Notice

Oct. 31, 2019

SAVE THE DATE: 5th Annual Mischief at the Mütter

SAVE THE DATE: MISCHIEF at the Mütter is back for a 5th year!

A precarious party full of marvel and fright is brewing at the Mütter for another night. Enjoy tasty drinks from the bar and view the collections, but watch out for the spirits or you may need some protection! Keep specters at bay with your festive disguises, but don’t be shocked if the Mütter holds a few scary surprises…

*This event is 21+ only*

Come enjoy our Halloween beer garden which includes:

We have a few tricks (but mostly treats) up our sleeves! Don't miss out on some spectacular surprise performances throughout the evening. Dare to look behind the veil? Sign up for a tarot reading!

Costumes are strongly encouraged and we'll be hosting the 2nd Annual Mütter Costume Contest with fabulous Mütter prizes! Every ticket includes two complimentary alcoholic beverages. Additional alcoholic beverages may be purchased. 

Photography and videography in the Museum are prohibited.


Guidelines for Costumes & Other Attire:
- No full-face masks.
- No weapons, fake or otherwise.
- All props must be inspected and may be confiscated by staff if deemed inappropriate and/or dangerous. Props, if allowed inside the building, cannot go in the Museum and will need to be stored in a locker. 
- No bulky costumes in the Museum.
- No nudity.  

COMPETE IN THE MÜTTER COSTUME CONTEST!

COSTUME CONTEST TIMELINE:
6:30pm - 8:00pm Registration & Check-In
7:45pm - 8:15pm Contestant Line-up
8:30pm Contest Begins
9:00pm Break for Tallying Results
9:30pm Awards Announced & Prizes

HOW TO REGISTER:
You may register online or the night of the event, space permitting.

Suggested: When you purchase your Mischief at the Mütter ticket through Eventbrite, indicate on the order form at check-out that you are interested in participating in the costume contest; you must include your name, email, and phone number. The first 30 respondents will be notified via email, on a rolling basis, that they are able to compete in the contest. Please respond to this email within 48 hours to secure your spot!

If spots are still available on October 31, entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-entered basis at the event. You may register at the designated desk between 6:30pm and 8:00pm. When the contest reaches capacity, a waiting list will be created. Entries on the waiting list will be admitted to the contest if a registered entry drops out or does not appear at check-in. Themed group costumes may enter as a single entry under one person’s name in the Best Duo or Group category.

There is no fee to register for the costume contest, but you must purchase a ticket to Mischief at the Mütter to compete. The costume contest is limited to 30 entries.

CATEGORIES:
You will pick the category you want to compete in from:

Most Mütter-y 
Most Scary 
Best Duo or Group 
Other (this is the catchall category for costumes that do not fit into a category above)

Everyone will be automatically registered into the following categories for additional consideration: 
Judge’s Choice

JUDGING: 
Most Mütter-y, Most Scary, Best Duo or Group, Other, and Judge’s Choice will all be privately scored by our panel of judges on a scale of 1-5 in the following areas:

1. Originality/Creativity - Is this an original design? A creative combination of multiple ideas? Or creative in another way?
2. Craftsmanship - Effort, quality, and technical complexity
3. Presentation/Showmanship - Let your personality shine
4. Other - Any additional elements you bring to the contest

PRIZES:
Prizes are awarded for the winner and runner-up in each category.

A contestant/group cannot win more than one category. If a contestant or group wins more than one category, they will win the highest category. The next best costumes will move up in the other categories. 

Most Mütter-y 
Winner:$50 Mütter Store Gift Card + Dual Mütter Museum Membership (good for any 2 adults or 1 adult and 1 child) 
Runner-up: Your choice of 1 Giant Microbes plushie 

Most Scary 
Winner: $50 Mütter Store Gift Card + Individual Mütter Museum Membership 
Runner-up: Your choice of 1 Giant Microbes plushie 

Best Duo or Group (up to 6 people) ƒ
Winner: $50 Mütter Store Gift Card + Individual Mütter Museum Membership for each person ƒ
Runner-up: Your choice of 1 Giant Microbes plushie for each person

Other 
Winner: $50 Mütter Store Gift Card + Individual Mütter Museum Membership ƒ
Runner-up: Your choice of 1 Giant Microbes plushie 


Judge’s Choice 
Winner: 2 tickets to Clüb 13 on March 7, 2020 ($400+ value) + Dual Mütter Museum Membership (good for any 2 adults or 1 adult and 1 child)

COSTUME RULES: ƒ
- No glitter, confetti, pyrotechnics, live flame, smoke generators, or live animals of any kind. AKA any costume that could “make a mess”. 

