In The News

NCA Gains 8 New Members While At The HPE Show

Posted: January 16, 2018

We hope everyone who attended the 2018 Halloween & Party Expo had a wonderful show! We are excited to announce following NEW members - who joined at the show! Save the date for the 2019 HPE Show, January 25 - 27th at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.

Buyer Members
Broadway Costumes & Theatrical Supply
Childers Enterprises
Freaks Seasonal

Vendor Members
I Love Yumio
NCA Discount: 10% off $500, 15% off $1,500

Sassy Royal Hats
5% off

Splashes & Spills Ltd.
10% off all items. Free delivery on first order.

NCA Members, login to view the membership directory. Not a member? Please join us!


Annual Business Meeting Recap

Posted: January 16, 2018 

NCA President Marion Bradley with Director, Terri Greenberg, HALCO. 

The 2018 National Costumers Association Annual Meeting was held on Saturday, January 13 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. During the meeting the membership re-elected Directors, Terri Greenberg, Pam Markel, and Louella Torrence. They also passed the added the following to the bylaws (under Duties of the Board of Directors): The Board shall have the authority: 1. To adjust the membership categories as necessary. 2. To conduct business electronically. The Annual Business Meeting may be held electronically. Members can login and view the Annual Business Meeting minutes. View photos from the Annual Meeting and the HPE Show on the NCA Facebook page


NCA Offers Condolences to the Williamson Family

Posted: January 17, 2018

The NCA would like to offer our condolences to the family of former NCA member. 

Joyce Hilary Williamson, Gilbert & Sullivan aficionado dies at 77. Resident of Blue Bell (formally Malvern), predeceased by her husband Ian Williamson. She was a Singer, Director, Producer, Stage Manager, Owner of Irving Stern’s & Pierre’s Costumes, and animal lover. She studied opera in Belgium under several notable international opera singers. She was a member of Rose Valley Chorus, G&S Society of Chester County, Berks Grand Opera, Wayne Oratorio, The Savoy Company, and the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Brussels, among many others. Memorial service: January 22 at 7pm.  Normandy Farms Estates 9000 Twin Silo Drive Blue Bell, PA 19422

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research -


Winners Of The Costume Auction Announced

Posted: January 16, 2018

Congratulations to our winners of the NCA Costume Auction:

Glenn Alexander and Gary Broadrick - "Eleanor" created by Linda Adams-Foat with Camelot Costumes

Melissa Mouse - "Marie Antoinette" created by Pam Markel with Illusive Skull Castle

The proceeds of the auction go towards the NCA scholarship program. Learn more about the scholarship program.


Exhibiting At A Trade Show? Let Us Know!

Posted: January 16, 2018

If you are attending an event as an exhibitor, please let the NCA know! We would like to provide you with promotional materials to help attract new members of the National Costumers Association. All you need to do is let us know what show you are going to, when it is, and how many people are attending the event. We will then supply you with information about the NCA for your booth. Please send your information to [email protected].



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