1980s Halloween Costume for Adults (Totally Awesome)

Are you looking for a Halloween costume for adults that isn’t too “adult”?  (You know what I mean). Yeah, you’ve seen some of those inappropriate costumes in the party stores.  Instead, why don’t you travel back to one of your favorite decades…the 1980s!  Come take a look at my version of a 1980s Halloween costume for adults…or kids!

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1980s Halloween Costume for Adults:

Oh, did I say, one of “your” favorite decades?  Ha!  Well, I actually meant one of mine!  

Obviously, I’m aging myself – ha!

1980s Adult Halloween Costume

Join me as we flash back to the 80s!

To create my totally bitchin outfit, I rummaged around in some sale racks and junk bins from various stores…and I may or may not have had that belt in the back of my closet!

Or, ask an “older” relative to dig through some closets for some 80s vintage finds!

1980s Halloween Costume for Adults

Here is how you can achieve this awesome 1980s look:

Shopping finds for an 1980s Halloween costume for adults…

Actually, I wore this rad ensemble last year for a school party.  Each year, I co-chair an annual event at my kids’ school and that year we went with the 80’s theme!  Ironically, the adults seemed to enjoy it more than the children…but it was really like totally fun for everyone!

(Right now I am a bit delirious planning this year’s event or else I don’t know if I would ever share such a silly picture with the world!)

In addition to the totally tubular attire, we also made some 80s style “centerpieces” for the tables.  Unfortunately, we had like totally no budget to buy things so we had to be creative.

Rubik’s Cube Inspired 80’s Decor:

Everyone young or old will recognize this 80s classic.

Basically, if you lived in the 80’s you owned one of these!

DIY Rubik's Cube decorations

For a 1980s party, they made the perfect centerpieces! Thankfully, a local dollar store donated square boxes and we painted them black.  Then we cut out different colored paper squares and glued them to the outside.  Such an easy DIY project…and so much easier than trying to solve a real Rubik’s cube puzzle!  Unfortunately, I was never able to solve mine back in the day and I was like so bummed!

Anyway, our budget did allow for a DJ and he had those kids rocking to some gnarly tunes and even taught them the Electric Slide.  But it was the parents who enjoyed it to the max!

Anyway, I hope I gave you a fun idea for a 1980s Halloween costume for adults!

You don’t want one of those icky store bought costumes anyway.  

I mean, really – gag me with a spoon!  Fer sure

Although, the store bought Halloween costumes have come a long way from the 1980s.  If you’re old enough, you’ll remember those plastic masks with the tiny little slit for your mouth.  After a just a few minutes of trick or treating, your whole face would be sweating and you’d practically be gasping for air.  Of course, then the little rubber band would break and it would all be over.  Ahh, fond memories!

Additional Halloween Costume Ideas:

If you and the dog plan on joining your kids for trick or treating, here are some fun costume ideas for them!

Have you ever worn a 1980s Halloween costume?

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  1. Oh my gosh…you look adorable! And those rubiks cubes are a great party accessory.This weather we've been having has been getting me in the October mood!

  2. You are too cute! Love the costume! I've never been one for dressing up but sure do love it when my "grown" children or my sweet granddaughter, Layton does! Such fun!

  3. I can see why they chose you to chair this event; your ideas are great! You look about sixteen years old in your adorable eighties costume, btw; very authentic. (I'm old enough to know that… 🙂

  4. Looking for any awesome, scary, funny or weird Halloween Costumes and just in time, I found your blog which is very interesting. Thanks for sharing and I do hope I could pin some nice photos on my Pinterest boards. Good day! 😀

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