37 of the Best ’80s Costume Ideas You Haven’t Seen Before
The '80s were a heyday of pop culture icons, which is why it's such a popular source of Halloween costume fodder. But if you've spent every Halloween since 1991 dressed up as Madonna or Michael Jackson from that Pepsi commercial, it's time to change up your throwback outfits a bit. We're getting in the spirit of Halloween even if it may look a little different this year (virtual Halloween, anyone?) with these 37 Halloween costumes from this rad decade.
The Breakfast Club: If you came of age in the '80s, than you're sure to have grown up with this motley crew of high school misfits. (via Brit + Co)
'80s Andre Agassi + Tennis Ball: This sporty couple's costume is really cute even sans bump. It's time to ace that virtual costume contest, y'all. (via Brit + Co)
The Shining Twins: Get creepy with your BFF and reenact this cult classic. (via Brit + Co)
GLOW: You're destined to have a *knockout* Halloween when you dress up as this dynamic '80s-inspired cast. We're always in it to win it! (via Brit + Co)
Sexy Marge Simpson: Mama Simpson never looked so fly. (via Brit + Co)
Saved By The Bell: Who's the Zack to your Kelly? (via Brit + Co)
Fraggle Rock: Throw your cares away! Why? You've found your costume. (via Brit + Co)
Jem: You're going to want to collect pink everything starting now. Go solo or jam with the Holograms! (via Brit + Co)
Twins: Let's journey back to 1988 when the world accepted the idea that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito could be… twins? Wait, WHAT? (via Brit + Co)
Top Gun: Shop around for an army green, khaki, or navy jumpsuit or a dress like the one we found. You can order a batch of movie-inspired patches on Amazon. Once you've got those, you can turn basically anything into a Top Gun costume. (via Brit + Co)
The Labyrinth: ICYMI, David Bowie stars in this fantastical movie from the '80s. It's creepy, strange, and beautiful all at the same time. And a pretty great Halloween costume idea too. (via Brit + Co)
Baywatch Babes: Prepare to save the shoreline with your amazing team *and* whistleblowing skills. (via Brit + Co)
Return of the Jedi Ewoks: Early Star Wars gave us the Ewoks, and we are forever thankful. (via Brit + Co)
Carmen Sandiego: Don't put your summer maxis away just yet — you're going to need one to channel your favorite mystery gal from the '80s. (Photo via Brit + Co)
What are some of the most unique '80s costumes you've seen? Share with us @BritandCo!
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