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    Product Parade: Kalan Fake Bloody Soap

    Just trying to get clean? This gag item looks like soap but suds like blood. Replace in the shower and wait for the screams to start. Read more

    Oct 7, 2021

    1:56 PM

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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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  • Underwraps Has Plenty of Halloween Inventory

    The NCA received an email today from Irene Shaffa at Underwraps (an NCA Vendor Member) in which she said they have a lot of Halloween-related inventory that can be shipped same-day. So if you need something and you're not finding it at other supplier Read more

    Oct 20, 2021

    8:00 PM

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    NCA and NCA Members Featured in Costume-Shortage News Articles, Programs

    The Halloween season means articles about costumes, and that puts the NCA and NCA members in the minds of journalists. Read more

    Oct 20, 2021

    7:39 PM

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    2021 NCA Digital Catalog Published

    NCA members can check out top products from 23 NCA Vendor Members in the newly published 2021 NCA Digital Catalog. The catalog contains 75 pages of products, ranging from costumes to wigs to toys, all available from NCA Vendor Members. To access the Read more

    Oct 11, 2021

    3:31 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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    Members-Only Facebook Group Created

    The NCA Publications and Publicity Committee has created a special members-only Facebook Group, and we invite you to join! This group page will be a great resource for industry-specific tips, information, news, questions/answers, and NCA opportunitie Read more

    Oct 7, 2021

    1:51 PM

  • Three Costume Businesses For Sale

    We recently received word about three costume businesses for sale, either as entire businesses or in parts or inventory. Click on the name of the business below to get more details: Read more

    Sep 20, 2021

    11:09 AM

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    NCA Vendor Member Increases Distribution of Cosplayflex

    Previously only available at a handful of small retailers, Cosplayflex™, a one-of-a-kind and extremely popular thermoplastic used by cosplayers and creators, is now available at Hobby Lobby stores nationwide. Cosplayflex is manufactured in Germany an Read more

    Sep 22, 2021

    9:45 PM

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    NCA Committees Restructured

    NCA’s committees have been restructured to better handle the needs and opportunities facing the association. Read more

    Sep 22, 2021

    4:17 PM

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    Order Your Free Halloween Stickers and Posters!

    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

    Oct 6, 2021

    8:20 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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