Kids’ 80s Costumes
Welcome to the ultimate guide to dressing your little ones in rad and totally tubular 80s costumes! Whether it’s for a themed party, Halloween, or just a fun day of dress-up, these retro-inspired outfits will transport your kids back to the iconic era of neon colors, funky fashion, and unforgettable pop culture.
The 80s Fashion Time Machine
The 1980s were a decade of unique and eccentric style. The fashion trends were influenced by music, movies, and iconic personalities. From punk rock to preppy, there’s an 80s look for every child’s personality. Here are some of the most popular 80s costume ideas for kids:
1. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
If your child loves the sound of electric guitars and dreams of being a rock star, they can dress up as an 80s rocker. Think leather jackets, studded accessories, and lots of black clothing. Add a toy guitar for that authentic rock ‘n’ roll touch.
2. Material Girl or Boy
Madonna was the ultimate fashion icon of the 80s, and her iconic style is perfect for little divas and dudes. Layer on the accessories, lace gloves, and a tulle skirt for the girls, and leather jackets and fingerless gloves for the boys.
3. Super Mario & Friends
Bring some classic video game nostalgia to life with Super Mario costumes. Your kids can be Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, or even the mischievous Bowser. These costumes are perfect for 80s gaming enthusiasts.
4. Back to the Future
Transport your kids to the 80s with Marty McFly and Doc Brown from “Back to the Future.” A red puffer vest, white sneakers, and a DeLorean time machine toy are all you need to create these iconic characters.
DIY 80s Costumes
If you’re feeling creative, you can craft DIY 80s costumes for your kids using some household items and a touch of nostalgia. Here are a few ideas:
1. Punk Rocker
Create a punk rocker look with an old band T-shirt, ripped jeans, and some DIY safety pin accessories. Messy hair and a fake tattoo will complete the rebellious ensemble.
2. Rubik’s Cube
Turn your child into a walking Rubik’s Cube by cutting and painting a cardboard box to resemble the famous puzzle. It’s a simple and fun costume that’s instantly recognizable.
3. Care Bears
For a cute and cuddly costume, consider turning your child into a Care Bear. Cut out a felt belly badge and attach it to a colorful onesie. Don’t forget the matching headband with bear ears.
Where to Find 80s Costumes
If DIY isn’t your thing, there are plenty of online and brick-and-mortar stores in the UK where you can find ready-made 80s costumes for kids. Popular options include party supply stores, costume shops, and online marketplaces.
So, whether your child wants to dance to 80s hits, solve the Rubik’s Cube, or explore the world of video games, the 1980s offer a treasure trove of costume ideas for kids. Embrace the nostalgia, have fun, and help your kids create fantastic memories in their totally tubular 80s costumes!