Tips For Making 80’s Costumes

 Budget Friendly 80’s Costumes

Fashion and music created so much fun in the 80’s. Today, heat of the 80s is back in the atmosphere. Luckily, you can create 80’s costumes with ease, whether it is Halloween costumes or other fashion themes.

If you are looking for budget-friendly ’80s costumes, there are some great ideas you can take advantage of. For instance, you can pick your favorite 80s character for your costume concept. Last Halloween, I mimicked “The Pretty in Pink” with my Halloween costume and got lots of beautiful comments and gestures! Amazingly, it only costs little to mimic this 80’s costumes.


You can consider mimicking “The Breakfast Club” from the 80s this Halloween. You don’t have to break the bank to look gorgeous in this costume, especially if you decide to have it home-made. You can also visit your local thrift store to sort through affordable 80s clothing and costume accessories. However, if your budget can foot the bill, you can choose from the high-end vintage 80’s costumes.


What You Should Know about Making Your 80s Costumes

In order to make an award-winning 80s costume, here are some helpful tips for you;

  • Be certain about your preferred 80’s character or theme.
  • Choose from the varieties of looks such as the bright fluorescent colors; a perfect example is the type worn by the Punky Brewster and the Break Dancers. Such clothing comes in different forms such as layering of leg-warmers, leggings, parachute pants, off-the-shoulder shirts, and bandanas. Another option is the Rock ‘n’ Looks, typically identified with metal bands – e.g. Poison and Motley Crue. The clothing in these series include ripped jeans and leather pants. Other popular 80s characters to choose from include “The Lost Boys”, “The Karate Kid”, and “Ferris Buellers’s Day Off”.
  • Shop in your local costume store to get the pieces or accessories required to complete your ensemble. A good place to go is the Salvation Army or Goodwill store.
  • Items you should look out for in those stores include acid-washed jeans, clothing with shoulder pads, Members Only jackets, and more.
  • Accessories to complement the 80’s costumes include sunglasses, large hoop earrings, bandannas, lace fingerless gloves and more. You will get all of these cheap in stores that stock teens & kids clothing stuffs.
  • You also need to purchase brightly colored makeups. These will include pink lipstick and blue eye-shadow. Also, you can add colored mascara & glitter to your makeup collection.


Dressing Up in Your 80’s Costumes


When you wear your costume on the d-day, remember to complement your 80’s costume with suitable hairdo.

Some ideas for hairdos to match 80s costumes include the following;

  • Permed hair
  • Feathered hair
  • Ratted hair
  • Crimped hair
  • Teased hair

Any of these hairdos will match your 80s costume. Only do not forget to add sufficient mousse and hair spray to make the hair full and big.







One comment to Tips For Making 80’s Costumes

  • DJ  says:

    Great Article! I can’t wait to have my 80’s party. I love the 80’s dresses. I also like your other 80s website.

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