80 theme party!!! what to wear though?

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  1. tkepongo macrumors regular

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    anyone have suggestions on an outfit for our 80's party? i'm a dude btw.

    p.s a picture will help out alot
     
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  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Flock of seagulls + loud suit with massive shoulder pads.
     
  4. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    Go raid your father's closet. Snag a members only jacket, acid wash jeans, and a "relax" t-shirt.

    And start growing a mustache.
     
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    We did an eighties theme at Camp and one of my campers somehow managed to find a bright multi-color paneled Coogi polo. Like big block panels of bright yellow, red, black, white, green, and blue. It was insane!

    If you wear the Polo, you gots to pop the colla'. ;)

    Oh, and if you do the Miami Vice blazer, roll the sleeves up!!!
     
  7. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    If you go with a date, go as Super Mario and Princess Peach.
     
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  10. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    The snazziest thing you're going to be able to do is a Don Johnson thing, as shown in the picture rdowns posted. White cotton suit separates, casual shirt open 2 buttons in a solid neon color. Note that in the 80s you can wear pink as a dude. Dock shoes with no socks. Ray-bans, everywhere, always.

    You could go as an 80s business dude. This will require a style of dress shirt that may be hard to find these days: It's blue with white pinstripes, but the collar and the french cuffs are solid white. The collar must button down. If you can find a pair of silver dollar cufflinks, score. Suspenders are mandatory. Khaki slacks, shoes that look as expensive as possible, hair slicked back. As long as you're not a kid who'd get in serious trouble for suggesting drug use, a little dusting of talcum powder on the upper lip will totally complete the look. This is a costume you could play in-character by talking really fast, laughing inappropriately and always talking as if the fate of the world rested on whatever you're saying at the moment, even if that happens to be excusing yourself to to the restroom. Watch the first half of ROBOCOP or the Futurestock episode of Futurama for a good parody of 80s business guys.

    A Michael Jackson thing will also be popular, but good luck finding the thriller jacket and glove nowadays. I seem to recall a pathetic attempt to reintroduce parachute pants within the last couple of years, but thankfully the retro loop isn't completely stupid and vomited those right back out. You might be able to find a puffy silver jacket. There was a brief time in the 80s when people decided it was finally the future so it was time we all started wearing things like silver clothing and jumpsuits. I think the end result was that science fiction people finally said "oh. duh." and stopped putting their characters in such miserable clothing.

    Typical 80s casual involves a t-shirt (neon, of course), an Izod knit shirt or a button-down-collar long-sleeve shirt, acid washed jeans and white Reeboks. Unless you're wearing a t-shirt, your shirt MUST have an embroidered logo on it. Wear a Members Only jacket, but don't make the mistake of looking for a leather one. Leather existed, but almost all of them were fabric.

    Possibly the simplest thing you could do is the REALLY casual. Find a pair of Hawaiian-print Jams board shorts, a Hypercolor t-shirt (good luck) or a neon or tie-dye t-shirt. Wear Tevas or white Reeboks with no socks.
     
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    hyper color shirt
    members only jacket
    neon colored sunglasses (ray ban rip-offs)
    british knight shoes
    body glove or pipeline board shorts
    powdered sugar under your nose

    hairspray, lots of hairspray
     
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  14. mondesi43 macrumors regular

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    Walter Payton wore them....so they have to be good.

    Gotta admit, I had Roo 'hiking' boots when I was in 2nd-3rd grade. :cool:
     
  15. SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

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    Macgyver style, make sure to rock the mullet:
     

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  16. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Leggings with stirrups and a big white blazer with a colourful undershirt. :D
     
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    Rock it New Romantic style. Face paint, cravats and one earring. Not forgetting impossibly tight trousers and a blazer.

    I had an 80s party for my birthday last summer and it was such a laugh. Everyone had so much fun dressing up.
    This is us: I'm in the middle in pink.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. iGav macrumors G3

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    I had one for my 21st... 9 very long years ago. Much better than a '70's night. :D
     
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    Got to be Disco Stu!
     

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    just had an 80's part. i went with short jean shorts and a nice denim jacket ;) many of the guys just had on very baggy and very big shirts and the girls did the spandex and pony tails to the side
     
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    OMG leg warmers on women are still so sexy to me. Oh and crimped hair.
     
  23. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Clothes and hair make the the prototypical 80s style.

    You can either go Miami Vice style as rdowns noted

    or you can go 80s hair band style. Rock the mullet baby! Business in the front, party in the back!
     

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