80's Fancy Dress


Although the eighties was a decade of awful fashion sense, 80's fancy dress is nonetheless one of the most popular genre for costume parties. We review a selection of wonderful eighties fancy dress costumes including outfits inspired by 80's music, TV and films and some ideas for 80s Halloween costumes inspired by 1980's horror flicks.

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80′s Halloween Fancy Dress Costumes

A cool selection of 80's fancy dress costumes to wear this Halloween:

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80′s Music Fancy Dress

A selection of 80's music fancy dress costumes...

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80′s Cartoon Fancy Dress

Fancy dress outfits inspired by cartoons from the 80's...

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80′s TV and Films Fancy Dress

Fancy dress costumes inspired by films and TV series from the eighties...

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One type of film that really blossomed in the eighties was the horror flick, which has inspired a range of 80′s Halloween fancy dress outfits, such as Michael Myers, Pin Head and of course Freddy Krueger fancy dress costumes. Below we look at a selection of the very best eighties fancy dress costumes for you to wear to this year’s Halloween party.

Adult Halloween Super Deluxe Michael Myers Costume

Michael Myers Costume

The Super Deluxe Michael Myers costume is a classic 80′s Halloween fancy dress outfit, based on the character from the successful Halloween movies.

These 80′s Halloween fancy dress costumes are based around a high quality navy blue Michael Myers jumpsuit, which is covered with fake mud.

The Michael Myers outfit also includes a deluxe Michael Myers mask, with the trademark white face and attached brown hair.

The perfect accessory to complete this outfit would of course be Michael Myers’ weapon of choice, a fake kitchen knife.

Click on the above image for a closer look at the Halloween Super Deluxe Michael Myers outfit

Freddy Krueger CostumeDeluxe Freddy Krueger Sweater

Probably the most well known character from any eighties horror flick, these Freddy Krueger fancy dress costumes are simply awesome and make the perfect 80′s Halloween fancy dress outfit.

The official licensed Freddy Shirt consists of a sweater style garment, with the infamous design of dark green and red stripes with that ‘tattered’ effect.

There are a number of great accessories that you can purchase to go with your Freddy Krueger fancy dress outfit, but the must have accessory has got to be the Freddy Krueger 3/4 Vinyl Mask.

Other great accessories to go with your Freddy Krueger fancy dress costume include the Adult Oversized Freddy Krueger Hat, which is a fedora hat designed to fit over a Freddy Krueger™ mask, and a pair of officially licensed Freddy™ Bladed Gloves.

Click on the above image for a closer look at the Deluxe Freddy Krueger Sweater

Beetlejuice Fancy Dress CostumeAdult 80s ‘Better Quality’ Beetlejuice Halloween Costume

The Adult Better Quality Beetlejuice Costume is an luxurious 80′s Halloween fancy dress outfit that comes highly recommended.

The officially licensed outfit makes a superb Halloween costume and is based around a black and white striped jacket, with a matching pair of black and white striped trousers.

The Beetlejuice costumes also include a black and white dickie bow, so all you need to complete your outfit is to add a Beetlejuice wig and perhaps some Beetlejuice teeth.

Click on the above image for a closer look at the 80s ‘Better Quality’ Beetlejuice Halloween outfit

If none of the 80′s Halloween fancy dress costumes above are quite what you are looking for, then be sure to check out the 80′s Halloween Costumes section of our site.

Despite being a decade that was famous for its lousy music, there were nonetheless some class acts in the 80′s, many of whom wore some outrageous 1980s outfits. Below we consider a selection of 80′s music fancy dress costumes, which sum up the fashion extravagance of the decade perfectly.

Freddie Mercury 80's CostumeFreddie Mercury Wembley 1986 Costume

This great looking 80′s music fancy dress costume is a tribute to the Freddie Mercury outfit he wore on Queen’s Wembley 1986 tour.

This Freddie Mercury costume is based around a yellow jacket that has multiple metal buckles, epaulettes and some gold piping detail.

The Freddie Mercury outfits also include a pair of white elasticated trousers with the familiar red and gold stripes sewn onto the fabric.

This officially licensed Queen costume comes highly recommended and all you need is the distinctive microphone and stand to complete your outfit

Click on the above image for a closer look at the Freddie Mercury Wembley outfit

Rod Stewart CostumesMen’s 80′s Icon Costume

These 80′s music costumes make the perfect Rod Stewart fancy dress outfits for Halloween or other type of costume party.

The 1980′s outfits are based around a pair of outrageous leopard print trousers and an eighties style shiny gold jacket.

