Bear costume designer Joe Lydon has sold over 4,000 bear costumes to the public on Facebook, the internet’s most popular social media platform.
Lydons costume, which features a bear head and a fur collar, has been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and his own web series, Bear Party.
In April, Lydson was featured in a viral video of the bear costume being worn by a man wearing a “bear mask” during a party.
“I’m very excited to share my Bear Party Bear Costume to all of you,” Lydanson said in the video.
“This is the first costume I’ve ever sold, and I think it’s the best yet.
You guys are going to love it.
This is the best bear costume ever.”
The video has been viewed more than 7 million times and garnered over 2.6 million likes.
Lyson is a father of two young daughters.
He is married to his wife of more than 10 years, Tia.
The couple have three young sons.
“We are blessed to be in this business and we’re honored to have so many people supporting us,” Lysons wife said in a statement.
“When you’re in business, it’s your job to be there for everyone.
We love our family and are so grateful for all the love and support we’ve received from so many of you.”
Bear costume is a “huge success” Lydona has received numerous accolades from fellow costume designers, including the “Designer of the Year” award from the Costume Institute, the “Best of the Web” award by the Costume Designers Guild, the Outstanding Achievement Award from Costume Design America and the “Outstanding Costume Designer” award.
Lyanon is the founder and chief executive officer of Lydonia Inc., a design and development company in Brooklyn, New York.
The company designs costumes and apparel for various companies and events.