Dressing up in a Janis Joplin costume is no easy task and as a result, it is unlikely that you will be able to recreate her image from items lying around the house. It is no secret that Janis Joplin dressed like a Hippie – and this is what makes any Janis Joplin Outfit difficult to work with.
The term ‘hippie’ went viral in the 1960’s throughout the United States and ultimately described people with countercultural values. These individuals did what they wanted and how they wanted, which makes their fashion ever more difficult to pinpoint. The variety of types of clothes worn had similarities, but hippies were sure to put a unique spin to ensure that they did not conform to society. These individuals also became active and promoted drugs, sex, opposition to the Vietnam War, and of course – Psychedelic rock. Enter Janis Joplin.
Janis Joplin was the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company that swept the underground psychedelic music scene off its feet. Joplin and her band had much success both in the underground hippie scene, as well as mainstream, as more and more record companies became aware of them.
It is no fluke that in 2008, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Joplin as the 28th Greatest Singer of all time. She was more than just a girl with a pretty face and a beautiful voice. Joplin was a pioneer in the sense that she made a name for herself a genre dominated by men. She also is well known for her body artwork, or tattoos, which ultimately helped to spread the meaning and approval from society. Though her death came short at only 27 years old in 1970, she left by leaving a huge imprint on our history and as a result deserves to be remembered.
This is why Costume Nation would like to help you find the perfect Janis Joplin Halloween Costume this year so that you can bring out the hippie in yourself. There are a variety of styles to choose from, but all share one thing in common; they are fun and unique! Whether you are a Child or an Adult, or need a matching Men’s or Boy’s costume, you cannot go wrong.