For Halloween, these 14 bodaciously fun 80s costumes will make you totally rad

80s Halloween costumes

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80s kids, represent! Most of these over-the-top 80s costumes will make an actual Gen Xer feel more 80s than they did in the actual 80s. But isn’t that part of the charm?

We’ve curated some of our favorite costume-y looks from era! If you need 1980s costumes for a cosplay event, a 1980s-themed party, or for Halloween, check out the ideas we’ve rounded up — for both men and women!

80s costumes for women

1980s Material Girl Pop Diva Costume

The floofy, flirty and ultra-cutesy feminine aesthetic of Madonna's fledgling career in the early-80s was extremely popular. This costume is a fun & accurate representation of that look!

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02/19/2024 02:44 am GMT
80s Aerobicize Workout Outfit & Accessories

Between Jane Fonda's 80s aerobics fitness video craze and Olivia Newton John's "Let's Get Physical" video, workout apparel was defined by leggings, bodysuits and leg warmers. (Pro tip: Remember the bodysuit goes OVER the leggings for this classic 80s costume look!)

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03/12/2024 05:05 pm GMT
"I Love the 80s" Costume & Accessories

Keep it low-key with this simple costume that features cheerful, bright accessories evocative of the era.

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02/19/2024 04:54 am GMT
80s & 90s Color Block Tracksuit Costume with Fanny Pack plus Accessories

Athleisure as everyday attire and fanny packs as fashion hit big in the 80s and this bright, color-block sporty tracksuit trend persisted well into the 90s. Don't forget to pop that boombox on your shoulder!

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Women's 80s Shiny Lamé Prom Dress Costume

A colorful lamé gown and big hair frozen stiffly into place with some Aquanet is the ultimate 80s formal vibe.

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02/19/2024 06:49 am GMT

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Retro 80s Aerobics Instructor Wig and Headband Costume Set

Speaking of big hair... a giant 'do -- permed into spiral curls, of course! -- is essential to pulling off an 80s costume. Trust us: This will be way easier to accomplish with a wig like this one.

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80s costumes for men

Men's 80s Rock Star Costume

Get the 80s glam rocker vibe with this shiny rock star costume. Kit includes animal print lamé pants and a coordinating scarf, muscle shirt and headband. Add a big-hair 80s wig and toy guitar and you'll be ready to rock your costume gig!

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02/19/2024 04:19 am GMT
Men's 1980s & 90s Rapper Costume and Accessories

Dress up rapper-style with this simple, yet immediately recognizable 80s look -- complete with bling and boom box.

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02/19/2024 09:25 am GMT
Ferris Bueller Costume Kit

While the marketplace for 80s costumes for men is dominated by references to rockers and rappers, we did find some film icons as well! Enter everyone's favorite truant: Bueller? Bueller... ?

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03/13/2024 12:00 am GMT

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Men's 1980s Mullet Wig
$17.99 $16.99

Look, this doesn't have to be complicated. Even if your costume consists of nothing but a mullet wig, you'd be perfectly on-theme. (We have no idea why the 80s was like this...)

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03/12/2024 04:10 pm GMT
80s Iconic Purple Velvet Musician Costume

A purple crushed velvet suit with a coordinating froth of lace? How very... Prince-ly of you!

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03/12/2024 04:41 pm GMT
Men's Pac Man Suit

Here's a unique way to celebrate the 80s in costume -- it's just a suit, but all covered in Pac Mans! Perfect for themed parties... or to simply honor 80s pop culture any day of the week!

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03/13/2024 03:10 am GMT
Heavy Metal Guitarist Hat, Wig & Sunglasses Costume

Transform yourself into a rock-slash-icon in three low-key steps: wig, hat, sunglasses. The cool kids will get the reference!

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03/12/2024 06:35 pm GMT
1980s Boombox Costume

Back in the day, the life of the party brought the boom box. Today, you can just BE the boom box and recreate that 80s party vibe.

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03/12/2024 04:50 am GMT

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