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    Underwraps: U.S. NAVY™ TOPGUN™ Pilot Jumpsuits

    Take Flight with the Original United States NAVY™ TOPGUN™ Fighter Pilot Jumpsuits and Jackets! All-New for 2022 from Underwraps Costumes, Officially Licensed U.S. Navy™ TOPGUN™ Pilot Jumpsuits and Jackets are available for the whole family in Men’s, Read more

    May 14, 2022

    10:51 AM

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    Product Parade: Starline Plus Size Costumes

    Starline offers a full line of “sexy” plus size costumes. Best sellers include Alluring Sea Siren (S8022X), Rosas Day of The Dead (PK2053XL), and Empress Divine (S9025X). All Starline plus size costumes are designed to flatter the wearer and come in Read more

    May 4, 2022

    8:27 AM

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    Product Parade: Barbie in a Box

    This Halloween, you can be a real life Barbie Doll in this iconic Barbie Box Adult Costume! Dress up in your favorite stylish outfit, step inside the box, and you’ll look just the iconic toy in no time. The officially licensed Barbie Box costume come Read more

    Apr 20, 2022

    4:59 PM

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    Product Parade: Moon Terror Professional Makeup

    Camden's Moon Terror Pro FX line provides products for dramatic special effects. The Pro Fake Blood offers a realistic, super thick consistency. It’s quick drying on the skin and smudge proof. Pro FX Liquid Latex is used to create special effects Read more

    Apr 7, 2022

    7:49 AM

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    Product Parade: Sunnywood Glitter Flapper

    Sunnywood is here for all of your Flapper needs. Create this look with our #4448BK Sequin Flapper, #4439 Lace Gloves (available in white or black), and #4419 Impressive Flapper Headpiece. All at a fabulous value, in stock and ready to ship. Read more

    Mar 9, 2022

    5:38 PM

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    Product Parade: Gemar's Periwinkle Latex Balloon

    Gemar's Periwinkle latex balloon is the perfect color to celebrate any event in 2022! 💜Very Peri, the color of the year of Pantone is more than just a popular shade though, it also captures a mood. Very Peri represents a moment of transition. Blue Read more

    Mar 9, 2022

    8:48 AM

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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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Costuming News

  • NCA Member Selling Rental Costumes Inventory

    Jacob & Kimberly Cowger, owners of NCA Member Balloons, Etc & The Costume Emporium in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are retiring from the Rental Costume portion of their business. Starting Monday, June 13, 2022, thousands of rental costumes will be for sale. Read more

    Jun 13, 2022

    8:56 AM

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    NCA Launching Campaign on Serving Customers with Disabilities

    People with disabilities deserve the same enjoyable experience when they're choosing a Halloween costume as anyone else. The NCA is launching "Halloween for All," a campaign to encourage costume retailers to be sensitive to the needs of customers wit Read more

    Jun 16, 2022

    9:09 AM

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    Cosplay Webinar Scheduled for Aug. 18

    Cosplay is massively popular these days, and if your costume shop is not taking advantage of the trend, you’re missing out! Cosplay aficionados buy make-up, costume pieces, accessories and much more, and they are often year-around customers. The NCA Read more

    Jun 16, 2022

    9:01 AM

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    Eight New Buyer Members Join in Last Three Months

    We are delighted to report that eight costume businesses have joined the NCA as Buyer Members in the last three months. They are: Read more

    May 19, 2022

    9:37 AM

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    Western Fashion Offers Free Shipping

    Western Fashion, Inc., which offers a wide variety of costumes, including rental-quality pirate, flapper and Victorian costumes, is offering free shipping to NCA members. Read more

    Jun 10, 2022

    1:09 PM

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    Are You Using Your Benefits?

    Every once in a while it's a good idea to make sure you're taking full advantage of your NCA member benefits! Your gateway to info about member benefits is the Member Center. Click here to log in, then click on the Resources tab on the left. In case Read more

    May 29, 2022

    9:20 AM

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    Four New NCA Vendor Members

    The NCA has welcomed four new Vendor Members since March! These companies are committed to serving the costuming industry and NCA member shops in particular, so please consider their products when you're making your purchasing decisions. The new memb Read more

    May 29, 2022

    9:44 AM

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    In the News: Late NCA Member John Schenz and His White House Eastern Bunnies

    Former NCA member Jim Miller recently shared with us this wonderful article about the Easter Bunnies at the White House and the vital role played by John Schenz, owner of Schenz Theatrical Costumes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Read more

    Apr 22, 2022

    11:20 AM

  • From the Vaults: The Dirty Thirties

    A hearty welcome by the Mayor of the city was extended to the NCA when they held their convention in Cleveland, Ohio in 1937. Visits were made to the World Exposition and the administration of the event declared a special Costumers Day. C. Arthur Lan Read more

    Apr 20, 2022

    3:39 PM

  • From the Vaults: NCA in the Depression

    With the depression of the Thirties came bad times for the Association. Many firms were forced to close, and those who were able to weather the storm had to curtail their expenses. The Association, being new, suffered as a result. Interest dropped of Read more

    Apr 7, 2022

    8:23 AM

  • Spring

    2022 "Spring Fling" Scheduled

    Would you like to spend time sharing experiences and camaraderie with fellow costumers? Then plan on attending the NCA's Spring Fling on May 5 to 8 in Sugarcreek, Ohio. This is an informal event organized each year by members. More details will follo Read more

    Jan 31, 2022

    11:11 AM

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    NCA Member Featured on Podcast

    The Life of the Party, an NCA member shop in Fort Collins, Colorado, was recently featured in an episode of the Make a Difference (MAD) Podcast. The conversation covers the process Brandon and Marcia Lilly took to purchase the shop and how Read more

    Apr 4, 2022

    1:12 PM

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    Loftus Creates Easy-to-Use Brand Interface

    NCA Vendor Member Loftus, which distributes a wide variety of costumes and related merchandise, has created a convenient interface for NCA members to see their complete product line. It is a PDF that shows the brands and contains links to the product Read more

    Mar 17, 2022

    1:31 PM

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    Planning Underway for NCA’s 100th Birthday

    The NCA is going to be 100 years old in 2023. And when something reaches the ripe old age of 100, you should throw a party! Read more

    Mar 9, 2022

    6:11 PM

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    Letter From Lithuania - NCA Member Facing Ukraine War

    On Wednesday, NCA Executive Director Ed Avis emailed Tomas Siuipys, CEO of NCA Vendor Member Mustaches, which is located in Lithuania. Lithuania is on the Baltic Sea and borders Belarus to the east and Poland and a small part of Russia on the south. Read more

    Mar 9, 2022

    4:54 PM

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