3 Ideas For 1980s Fancy Dress

3 Ideas For 1980s Fancy Dress

Posted in The World of Smiffys Fancy Dress by Smiffys Liverpool on August 08th 2019
Got an invitation to a ‘80s fancy dress party but don’t know what to wear? Don’t worry; here at Smiffys Liverpool we have a fantastic selection of different ‘80s inspired fancy dress costumes. So here’s a quick list of suggestions to help you find the costume that’s right for you.

Back To The ‘80s, 3 Ideas For 1980s Fancy Dress

1. Music
Every decade has a few genres of music that are associated with it. The 1980s saw the death of disco music and the emergence of dance music and new wave. Additionally, rock music continued to attract a wide audience and in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s the heavy metal scene reached mainstream, with bands such as Iron Maiden becoming very popular in the new wave of British heavy metal scene. However, as the ‘80s continued, newer styles of metal boomed in popularity; styles which would later be known as glam metal and hair metal, with acts such as Bon Jovi, Europe, Motley Crew, and of course Guns N’ Roses.

However, pop and rock aren’t the only genres of music that existed in the ‘80s. Who can forget the outstanding rap songs that for many, defined the decade. With Bust a Move Young MC, (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right Beastie Boys, and lots more – this decade is arguably one of the best for musical themed fancy dress; so many genres were popular you have such a diverse set of costumes and styles to choose from.

Feeling like a bit of a rocker, how about a Fever 80's Rocker Diva Costume? On the other hand, if you’d rather dance and sing “Let’s Get Physical”, we have the perfect costume with the Let's Get Physical Girl Costume .

2. Film & TV
Whilst music might be one of the first things that comes to mind when people think of the 1980s, film and television also had a massive impact on culture and society during the decade. With films such as Back To The Future, Ghostbusters, The Terminator, Blade Runner, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Top Gun, and who could forget, The Empire Strikes Back, the star wars film that many fans would argue, is the best of them all.

If you’re interested in a film & TV inspired costume, the Smiffys Fancy Dress Shop online costume store has a fantastic selection of costumes to choose from. You can browse fantastic fancy dress products such as a Sexy Top Gun Costume, a Ladies Bananaman Costume, or for those who want to unleash their inner princess, the Secret Wishes Princess Leia Costume .

3. Fashion
The 1980s was a very interesting time for fashion. For many the ‘80s were a decade filled with bold colours and of course the permed hair. However, similar to music, there was not one supreme trend, a diverse range of styles and fashions existed, ranging from ripped tights and leather, to large oversized blazers; truly the ‘80s was arguably one of the most eclectic decades in fashion in recent history.

So, with such an eclectic selection of fashion to choose from, you needn’t look far for fancy dress inspiration. You could keep things simple with the 80's Party Girl Kit, or you could take things in a different direction with a Ladies Height of Fashion Shell Suit Costume .

Can’t Find The Costume You’re Looking For?

If you are searching for a specific fancy dress costume or fancy dress accessory and you cannot find the product on our online store, please get in touch with our friendly and dedicated team. We have beentrading for over ten years in addition to our unrivalled 30 years industry experience. This means that if you can’t find the costume you’re searching for, due to our links within the party industry, there’s a good chance we can source the costume for you.

Searching For More Fancy Dress Advice? Visit Our Blog

If you’re in need of more fancy dress advice or inspiration, not to worry because our blog is filled with lots of great tips and suggestions for choosing costumes, organising parties and lots more. For example you could read about group costume ideas or you could check out some summer fancy dress advice .

For More Information Or To Make An Enquiry, Get In Touch With Our Team Today

The Smiffys-Liverpool fancy dress shop in Merseyside has a vast selection of fancy dress products to choose from. So if you’re searching for costumes or accessories visit the Smiffys Fancy Dress Shop in Liverpool and browse through our fantastic collection in-store or online.

However, if you have any questions regarding the fancy dress products that are available from our online store, or if you would like more information. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Our friendly and dedicated team will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.

Contact Smiffys-Liverpool

You can contact a member of the Smiffys Fancy Dress Shop team by using one of the contact methods listed below.

  • You can contact us by telephone by calling, 0151 709 9449.
  • You could send your questions to us by email, please send your email to sales@smiffysfancydressshop.co.uk
  • You could fill out our enquiry form and we will reply as soon as possible.
  • You could visit us in store, our address is, 56 Bold Street, L1 4EA, our opening times are 9.30 - 5.30 Monday to Saturday and 11.00 - 4.30 on Sundays.
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