Choosing the perfect 80s fancy dress outfits can take a lot of time and consideration, but a lot of the best costume ideas are based on iconic films of the decade. Anyone heading to an eighties-themed party would be well advised to think of appropriate film stars to base their ideas on, and the resulting fancy dress outfits can be incredibly successful.
One of the most popular films to produce 80s fancy dress outfits has got to be Fame, particularly with the recent remake going down a storm. This type of 80s fashion is also hitting the high streets, so leg warmers, oversized t-shirts and leggings are never going to be too hard to come by.
A Madonna costume is also worth considering, and given the fact that she’s appeared in numerous films the fancy dress costume choices are vast. Beetlejuice could be one for the boys, or, if they really want to appeal to the ladies, they might want to try a pilot’s uniform a la Tom Cruise in Top Gun, or even a naval outfit from An Officer and a Gentleman.
The Blues Brothers, Indiana Jones and Star Wars characters (The Empire Strikes Back was released in the eighties) are also very popular, or for couples wanting to impress there’s the chance of co-ordinating by going for a his and hers outfit of Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey of Dirty Dancing fame. Just about any eighties film is bound to have some memorable characters in, and all would be well worth trying out.
So, taking inspiration from 80s film stars would definitely be recommended for any 80s fancy dress outfits, and those that get it right will be the hit of the party.