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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

We may be trying to figure out which celebrities are hiding behind the masks, but really, when it comes to The Masked Singer, the real stars of the show are the costume designers. Read more

The National Costumers Association extends its deepest condolences to board member Gene Flaharty and his family on the the passing of his wife, Lyn. Lyn was injured in a fall before Christmas, and passed away on January 1. Here is Gene's Facebook pos Read more

The National Costumers Association’s booth is a must-visit stop at the Halloween & Party Expo. Stop by the NCA lounge/Booth 1313 to see costumes on display, meet executive board members (including Ed Avis, our new executive director), and sign up/ren Read more

The 2020 Halloween & Party Expo (HPE) is less than 2 weeks away! Here’s a snapshot of some of the events to put on your calendar if you’re planning to join your NCA peers and industry vendors at this costume event in always-exciting New Orleans from Read more

A one-of-a-kind private magic collection owned by a longtime Houston business owner is going up for auction. Frankel's Costume Company was a staple in downtown Houston for decades until it closed in 2017. Now the family is parting ways with more than Read more

Please keep Lyn Flaharty, wife of NCA board member Gene Flaharty, in your thoughts and prayers. Lyn suffered a serious fall before Christmas and is still in a coma. Here are two posts from Gene's Facebook page about the situation: Read more

There were two things that were always guaranteed with Mister Rogers– a friendly smile and a cozy knit sweater. Tom Hanks brings both to the screen of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” in which he plays the late television icon. What you might Read more

Beneath the Robinson stage, an old storage room is now a fabric wonderland bustling with the activity of sewing machines, tailors and costume designers all thanks to the efforts of costume shop manager Natalie Bowman. Ever since she was a kid, Bowman Read more

There are countless reasons for a costuming professional to attend the HPE show in New Orleans, Jan. 17-19, but maybe the biggest reasons are to meet the new management team of NCA and to network with your costuming friends and peers! The NCA booth w Read more

Amy Ing and Anthony Herdii have taken their love of costume design, prop making and coordinating events to the next level by opening a shop called "Spotlight!" Whether you're looking for a costume for your next theme party or theatre production, Amy Read more

Donna Zakowska has channeled some heavy-duty style icons in her work as the costume designer of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and the looks she creates for Rachel Brosnahan as Midge Maisel in season three, which premiered Friday on Amazon Prime Video, a Read more

The Costume Designers Guild has revealed nominees for its 22nd CDGAs, which celebrate excellence in film, TV, and short form costume design. Winners will be announced at a ceremony January 28 at the Beverly Hilton to be hosted by Mindy Kaling. Read more