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NCA Announces New Class For 2019 Conference 

Posted: February 20, 2019 

2019 National Costumers Association Conference

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

Register Here!

For more information on becoming a sponsor please click here.

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

View the schedule online here.
  • AIRBRUSHING - Everything you always wanted to know about airbrushing and the different types of makeup, but were afraid to ask. - RJ Haddy, former finalist on Season 2 FaceOff
  • NEW: FROM WORKROOM TO RETAIL – Add uniqueness to your shop! Learn to build small, unusual items to sell in your store, that take 30 minutes  or less to complete. - Debbie Meredith, Akron Design and Costume
  • 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. - Dale Morton, Dale Morton Studios 
  • PATTERN MAKING AND DRAPING - Learn or re-educate yourself in the art of cutting, draping and pattern making. - Vincent Scassellati, Kansas City Costumes Inc.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA - How to look outside the box and explore new avenues. -Tyson Murphy, A to Z Theatrical Shop
  • 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. - The Illusive Skull Costume Castle
  • UP UP AND AWAY - Learn basic balloon art and the ease of upselling balloons in your store. - Marion Bradley, NCA President and owner of Discount Costumes
  • 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. - Panel discussion with Gene Flaherty, Pam Markel and other guests.


Full Conference Registration Early Bird Now – 2/1 (must be paid in full by 2/1). Standard 2/2 – 6/1 (must be paid in full by 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-Member $200 $250 $300


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. 


Dale Morton Studios Mascot For Sale

Posted: February 20, 2019 

NCA Board Member, Pam Markel, is selling a custom made mascot from Dale Morton Studios for $1,000. It fits someone up to 5'11. If you are interested in purchasing the mascot you can contact Pam at [email protected] or (304) 363-4785.


Path To Success: Analytical, Creative In-Store Layout Will Lead To Maximum Profits

Posted: February 20, 2019 

By Abby Heugel, Contributing Writer for

"Designing your store's interior is both an art and a science that requires creativity, psychological insights and a littler bit of testing. How you organize things can tell your bran's story, create an immersive shopping experience and set you apart from the competition. Here are some of the basics when it comes to creating effective retail interiors that attract more customers to your store, get them browsing for more products and encourage them to head toward the check out."

Read the full story here


2019 Call For Nominations Now Open

Posted: February 20, 2019 

Calling all passionate and driven leaders! The NCA board is looking for individuals to take the NCA to the next level!  

We are a dynamic, hardworking, ambitious and creative Board. Serving on the NCA Board is a highly rewarding experience, with opportunities for people at any stage of their career. 

Open Positions:

Read the position descriptions here

  • President (August 2019 - July 2021)
  • Vice-President (August 2019 - July 2021)
  • Treasurer (August 2019 - July 2021)*
  • Director (August 2019 - July 2021)
  • Director (August 2019 - July 2021)
  • Director (August 2019 - July 2021)

*The Treasurer position is currently vacant, if you are interested in starting the position immediately please contact [email protected] 


Thank You To This Month's New/Renewed Members!

Posted: February 20, 2019 

Thank you to everyone who joined or renewed in February! 

  • Halloween Havoc
  • Les Folleries Fleuries
  • Miss Claudia's Vintage Clothing & Costumes
  • My Party Shop (Underdog Endeavors Inc dba)
  • Spookers Halloween Super Warehouse; Pyro Source LLC dba
  • Sunnywood, Inc.
  • SupplyTiger (Prime Printer Solution Inc. dba)
  • The Diamond Collection, LLC

Not a member? Please join us!

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