The 80s have inspired a lot of wonderful costumes and matching 80s accessories. If you're old enough to remember the 80s then you remember the parachute pants, mini skirts, feathered hair, and neon. You also remember the hair bands of the late part of the decade, with their makeup and glam styles. The 80s also featured the rise of hip hop and its styles. Thanks to MTV, music stars in the 80s got more visual exposure than ever and pop stars like Madonna were heavy influences on the styles of the day. Lots of period costumes and accessories feature bright neon colors, fishnet and mesh, and lace. Legwarmers were big then, and so were mini skirts and petticoats?all in bright neon, of course.
This decade saw rap and hip hop develop into a musical force as popular and influential as any other. Fashion trends that came from this musical style included street clothes, track suits, baggy clothing, and lots of big gold jewelry. When dressing as a rap star, be sure to pick up accessories like gold chains and an inflatable boom box.
Hair bands were huge in the late 1980s. Known for their hard rock and pop sounds, flamboyant outfits, and big big hair, these bands were very popular into the early 90s. Accentuate your hair band costume with a big wig and spiked or chain accessories. You can even carry a big inflatable guitar so you look ready to rock