About elope

Our Mission: Share Laughter, Wear Happiness

elope is dedicated to a vision of global happiness: everybody's laughing on planet earth.

In 1988, Kevin and Keith Johnson embarked on a journey to the far corners of planet Earth collecting and designing outstanding hats that made everybody laugh. They loved making people smile almost as much as they loved telling stories about their adventures and spreading happiness. In 1993, the two brothers created elope (Everybody’s Laughing on Planet Earth) to share their love of laughter and style with the world. More than 25 years later, that same joy of adventure, desire to make people happy, and passion for creative costuming inspires every decision we make.

We know you want uniquely designed costumes and accessories that spark imagination and delight, so we work hard to create exceptionable wearables. Each of our original designs starts here at our world headquarters here in Colorado. Our team works closely with our manufacturing partners to ensure premium materials, superb craftsmanship, and excellent conditions for the people who help us bring our creations to life. We love to expand design boundaries almost as much as we love to make people happy, and we can't do that without the help of our entire team.

Our team works hard to source premium materials that make our products high quality and easy to wear. We monitor every step of the production process, and coordinate with our joint partnership factory to ensure that every aspect of the finished product makes our wearables stand out. We care deeply about details from the packaging to the product particulars.

It’s not just part of our mission -- it’s our personal investment in the success of your business. We care about you and your ability to delight your customers, and we will bend over backwards (in costume, of course) to make sure you’re happy with our products. Let us put a smile on your face with our clear, cheerful communication, accurate shipments, and friendly service.

elope strives to be socially responsible with a company-wide commitment to reusing materials at the factory level, a reducing our footprint with energy and materials conservation, and a year-round commitment to community volunteerism. In addition to the hours our team members put into supporting community organizations, we sponsor key events like the Waldo Waldo 5K (which we incubated for its first two years) and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Head-Shaving Fundraiser. Since 2002, our team-organized St. Baldrick’s events have raised money to benefit children’s cancer research and treatment and we’ve raised over $2,000,000 to date for this wonderful cause.