Costume SuperCenter Predicts The Hippie Costume Will Be a Halloween Bestseller Thanks to Woodstock's 40th Anniversary and Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock

Share Article, the premier costume e-tailer predicts a steep incline in sales of hippie costumes to coincide with the publicity surrounding the 40th anniversary of Woodstock and the new feature film Taking Woodstock released on August 28th.

Female Hippie Vest Adult Costume

The hippie stlyes we expect to blow out are those with fringed suede vests, floral patterned dresses and tie-dye shirts as well as peace sign accessories and long wigs.

The movie Taking Woodstock was released on August 28th to great reviews. Costume SuperCenter is predicting that the publicity surrounding the commemoration of Woodstock's 40th anniversary and the release of the movie, Taking Woodstock will place Hippie costumes among the top selling costumes for Halloween this year.

The movie details how Woodstock found its venue on Max Yazgur's farm and recounts the stories of the festival and music that defined the hippie generation as told through the eyes of Elliot Tiber, on whom the movie is based.

For many teens and young adults, Taking Woodstock will be their first exposure not only to the Woodstock music festival but to the peace and love vibe of the hippie generation. The movie may serve as the portal for the younger generations to get a sense of the attitude, the style and the personality of the Hippie movement.

According to Philip Krim, VP of Marketing for, "The hippie stlyes we expect to blow out are those with fringed suede vests, floral patterned dresses and tie-dye shirts as well as peace sign accessories and long wigs." He adds, "We are already seeing hippie style translated into teen fashion with peace signs everywhere in the retail market. Halloween costumes will provide an opportunity to take the genre to the extreme and have fun with it."

To compound the significance of the movie's impact on the younger generation it is important to point out the similarities between the Baby Boomer/Woodstock Generation and today's Echo Boomers. In 1969 the country was in a recession, we were fighting a senseless war and young adults were concerned for the state of the world, the environment and their economic future. In the midst of all of the turmoil, hippies maintained that love, peace and working together were the way to change the world. The philosophy and style of the hippie generation should speak volumes to today's youth. This will be a terric theme for those that want to dress up the entire family in related yet different looking adult and kids halloween cosutmes.

Costume SuperCenter has a wide variety of hippie costumes and accessories for men, women and children available at their website,

About Costume SuperCenter
In 2005, Steve Mandell, founder of Party City decided to leverage his expertise in the Halloween and costume business to create a costume website that makes purchasing costumes simple and convenient. Mandell recognized the need for increased selections, high quality and more fashion savvy designs in the marketplace and that costumes should be available year round in a one-stop-shop. Thus, Costume was born.

The online store features over 4000 different costumes and accessories for people ages 0-100 and pets too. Unlike other retailers and e-tailers, Costume proudly offers most costumes in plus size too. Costume also has the largest selection of hats, wigs, masks, accessories and make-up, as well as seasonal holiday decorations and props available on one site. Costumes are not just for Halloween. Costume specializes in costumes for all holidays, theme parties, school and theatrical productions, and also sells sexy role play costumes for adults only.

Steve Mandell, CEO
Costume Supercenter
45 Fernwood Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837

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