Mad Monster Party 2018 Costume Contest Highlights [Photo Gallery]

The largest event of its kind in the Carolinas, the Mad Monster Party horror convention made a triumphant return to Charlotte, North Carolina this past weekend, Feb. 16-18, 2018, featuring an amazing lineup of celebrity guests, tons of talented vendors, and thousands of enthusiastic fans in attendance, and Halloween Daily News is once again proud to have been a part of this epic gathering.

Following our photo gallery from all three days, we now present highlights from the outstanding cosplay featured in the 2018 Costume Contest, which was sponsored by Halloween Daily News.

This year’s first place winner is Blake Amerson and his girlfriend Kendell Gunn, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, who terrified the audience with their dead-on interpretation of Pennywise and Georgie from 2017’s movie adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Blake’s character was the starring creature at the Haunted Mill last Halloween. His amazingly detailed head-to-toe costume was handmade by his mom, April Grubb.

Check out our exclusive interview with the 2018 Costume Contest Winner Blake Amerson here.

You can view our photo gallery of highlights from the Mad Monster Party 2018 Halloween Daily Costume Contest below, and be sure to check out many more photos from the convention floor here and the Miss Scarolina Pageant here.

Don’t forget to check out all of our coverage of this great event – including Nick Castle Q&A report, Robert Englund, and Death House Q&A reports; interviews with Nick Castle, Get Dead Crew, Dark Seed Creations, and our Costume Contest Winner; and more – coming your way!

[See all of our Mad Monster Party coverage here.]


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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.