All you need to complete your Rod Stewart fancy dress costumes is a 80s Street Wig, which is a great looking blonde 80′s wig that will finish off your outfit nicely.

Click on the above image for a closer look at the Men’s 80′s Icon Costume

Adam Ant CostumesMen’s 80s Pop Prince Costume

These extravagant 80′s music fancy dress costumes make the perfect Adam Ant outfits.

The Adam Ant fancy dress costume is based around a pair of black trousers and a purple jacket with red cuffs and military-style gold detailing.

Don’t forget to buy some white Snazaroo face paints to add the ‘across-the nose’ stripe.

Click on the above image for a closer look at the Adam Ant Costume

If none of the 80′s music fancy dress costumes above are quite what you are looking for, then make sure you check out the 80′s Music Costumes section of our site.

80′s children’s cartoons are also a great inspiration for eighties fancy dress costumes. Below we take a look at a selection of three 80′s cartoon fancy dress outfits that are just great if you are looking to dress up as one of your childhood heroes.

Danger Mouse Costumes

Danger Mouse Costume

The Danger Mouse fancy dress costume is a wonderful example of 80′s cartoon fancy dress.

The Danger Mouse costumes are based around a white one-piece jumpsuit, which have the trademark ‘DM’ logo.

The DangerMouse jumpsuit has attached white shoe covers and a red and yellow Danger Mouse belt.

Finally, the 80′s cartoon fancy dress outfit is completed by a pair of white gloves and a moulded over-head DangerMouse mask, which includes the trademark black eye patch.

Click on the image above for a closer look at the Danger Mouse Costume

He-Man OutfitHe-Man Costume

This great looking He-Man costume is based around a muscle jumpsuit that has a belt, a pair of cuffs and a pair of red boot covers that fasten with velcro.

The jumpsuit of the He-Man outfit is padded in sections to give it that muscle look and has an E.V.A harness, a pair of attached red pants and a detachable red belt.

This officially licensed Mattel costume, which also comes complete with an inflatable sword, comes highly recommended.

Click on the image above for a closer look at the He-Man outfit

Bananaman CostumesBananaman Costume

You can now go to the party dressed as Bananaman, that great British cartoon super-hero, thanks to this awesome 80′s cartoon fancy dress costume.

The Bananaman outfit is based around a deep blue two-part suit, which has wadding sewn into the fabric of the the chest and arms so as to create muscles.

The officially licensed Bananaman costume also comes with a yellow self tie belt with a big red “B” buckle, a pair of yellow gauntlets and yellow boot covers.

These Bananaman fancy dress costumes also come with a yellow cape that has an attached mask and a headpiece that comes complete with banana ears.

Click on the image above for a closer look at the Banana Man outfit

If none of these 80′s cartoon fancy dress costumes are quite what you are looking for, then check out the 80′s Cartoon Costumes section of our site.

Some of the very best 80s fancy dress costumes are those outfits that are based on films and TV series from the eighties. Below we have a look at a selection of 80′s TV and films fancy dress outfits, including an awesome looking Mr T fancy dress costume.

A Team Fancy Dress OutfitsAdult 80s Action Hero Costume

These awesome looking Adult 80s Action Hero Costumes make the perfect Mr. T. fancy dress outfit and are guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd at any eighties or TV themed costume party.

The Mr T fancy dress costume is based around a pair of dark blue dungarees that have gold coloured buttons, as well as an attached brown belt that has a central gold ‘T’ motif.

These 80′s TV and films fancy dress outfits also feature an integrated brown muscle chest top with brown arms and dark blue cuffs that have gold ‘T’ appliques.

The superb 1980′s fancy dress outfit also comes with an attached gold sequined necklace and of course a black Mohican wig.

Click on the above image for a closer look at this 80s Action Hero outfit

Flash Gordon Fancy Dress OutfitsMing The Merciless Costume

This Ming the Merciless outfit is one of the best value eighties fancy dress costumes we have seen and includes a full length velvet cape with a metallic gold detailing. On the reverse side of the velvet cape is Ming’s golden star logo.

Meanwhile, the tunic of these great looking Flash Gordon fancy dress outfits, which tie at the neck with golden ties and have an elasticated waist, also include the Ming star logo on the front, as well as more gold detailing.

Finally, the Ming the Merciless costume comes with a golden foam belt, a matching pair of red gloves and a stand-up velvet collar, which fastens at the neck with velcro.

Click on the above image for a closer look at the Ming The Merciless outfit

Maverick Fancy Dress OutfitsTop Gun Captain Costume

These Maverick fancy dress outfits consist of a white uniform, which includes a white cotton-feel shirt with epaulettes, a metal breast badge and some medal ribbons.

