Category 80s Costume Ideas

Madonna Outfits

Every time Madonna releases a song she seems to reinvent herself and provides her fans with a wide range of costumes to choose from. For the past 20 years or more she has given plenty of people a great idea when it comes to choosing Madonna outfits. Some will be OK for most women to wear but some are quite daring and will take a lot of confidence to wear.

When she stared in Desperately Seeking Susan, she had a look that was all her own. From the lace gloves to    the high heels it was clearly something that Madonna would be remembered for. Add lacy knee length leggings – and that is knee length down and not up – and the look is complete. It may not be the sort of outfit to wear if you will be outside, but for indoors it will cause a stir.

As would be expected with Material Girl, the...

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80s Costumes: Party Like You Belong in the 80s!

The 80’s was one of the decades that a lot of people considered fun, exciting and neat!  Throwing an 80’s themed party in the 90s wouldn’t have been right because there were those who were trying to forget the 80s. Now, hosting 80s themed parties is a trend – at least one person on the block or neighborhood has hosted a 80s themed party! 80s costumes have actually influenced a lot of today’s fashion! The 80s will always remain one of the “coolest” decades of the last millennium.

80s Costumes for Men and Women

An 80’s theme party is no doubt a great choice because the style and fashions of the 80s was quite bold and really vibrant. The movies of that era were memorable and the music was varied and sensational...

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80s Costumes

For those of you in your 20s and early 30s – you grew up in the 80s. For those of you in your 40s and 50s – you were just becoming an established adult in the 80s. If you are being invited to a costume party that is 80s-themed, or just want to dress up in some nostalgia, you know your era well.

In starting with a costume, you need to remember the aesthetic of the 80s. This era involved big, back-combed hair; tights and leggings, aerobics, polka dots, bright colors, gaudy patterns, track suits, and heavy eye makeup. And as you know, that is just a taste. So here are some tips for your 80s costumes, meant for those who lived it and those who just want to act it out.

Let’s start with some general costumes. Of course, there is the valley girl. This would involve minimal effort...

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