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    Product Parade: elope Dr. Seuss Neckties

    New for 2021: elope is introducing a line of Dr. Seuss Neckties and a Bow Tie Set. We have the classic Cat In the Hat, Thing 1/Thing 2 and The Grinch. Perfect for teachers and Seuss fans of all ages. $6.99 wholesale/$13.99 MSRP. Read more

    Jan 14, 2021

    5:41 PM

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    Novelty Facemasks from Underwraps

    Underwraps has developed a line of novelty masks that are perfect for the upcoming Halloween season. You can socially distance in style and keep the newest holiday essentials in stock. Styles are available for the entire family. Read more

    Jun 25, 2020

    2:16 PM

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    Beistle Skeleton Restroom Door Cover

    Skeleton Restroom Door Cover (00014): Measuring 30" wide by 5' tall, this door cover is the perfect spooky decoration to guide your guests to the restroom. Read more

    Aug 6, 2020

    1:05 PM

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    Billie Eilish Costume

    This BILLIE EILISH CLASSIC GREEN CHILD COSTUME from Disguise includes the top, shorts, headwrap and mask. Item #112579. Read more

    Aug 6, 2020

    1:09 PM

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    Product Parade: Dreamgirl Hot Haunts

    Dreamgirl: Hot Haunts - Prince of Darkness, style 11939, has a rich velvet tunic with large pentagram patch and attached cape. Also includes belt with attached chains and pentagram charms. Princess of Darkness, style 11940, offers a sleek zip front f Read more

    Aug 20, 2020

    3:02 PM

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    Product Parade: Farthingales Rigelene

    Woven boning a.k.a. Rigelene is an amazingly versatile product for costumers to create light weight apertures for unique shapes. It comes in various widths and in both black and white. You can cut it with scissors and sew through it, making it easy t Read more

    Aug 20, 2020

    3:06 PM

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    Smiffys Announces Launch of New Wig Line in Partnership with Manic Panic®

    Smiffys is delighted to announce the launch of their dazzling new range of licensed wigs in partnership with Manic Panic, the leaders in creative hair color and cosmetics. Read more

    Oct 5, 2020

    5:12 PM

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    Product Parade: Shimmering Straw Cloth

    Celebrate the holidays with fashionable, shimmering straw cloth. Metallic Lurex blended in the weave of Abaca and Pinokpok fabrics. Both are 36 inches wide and sold by the yard and half yard. The Metallic Paris Cloth Abaca has a regular price of $17. Read more

    Nov 24, 2020

    5:48 PM

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    NCA Vendor Promotions for 2021 Announced

    The NCA has a lot of ways for costume vendors to reach its members, who represent the heart of the retail costume industry. Here are three upcoming promotions: Read more

    Jan 21, 2021

    3:55 PM

  • Obituary: Carrie Louis Sudor

    Carrie Louise Sudor of Monessen, PA passed away on Jan. 4, 2021 at 95 years old. She was the wife of Bill Sudor who was well known to the NCA, working to Rep Franco American Novelty Co. Bill was also an NCA Honorary Life member. The family has reques Read more

    Jan 20, 2021

    9:43 AM

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    Videos Posted of NCA Zoom Fashion Shows!

    The first-ever NCA Zoom Fashion Show inspired buyers over three days this week! The events, which ran from Monday through Wednesday for about an hour each day, attracted between 30 and 60 attendees each day. A total of 13 exhibitors – all of whom are Read more

    Jan 14, 2021

    3:00 PM

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    Special Offer: Free Shipping and Hand Sanitizer

    NCA Vendor Member Graftobian has a special offer for NCA retail members: Free ground shipping on wholesale orders over $300 & Get 10 Free Bottles of Hand Sanitizer Spray Read more

    Jun 25, 2020

    2:29 PM

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    Costumes by Margie Closing

    The owner of NCA member Cher's Costumes by Margie, a costume shop that has served Indianapolis for 50 years, has decided to close the business. Owner Cheryl Harmon posted this message on Facebook on June 10: Read more

    Jun 25, 2020

    4:34 PM

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    Dallas Costume Shop Benefits from Couple's Gift

    A retired SMU professor and his wife, a retired florist, let their stimulus checks sit in their bank accounts for a month before a Dallas Morning News article helped them decide how to spend their combined $2,400. Read more

    Jun 25, 2020

    4:38 PM

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    Broadway shops launch Costume Industry Coalition

    A group of more than 40 small business owners, whose costuming businesses create pieces for theater, television, film and more, have created the Costume Industry Coalition to lobby legislators for rent abatement and to try to gain input into the reop Read more

    Jul 9, 2020

    4:14 PM

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    Home-bound family dines in costume—for 60 days!

    “Quarantheme dinners.” That’s what Heather Zipser and her family call the daily dinners they’ve been eating, in costume, since mid-April. It was one month into the coronavirus pandemic when the 39-year-old mom from Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, coax Read more

    Jul 9, 2020

    4:15 PM

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    Check Out the New NCA Digital Catalog

    Making connections between NCA Buyer members and Vendor members is an important role of the association. That's the idea behind the 2020 NCA Digital Catalog, a 72-page online catalog packed with interesting products from 20 NCA Vendor members. Read more

    Jul 9, 2020

    4:52 PM

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    New NCA Member Database Underway

    Managing all the data involved in an association can be daunting. Fortunately, there are several online systems that help association administrators effectively manage that data, and the NCA has been using a system called MemberClicks for the past se Read more

    Jul 23, 2020

    4:33 PM

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    Missing Comic-Con? Check Out These Costumes

    Of all the events canceled because of the coronavirus, few are as lively and vibrant as Comic-Con. Every year, tens of thousands of people – many in elaborate costumes – convene in San Diego for a pop culture extravaganza. Hollywood studios peddle th Read more

    Jul 23, 2020

    4:43 PM

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    Halloween Expert Predicts "Micro Parties"

    Halloween expert Palmer Agencies has been planning for a ‘different’ Halloween, with micro house parties and smaller gatherings, as sales and marketing manager Sergio Battaner explains. Read more

    Jul 28, 2020

    9:35 AM

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    Hershey Sweetens Outlook for Halloween

    Halloween won’t be the same as usual. But Hershey is confident the Halloween season will still be sweet—and in early July, the company debuted new Halloween candy that confirms that confidence. Read more

    Aug 6, 2020

    11:10 AM

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    Scaled Back but Still Happening: Halloween will go on in Salem

    There’s no better place for Halloween lovers to celebrate than Salem, Massachusetts. The town near Boston—famous (or infamous) for the 1692 witch trials—is usually overrun with locals and tourists alike during Halloween season. Read more

    Aug 6, 2020

    11:12 AM

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    Missing Masks: Costume Store Owner Demands Answers from Sheriff

    Annemarie Aldrich is hunting for answers. At the coronavirus pandemic’s outset, her store, Denton's Rose Costumes, began sewing masks for inmates and staff at the Denton County Jail. Dubbing the effort “Project Mask Makers,” Aldrich said volunteers d Read more

    Aug 6, 2020

    12:53 PM

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