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Crimp, color, action! In the 80s everything was big! The hair was big, the sunglasses were giant, and no one went halfway when it came to applying blush! So why not embrace the wild ways of the past with our collection of eighties costumes. With bright spandex workout gear, tracksuits that are glamour shot ready, and 80s movie character costumes that cause instant nostalgia, you're sure to find the right 80s outfit for you!
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Madonna, Rubik's Cubes, cell phones as big as a microwave oven, keytars, Prince and Michael Jackson. What wasn't totally awesome in the '80s? They were a magical time when being cool just required some teased hair, your favorite Bon Jovi album on cassette tape and your NES with a Super Mario Bros cartridge. It was a time when writing on your friend's wall meant them getting a bucket of paint to repaint their wall (as well as having one angry friend)! 

Sure, Madonna's made plenty of music since then and you can still find a Rubik's Cube in a novelty gift shop. Heck, you can probably find a sad little keytar in the back of your local pawn shop, but it's just not quite the same. And while we've invested plenty of time and money into a working time machine, we've yet to find someone as brilliant as Doc Brown to come through for us. The best we've been able to come up with is this plethora of 80s Halloween costumes based on the best decade ever.

You've come to the right place to find 80s costume ideas. We've brought together the styles and outfits that made the 80's what they were: totally rad. All the costumes from classic 80's movies like Karate Kid, Back to the Future and Flashdance are here. All the hair band metal outfits to recreate your own music video are here. All the 80s outfits based on those weird shows you almost forgot about, like Carebears, He-Man and Fraggle Rock, are here. We even have a Jem costume, just in case you thought we had forgotten about her. We've thought of just about everything! Look through our large collection of 80s outfits to find something perfect for your vintage appearance. We even have 80s couples costumes so you and your significant other can rock out together for Halloween. 

So, while you might not be able to actually travel back in time to relive your favorite decade, we can at least offer you a piece of the past, in the form of these 80's costumes. So dig out your cassette tapes, go find your parachute pants and get your party started! (And please, invite us to it. We love the 80's too.)

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80's Halloween Costumes

The 80s are back in a big-time way, as the 2010s and 2020s have seen a major resurgence in 80s trends. From music to fashion to slang, the 1980s are cool again. This revival is evident in no way more so than Halloween. And we’re here to make sure you’re fully prepared! From 1980s fashion to your favorite 80s movie costumes and all of the famous pop culture personas of the time, we have the best selection of 80s Halloween costumes you're going to find. This sort of adventure can’t be taken lightly. So, we've written this round-up of the top 80s costume ideas, including 80s outfits for kids and 80s couples costumes. So, just keep on reading to learn more about all the gnarly 1980s costumes we sell!

The 80s were a decade like no other. 80’s pop culture icons and vibrant color palettes took the world by storm and the era remains memorable for its distinctive style. And whether you grew up in the 1980s or just enjoy going retro, we have funky 80s Halloween costumes that are a great way to evoke some nostalgia for days gone by. Check out some of these popular costume ideas for your retro Halloween theme this year!

Valley Girl Costumes

Valley Girl Costume

Maybe you’re going to hit up the old stomping grounds and masquerade with the yuppies. But you'll want to stop the crowd and have them all know just how bad you are when you go full Valley Girl for Halloween. Our exclusive Valley Girl costume will have you looking your best and ready to practice the key phrases that will make you the highest of Heathers. We recommend, “What’s your damage?” and don’t forget to pepper all of your dialogue with extra “Likes!”

80's Rocker Costumes

80s Rocker Costume

Remember when Joan Jett made Rock ‘n’ Roll famous by letting everyone know how much she loved it? Well, it’s your turn. We’re not saying that you have to hit the stage and let loose with a rendition yourself, but you’ll have a great time of it when you gear up in an 80s Rocker costume and get ready to turn up the volume. Remember that hair bands were all the rage in the 1980s, so don't skimp when you shop our selection of rocker wigs!