- You may register as an individual or group. A person registering as an individual may not also participate in a group. Entrants may be on stage only once. A group can consist of up to 6 people. 

- Costumes judged prior to the contest as indecent or inappropriate will be disqualified and will not be allowed on stage. ƒ

- No nudity. Please use judgement when determining if your costume is appropriate. 

ƒ- Costumes must not be wider than 4 feet across, longer than 6 feet, or taller than 9 feet; must be able to easily maneuver costume over stairs or ramps unassisted. ƒ

- Costumes cannot include real weapons, except for bow & arrow and slingshot. Costumes may include fake weapons, but all weapons will be checked at the door and only allowed during the contest. After the contest, weapons will again be checked and given back upon departure from the event. The Mütter reserves the right to refuse entrance of any weapon for any reason. ƒ

- All props will be inspected by Mütter staff. The Mütter reserves the right to refuse entrance of any prop for any reason. Props deemed acceptable and safe can be carried around the event, but not in the Museum, and will need to be stored in a free locker. 

ƒ- Full face masks are only allowed to be worn during the costume contest. At all other times, full face masks must be kept off. Partial face masks may be kept on throughout the entire event and will be deemed “full” or “partial” at the discretion of the Mütter.

CONTESTANT CHECK-IN: 
All contestants must check in at the Contest Registration Desk in front of Mitchell Hall on the 2nd floor and pick up their official contestant registration number badge between 6:00pm-7:30pm. Registering online reserves your space for you, but you are not officially registered until you appear at check-in. At check-in, you will be asked to write down your full name (and name of group members, if applicable), contact phone number, and brief description of your costume to be read by the emcee. 

Contestants who do not appear at check-in by 7:30pm are considered no-shows and will be replaced with an attendee on the waitlist. No entries will be accepted after check-in has closed.


THE CONTEST:
Please arrive at the gate by 7:45pm. Our “Gatekeepers” will assist you in getting on stage. Once on stage, the DJ will introduce you and your costume along with the description you’ve provided at check-in. You will have approximately 30-45 seconds to strut your stuff and show your costume off to its best advantage to our guest panel of judges.

OTHER RULES:
- Photography is allowed during the costume contest.

- Contestants must be present to win. If a contestant does not show up for the awards announcement, their prize will be forfeited, and other contestants will move up in the category.

Absolutely no photography or videography in the Mütter Museum. Guests found taking photos in the Museum may be removed from the event without refund.



THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: CLEAR SOUND INC.



Ticket Types:

General Admission - Includes two complimentary alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, sangria, cider), free snacks  (popcorn, pretzels, and candy), and access to the entire Mütter Museum. This ticket is for the main MISCHIEF event from 6:30PM-11PM. 

Mütter Member Admission - Includes two complimentary alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, sangria, cider), free snacks (popcorn, pretzels, and candy), and access to the entire Mütter Museum. This ticket is for the main MISCHIEF event from 6:30PM-11PM. You must be current Mütter Member to purchase this ticket option. 

Individual and Student Members may purchase one Mütter Member ticket and Family Members may purchase two Mütter Member tickets. 

College of Physicians Fellow Admission - Includes two complimentary alcoholic beverages (beer, wine, sangria, cider), free snacks (popcorn, pretzels, and candy), and access to the entire Mütter Museum. This ticket is for the main MISCHIEF event from 6:30PM-11PM.  This ticket is for inducted College of Physicians Fellows and one guest only.


Tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another person. Paper tickets are not needed at the door.

Questions? Email events@collegeofphysicians.org


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