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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: 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Morris Costumes Reaper's Ride

    The full size Reaper sits atop an eerie steed from the underworld. Once activated, the Reaper’s mouth moves as he says one of six phrases as the horse bucks its head and kicks its front legs. Read more

    Jun 11, 2020

    1:53 PM

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    New Book: Hat Couture

    Marianne Jongkind is a Dutch hat designer with more than 55 years of experience in hat making. She creates couture hats,both under her own name as well as for established fashion designers. The book (208 pages) is published in English and Dutch and c Read more

    May 27, 2020

    8:49 PM


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    Halloween Worth $8 Billion

    Despite the ongoing difficulties faced by the Halloween and party industry as a result of the continuing Covid-19 restrictions, Halloween is estimated to be worth around $8 billion within the US market this year. Read more

    Oct 29, 2020

    11:58 AM

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    Letter from Ron Ede, Honorary Member

    Editor's Note: We received a note last week from Ron Ede, an honorary member of the NCA and former owner of Junk for Joy. He also sent the photo above. Read more

    Oct 14, 2020

    7:33 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 30, 2020

    8:20 PM

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    PFA Cancels 2021 Trade Show

    Paper First Affiliates (PFA) has cancelled its 2021 Trade Show, which was originally scheduled for January 30 to February 1 in Washington, DC. Here is the statement from PFA: Read more

    Sep 30, 2020

    9:23 PM

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    Party City Opening Way Less Halloween Pop-Ups This Year

    Party City will open about 90% fewer Halloween pop-up stores than last year as the coronavirus pandemic makes many traditional Halloween celebrations scarier than usual. Read more

    Sep 24, 2020

    1:09 PM

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    Smiffys Wants You to Bring the Party Home Safely this Halloween!

    Halloween at home is well and truly on track for 2020 despite trick or treating, gatherings and parties seeming off the cards. Smiffys has created an innovative guide on how to celebrate the spookiest time of the year, while ensuring you comply with Read more

    Sep 23, 2020

    2:21 PM

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    Webinar About NCA Halloween Campaign Tuesday

    Want to learn more about the NCA's Help Halloween Happen campaign? Then tune into a webinar on Tuesday, September 22 at 10 a.m. Central. Read more

    Sep 17, 2020

    9:19 AM

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    HCA Offers Tools for a Safe Halloween

    Navigating the upcoming Halloween holiday in the time of COVID-19 is different than before. The Halloween and Costume Association today announced new tools and resources to help families this Halloween season, including a color-coded COVID risk level Read more

    Sep 16, 2020

    1:31 PM

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    Underwraps Seeking Your Photos, Videos

    Underwraps Costume Co. is promoting participation in Halloween through its social media sites, and they are seeking photos and videos of NCA members' stores. If you can help, please send your images to Read more

    Sep 11, 2020

    9:50 AM

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    Ibsen's Featured in Newspaper Article

    NCA Member Ibsen Costume Gallery is featured in an article in the Omaha World-Herald. The article discusses owner (and NCA Board Member) Dwayne Ibsen's GoFundMe campaign and the fact that the store is a "really magical place" that he hopes to keep op Read more

    Sep 3, 2020

    10:49 AM

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    Zagone Studios Featured in Chicago Tribune Article

    NCA Vendor Member Zagone Studios was featured in a Chicago Tribune article about how COVID will affect Halloween. The article included several photos from Zagone's factory in suburban Chicago. Read more

    Sep 3, 2020

    10:54 AM

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    Costume Shop Makes Lip-Reading-Friendly Masks

    A Somerville, Mass. -based costume shop is working to produce lip-reading-friendly, clear-front face masks to support Boston’s deaf and hard-of-hearing communities, as well as others who rely on facial expression to communicate, Read more

    Sep 3, 2020

    10:44 AM

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    Indiana University Costume Shop Sews Masks for Students

    The creative skills that staff and students typically use to make hundreds of period costumes for operas and ballets, and create new fashion designs and fabric patterns, temporarily turned to personal safety. Read more

    Sep 3, 2020

    10:41 AM

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    ACT Costume Shop Closing in SF

    Hats off to the end of an era. After 31 years, the American Conservatory Theater costume rental shop is closing while the theater company tries to get through the the coronavirus pandemic, which has continued to delay any in-person productions this Read more

    Sep 3, 2020

    10:39 AM

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    'Help Halloween Happen' Campaign Launching Next Week

    The NCA's Help Halloween Happen campaign, designed to help local communities celebrate a safe Halloween, will launch next week with the release of the NCA Guide to a Safe Halloween. This guide, which includes tips on 10 things a community can do to s Read more

    Sep 3, 2020

    9:35 AM