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    Product Parade: Go Fun Face Elephant Mask

    Our Elephant masks are great for Halloween, Role Play, show team spirit, or make a hit at any party or event. Each design contains multiple contrasting colors and is light and comfortable to wear. All of our animal mask designs are a one-of-a-kind pi Read more

    Aug 26, 2021

    4:04 PM

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    Product Parade: Go Fun Face T-Rex Masks

    Our T-Rex masks are great to make a hit at any party or event. Each design contains multiple contrasting colors and is light and comfortable to wear. Our T-Rex Masks are perfect for Halloween, Museums, Zoos, Tailgating, Sports Fans, Cosplay, Mascots, Read more

    Aug 26, 2021

    4:01 PM

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    Product Parade: PirateDressing Steampunk Show Girl Skirt

    Steampunk Show Girl Skirt is made using soft & durable Rayon Fabric. The skirt has Four Tiers of Ruffles with adjustable length in front. The skirt can be worn down for Victorian styling, up on one side for Gypsy styling or front tied up for vintage Read more

    Aug 12, 2021

    3:46 PM

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    Product Parade: Inspirit Fortnite Costumes

    Inspirit Designs presents officially licensed Fortnite costumes. Pictured is the Fortnite 8-Ball youth costume which is new for 2021! Quality, value and attention to detail are what set our costumes apart from the rest - check out the 8-Ball costum Read more

    Jul 29, 2021

    1:40 PM

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    Product Parade: Disney Princess Adaptive Wheelchair Cover

    Arrive to the ball in style in our Disney Princess Carriage Adaptive Wheel Chair Cover! The cover features fully sublimated magical Cinderella carriage art throughout and comes with 2 felt carriage pieces, 2 large wheel covers, 2 small wheel covers, Read more

    Jul 15, 2021

    2:37 PM

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    Product Parade: Joe Exotic Tiger Honey

    Get ready to take a walk on the wild side, babes! The Official Joe Exotic Tiger Honey costume from Starline will have onlookers fawning for your attention. Rawr! Read more

    Jun 30, 2021

    4:15 PM

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    Product Parade: Disguise Inflatable T-Rex

    The new Officially Licensed Jurassic World Inflatable T-Rex Adult Costume. This is a fully-covered, fan-operated inflating jumpsuit that includes a sewn-in transparent vinyl window that keeps the occupant completely covered. Features some fearsome s Read more

    Jun 17, 2021

    12:52 PM


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    Product Parade: Zagone Studios Classic Sock Skull Kit

    Intensify your scare with the Zagone Studios UV Reactive White Glow Classic Sock Skull Kit! Moving Mouth Skeleton Mask that is created on a Head Sock for comfort and added safety, Rib Cage Bones on a Rotting Shirt with adjustable Velcro, Skeleton Fin Read more

    Jun 2, 2021

    2:04 PM


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    NCA Members: Get Your Free Halloween Stickers!

    The NCA 2021 Help Halloween Happen campaign has started and now it's time for you to take part! This campaign, generously sponsored by Zagone Studios and Ellie Shoes, is designed to encourage Halloween events in your community, with a focus on local Read more

    Sep 8, 2021

    10:00 PM

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    Now is the Time to Order Your Free Stickers and Posters!

    The NCA Help Halloween Happen campaign is in full swing and now it's time for you to take part! This campaign, generously sponsored by eight NCA Vendor Members, is designed to encourage Halloween events in your community, with a focus on local bricks Read more

    Sep 8, 2021

    5:44 PM

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    Wanna Talk About Halloween? NCA Schedules "Virtual Roundtables"

    With Halloween coming up quickly, and lots of uncertainty surrounding it, it might help to chat with some fellow NCA members, right? We are scheduling two "virtual roundtables," which will allow you to openly discuss the holiday, costumes, shipments, Read more

    Sep 8, 2021

    5:36 PM

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    Obituary: Douglas Pinckney

    The NCA was saddened to learn of the passing in November of Douglas Pinckney, a salesperson well known in the costuming community. Pinckney, who was 82, represented Fun World. Read more

    Jul 29, 2021

    1:27 PM

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    Help Halloween Happen Campaign Planned for 2021

    Last year's Help Halloween Happen campaign helped NCA members weather the COVID-damaged Halloween season last fall. This year should definitely be better -- assuming enough people get vaccinated -- but it still won't be quite a normal Halloween. With Read more

    Jul 29, 2021

    1:16 PM

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    Recording of Halloween Panel Posted

    Did you miss Tuesday's NCA members-only panel discussion about what to expect at Halloween this year? Don't worry, you can view the recording and/or read a transcript by logging into the NCA Member Portal and selecting the box that says Recorded Web Read more

    Jul 15, 2021

    2:34 PM

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    Obituary: Gary Ingoldsby

    The NCA was extends condolences to the family of Gary Ingoldsby, a long-time sales representative known to many NCA members on both the Buyer and Vendor side. Ingoldsby, who passed away at age 80 on June 5, represented Halco, Kalan, RG Cosutmes, Tric Read more

    Jul 14, 2021

    8:43 AM

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    Panel to Discuss Halloween 2021 on July 13

    How will costume retailers do this coming Halloween? That will be the topic of an NCA virtual panel discussion on July 13 at 10 a.m. Central time. The event will feature Tom Arnold, a professor at Richmond University who is an expert on Halloween ret Read more

    Jun 17, 2021

    12:41 PM

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    Ken Eperly and Ken Fox Featured in Portrait

    Ken Eperly and Ken Fox, former NCA members whose shop was Magic Makers in Huntington, West Virginia, were recently the subject of a portrait painted by artist Jamie Sloan and exhibited in the Sloane Square Gallery. Read more

    Jul 6, 2021

    12:47 PM

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    Meet the NCA Board Candidates

    It’s almost time to elect new leaders for the NCA! Instead of an in-person event, the election of the Board of Directors will occur on July 13 at 10 a.m. Central during a special Zoom meeting that will also include a webinar or panel discussion (all Read more

    May 20, 2021

    8:49 AM

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    Morris Costumes Sells Key Parts of Oriental Trading

    NCA Vendor Member Morris Costumes has sold a large part of its business to Oriental Trading. Here is part of the article from the Charlotte Observer about this: Read more

    May 6, 2021

    2:31 PM

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    Obituary: Patricia McGehee

    We were saddened to learn of the passing of former NCA member Patricia McGehee, who owned Associated Theatrical Contractors in Kansas City, MO. She also created many costumes for productions of the Kansas City Lyric Opera. To read her complete obitua Read more

    Apr 6, 2021

    11:42 AM

  • Kryolan Drag Workshop Video Posted

    Serving the drag community can be an important market for a costume shop. Tim Pearson, head make-up artist of Kryolan in New York City, stars in this video workshop for drag make-up. Read more

    Mar 27, 2021

    11:18 AM

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    NCA Spring Fling Planned for May 13-16

    Spring Fling is on! This informal event, which is packed with casual fun and networking among NCA members, both active and retired, will be held May 13-16 in Sugar Creek, Ohio. Read more

    Mar 25, 2021

    2:59 PM


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    Mehron Launches New NCA Programs

    To help support NCA retailers after a difficult 2020, Mehron is launching new programs designed to dramatically increase store traffic. With the expected pent-up demand for a festive Sunday Halloween, we’ve been working on special new initiatives to Read more

    Mar 21, 2021

    9:50 AM

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