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!
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!
Here is how you can achieve this awesome 1980s look:
Shopping finds for an 1980s Halloween costume for adults…
- Start with these pink legwarmers or even these pink legwarmers that come in a set with other awesome accessories! Because after all, what is an 80’s outfit without legwarmers!
- Add on a black flared miniskirt with some black tights.
- Yes, a simple black and white zebra print cami is always fashionable for an 80s look…and this one is inexpensive!
- From there, add some 80s style sunglasses and if you are really awesome, try this 80’s neon style!
- Throw on a hot pink blazer for a classic 80’s look!
- Just in case your shoulders aren’t high enough, add these shoulder pads which attach to your bra strap.
- Oh, and we can’t forget the wide black stretchy belt! This edgy option is a great price!
- Finally, add on an armful of bangle bracelets and you are done!
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!
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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