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Create an 80s Computer Geek Costume

Dressing up as an 80s geek/nerd is both fun and simple, and wearing a pair of nerdy specs and a computer/ science related T-shirt would be a great start.

Firstly, I want to show you a few read-made costume options for men and women...
Men's Geek Boy Costume, Top, Bow Tie and GlassesWomen's Nerd Costume.Official Where's Wally Costume SetWomen's Where's Wally? Wenda Costume
Wally is probably one of the best known 80s geeks, and the first book was published in the UK during 1987.

The 1980s saw a home computing revolution, and programmers were often spotty teenagers who created software from their bedrooms. Often they wore computer or gaming t-shirts supporting their favourite companies such as Atari, Commodore and Sinclair, or popular computer games of the time such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders. And every geek could complete a Rubik's Cube before you had a chance to blink! Here are some ideas...

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Men's Premium T-ShirtAll I Want for Christma…

Frankie Say Relax Don't Do It T-shirts

One of the most iconic 80s slogan T-shirts was, of course, "Frankie Say Relax". However, there were also a number of other tees around with slogans such as "Frankie Say Relax Don't Do It" and "Frankie Say Arm The Unemployed".

If you prefer something a little different, then the following "Relax Don't Do It" T-shirt is a nice alternative to what everyone else will, no doubt, be wearing to the numerous 80s festivals and parties throughout the summer months.



The Men's premium cotton tee comes in neon green or pink for sizes small to XXL.

If you're a female, then you'll be pleased to know that T-shirts are available for you, too.

Women's Relax Don't Do It 1980s Pink or White T-Shirt, S to XLRelax Don't Do It Ladies White T-Shirt, Sizes 8 to 16
I found many other interesting designs, too, including a ringer tee and vest top. Take a gander at these...
Ladies Relax Don't Do It White Vest, S to XXLFrankie Say Relax Don&#…

Boy George Fancy Dress Costume

For this post, I'm going to explore the different Boy George outfits and hats that are available, which represent his iconic 80s look.

British band Culture Club achieved success with four top ten albums in the UK during the 1980s, and also a string of top ten hits including Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?, Church Of The Poison Mind and The War Song, to name but a few.

However, it was the worldwide No.1 hit single Karma Chameleon that is probably remembered the most. In particular, the video is remembered for lead singer Boy George's signature look, where he wore a black derby hat with long braids that had colourful ribbons tied on the ends.  

If you want to obtain Boy George's 80s look then a hat is the most essential part of the outfit. Perfect for an 80s party, there are many costumes available, both of which include a black hat with an attached wig, long white printed numbers shirt and black waistcoat.

Most of the costumes represent George's Colour By Numbers period…