Some of the biggest celebrities in the 1980s included the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, and female singing sensation, Madonna. Costumes that incorporate some of the more stylish pieces of their outfits are always a hit. Madonna was well known for her shocking ensembles that showed skin, as well as her blonde hair and excess jewellery and makeup. Mr. Jackson was often seen moon walking in his parachute pants, leather clothes with plenty of zippers and he often wore a single glove. His hats were stylish and garnered plenty of attention too
The 1980s were a time of excess. If youre planning a party with this theme, you should wear bright colours, plenty of accessories and remember that bigger is better. This is especially true when it comes to hair and make up for the ladies. Most hairstyles included tall, teased bangs and this was often worn with large colourful jewellery pieces. As far as makeup goes, anything works! This era was a colourful period in fashion history. Women often wore blue or purple eye shadow and plenty of eyeliner. Eyes were the focus more so than the mouth.
There are plenty of fun throwback choices too. Consider some of the popular cartoon characters of this era. In fact, many of them are popular once again. Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony, Smurfs and other characters were just as cool then as they are now. These are great options for kids because you can enjoy the nostalgia, but your kids just see them as a lot of fun.
One of the best things about wearing a costume from a different era is that you are sure to get plenty of comments and compliments. Dressing for a decade is always a good idea, especially if you are at loss for what to wear. In addition, these outfits are appropriate for nearly any type of party, gathering or event since there are options available that are modest as well as ones that are a bit more risqué.
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