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University of West Florida junior Noah Wright first created an intricate comic book character costume three years ago. His hobby has taken him places ever since. The same way Spider Man has his web shooters and mechanical arms and Thor has h Read more

Who are these handsome bearded dudes? NCA Executive Director Ed Avis visited Wizard's Chest, an NCA member in Denver, on Monday, February 17. Avis interviewed co-owner Kevin Pohle for a new series of videos that will debut soon on www.costumers.com. Read more

We want your input! The NCA is forming the Costumer Advisory Panel, a group of members who will help NCA staff learn about members' needs and preferences. The panel will be asked to share their opinions about programs and editorial content in Costume Read more

Iran has a young but fledgling space program that’s making some pretty good progress considering the nation’s space agency was founded in 2005. However, a recent botched propaganda campaign severely hit Iran’s credibility after Minister of Informatio Read more

Amid the devastating impacts of Coronavirus, a woman was captured wearing a giraffe costume during her visit to a hospital in Luzhou, southwestern China’s Sichuan province. Reportedly, the woman had to resort to the full-body outfit after failed to f Read more

The first of four 2020 NCA members-only webinars has been scheduled for April 7 at 2 p.m. Central time. This webinar, led by NCA past president Linda Adams Foat, will show you step-by-step how to create beautiful masks that your customers will adore! Read more

An NCA tradition lives on! The 2020 Spring Fling, an informal gathering of costumers and enthusiasts, is scheduled for May 14-17 in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Read more

If Cristina Spiridakis is doing her job right, you wouldn’t know she had a job at all. That is to say, her work as the costume designer on HBO’s “High Maintenance” is as authentically New York as a morning commute on a packed F train or dollar dumpli Read more

Mandalorian characters have been around since the Star Wars movie franchise began. The Mandalorian on Disney+ has inspired a new generation of make believe mercenaries. Blue Moon Clan, the Kentucky Chapter of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is hos Read more

Social media is going crazy over an unexpected star of the Clemson vs. LSU championship game Monday night, the Clemson Tiger. Some people feel the mascot badly needs a makeover, and one LSU fan even launched an online fundraiser as a prank. Read more

At its height, The Party Shop employed more than 100 people and its products were staples at birthday parties and Halloween bashes across Jacksonville. But the shift to online sales, social media and a helium shortage are among the reasons owner Amal Read more

Sometimes passion is ingrained in our subconscious when we are young and other times it takes the shape of an opportunity arbitrarily stumbled upon later in life. For a few students at UNC, this passion is costume design, but their paths to finding t Read more

For Guy Ritchie’s newest crime-meets-action film “The Gentlemen,” about an American drug kingpin living in Britain and trying to sell his business, the director turned to his “Aladdin” team of costume designer Michael Wilkinson and production designe Read more

Most people think Christmas is the only time of year that matters for retailers, but it depends on what you’re selling. For many retailers, holiday-packed November and December is make or break. Read more

If, indeed, clothes make the man, Gene London has it made in the shade. His collection of more than 60,000 pieces of Hollywood fashion memorabilia has become a calling as much as a hobby as he preserves not only the articles of clothing, but also the Read more

Perhaps you’re aware that 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s birth. And maybe you’re interested in partaking of events being staged throughout the area this year to mark the milestone. But if you want to take things to the next le Read more

Hopefully you have noticed that the NCA website looks quite different from what it was before. That's because now the website focuses on news and feature articles about the costuming industry. Read more

This amazing dress can be yours! It is being auctioned off to raise funds for the NCA Scholarship Fund. The minimum bid is $250. If you would like to bid, send an email to Executive Director Ed Avis at executivedirector@costumers.org. Include the amo Read more

Smiffys is delighted to announce a partnership with Manic Panic, the leader in creative hair colour and cosmetics, for an exclusive line of licensed wigs set to launch at the Halloween and Party Expo in New Orleans. Read more

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Greta Gerwig is a film fan and cinephile first, so it comes as no surprise that the “Little Women” director is able to quickly conjure up some of her favorite pieces of below the line artistry with little in the way of promp Read more

There are many reasons to watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel such as the phenomenal acting, the hilarious jokes, but one of the best reasons to watch this Amazon Prime original is the fabulous costumes. Donna Zakowska, the costume designer for The Marve Read more