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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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    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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    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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    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

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