Press Release (ePRNews.com) - NORTH MANKATO, Minn. - Oct 01, 2020 - Fun.com is excited to announce the acquisition of elope Inc, a leader in the Halloween industry that manufactures high-quality costumes and accessories. The acquisition helps both companies leverage their resources to better serve customers, both direct to consumer and business to business through wholesale sales. elope has 28 years of costume and accessory manufacturing experience. This experience combined with the online expertise of Fun.com will help create an amazing team. The knowledge around what products customers search for and how to serve them (fast, direct manufacturing that can get to market quickly) will enable Fun.com and elope to continue to serve its customers in the best way possible.
Tom Fallenstein, Fun.com CEO, states, “I have worked with elope for many years. Their product quality, customer focus and unique culture always matched Fun.com. We worked great together as customers of elope and I am excited to continue to work together as partners.”
When asked about the acquisition, elope, Inc.’s CEO Kevin Johnson had this to say, “I couldn’t be happier about joining forces with FUN.com. We will continue to do what we do best: develop creative products that thrill fans, cosplayers and costumers. We plan to double down on our current relationships with our brick-and-mortar customers. By leveraging Fun.com’s resources, we can bring many new products to market.”
In 1992, two brothers created elope (Everybody’s Laughing On Planet Earth), to share their love of laughter and style with the world. Focusing on innovation and high quality, elope, Inc. sells to brick-and-mortar retailers and has a variety of licenses including Disney, Warner Bros. and Dr. Seuss. Each of elope’s original designs starts at its headquarters in Colorado. elope’s team works closely with its joint-partnership factory to ensure premium materials, superb craftsmanship and excellent conditions for the people who help bring their creations to life.
Fun.com, which also owns HalloweenCostumes.com is the world’s largest Halloween retailer. Founded in 1992 out of a garage with 20 costumes for rent, the business has exploded to carrying over 10,000 costumes on HalloweenCostumes.com. Fun.com carries over 20,000 items focused on everyone’s favorite pop culture products. From Disney to Star Wars to Harry Potter, Fun.com has the perfect gift for any movie or TV series.
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