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Decades 80's

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.

80s 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 80s. 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 are just a few ways to take your 1980s 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 wardrobes of housewives and entertainment elites alike? And denim. So much denim. Blue jeans have been around 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 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 Top Gun, Beetlejuice and A Christmas Story created unforgettable characters that make terrific 1980s Halloween costumes for any movie lover. Some of your favorite horror movies hail from this decade too! Go big when you recreate your favorite 80s character with our licensed costumes!