am until 4pm, so if you arrive at 11 you can stay until 4!

Makeup: 9:30-10, 10-10:30, 10:30-11 and 11-11:30. Only two spaces available for each time. Available online now for $5 at

Photographers and models: Show up anytime from 11am on. No time limit – stay the entire five hours, come and go as you please.

Parking: Plenty at the venue. Use the side door.Tickets are available online now at:

Sponsored by: Midnight Terror Haunted House, Chicago Bodypaint & Cosplay, I Love FX Makeup, Grim House Studio, Nick Bravo, Exotic Lenses, Paasche Airbrush Co, Haunted House Chicago, Dark Chicago and Rick’s Cosplay Meetups.

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Martyrs’ 4th Annual Krampus Fest – Dec. 3

  • Posted : November 28th, 2016
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Join us for our 4th annual Krampus Fest at Martyrs’ (3855 N Lincoln Ave) on Saturday, December 3rd! Entry is free and costumes are encouraged!

We’re paying homage to St. Nick’s dark partner, Krampus, because sometimes it’s hard to be good. A Holiday Artisan Market from 12pm-5pm, will feature local artists, makers, bakers and purveyors of beautiful handcrafted gifts + sweet and savory edibles for your holiday needs. We’ll have German style street food including Paulina Meat Market sausages, potato pancakes, housemade Gluhwein and cold beer. Take a picture in our DIY photobooth with Krampus or St. Nick and stick around for live music from 6-8pm!

Here is a list of our vendors:
Cristina Beller – Asunder Art and Jewelry
Erika Ehrat – Rare Dirndl
April Krukowski – Revive Designs
Chris Bresky – The 12 Days of a Great White Christmas
Richard Scruggs – Pottery
Felice Hutchings – Stain Glass
Joseph Krystofiak – Ellipsis Design/ Darby’s Dungeon Chainmail
Jeffrey Kuczmarski – Perpetual Relief / Block Prints
Emilie Schukai – Pottery
Jennifer Urban – Dapper and Urban
Colleen Zambello – Von Purr Creations
Helen Tsatsos – Rock Candy by Helen
Tiffany & Caitlin – Feed Your Head
Sarah Masterson – Knitted Nerd Animals & Hats
Yoli Jarnagin – Yolimade
Monte Beauchamp – Krampus Graphics
Bonnie White – Filthy Goregeous
Kate Hill – The Empanada Bike
More TBA!

Are you feeling naughty or nice? Yup! Most days we’re both, too!

At 6pm, walk with us in our version of a Krampuslauf! We’ll parade on N Lincoln Ave from Berenice to Irving Park with the Krampuses! Get your Krampus on for our costume contest and your chance to win a pair of authentic Krampus fur gloves!

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2nd Annual Krampus Mart – Alternative Handmade Holiday Market Featuring 20+ Crafters & Artisans

  • Posted : November 28th, 2016
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Join us for the Second Annual Krampus Mart: An Alternative Handmade Holiday Market with 20+ Crafters and Artisans. Ambiance provided by DJ Scary Lady Sarah.
Admission is free and it is all ages.

December 18, 2017, 3:30pm-8:30pm at Township (restaurant and bar), 2200 N. California Ave, Chicago.

Asunder Art and Jewelry – Cristina Beller
Land Under Wave – Caroline Farrow
Ellipsis Design &
Darby’s Dungeon Chainmail – Joseph Krystofiak
6 Foot Bunch Pottery – Dayo Steph
Punkhemian – WalkerKDesigns
Dead Poet Accessories – Tanzen Lilly
(Undercover) POPULAR – Elizabeth O’Leary
Dreaded Jenocide – Jen Aseves
evil-eric designs – Eric Vulgate
Do Bats Eat Cats? – Darlene Ostrowski
Rain’s Wonderland – Ellen Gipson
Roz’s Oddities – Roz Anomaly
Urbex Archaeology – Heather Spear
8 Little Zombies &
Wicked Whimsy Studio – David Metzger
Dreary and Naughty
Skully Designs – Arielle Cunnea
Nerdtastic – Amanda Mayer
Entropyware – Omniobadiah Mee
Pretty Spooky Handmade – Rachel Thieme
E is for Artist – ~E~
One Inch Worlds – Scary Lady Sarah
Fuzzy Press Apparel – Jennifer Anne Buckley

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Musical Horror Story: Exorcism at the Charnel House, Dec. 1-15

  • Posted : November 23rd, 2016
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MUSICAL HORROR STORY : EXORCISM is a stunning, funny and terrifying new musical from the award winning creators of MUSICAL OF THE LIVING DEAD (voted Chicago Readers Best Musical). True to form, MUSICAL HORROR STORY: EXORCISM features all original music, comedy, drama and outrageous special effects culminating in an unforgettable climax.

Set in New Orleans, 1964, our story follows Reverend Mother, charged with leading the girls in her care at the Divine Lorraine Home for Wayward Girls to a life of Godliness, when a mysteriously abandoned young lady arrives late one night. The terror mounts as creepy and eerie unexplained paranormal activity begins to wreak havoc on the orderly life at the convent, resulting in a clandestine visit from a priest with a passionate past to perform an exorcism — live on stage.

Featuring Katy Campbell, Kirk Jackson, Amanda Schilling, Kayla Zaniboni and Cowardly Scarecrow Theatre Company favorite, Caitlin Jackson, this all out creepfest mashes up your favorite stories of demonic possession and blends it together and caps it all off with goofiness, goriness and a gruesome ending that is sure to leave you glad you didn’t eat pea-soup for dinner.

Directed with Book and Lyrics by Marc Lewallen and Brad Younts and music composed by Mary Spray, MUSICAL HORROR STORY: EXORCISM will be the horror fanatics perfect cure for the schmaltzy, schmoozy typical Holiday fair with its memorable mix of horror and hilarity.

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The Charnel House is located at 3421 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. MHS:E runs December 1-15, 2016.

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The 6th Annual Maleficium Dark Art Exhibition at the Kosart Gallery Opening Reception, This Saturday, 11/19 #Maleficium2016 #KosartGallery

  • Posted : November 17th, 2016
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Exhibition Opening & Artist Reception

Saturday November 19th, 2016 from 3pm to 10pm at Kosart Studios & Gallery, 760 Burr Oak Drive, Westmont, IL 60559 (click HERE for directions).

The MALEFICIUM Exhibition runs November 19th through December 16th. Gallery hours (11/20 – 12/15) by Appointment Only. Please call to schedule an appointment: 630.310.8353.

Exhibition Info

Chicagoland’s LARGEST Halloween-themed dark art show featuring over 65 award-winning artists!

Admission is FREE! ALL ages welcome (though due to theme and content of this show, attendee discretion is advised)! Costumes & Creative Attire optional. Wine & Cheese served on Nov 19th (must present valid ID to drink wine). Artwork will be for sale (unless marked NFS). All major credit cards will be accepted. TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

MALEFICIUM is a Latin term meaning “mischief” and is used to describe black magic and the dark arts. The name was selected to represent this exhibit as a metaphor for the Halloween-inspired artwork.

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