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Members: Have You Checked Out The 'Looking For A Costume Forum'

'Looking for a Costume' is one of the exclusive members-only forums of the National Costumers Association. 

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The World Cosplay Summit announced in a Facebook post on Sunday that Australia took first place in this year's competition. The second and third places went to the USA and France respectively. The finals took place in Nagoya. K, one of the two winning cosplayers, posted photos from the event and a notice about her team's victory on Twitter and Instagram. (Photo courtesy _kcoz, Instagram)

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How Costume Designers Helped 'Game of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke Find Their Strength

Fans of Game of Thrones may still be engaged in heated debate over whether Daenerys Targaryen's (Emilia Clarke) turn to the dark side was sufficiently foreshadowed, but there is one person to whom the Mother of Dragons' return to her Targaryen roots is clear as day. "It's somewhere I wouldn't have predicted her going but it was amazing to see how easily it seemed to develop out of the direction that her costumes had been heading," says costume designer Michele Clapton. (Photo courtesy of Photofest)

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Fan Conventions For The Weekend of Aug. 10

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RidgeCon 2019 August 9-10, 2019 Ridgefield Library
Ridgefield, CT
Steel City Con 2019 August 9-11, 2019 Monroeville Convention Center
Monroeville, PA
TerrifiCon 2019 August 9-11, 2019 Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center
Uncasville, CT
FarleyCon 2019 August 10, 2019 East Ridge Community Center
East Ridge, TN
Rah-Con 2019 August 10, 2019 St. Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church
Rahway, NJ
ICT Comic Con and Science Fiction Expo 2019 August 10-11, 2019 Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center
Wichita, KS
Soda City Comic Con 2019 August 10-11, 2019 Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia, SC

Foy's Variety Halloween Store Featured In Party & Halloween Retailer Magazine

NCA member Foy's Variety Halloween Store of Fairborn, Ohio, is the "Shop Talk" column feature story in the May/June edition of Party & Halloween Retailer magazine. 

Profiled in the article was Michael Foy, grandson of the shop's founder. Foy's opened in 1929, just before the stock market crash "and the recessions that followed," the magazine commented.

Foy's Variety Halloween Store covers 4,300 square feet just outside of Dayton, Ohio. Two locations were added in the 90s: "Foy's Costume Store (is) in 4,000 square feet of space, and Foy's Kids Costume Store (takes up) 2,900 square feet."

"'Our saying is if Foy's doesn't have it, you don't need it,'" Michael Foy told the magazine. 

Click here to read the May/June edition. The Foy's story begins on Page 8. 

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