In The News

New NCA Website Debuts With Better Directory, More Features

Posted: Dec. 4, 2017

The National Costumers Association debuted a new website over the weekend that features an improved "Locate a Shop" directory and other features including community forums and discussion circles that will promote member-to-member communication. 

The website's URL remains the same:

NCA is communicating separately to members on how they can establish new passwords required to access members-only portions of the website. Those areas include the new member center, community forums, discussion circles as well as resources including: 

• Buyers group

• Costumer magazine archives

• Full membership directory

• Plot service 

• Source lists

• Social media webinars

Members: You must be signed in to access these features. Not a member? Join us!

Please let us know what you think of the new site! Email us at



NCA Wants to Spotlight Your Company On Social Media

Posted: December 12, 2017

There is an audience out there for you. As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. The National Costumer Association would like to spotlight your business. Each week we would like to spotlight a business by state. Starting with the letter A. We need you as a member to send us a picture a short video of your business telling us about you. We will post them on the National Costumer Association Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media platform. All we ask that in all post we will use the hashtag #NationalCostumersAssociation and for you to like and share. 

In doing so this can help with a number of goals, such as raising brand awareness, communications and interacting with other companies and customers. It also lets them know you are a proud member of the National Costumer Association. 

Please send your post to telling her what state you are in. This will start in January and each week in E-Contact we will let you know what states we will be highlighting. Social networking sites can become a powerful marketing and communication tool.


Join NCA For The Annual Meeting At The HPE Show

Posted: December 12, 2017

The Annual Meeting will be held Saturday, January 13 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130. Make sure to stop by the NCA booth at the Halloween & Party Expo Show to renew your membership, catch up with old friends, and pick up some NCA swag! NCA will be at booth number 2543.



Locate-A-Shop Directory Debuts On New Site

Posted: Nov. 30, 2017

The new "Locate A Shop" directory is up on, and its easier than ever for consumers to find all the NCA-member costume shops by name or in a given city or state. 

Consumers also can filter shops by the following service offerings: 

• Animals
• Costume/Masquerade
• Fabrics/Trims
• Magic
• Mardi Gras
• Mascots
• Party Supplies
• Props
• Renaissance
• Seasonal/Holiday
• Theatrical Costume Design
• Theatrical Makeup
• Theatrical Rental
• Theatrical Stage Lighting
• Tuxedos
• Wigs Hair Accessories

NCA members will see that we've uploaded logos to most of the listings (in some cases we couldn't find your logo). Please sign into the system to add information to your listing!

NCA will be improving the search, sort and filter capabilities over the coming months. Send your comments and suggestions to!



Get All Your Costume News From NCA

Posted: Dec. 3, 2017

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