80's Prom Costumes

80s Prom Dress Costume

How many movies have you seen that featured an 80s prom scene? We're guessing the answer is lots and lots! If you'd like to look like the most bodacious babe at an eighties prom, you're going to love this Women's 80s Prom Costume. It features a dress that just screams the 80s with shiny fabric, puffy sleeves, and an asymmetrical skirt. The costume even includes a scrunchie for the full 80s look! Go for a puffed-up hairstyle or get one of our blonde wigs and you're sure to be the most popular gal at the dance.

1980's Pop Star Costumes

80s Like a Virgin Costume

Ready to express yourself in a new way? Well, we have 80s costumes just for that. It isn’t always about loud blazers and multicolored hairstyles, after all. Because we’ve got some classic white, too! This Like a Virgin Costume will have you looking like a 1980s megastar. Featuring a corset dress with elegant lace details and a heart-patterned tulle skirt overlay, this costume includes a hair bow, fingerless gloves, and a belt. It will have you ready to belt out a few pop hits at the costume party!

80's Workout Costume Ideas

Amidst all the glitz and glamour of the 80s, there was one unexpected trend that was sweeping the nation: exercise. Suddenly, it seemed like everyone was hitting the gym or going for a run. Workout videos became a pop culture staple and a health craze hit the masses. And if you'd like to sweat it out this Halloween, you will love our selection of 80s workout costumes! They feature bright fabrics and stretchy spandex fits and are guaranteed to be a hit at any costume party.

Women's 80's Workout Costumes

80s Workout Costume

If you're thinking about getting physical this Halloween, you'll need an 80s workout outfit that looks like the clothing of a VHS video fitness celebrity. Our 80s Workout Outfit features form-fitting, fanatic fabric that is ready to work with you all night long. The spandex suit and leggings along with the crop top sweater will have you looking totally tubular! Add a wig with high-tossed hair and you'll look better in action than anyone on those celebrity workout videos ever did.

80's Tracksuit Costumes

80s Tracksuit

Whether you're into power walking or pickup games at the park, you will want to make sure that you are exercising at the height of 80s fashion. This requires neon. Lots of it. It requires shiny neon at that. And windbreakers. Matching pants! Diagonal lines! How did anyone in the 1980s manage all these requirements? It must have been daunting but, fortunately, you won’t need to sweat it when you’ve got this Height of Fashion Tracksuit. Now, get to stepping out and showing off all your smooth moves!

80's Costume Women's Tracksuits

80s Tracksuit Womens

Ladies in need of a retro suit that looks at home in the gym or the club will love our Women's 80s Track Suit Costume. This shortcut to keeping you in step with all of the cool 80s kids features the gleaming neon that can only come from a tracksuit whose style was perhaps always before its time. The first step is to get your afternoon workout in. Then you'll be ready to hit the dance floor at night to show off some radical hip-hop and breakdance moves!

Workout Star 80's Outfits

Workout Halloween Costume

We’ve finally come to the true pinnacle of 80s fame: the celebrity workout video. And not just some star showing how to attain those buns of steel. No, it’s time to wax nostalgic with the highest of energy and the oldest of oldies as you show that you’re the only workout star that’s worth dancing over! Now, the same rules apply. You’ll want that whacked-out hair. You’ll want fashion that’s questionable but awesome. And do we even need to say sequins? Yup: get your sweat on, Sequin Star!

80's Couples Costumes

Many of the top 80s costume ideas are also great as 80s couple costumes. Because a couple’s costume just doubles the awesomeness of any costume theme! Some of the most popular 80s themes for couples include cartoons and movies from the decade, and of course, costumes that feature the fabulously funky fashions of the era. Check out these 80s couple’s costume ideas to see if any of them are the perfect choice for you and your costume partner!

Care Bears 80's Costumes

Care Bear Couple Costumes

If you and your costume pal are looking for a retro costume idea that's cute and cool, consider dressing up as the Care Bears! The Care Bears were a mainstay of 1980s pop culture, and their brightly colored fur and adorable designs are perfect for Halloween. We sell unisex Care Bears onesie suits that are Made By Us exclusive items. With costumes available for all of the most popular characters, these Care Bears costumes are great for any couple since they're an 80s costume men and women will love.

