• Zombie Walk

    Hungry for brains? The 8th Annual Downtown Lansing Zombie Walk invades the Capital City on Day-1 of the festival in support of the Greater Lansing Food Bank. Please check the Z-Walk Facebook page for more details.

  • Trick-or-Treating

    Kids 12 and under are invited to trick-or-treat at two dozen stations safely inside the Lansing Center. We’ll provide a map to the candy at the door, so come in costume and bring a bag to join in the fun.

  • Mystery Machine

    Zoinks! Your gang can get photos with a replica of the famous cartoon van lovingly built by our crew. It will be unveiled as the centerpiece of the show along with a huge inflatable haunted house and Scooby Doo.

  • 501st Legion

    Experience the Star Wars universe as many of your favorite characters roam the hall. Also visit their featured exhibit to see amazing fan-built costumes and props on display. Charity donations are appreciated.

  • Cosplay

    Some of the areas most talented cosplayers show off their creations and share their expertise including Get Geek’dNerd Failure Cosplay, The League of Enchantment, Cosplay Crusaders and our special featured artist Sweets4aSweet Cosplay.

  • Jurassic Terror

    In a scene right out of a blockbuster movie, see the 20 foot tall T-Rex bearing down on an unsuspecting tour vehicle in this original display custom built by our staff. There's also an animatronic baby triceratops for kiddie photos.

  • Ghostbusters

    Hang out with members of the Great Lakes Ghostbuster Coalition for slime-making demos, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and enough proton packs to take care of any spook, spectre or ghost. And watch out for West Michigan Beetlejuice!

  • Mad Scientist Laboratory

    Science, technology, engineering, math and the art of design (known as STEAM) is showcased with a ghoulish twist with interactive exhibits hosted by REACH Studio Art CenterITEC Lansing and more.

  • Transformers

    Giant costume maker Squirrels Creations will be showing off their hand-built Grimlock and Optimus Prime for an amazing photo-op. And be sure to catch their very own Minion Avengers and Monsters Inc characters on the loose during the event.

  • Death Star

    The Battle of Yavin comes to life with the Empire’s planet killer high above the exhibit floor. This massive weapon fires real lasers as Luke’s X-Wing evades enemy fighters on his flight to save the galaxy.

  • DJ Ninja Turtle

    JAMMIN’ DJs spins your favorite spooky hits from the main stage and MCs all the non-stop entertainment including performances by guest musicians, dancing troops, theatre groups and special presenters.

  • Costume Contests

    Here’s your chance to walk our stage in your awesome homemade creation for a prize package valued at over $100 awarded to Best Adult, Runner-up Adult and Best Kid Costume. Register at the Shuto Con booth.

  • Ecto-1

    With lights flashing, siren blaring and an unlicensed nuclear reactor on top, this new ghost busting vehicle from the latest reboot film was specially built for our event. Who you gonna call?

  • Hero Shield

    A replica of Captain America’s mighty shield will be on display thanks to Aspiring Games Foundation. You’ll learn more about manufacturing as you see how it was machined locally, and you can even make your own hero shield to take home.

  • Batman and Batpod

    Our Capital City transforms into Gotham with Lansing Batman and his crime-fighting motorcycle along with heroes Red Hood and 1930s Bombshell Batwoman. But watch out for Bane, Catwoman, the Joker and other arch enemies.

  • Hearse Limo

    The newly tricked-out 1972 Cadillac Hearse named "Lillian" can be seen as part of the Monster Monastery showcase brought to you by the enthusiasts behind one of the greatest home haunts in Mid-Michigan.

  • Steampunk

    With the esthetic of yesteryear and tech of tomorrow, Capital Steam (Lansing’s premier voice for the Mid-Michigan steampunk subculture) brandish their stunning costumes and props "from sprockets to rockets."

  • Rey’s Speeder*

    Through the digital wizardry of green screen technology, jump aboard the vehicle made famous by the newest Star Wars heroine and get a photo of yourself speeding over the sands of Jakku by MI Unlimited Photography.

  • Magic

    Master illusionist Ty Lee, also known as the Urban Legend, will perform a variety of tricks and slight-of-hand that will astound and amaze fans of all ages with close-up shows and a special appearance on our main stage.

  • Face Painting*

    Talented artists will be on-hand to transform your look and get you in the Halloween spirit including Kreatures of the Night who will demonstrate techniques in airbrushing and special effects makeup.

  • Starship Simulator

    Become a part of the bridge crew and learn to work together to defend the sector from evil aliens. This is just one of the many fun and innovative activities hosted by the Lansing Makers Network.

  • Media Dungeon

    Watch the live remotes, podcast recordings, photo shoots and video productions by Hungry Pine, Read A ComicBourbon & BloodMI Geek Scene, Photographer David Wood and many more social media broadcasters.


    RUN! Our new ‘adult only’ after-party called The INVASION is taking over the Lansing Center on Saturday Oct 28th starting at 6pm with shocking entertainment, full bar, live music and huge cash prize costume contests!

  • Vendors*

    A unique line-up of Halloween-themed makers, crafters and inventors will be showing off their wares along with many local artists (such as Scream Prints) with galleries of creative works on display.

Attractions may change without notice. *Additional fees may apply.