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
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!)
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!
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.
80s costumes for men
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!