80s Fancy Dress – Suggestion Ideas and Tips
80s Fancy Dress has only now begun to emerge as a popular theme when setting up a costume or theme party. It is an era which has become popular for themed parties, hen nights and nights out. It is, of course, now 20 to 30 years ago so is remembered fondly by some and looked at as a strange time indeed by others.
When thinking about our outfit, we need to think about the person or concept we wish to portray and whilst we may think of something obscure, we need to consider whether it will be recognized as something from the 80s and whether it will be recognized at all . I certainly would not want to spend all night explaining to people what or who I was dressed as and what this person was famous for or not as the case may be.
My first objective is to be recognizable, but you say then so will everyone else and we could end up with a huge number of people all dressed up as the same person. Well there are a lot of very recognizable characters from this era and while it is a possibility there is such a variety of choice it should be minimized.
First do we want to do a concept or a celebrity, the 80s have a few of both and of course a few who would fit both categories.
In terms of concepts the 80s was the beginning of the anti hero villain, the movie where the villain was more popular in some cases than the hero.
My top three picks in the anti hero would be Ming the merciless from Flash Gordon, then just say the name three times and of course Beetlejuice will appear such a huge hit and of course still seen at a major theme park. But the big anti hero and a cult even today was and isTony Montana from Scarface.
Another concept worth looking at from the 80s Fancy dress would be Kung Fu Fighting, this was the release of the Street Fighter games which are still huge and of course the beginning of the Karate Kid movies.
Onto the popular celebrities of the time for a good fancy dress we want it to be visual and striking and with 80s Fancy dress and celebrities we can easily achieve this.
Perhaps the largest celebrity of the 80s and onwards is queen Madge Madonna, with this lady we have a lot of choices and looks all stunning and all sure to be a hit.
Rambo is a big hit with the guys and also Adam Ant who was hugely colorful and very recognizable.
With Freedie Mercury Iggy pop and Michael Jackson Joan Collins and Kym Wilde and not forgetting the Iron lady Maggie thatcher.
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