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Need suggestions for 80's icon fancy dress costumes?

Asked by RareDenver (13143points) February 16th, 2010

My friend has his 30th coming up this summer and the theme is 80’s icons, can you help a fellow Jelly out with any ideas? Need suggestions for both myself and my wife.

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Likeradar's avatar

How fabulous would it be to go dressed like this?

gemiwing's avatar

@Likeradar Dear God, that’s brilliant. I want to go!

tinyfaery's avatar

Boy George
Adam Ant
Cindy Lauper
Hulk Hogan
Mr. T

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

You should go as Billy Idol, and your wife could be Molly Ringwald.

jfos's avatar

I second Billy Idol.

Likeradar's avatar

@gemiwing Me too! I’m thinking if I have any excuse to throw a party just so I can find a dress like that.

Sarcasm's avatar

You could dress up like 80s Boy George. Why is it illegal for girls

buckyboy28's avatar

Black Michael Jackson à la Thriller?

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@Sarcasm Haven’t heard from that person (any one of her 15 or so personaltites) in quite some time. Did our troll give up?

ucme's avatar

The hitman & her aarrgghh!

RareDenver's avatar

I’ve done Adam Ant before but I like the Billy Idol idea, or maybe Bowie?

jfos's avatar

You should dress up as Jemaine (from Flight of the Conchords) dressed up as Bowie.

RareDenver's avatar

@jfos I fucking love it

buckyboy28's avatar

@jfos “Wear the funky, funky eye patch, Bret.”

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Billy Idol and Cyndi Lauper

Jude's avatar

Dee Snyder and the boys from Twisted Sister.

That video brought me to this. ha!

Which then brought me to this song. Aw, 80’s.

CMaz's avatar

Jeans, flannel shirt, Keds sneakers

Dr_C's avatar

I was all excited when I saw this and was about to post Billy Idol when I saw @jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities beat me to it. I will cut you…

Another option is Jeff Spicoli from “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”.


rangerr's avatar

YES. I was going to say Labyrinth Bowie. Your wife could be Sarah from the dream sequence. That was a fancy dress.

Cruiser's avatar

Axyl Rose and Madonna?

Aethelwine's avatar

You could do Westley and Buttercup from The Princess Bride.

oops, they are characters. Does that not count?

Berserker's avatar

Parachute pants, tight glittery vests and puffy hair!

Sorry…all I know about the eighties is what I see in old Halloween movies.

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Nothing screams 80’s quite like Hall and Oates.

Or if you can find a white sport jacket and a pastel t shirt, you’ve got the Miami Vice look down.

Or if you want to be super 80s chic, google “Adam Ant”.

lilikoi's avatar

I second Michael Jackson, Madonna, Labyrinth Bowie & Sarah
Doc from Back to the Future
The couple in Somewhere in Time
Harry and Sally – just make sure she has a sandwich
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
The Police
Tina Turner
Chuckie (the psycho doll)
Mario & the princess
Strawberry Shortcake
That girl in Pretty in Pink
A Rubiks Cube
Rainbow Brite
Mr & Ms PacMan
Ronald McDonald and that purple blob
Shredder and Raphael
An Apple
The Little Mermaid and the prince guy
American Apparel models

Shecky_Johnson's avatar

MAX HEADROOM or the Noid.

Strauss's avatar

Doonesbury character Roland Hedley.

Strauss's avatar

Tom Baker as Dr. Who

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