A Costume For Every Event: The 80’s Party

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A Costume For Every Event: The 80’s Party

When you’re looking for fancy dress online, you may feel a little overwhelmed when you consider all of the possibilities that are out there. However, with this series of articles, we can help you find the perfect outfit for any party! The last article discussed Oktoberfest and the various outfit options. This one will look at 80s costumes.


Thinking about the 80s

When you think about the era of the 80s, a few things will come to mind. Leg warmers were a huge trend, along with fabulously large earrings for women and even some men! You also couldn’t move without seeing at a few people sporting big, bulky shoulder pads. The 80s was all about fun, so go wild!


80s Women’s Costume Ideas

If you know anything about female fashion in the 80s, then there is a chance that the first thing that will come to mind is the Flashdance fashion that was so popular, inspired by the famous movie.

If you want to recreate this look, then it is the ideal opportunity to take everything to the extreme. Have fun with it and really glam yourself up with lots of accessories and layers for that over-the-top look that the style is all about. There are a number of 80s accessories that you can choose from which will go with this outfit perfectly, you only have to look at some online costume stores to get some inspiration.


80s Men’s Costume Ideas

If you want to really look as though you come from the 80s, then it almost goes without saying that you’re going to have to give the mullet a try. Yes, that really was the fashion in the 80s!

Luckily, if you don’t have enough hair to be able to create this amazing look yourself, you can always buy a wig which will come perfectly styled in the popular 80s mullet look.

One thing that was more popular than ever before in the 80s was the TV game-show. The showbiz world had just begun to open up, with advances in technology allowing new ways to see your favourite entertainment acts. Because of this, a new age of celebrity began and this included game show hosts. Think perfectly quaffed hair, bright, tacky suits and bristled moustaches.

Endless Choices

With an era as varied as the 80s, there is lots to choose from when creating your costume. Have fun with it and go a little extravagant – you’ll be the star of the show!


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