Halloween Plus the 80's = A Night to Remember!
Whether you goal is to design an 80s pop star costume reminiscent of Madonna or an 80s rock star costume that rivals the look of Motley Crue or Def Leppard, it is time to start collecting everything you need to look like you just strolled out to your Camaro IROC-Z after watching Pretty in Pink.
When you think 80s costumes for girls and women, start looking for tights, preferably in bright colors, a short tutu or jean skirt, a big shirt that falls off the shoulders, and a pair of white pumps. Once you have your basics together, it is time for the fun part, accessories. This is where it gets really fun! Let's look at a few of your possibilities.
Now, it's time to gather up a makeup collection that is 80's worthy. (Bonus points if you can find a Caboodle to put it in.) No 80's Halloween costume is complete without a massive amount of blue eyeshadow outlined with blue liner and mascara. There's nothing wrong with topping it off with a bright pink, yellow, or orange. Finally, line your lips with some Lip Smackers and you are good to go.
To finish it off, it's time to achieve that great 80's hair. Since it can be hot on Halloween, it's a great idea to pull your hair up in a banana clip or try a great side ponytail.
Sadly, guys didn't have quite the fashion sense that women had in the 80's, but that doesn't mean you can't pull together a great 80's rock star costume that starts with a great pair of acid washed torn jeans. Top it off with a t-shirt. Next is the hair. This may require a great massively teased wig, but that was definitely the preferred hairstyle of rockers everywhere. Finally, pull on a pair of studded boots and any guy is ready to go.
Halloween is truly a great holiday. The 80's were truly a great decade. Combine the two and come up an 80's Halloween costume that will catch everyone's eye.
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