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Mrs. Maisel’s Costume Designer Explains Five Key Outfits From Season Two

Posted: December 12, 2018 

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is set in late 1950s New York, but in a version of the city that’s cloaked in pastel unreality, where everyone is impeccably clothed and coiffed to match their witty, rat-a-tat dialogue. In the show’s second season, even as its reach expands from Manhattan with trips to Paris and the Catskills, that sensibility remains very much intact, as Midge Maisel and her family dress their best even while adapting to a foreign city or on their summer vacation. Meanwhile, as her stand-up career starts to take off, the aspiring comedian also starts to develop a distinctive onstage style. Vulture spoke with Maisel’s costume designer Donna Zakowska to find out how five of the season’s key costumes explain each major character and their story lines."

Read the full article online here

 

NCA Conference Registration - Take Advantage of the Payment Plan!

Posted: December 5, 2018 

2019 National Costumers Association Conference

July 18-21, 2019 | Crowne Plaza Downtown Kansas City

Register Here!

PAYMENT PLAN

New this year – NCA is offering a payment plan for the conference. Here is how it works: Go online and register for the conference. Select ‘Pay Later’ to generate an invoice. You will then call the NCA office to make monthly payment 303-339-0750 or mail checks to PO Box 3406, Englewood, CO 80155. Your registration(s) MUST be paid in full by June 1. 

Get ready for great education, networking, and ALL THAT JAZZ at the 2019 NCA Conference!

Full Conference Registration Early Bird 8/29 – 2/1 Regular  2/2 – 6/1 Onsite
NCA Member $299 $349 $399
Non-Member $399 $449 $499
       
One Day Registration (Friday or Saturday)    
NCA Member $150 $200 $250
Non-Memer $200 $250 $300

 

 Education: 

  • AIRBRUSHING - Everything you always wanted to know about airbrushing and the different types of makeup, but were afraid to ask. (special guest artist)
  • BRINGING IMAGINATION TO LIFE – Do you miss the good old days of dressing up? THEN….COSPLAY, COSPLAY AND MORE COSPLAY
  • MASCOT RESTORATION - Learn the restoration, repair and cleaning techniques for your mascots.
  • PATTERN MAKING AND DRAPING - Learn or re-educate yourself in the art of cutting, draping and pattern making.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA - How to look outside the box and explore new avenues.
  • CHANGE YOUR STORE DISPLAYS? WHY??? - How to create an attractive, clean store that is inviting for customers. Remember it’s all about the customer’s experience.
  • UP UP AND AWAY - Learn basic balloon art and the ease of upselling balloons in your store.
  • MAKING A NOVICE MAKEUP ARTIST LOOK LIKE A PRO - The world of 3 D Tinsley Transfers.
  • GRAB BAG MAKEUP FORUM – What do you know about the makeup you sell? Come and learn the versatile uses for the different makeup products you sell.

Learn more about the conference by going to, www.costumers.civicaconferences.com.

 

Why You Should Renew Your NCA Membership

Posted: December 5, 2018

It's time to renew your NCA membership! Here are some of the wonderful benefits that the NCA offers. 

  • Buyers Group Discounts – Receive $100 - $1,000s of dollars in discounts from purchasing from NCA Buyers Group members. View the 2018 Buyers Group to see what exclusive offers NCA members receive. 
  • Discounted price at the 2019 NCA Conference.
  • Nationwide website store location services.
  • Free advertising via the NCA social media platforms.
  • Networking with your peers to acquire new techniques to save you time and money.
  • Weekly eContact – tips and information for your business.
  • Sub renting from other members to assure your customers that you can satisfy all the costuming needs.
  • Membership Directory listing distributed to all NCA members.
  • The Costumer Magazine subscription.
  • Access to member's only resources on the website (theatrical plot service, source list, social media webinars, costume and musical trends, social community, and more!)

Join/renew online here today!

 

Ready to Make Facebook & Instagram Work for Your Business?

Posted: December 3, 2018 

"Discover How You Can LEVERAGE Facebook & Instagram to Increase your Sales in the Next 30 Days! Join Marketing Academy for Small Business to learn about the most massive changes to Facebook and Instagram they've seen to date. PLUS, learn how small business owners are leveraging these changes to drive floods of brand new customers to their businesses." Register here!

 

Looking For People To Design Costume For HPE Show

Posted: November 20, 2018

  

Every year at the Halloween and Party Expo the NCA displays costumes made by our members. You will be asked to write a brief description so that HPE attendees can learn about your costume. You may also include your store logo and website link on the description (FREE advertising). If you are interested in making a costume and having it shown at the 2019 HPE, please contact [email protected] for additional information.

 

 
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