Advanced search

Boy's 80's fancy dress

(19 Posts)
Curlybrunette Fri 05-Oct-12 11:30:22

Hi everyone,

We're going to an 80's fancy dress party in a few weeks and wondered if you could give me any ideas on what I could put my boys in. They're 5 and 6.

I don't really want to spend a lot of money on outfits knowing they'll only be worn once.

I had thought about buying green leggings and top and trying to make a papier mache teenage mutant hero turtles shell. I'm not very creative though so don't know how that would turn out!

Any ideas much appreciated

minipie Fri 05-Oct-12 12:53:37

Continuing with the TV theme:

Thundercats - spike up their hair and do lion/tiger face paint. Clothes would prob need leggings and vest or similar.

Blockbusters - cut out cardboard hexagons in white and blue, write letters on them and pin them on a yellow top?

Ghostbusters - all in one overalls plus backpack plus super soaker

Or dress them in bright colours with eg legwarmers and neon bits - they could be the kids from Fame?

Wolfiefan Fri 05-Oct-12 12:54:21

Adam Ant?!?

CaroleService Fri 05-Oct-12 19:37:13

Ninja Turtles?

tethersend Fri 05-Oct-12 19:49:58

Dress them as Wham!

tethersend Fri 05-Oct-12 19:50:38

Roland Rat and Kevin the Gerbil?

tethersend Fri 05-Oct-12 19:51:05

Milli Vanilli

notnowImreading Fri 05-Oct-12 19:52:10

Doc and Marty McFly from Back to the Future.

BigusBumus Fri 05-Oct-12 19:53:59

Bagpuss and professor yaffle.

Growlithe Fri 05-Oct-12 19:58:49

Dangermouse and Penfold

mamijacacalys Fri 05-Oct-12 19:59:17

Blazers with rolled up sleeves
= mini Miami vice

tethersend Fri 05-Oct-12 20:19:07

Bagpuss was the 70s!

minipie Fri 05-Oct-12 21:47:30

Oh Wham is a great idea!

tethersend Fri 05-Oct-12 22:03:56

Wham! T shirt

threeineachlobe Fri 05-Oct-12 22:13:39


Blond hair would be useful (and you'd have to find a willing 'Kevin' or whatever The Other One) was called.

threeineachlobe Fri 05-Oct-12 22:14:11

Oops, closing bracket fail.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 05-Oct-12 22:25:08

I dressed my DS up for an 80s Party (as Wham grin type)

Big white T-Shirt, cut the arms off to make a vest (so the armholes will be big).
Write RELAX with black marker pen, nig capital letters.
A vest underneath.
Combats rolled up to mid-calf
Baseball boots
Rubber bangles (like the belt from vacuum cleaner)
Flurescent socks
Double belt- I bought 2 thin studded belts and did one round his waist, one longer so it was round his hip on one side.

Yes, I'm a child of the 80s blush (as in it was my era, not born in the 80s)

Curlybrunette Sat 06-Oct-12 13:05:51

Thanks guys, there's some fab suggestions here. I think my favourite is the blockbusters idea. It's probably the easiest and cheapest to do!


Growlithe Sat 06-Oct-12 17:13:36

Make sure one of them is a 'P' - 'I'll have a P please Bob' grin

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: