Great Ideas for an 80s Fancy Dress
Who doesn’t love the 80’s? The 1980’s were the years where it was cool to be flashy and ridiculous. Everyone was going over-the-top with their fashion designs, all the way from the dirty manly looks of rock stars to the glossy looks sported by rising white rappers. The pop and disco fad was in full swing so it had a lot of influence in casual wear and some of these elements can still be felt today. If you’re planning to dress up in an 80s fancy dress for an end of the year costume party why not consider the following ideas:
Stay True to the Metal – heavy metal and glam metal rockers were big icons of this era and they also have some of the flashiest fashion designs as well. So how can you perfect this look? Make sure to get a long hair wig. It has to be shaggy and un-brushed. Another thing is to make sure you either wear full tight leather clothing studded with spikes or metal rims or to go with tattered jeans. There is only one crucial colour to this get-up: black. Black clothing, black make-up, and black-hearted accessories like skulls.
Go for the Disco Pop Beat – true, the disco fad hit its high stride in the 70s but the 80s introduced the world to pop music. If you are having a little bit of a hard time deciding what kind of look to go for then all you have to do is look at Michael Jackson and Madonna. These two are the iconic figures in the pop scene as it rose to fame in the 1980s. The Michael Jackson look is actually easy to follow. He typically wore matching jackets and pants that were of the same leather material and colour. During his Smooth Criminal act he also sported a Fedora hat. Madonna is a little bit harder to follow but the basic idea is to go completely eccentric and to mix and mash the punk-rock-pop fashion sense into a crazy but beautiful look.
80s Casual Wear – then again you could go for the more casual look of the 80s. The typical 80s fancy dress involved body-fit shirts for men and bright coloured shirts for women. Women tended to tuck in their shirts into their jean skirts or skin-tight jean pants. Men either wore really baggy pants, following suit of the famous white rappers of the era, or tattered jeans. White and sky-blue were pretty common colours for both men and women. As a matter of fact, during the 80s, people tended to wear everything in white. A lot of famous 80s pop singers wore completely white suits.
The 1980s was a decade mostly famous for its catchy pop and rock music that still kicks in to this day but its fashion statement has since been immortalised for costume parties and events. There are a lot of things to consider but these tips will pretty much get you through the basics. With these tips you’ll easily be able to perfect the 80s fancy dress get-up and stand out amongst the crowd.