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80s Fancy Dress Party Ideas

If you have been invited to an 80’s fancy dress party then you are going to want to know about 80s costumes. There are so many things that you can wear to an 80’s fancy dress party and this guide will explain some of the most popular choices and pieces of clothing that you will need to create your look.

The real key to getting the 80s style right is to do everything to excess. This includes your makeup. The 80s was a decade that did everything to excess. You will need to add extra layers of makeup and clothes to get your 80s fancy dress look just right. Big and bold are two words that signify the 80’s and there are plenty of great looks and 80s costumes to choose from. It doesn’t matter whether you are male or female there are some great icons that you can style yourself on.

Some of the great 80s fancy dress costumes for women include the Like a Virgin Madonna look, the punk rock girl look, Flashdance, Blondie and Cindi Lauper. For men the choices are the king of pop himself, Michael Jackson, Heavy Metal rockers such as Axl Rose, a breakdancer, the Karate Kid and more.

You can find 80’s costumes in most fancy dress shops. Some of the key elements will include leggings, leg warmers, miniskirts, skinny jeans, fingerless gloves and big jewellery. Leather jackets, black patent shoes, white and black t-shirts, and aviator sunglasses are a must for men.

80’s hair is another thing that you will have to consider and in the 80s hair was big. You can get a wide range of 80s wigs if you don’t have long hair. If you do then all you need is plenty of hairspray and a great deal of backcombing. Remember the bigger the hair the better. Afro hairstyles were also very popular in the 80’s so if you want to see how you would look with an afro then an 80s fancy dress party is the perfect opportunity to try them out.

Colour is another important element for your 80s fancy dress costume. Bright colours were all the rage in the 80’s and the more you stood out the better. Clothes didn’t match either and big oversized tops were always paired with skinny jeans or leggings. Ankle boots and leg warmers were another big trend. Miniskirts over leggings was another way to dress in the 80s.

There are so many great 80s fancy dress ideas to choose from that you really will be spoilt for choice. Don’t forget to take some time to practice your moves before the big party too. Eighties music was all about moving and watching some of the popular movies such as Footloose or Flashdance will help you to remember all your moves. Break dancing was another element of the 80’s so you might want to brush up on these moves too.