Fitness 80's Couples Costumes

80s Workout Couple Costumes

If you're searching for a totally radical costume theme for your couple’s costume, look no further than our selection of 1980s workout costumes! Women will find our selection of 80s workout outfits to be impressive. With stretchy spandex suits and dazzling prints and patterns, we have costumes that will pair great for ladies hitting the party as a couple. Check out our Work it Out 80s Costume and our 80s Jazzercise Costume to see some of the most dynamic outfits we have available!

Ferris Bueller Couples Costumes

Ferris Bueller Costumes

If you happen to be looking for some 80s couples costumes, you'll want to consider outfits from some of the all-time favorite movies of the era. And for a fun-loving duo, a Ferris Bueller's Day Off couple's outfit is a fantastic choice. We, of course, have exclusive offerings for a Ferris Bueller Costume and a Sloane Peterson Costume. Life moves fast, so you'll want to be sure to pick up these costumes before they sell out for the season (again!).

80's Party Outfit Costumes

Party 80s Couples Costumes

One of the best things about an 80s Halloween costume is that the colors and fashions of the era were so distinctive. Any time you wear one of them it will be easy to tell you're a retro character! If you want a brash and bodacious 1980s couple costume, all you need to do is pick out costumes that will have you dressed up as the hipsters of the era. Our 80s Jock Costume and 80s Rad Costume is a great couples combination. Each outfit features the loud and over-the-top fashions the decade is remembered for!

80's Movie Costumes

Music might seem to command our memory of the 1980s, but that only helped to provide the sound for what really sticks in our minds. The movies! Many of the most iconic films of all-time hit the theaters in the 80s, and a costume from any blockbuster of the era makes for a great 80s Halloween costume. And with all of the movie excitement our licensed Made By Us costumes offer, there will be no end to the fun you’ll have to relive your favorite movie moments.

Labyrinth Costumes

Labyrinth Costumes

Maybe a movie about a big maze doesn’t sound like a showstopper. But, add in a Goblin King, a kick-butt protagonist, a castle stairwell that only M.C. Escher could have designed… even the Bog of Eternal Stench! You know you’re about to have a great time in the Labyrinth! Get ready for some serious Dance Magic when you become the enigmatic Jareth or risk taking him on as the clever Sarah. The best part is that you won’t even need to rush to finish your evening before the clock strikes 13, this time!

Karate Kid 1980's Costumes

Karate Kid Couples Costumes

Your 80s adventure doesn’t have to take you all over the world. Sometimes, it is right in your heart! Even that doesn’t come easy, though. You'll have to do your chores just to earn the right to learn a few Karate Kid moves. Then again, if you already know the secret of Wax On, Wax Off, you’ve already earned yourself the rank of Daniel-san. Just be sure to watch out for that jerk, Johnny Lawrence, even if he does have a sweet Cobra Kai jacket.

Back to the Future 80's Costumes

Back to the Future Costumes

Who could talk about time traveling and the 80s without bringing up the most masterful time machine in all of movie history!? Fortunately, you won’t need Doc Brown’s help with the DeLorean to enjoy some great Back to the Future Halloween costumes for the whole family. Create your own story, this time. Want to pretend to be Marty pretending to be his future son? How about seeing how Jennifer Parker would save the timeline on her own!? All we need next is a DeLorean costume. Great Scott!

Top Gun 80's Costumes

Top Gun Costumes

No 80s party would be complete without at least one sonic boom through the skies. Take that final swoop Top Gun style with Ice Man and Maverick Top Gun costumes. And bring the whole crew with our selection of flight suits and flight dresses! Now, unless you come ready-equipped with a fighter jet, you’ll want to practice your VROOM and MRREOWs. There’s a particular harmonic you’ll want to hit in the back of your throat to get those authentic engine sounds. Now, just pick your callsign!