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Create a My Little Pony 80s Unicorn Costume

For this post, I want to show you how to put together and simple but effective My Little Pony Unicorn Costume based on the one from the original 80s Unicorn and Pegasus  Collection, which will be ideal for the many 80s parties, events and festivals that seem to be increasing in popularity each year.

I found this retro My Little Pony T-shirt on Amazon with the classic rainbow logo. You can base your costume around this by adding a unicorn headband and some accessories.


This unicorn head piece would be ideal for adding to the T-shirt to create a simple costume. It includes the spiral horn, ears and attached wig.

You can replicate the original 80s white, purple and blue unicorn below using white accessories and a wig which I have hand-picked for you below...

My Little Pony Unicorn ToyPurple and Blue Unicorn Wig for WomenWhite Tutu Skirt, Leg Warmers, Fishnet Gloves Set for WomenMy Little Pony Group Shot Rainbow T-Shirt

My Little Pony cosplay is huge at the moment, and the theme is, of co…

Zaxxon T-shirt - Pay Homage to the 80s Video Game

One of the most visually impressive games to be released in 1982, was the isometric space shooter Zaxxon. It was THE game to own, and I still remember the excitement of seeing the cassette game available for my Atari 800XL, especially as we had a limited choice of games for the machine here in the UK. The XL/XE conversion was particularly fast, which made the game pretty challenging to say the least, and judging your height was hard to master!
So I was delighted to see these newly available Zaxxon T-shirts being sold at Amazon, which will allow us 8 bit fans to celebrate the game in style!

Sadly, the first design here is only available at Amazon's US store, but you can order an alternative design at the UK store. The best range of Zaxxon tees can be found at Teepublic, who ship to the UK. Unfortunately, I can't use their images on this blog, so you'll have to hop over there to see what they look like!


This logo T-shirt by Ken Kellin on Amazon is available in sizes small t…

Retro Honeycomb Paper Christmas Decorations are Back!

If you're of a certain age, then you will certainly remember those honeycomb paper tissue decorations we used to hang in our homes during the Christmas holidays back in the day - I particularly remember the bell shaped decorations. Some of the colours were pretty ghastly (orange and yellow anyone?), but they were pretty designs nonetheless, and more eco-friendly than the foil decorations that followed them. With the trend towards ditching plastic, paper decorations are seeing a big resurgence in popularity, and the honeycomb shapes now come in rather more pleasent colours, thankfully!

There's never been a better time to ditch the plastic and give your home a retro vibe, so I'm going to take a look at some of the best decorations around for Christmas 2019.

Unique Party on Amazon have a nice range of honeycomb decorations, including the bell at the top of this post, and also a snowman, hat, tree and mini santa. The colours are traditional red, green and white, so no shades o…

Iconic Doctor Who Fashion from the 80s

If you watched Doctor Who back in the 1980s, then you can't fail to remember some of the iconic (and not so iconic) fashion looks worn by the four Doctors. For this post, I'm going to take a look back at the classic 80s Doctor's costumes, from Tom Baker to Sylvester McCoy.


The Fourth Doctor This is probably the most iconic look from the classic series, and Tom Baker is often voted for as the most popular Doctor in polls. He was certainly my favourite Doctor, and his iconic look was based on a painting of Aristide Bruant by Lautrec.

If you want to dress like the fourth Doctor, you need an autumnal Victorian poet look using plaid and tweed, with that overly long multi-coloured striped scarf, brown suede fedora hat, a brown frock coat, burgundy cravat, tweed waistcoat, and grey plaid trousers. Add wild curly hair, mad eyes and a packet of jelly babies, and you'll look uncannily like the fourth Doctor!

The Fifth Doctor The costume worn by Peter Davison, featured a style th…

Aston Villa 1982 Football Shirts

Celebrate Aston Villa's European Cup win of 1982 with these official, replica football shirts.

If you're a Villa fan over a certain age, then you will certainly remember the golden years of the early 1980s, when the team won their first league title for 71 years on May 2nd 1981, leaving Ipswich Town unamused in second place!

The Villa then beat Bayern Munich 1-0 in the European Cup Final in Rotterdam on 26th May 1982, with Peter Withe (remember him?) scoring the winning goal in the 67th minute. Praise must also go to goalkeeper Nigel Spink, who pulled off some magnificent saves, and without him I think Villa would have certainly lost the game. 

These were golden years, indeed, and it's sad to see the team currently struggling near the bottom of the Premier league, although the fans have grown used to the struggles over the years! But here's hoping they don't get relegated yet again.

I found these officially licensed home and away Villa shirts, and celebratory T-shirts …

New Kids On The Block 80s T-Shirt

It's hard to believe that 30 years have now passed since the American boy band New Kids on the Block first hit the UK charts with their single "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" - now I've made you feel old!

For a brief period, NKOTB became huge in both the UK and U.S., and you may well remember plastering your bedroom walls with posters from Smash Hits or other teen pop magazines.

You can celebrate those long lost years with this awesome 80s style T-shirt which features the faces of the five band members. So do you remember all their names? They were, of course brothers Jonathan and Jordan Knight, Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg and Joey McIntire.

I adore the design and it really looks like it was teleported right from 1989! Anyone who was a teenager back then will certainly remember that this graphic style, and those colours were certainly very popular back then.

You'll be pleased ti know that the same design is also available on a T-shirt for Men.

However, before you…