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Creative Salem and the Hawthorne Hotel – The Cosplay Affair
February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Presented by Creative Salem, the Hawthorne Hotel and Mr. Clever, come enjoy a night of dancing, music and costumes in one of the countries most historic ballrooms. Whether you are a Batman, a Time Lord, a Superhero, Alien or an Elf…we welcome all to celebrate costume play with us.
Located in the recently renovated Grand Ballroom, the Cosplay Affair completes the trilogy of costume events, as the hotel is home of New England’s most elegant hotel parties to include the annual Hawthorne Halloween Party, and the Venetian-style Masquerade Ball. This 21+ only event takes place on February 25 from 8pm to midnight. Tickets are $30 per person. Cash bar available.
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Like all of our events at the Hawthorne, we want people to have a fun, enjoyable and safe time. Please note that for the safety of our guests and yourself, fake or real weapons or items deemed a safety hazard will not be allowed, even as part of your costume and we encourage you to leave large backpacks and purses at home.
Professional photography equipment or DSLR’s not allowed. The hotel will have a designated photographer, as well as a photobooth in place. All guests, regardless of age, must present an ID at the door, as this is a 21+ only event. Hotel staff and private security will be present to ensure everyone’s safety for a night of fun.