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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

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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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    Product Parade: Graftobian Single Use Mini-Palettes

    Play it safe at the makeup counter. Single use mini-palettes made from a specially coated neutral white paper, these individual sheets offer a clean and hygienic method for mixing foundations and other color cosmetics. The perfect disposable surface Read more

    May 20, 2021

    12:51 PM

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    Ellie Shoes 300-Summer

    Ellie Shoes’ 300-Summer is a rainbow knee-high Gogo boot that comes in sizes 5-14. A dazzling boot to celebrate Pride! Read more

    May 20, 2021

    8:42 AM

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    Product Parade: Go Fun Face Dragon Mask

    Our Dragon masks are what medieval dreams and mythical creatures are made of. They are a hit at any party and are a great for Halloween and role play.. Each design contains multiple contrasting colors and is light and comfortable to wear. All of our Read more

    May 6, 2021

    2:06 PM

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    Product Parade: LOOX Theatrical Lenses

    Camden is the manufacturer of LOOX Theatrical Lenses, a leading brand sold worldwide. With over 100 designs and colors to choose from, versatile booking programs and a lens verification service, you’ll have an answer to all your customer’s needs. Read more

    Apr 21, 2021

    9:39 AM

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    Product Parade: Wacky Packages Minis

    Wacky Packages Minis is a new line of hilarious, miniature, 3D products based on the classic stickers by iconic trading card company Topps. With silly and outrageous spoofs of popular household products, Wacky Packages Minis brings the original, 2D p Read more

    Apr 8, 2021

    5:43 PM

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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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    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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    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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    Panelists Named for NCA Success Summit

    The 2021 NCA Success Summit will offer insights and advice from a star-studded group of panelists on topics ranging from selling more products online to serving unconventional markets. This 2-day event on March 23-24 is free and open to everyone in t Read more

    Mar 17, 2021

    1:58 PM

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    Schedule Set for Success Summit

    The schedule is set! The 2021 NCA Success Summit, March 23-24, will be packed with education and socializing. The event, which is free and open to all current, former and prospective NCA members, is designed to help costumers blast through the COVID Read more

    Mar 15, 2021

    11:23 AM

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    NCA Success Summit Coming...Help Us Plan

    We know that a lot of costume businesses have had a very difficult year, so we're planning a major two-day event on March 23-24 to help them survive and thrive! This Zoom event, called the NCA Success Summit, will be packed with peer panel discussion Read more

    Feb 24, 2021

    9:34 PM

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    Vendor Discount Deadlines are Looming...And We've Posted Videos of the Fashion Show

    Many discounts in the Buyer's Group have deadlines that are approaching in the next week or two. Please click here to visit the Buyer's Group now so that you don't miss these! Also remember that some Vendor Members offered additional Show Discounts, Read more

    Feb 24, 2021

    9:27 PM

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    NCA Zoom Fashion Show Part II is This Week!

    The 2021 Zoom Fashion Show, which featured three days of fun in January, has resumed! Wednesday and Thursday, February 17-18, you can learn about the 2021 offerings of Underwraps Costumes, elope, Rubies and Super Impulse. Read more

    Feb 11, 2021

    2:57 PM

  • NCA Board in New Orleans

    We Are Seeking Nominations for the NCA Board

    Are you a passionate costume professional interested in helping direct the only trade organization devoted to the retail costume business? Or do you know somebody like that? Then we want to hear from you! Read more

    Feb 10, 2021

    4:53 PM

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    NCA Vendor Members Offer "Show Specials"

    Many costume industry vendors offer "show specials" in January to entice NCA members to order their products. Since there are no in-person shows this winter, we asked the NCA Vendor Members to tell us about any show specials they would like to promot Read more

    Jan 28, 2021

    10:55 AM

  • Obituary: Carrie Louise 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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