SOURCE: Costume Hub

Costume Hub

June 02, 2009 16:44 ET

Costumes Retailer Reports Strong Sales Despite Decline in Economy, a Leading Online Source of Costumes for Kids and Adults, Is Seeing Steady Sales During the Recession as Consumers Look for Inexpensive Ways to Have Fun

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - June 2, 2009) - The costumes industry remains steadily profitable even as other sectors are seeing strong declines in sales, according to Costume Hub. The online retailer, which also operates a brick-and-mortar location in Lake Forest, California, reports that sales remain strong in 2009. As people look for ways to save money and still have fun, adult costumes provide an inexpensive source of entertainment amongst friends.

"We have not noticed the decline that other sectors have reported, our sales continue to remain strong," said Dave Huffman, President of "We hear from a lot of our customers that costumes have provided them with a great inexpensive way to have fun and escape the often harsh realities of our economic times. Good examples of the use of costumes include dinner mysteries and themed mixers."

Themed parties with costumes have always been popular for adults as well as youngsters, but they are more popular than ever at the moment. Staying home rather than going out has become commonplace. Throwing parties and putting together themed mixers for friends and family is a great way to stay home without sacrificing a social life.

Other industries, such as beer and video rentals, are also seeing steady sales during the recession as people look for cheap entertainment. Similar trends have also emerged during other times of economic turbulence. "I guess the costume industry can be likened to the movie industry during the 1930s; people still need an inexpensive way to escape and have fun," added Huffman. Cheap costumes and accessories such as wigs, hats, masks and makeup can provide that sort of escape without breaking the bank.


Costume Hub has been dressing people's imaginations since 1991. They currently own and operate Costume Castle, the largest full service costume store in the United States, which is located in Orange County, California. Costume Hub's long history in the costume business allows them to truly understand customers' needs, and they continuously strive to provide the best selection of costumes and costume accessories at the lowest prices. To see their selection of costumes for kids and adults, visit