Press Release

Fright Nights to Allow Costumes In for the First Time on Oct 17-18

September 30, 2015

Vancouver, BC: In the past, Fright Nights have strict rules that visitors cannot come with costumes. However, the exception will be made on the weekend of October 17-18, with the Halloween Expo takes place at PNE Forum.

The Halloween Expo on Saturday and Sunday October 17-18 features arts, cosplay, films, comics, anime, games, toys, costumes and makeup exhibitors, a rock music festival and a food festival. Thousands visitors come to the event with costumes, especially the cosplayers, and stay late for Fright Nights. In order to enter Fright Nights with costumes, the costumes must comply with Halloween Expo Costume Policy. For example:

  • For security reason, please remove mask and face painting before entering Fright Nights.
  • No replica weapon (including all replica guns and knives) is allowed into Fright Nights
  • No blood or gore.
  • No hateful costume.
  • No replica gun (please use toys significantly smaller or larger than the real version).
  • No nudity or adult material

No costume is allowed into Fright Nights on any other day except October 17-18.

The event is organized by Vancouver International Halloween Festival Society, a non-profit organization, with the grand Halloween Parade takes place in downtown Vancouver at 11 am on Sunday Oct 18. Please visit the website for photo, video, and media information: