1980's Costumes & Fancy Dress Accessories

1980's Costumes & Fancy Dress Accessories

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80s Costume Ideas at Disguises

Mullets, finger-less gloves and studded chokers. The 1980's were all about style. Come in and and and see our full range on display. Try before you buy or hire complete costumes from our extensive range. We are here to help you, to select the best outfit for your Party. See you soon at Disguises The Place Where All Great Parties Start 80s themed parties are growing in popularity in Australia, with many nostalgic Aussies choosing to dress up in their craziest 1980s costumes and celebrate one of the most memorable decades in Australia’s fashion history. The 1980s were an affluent, glitzy and glamorous time in Australia. The economy, certainly in the earlier part of the decade, was booming and the cash was flowing. Australians were obsessed with making money and, of course, spending it too! Fashion in the 1980s mirrored the money obsessed culture and way of life. The baby-boomers had grown up and they wanted to wear more sophisticated outfits that showed off their success and newly found wealth thereby rejecting the non-materialist hippie values of the previous decade. In reaction to the materially obsessed masses, the punk movement was a minority rebellion that rejected 1980s affluence and the hippie values of the past decades, giving multiple sources of inspiration for your choice of 1980s costume. As the ‘80s progressed Australian music gained confidence too with a few Australian acts and bands seeing success both in Australia and abroad. Midnight Oil, for example, increased their popularity at home with their lyrics that addressed many of the social and political issues in Australia at the time. Australian band Men At Work saw international success with their patriotic song Down Under and bands like INXS had many top ten hits, particularly in Britain and the United States. In 1987, Australian soap actress Kylie Minogue launched her music career with a remake of the 1960s hit Locomotion, which became the highest-selling Australian single of the 1980s. Minogue then went on to achieve worldwide stardom, especially in Britain and Europe. As you can see the 1980s were an interesting time and make an awesome theme for a fancy dress party. Whether you’re looking for a Miami Vice style suit, the Adam Ant look or a super cheesy mullet wig; you can find all the greatest 1980s costumes at Disguises in Brisbane. Ladies don't worry; we have you covered too with our choice of punk outfits, wigs, gloves, shoes and more … and remember that at Disguises we have fancy dress costumes to hire or buy so something to fit every budget.
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