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Last Chance To Make A Bid On Two Great Costumes

Posted: January 15, 2018 

Each year at the Halloween & Party Expo the National Costumers Association brings costumes to display at the show. This year two of the costume's are up for auction. Bidding will be close at 12:00 pm today! The winners will be announced on Monday at 12:30 pm.

The first costume, Eleanor, was made by Linda Adams-Foat with Camelot Costumes


Minimum Bid: $170

"This Regency costume is perfect for productions like SENSE AND SENSIBILITY or PRIDE AND PREJUDICE but, can also be used for historical characters like Josephine.  The costume is washable on a delicate on the delicate cycle and hung to dry.

Eleanor is plus sized (18-22) and is made entirely of re-purposed materials. She is being auctioned off at this show to the highest bidder. All proceeds will go to the NCA scholarship fund." 

The second costume is a Marie Antoinette style dress made by Pam Markel with Illusive Skull Costume Castle

Minimum Bid: $150

"This lovely Marie Antoinette style dress was designed for a character in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical “Phantom of the Opera”.

This two part dress has an overdress made of pink and purple satin with a sequin overlay. It has ¾ sleeves adorned with a delicate lace. The corset style bodice allow for a more diverse size range. The bodice is satin with a sequin stomacher.  The overdress is bustled up on the sides and back.  

The underskirt has a shorter purple satin skirt with a sequin overlay and ruffles  that is attached to a longer pink satin skirt with sequin overlay .  The pink Marie Antoinette wig is adorned with lace and flower clip.

The costume is washable but not dryable.  It was used only one in a production of Phantom of the Opera in Charleston WV."

Click here to bid today! 


Introducing The NCA Social Community

Posted: January 10, 2018 

When you login to the new NCA website you will automatically be taken to the Member Center. Your member profile is now a gateway to connect and engage with other members of our community. From the Member Center you can access exclusive member only content. Some of the new features of our website include:

• Similar to Facebook friends or LinkedIn connections, you can now form connections with your friends and colleagues.

• Create albums and upload photos to your profile to share with other members.

• Status messages give you a way to share what you’re working on with other members.

• Profiles have a “wall” where connections can leave messages for each other.

• Join circles for special interest and discussion groups. You can create photo albums within Circles too!

To get started:

1. Upload a profile picture or edit your existing one.

2. Make connections with friends and colleagues.

3. Join a Circle to engage in special interest groups.

4. Send private messages to one or more members at a time.

5. New privacy settings allow you to control who has access to each area of your profile.

Learn more about these new features by watching this short video.


8 Tips To Quickly Master Social Media

Posted: January 10, 2018 

One thing that often gets overlooked in all of the detail is a more general approach to social media for businesses and entrepreneurs.

What should businesses be thinking about? What are long-term trends that businesses can feel good about investing in? What makes for truly good social media content?

Read the full article online here


18 Renewed Their NCA Membership This Week

Posted: January 10, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has already renewed their 2018 NCA membership. If you have not yet renewed your membership, you can fill out a Buyer Renewal/Vendor Renewal form or fill out the online membership form.

A Chorus Line Dancewear & Costumes
A to Z Theatrical Supply and Service
Bazaar, The
Blue Sky Mining
Buffalo Breath Costumes
Costume Holiday House, Inc.
Costume Specialists, Inc.
Costumer, The
Danny's Trix & Kix, Inc.
Glen's Fair Price Store, Inc.
Illusive Skull Costume Castle, The
Kenaco Sales, LLC
Kostume Room, LLC, The
Parties Plus
Playtime Costumes
Rubber Bubbles Balloons & Party Supplies
The Costume Party & Dance Shop

Members, you can search the NCA directory online here


NCA Offers Our Deepest Sympathies To The Luckman Family

Posted: January 2, 2018

It is with a heavy heart that the NCA announces long-time member Sylvia Luckman passed away last week. Our condolences go out to her family during this difficult time. Sylvia was a member of the NCA for 24 plus years. 


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