This is how I became a Hippie.
Halloween will soon be upon us. If you’re going to have a party, or you’re invited to a party you have to be thinking about the costume you’re going to wear. Who do you want to be this Halloween?
Oh what a task to stress over. What on earth I’m I going to dress up as for this party? When my son and his wife invited us to their first ever Halloween party, they told us that we had to wear a costume, or you couldn’t come to the party.
I did stress over it as my wife and I never really went to a real Halloween party where you had to wear a costume. I was teenager in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I really wasn’t into to all of the hippie stuff, although I did have long hair and side burns that would make Elvis jealous.
Let’s not forget my bell bottom jeans and platform shoes. Oh yea I had platform shoes and wore them proudly. In the late 1960’s young people were seeking peace and personal freedom, and began to band together. Over 50,000 hippies descended on Washington DC in late 1967 to protest the war.
After kicking around idea after idea and bugging my wife for a couple of weeks, it was like a light bulb went off in my head, how about a Hippie, yes a Hippie right out of the 60’s and 70’s, that’s what I’m going to be.
So I set out to find my costume. I found one that was one size fits all, with Afro Hair, Bell Bottoms, Vest, White Silk Shirt, Rose Colored Glasses, and of course a Peace Sign Necklace.
Now I was all set for the party. After I dressed for the party and looked in the mirror I thought to myself, did people really dress like this? Now that I was all dressed up like a real hippie it was time to jump in the car and drive to the party. We had so much fun just driving across town to my son’s house as it was still light outside. With every stop sign and red light there would be heads that turned just to stare.
Really didn’t these people know that I was going to a costume party? Or have they never ever encountered a real hippie? I have to tell you that this was a really fun costume; it was a big hit at the party and very comfortable to wear.
So if you’re stressing over a costume try out the Hippie Generation. The costumes are not very expensive.
Halloween will be here before you know it so get your costumes early here:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR. SAM MONACO