1980s Films

1980s Films Costume Ideas

Amadeus (1984) – Based on a Peter Shaffer play, a film about the early life of Mozart and his jealous rival Salieri. Wear Georgian style costumes, we have a large selection in our hire departmentBack to the Future (1986) – The tale of Marty McFly and his time-travelling DeLorean was told over three films. Our Madman wig is ideal for the professor

Beetlejuice (1988) – A cult 1980s film with Beetjuice costumes available to hire and purchase.

Blade Runner (1982) – Film set in a dystopian future Los Angeles. Android replicants have escaped back to Earth and Blade Runner Deckard has to retire them. Aside from Deckard (1940s style long trench-coat), Pris and Zhora have exotic costume potential

Blues Brothers (1980) – Derived from characters of a US Saturday chat show, the Blues Brothers (Dark Suits, Skinny tie, Shades and Pork-pie hats) were on a mission from God in a key film of the 1980s. We stock a great range of Blues Brothers accessories

Crocodile Dundee (1986) – Mick Dundee wears a buckskin-style jacket or waistcoat, jeans & bush hat plus large knife (or ‘Aussie’ hat with corks). Inflatable crocodile accessory could also be carried.

ET – Originally rejected by two studios, one of the best loved non-Disney films of all time

Gandhi (1982) – Oscar winning performance from Ben Kingsley, as the inspirational leader of the Indian sub-continent. Gandi is normally seen wearing white robes (maybe you have an old sheet you could use?). You could also look at our Indian costumes in our hire department

Ghostbusters (1984/89) – Three men against supernatural nasties (and a giant marshmallow man) in New York. We stock the licensed Ghostbuster Costumes

Hairspray (1988) – The original John Waters version, featuring Debbie Harry, Ricki Lake and Divine. Wear 1960’s costumes and flick out wigs

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) & its two 1980s sequels, I J and the Temple of Doom (1984) I J & the Last Crusade (1989) starred Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. Indiana Jones Costume consists of safari shirt, fedora hat, bull-whip & brown leather jacket.Also wear Arab robes which appear frequently

Star Wars V (Empire Strikes Back) (1980) & Star Wars VI (Return of the Jedi) (1983) A range of Star Wars costumes, including Jedi Knights (Obi Wan & Luke Skywalker); Pincess Leia; Chewbacca & Darth Vader.

The Terminator (1984) – After his stint as Conan the Barbarian (1982), Arnie Schwarzenegger made his mark with this time-travelling cyborg film.

Raging Bull (1980) Starring Robert De Niro & Boxer Costume

Rocky III (1982) – Lead role played by Sylvestor Stallone, and another chance to wear a boxer’s costume

Platoon(1986) American War Film. combat fatigues

Top Gun (1986) Lead Role Maverick played by Tom Cruise. wear our Aviator costumes. Our Naval Officer costume is also suitable for their dress uniform

The Princess Bride (1987) – Wear Medieval style costumes

The Little Mermaid (1989) – We have some lovely hire Mermaid & Mer-King Costumes

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) – Wear a rabbit hire costume, or one of our rabbit masks

Supergirl (1984) – There are many Supergirl costumes to choose from wither to purchase or to hire

Friday The 13th (1980) – Considered one of the most sucessful horror franchises. Props & Frocks stocks a range of Jason Voorhees costumes and masks.

Flashdance (1983) – all you need are leggings, slouch tops and neon leg warmers to put together a costume from this iconic 80s film

Dirty Dancing (1987) – based in the 60s but all you need for a Patrick Swayze costume is a black vest and black trousers.

An Officer and a Gentleman (1982) – Starring Richard Gere wear our Naval Officer uniform

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) We stock lots of Freddy Krueger costumes and accessories

Rambo (1985) – Another Sylvestor Stallone 80s film. we have a Rambo costume to hire

Batman (1989) – We stock all the Batman Costumes including The Joker, Catwoman and Batgirl

Superman (1980) Superman II just scraps into the 80s decade. Hire and costumes to purchase are available

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