The 1980s was a decade of bold fashion choices, bright colors, and big hair. So, it’s no surprise that 1980s costumes have become a popular choice for Halloween. Whether you’re looking to channel your inner Madonna or pay homage to your favorite movie character, there are plenty of ways to make your 1980s costume stand out this Halloween.
One popular 1980s costume idea is to dress up as Madonna. The Queen of Pop was known for her iconic looks, such as her cone bra and lace gloves. You can find a Madonna costume or create your own by pairing a lace leotard with fishnet tights and a pair of lace gloves. Add a blonde wig with big curls, a pair of oversized sunglasses, and some statement jewelry to complete the look.
Another popular 1980s costume idea is to dress up as a character from the movie “The Breakfast Club”. The iconic movie, which was released in 1985, featured a group of teenagers each representing a different high school cliche. You can dress as the “Princess” (Ally Sheedy) with a pink dress, pearls, and headband, the “Jock” (Emilio Estevez) with a letterman jacket and a pair of athletic pants, “The Brain” (Anthony Michael Hall) with a button-up shirt and a tie, “The Criminal” (Judd Nelson) with a leather jacket, or “The Basket Case” (Ally Sheedy) with a black clothing and a wild hair.
For those who want to channel their inner Michael Jackson, you can dress up as the King of Pop during his “Thriller” era, with a red leather jacket, a white t-shirt, black pants and white socks. You can also add a single white glove and a fedora to complete the look.
Another iconic character of the 80s is the Ghostbusters, you can dress as one of the Ghostbusters with an orange jumpsuit, a proton pack and a ghost trap, or as the ghost, Slimer, with a green jumpsuit, a green hat and a lot of green paint on your face.
No matter which 1980s character you choose to dress up as, make sure to have fun with it! Add your own personal touch and don’t be afraid to get creative. And don’t forget to take lots of pictures, as a great way to remember the night.
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