80's Costumes

The 1980s was a decade marked by excess; everything was about taking things to new heights, from high notes sung by wailing metal bands the height of one's hair. The decade was defined by its music icons - and don't forget the great movies. Madonna, Michael Jackson and hair metal bands like Poison and Bon Jovi played a crucial part in turning their style into the must have wardrobe of the time and the crazy costumes we sell today. Our 80's Halloween costumes are a blast from the past. Our eighties clothes and fashion feature spandex animal prints, Madonna costumes feature leggings, lace tutus, mesh gloves and loads of raw sex appeal. For men, Billy Ray Cyrus made us fall in Achy Breaky love with the hillbilly mullet like our Men's Dirty Blond Mississippi Mud Flap wig. And let us not forget about Michael Jackson - from the Thriller to Billy Jean, anyone who is looking for 80s men's costumes outfits can find them below.

1980s Costume Ideas and Tips

The one word that most accurately encompasses the attitude, personality, pop culture and overall Vibe of the 1980s is "BIG". Big hair. Big shoulder pads. Big movies. The actual movie Big starring Tom Hanks, also 80's. So when you are laying out your Halloween plans, you may want to consider any of the countless ways to incorporate this decade’s extravagance into your Halloween costume. There is no shortage of absolutely iconic characters and pop culture personalities that are guaranteed to spark the nostalgia fire inside you and all your friends. Often colorful and never dull, the styles of the 1980s will forever be known as fearless strides in self-expression. Many of these looks may not have stood the test of time in the world of mainstream fashion, but they are forever locked in the American subconscious as the epitome of party time fun. Here's just a few ways to take your 1980's Halloween to the max.

Iconic 80s Movies, Characters, and Their Memorable Quotes Infographic

With so many outrageous options for 1980s costumes, you may find yourself wanting to learn more about these unique fashion trends and their origins, variations and public appeal. Think about the haircuts worn by the band Flock of Seagulls. Don't you have a thousand questions about how such a style can not only be thought of and tried out, but go on to be one of the most recognizable and definitive quaffs of the decade? Why did super bright clashing colors make up the wordrobes of housewives and entertainment elites alike? And denim. So much denim. Blue jeans have been around for forever, but the 1980s was truly an eruption of denim from jean jackets to shirts and vests. Click over to the 1980s infographic  in our blog to find out facts and trivia about your favorite or most notorious fashion trends from the era.

80s Playboy Costumes

Amidst the garish fun of 1980's music, movies and television, it is very easy to forget about the pop cultural impact of Hugh Hefner's Playboy Empire and the rise of the Playboy Bunny Halloween costume. For men, all you need is a burgundy smoking jacket, a long cigarette holder and a grin from ear-to-ear and you have and immediately recognizable costume as the late founder of this much talked-about publication. For ladies, there is no better way to get all eyes on you then to show up to this year's Halloween party in a Playboy Bunny costume. Classic, cute and absolutely breathtaking, turn every head in the room with a simple pair of bunny ears, bushy rabbit tail and leotard.

80s Licensed Costumes

The 1980s was easily one of the biggest decades in terms of licensed franchises that embedded themselves in the hearts of the American public. Movies like Back to the Future and Indiana Jones created unforgettable characters that make terrific 1980’s Halloween costumes for any movie lover, while those who want to show off their more nerdy side may choose to go with a Ghostbusters Halloween costume or one commemorating Yoda or Chewbacca in the last two films of the original Star Wars trilogy. Go really big when you deck yourself out in a complete Rambo muscle costume that will be talked about all year long!

Playboy Bunny Infographic

In his lifetime, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner turned a small controversial periodical into a brand and empire that is synonymous with beauty, sexuality, style and adult sophistication. The evolution of the magazine’s models, known to everyone as the Playboy bunnies, serves as a timeline for cultural standards of beauty. We often see Playboy bunny costumes, but don't really know too much about the history of this crowd-pleasing and iconic outfit that has been exciting party-goers for decades. Check out the infographic in our blog to find facts and trivia that will broaden your understanding of one of the most talked about and least understood costumes in the American lexicon. Does Hugh Hefner ever take off the smoking jacket? What exactly is a "grato" and why is it a magnet for beautiful women? You will just have to click over to the Playboy bunny infographic to find out.

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