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80's themed fancy dress ideas needed please

(23 Posts)
FaceLikeAPickledYonion Wed 17-Apr-13 13:14:39

I'm stuck, I want it to be funny and original.
Someone is going (female) as Freddie mercury, which will be very funny!
Two others going as cher and Tina Turner.

I think someone will probably go as Madonna and Michael Jackson.

Any ideas will be gratefully received


OneLittleLady Wed 17-Apr-13 13:18:51

Timmy Mallet? Michaela Stracchen? Pat Sharp? Siouxsie Sioux?

TravelinColour Wed 17-Apr-13 13:20:17

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Rockchick1984 Wed 17-Apr-13 13:20:45

Rope in a couple of others and go as bananarama?

Quenelle Wed 17-Apr-13 13:22:04

Toni Basil.

Quenelle Wed 17-Apr-13 13:22:48

Boy George.

givemeaclue Wed 17-Apr-13 13:23:27

Adam ant

WorkingtoohardMama Wed 17-Apr-13 13:24:15

Gertie from et

YoniOno Wed 17-Apr-13 13:26:03


Quenelle Wed 17-Apr-13 13:41:12

Neil Kinnock

babybarrister Wed 17-Apr-13 13:45:45

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FaceLikeAPickledYonion Wed 17-Apr-13 14:12:49

I love these suggestions. Dh said Neil Kinnock too.
Someone is going as Boy George, I'm gutted about that, I loved him when I was a kid, I even had a Boy George doll smile
I thought Roland rat might be a good one or the goblin king, with socks as stuffing grin
I want someone easily identifiable, so that I don't have to tell people who I am.

blueberryupsidedown Wed 17-Apr-13 14:14:14

Went to one of those recently and wore a bright pink taffeta bridesmade dress, puffy skirt and all. And sling back stilettos. Many people were dressed up as Madonnas. The best ones was a group of three blokes dressed up as ghost busters. A bloke dressed up as JR which was very good, and there were a couple of excellent Laura Ashley type flowery dresses with big glasses - not a very glamorous costume but very efficient.

I still have the dress, size 12, bought it from ebay. Do you want it?

blueberryupsidedown Wed 17-Apr-13 14:17:08

Oh and there was one john mcenroe he was brilliant, would work well for a women too, white short, tennis top, afro wig and red hair band!

snowgal Wed 17-Apr-13 14:21:45

A ghostbuster, Rocky, Indiana Jones, Tom Cruise from Topgun, Terminator, A Gremlin - the possibilities are endless....

FaceLikeAPickledYonion Wed 17-Apr-13 14:22:19

That's very kind of you blueberry doubt it would fit me though, I'm a size 14.<That always makes me think of silence of the lambs, "are you a size 14?"> smile

blueberryupsidedown Wed 17-Apr-13 14:30:20

Oh DH went in a shell suit. His own shell suit, real original, which had been hidden at his mum's house for 25 years!

TickledYonion Wed 17-Apr-13 14:30:47

A rubiks cube. You just need a big square box that will go over your torso. Colour in the sides and make a hole in the top and bottom for you to fit in.

ChocolateCremeEggBag Wed 17-Apr-13 14:39:08

We had a 1982 themed party for DH's 30th - had:

Indiana Jones and Marion (in red Trousers get up)
Danger Mouse and penfold
John McEnroe (wig, headband, short shorts)
Adam Ant

Plus lots of generic tragic 80's dress ups - I still have my sz 14 electric blue prom dress (I was channelling madonna in my head grin)

I would go for it and pick a character from a film and properly copy the outfit

FruitOwl Wed 17-Apr-13 17:13:22

Jane Fonda, in the workout gear?

FruitOwl Wed 17-Apr-13 17:14:50

Or MC Hammer? <warms to theme>

LizaRose Wed 17-Apr-13 17:15:53

A smurf.

orangeandlemons Wed 17-Apr-13 17:19:38

The best one is pacman and the ghosts. You obviously need other people and you have to move around keeping the right order of ghosts all the time.

Or: Morrisey/smiths fan. Boyfriend jeans, baggy shirt and flowers in your back pocket....

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