Also supplied with these officially licensed Top Gun fancy dress costumes are a matching pair of trousers, an imitation leather belt with a gold buckle and of course a peaked cap with a gold hat-band.

Click on the image for a look at the Top Gun outfit

If none of the 80′s TV and films fancy dress costumes above are quite what you are looking for, then be sure to check out the 80′s TV and Film Costumes section of our site

It is perhaps no surprise that since the Prince of Pop’s premature death, Michael Jackson fancy dress costumes have become amongst the most popular of all outfits. There are a number of different types of outfit that you can buy, including the infamous Michael Jackson Thriller costume, as well as wigs, masks, shoes and other accessories. Below are three of our favourite Michael Jackson fancy dress outfits.

Michael Jackson Bad OutfitsMichael Jackson Bad Costume Inc Accessories

One of the best loved Michael Jackson fancy dress outfits is the Michael Jackson Bad costume.

This is the officially licensed Michael Jackson Bad outfit, which is based around a black jacket and matching black trousers.

The deluxe costume is made from a cotton feel black fabric, which is decorated with zips, buckles and straps. There is also a distinctive red section on one of the trouser legs.

These Michael Jackson fancy dress costumes also include a pair of gloves, a double-wrap studded belt, a bracelet and boot covers.

Click the above image for a closer look at the Michael Jackson Bad outfit

Michael Jackson Billie Jean OutfitMichael Jackson Billie Jean Costume

This officially licensed Michael Jackson Billie Jean costume is based around a black sequined jacket.

The Michael Jackson Billie Jean outfit also comes with a shirt with a silver sequin front, a pair of sequin socks and the trademark single sequined glove.

The Michael Jackson fancy dress costume shown in the picture has trousers and footwear. Please note that these are not included with the outfit, but can be bought separately.

Click the above image for a closer look at the Michael Jackson Billie Jean outfit

Michael Jackson Thriller OutfitOfficial Michael Jackson Thriller Costume

Without a doubt the most well known of all Michael Jackson fancy dress outfits is the Michael Jackson Thriller costume.

This officially licensed Michael Jackson fancy dress costume is a replica from the Thriller music video and consists of a red PVC jacket, with contrasting black detail, and a pair of matching trousers.

Click the above image for a closer look at the Official Michael Jackson Thriller outfit

If none of the Michael Jackson fancy dress costumes above are quite what you are looking for, then make sure you check out the 80′s Music Costumes section of our site.

One of the most iconic of all eighties fancy dress costumes has got to be the Like A Virgin Madonna fancy dress outfit, which is based on the costume Madonna wore in one of her most famous videos. We take a look at that outfit, as well as a couple of other awesome looking 80′s Madonna costumes.

Madonna Fancy Dress OutfitAdult Sexy Bad Girl 80s Costume

The alluring Adult 80′s Bad Girl Costume is just perfect for those eighties fancy dress parties.

These 80′s Madonna costumes are based around a short and sexy white skirt, which has ruffled edging as well as an attached white belt that has got a black buckle with the words ‘BAD GIRL’ written on it.

The Madonna fancy dress outfits also come with a pair of white lacy eighties-style leggings and a coordinating white halterneck top that has lace detailing.

The finishing touch to these provocative 80′s Madonna Costumes is a pair of the iconic white lace fingerless gloves that Madonna was famous for.

Click on the above image for a closer look at the Sexy Bad Girl 80s outfit

80's Madonna Outfit80s Wild Child Costume

The 80s Wild Child Costume is an 80′s fancy dress outfit that is just great fun to wear at any eighties themed party.

The Madonna fancy dress costume is based around a cool little jacket and a black top and a black tutu.

These 80′s Madonna costumes also include a pair of black lace leggings, a pair of white gloves and a headband with a black bow.

Click on the above image for a closer look at the 80s Wild Child outfit

Madonna Like A Virgin OutfitPop Bride Costume

This Madonna fancy dress costume takes its inspiration from the outfit worn by Madonna in the Like A Virgin video.

The 80′s Madonna costumes are based around a bride’s white dress, which is made from layers of assorted materials and has attached suspenders. The different layers of the skirt give it both great volume and movement.

The Madonna fancy dress outfits also come with a mini veil on a hair grip, as well as a pair of sleevelets.

Click on the above image for a closer look at the Pop Bride outfit

If none of the Madonna fancy dress costumes above are quite what you are looking for, then make sure you check out the 80′s Music Costumes section of our site.