For this post, I bring you a selection of ideas which could be used for 80s, Halloween and horror themes parties and events.
Skeletor from Masters of the Universe
Remember the 80s cartoon series? You can become He-Man's biggest enemy, Skeletor.
Skeletor Costume at Amazon.com
Buy in the UK
This is certainly not the cheapest option for a Halloween or 1980s themed costume, and you may want to consider the alternative hoodie costume by 80s Tees, which is cheaper, but still looks very effective.
|Skeletor Hoodie Costume by 80s Tees|
Skeletor Hoodie at Amazon.com
Skeletor Hoodie at 80s Tees
The hoodie is not available at the UK store, but you can purchase direct from 80s Tees who ship worldwide.
See all clothing items with a Skeletor theme at 80s Tees
|Jason Friday the 13th|
No less than eight films were released in the series during the 1980s, making Jason one of the most recognisable and creepy horror characters from the decade. The costume above is the deluxe version, and, therefore, looks the most authentic. However, there are a number of options available, including a separate hockey mask and machete.
Jason Costumes UK
Jason Costumes U.S.
The classic, 80s slasher film by Wes Craven received rave reviews and spawned four more sequels which were all released in the 1980s. Krueger is certainly one of the most memorable horror characters from the decade, and there are a number of costumes and accessories available. Just the sight of that claw, hat and gruesome face is be enough to send a shiver down my spine!
Freddy Kreuger Costumes ay Amazon UK
Freddy Krueger Costumes at Amazon U.S.
The Honey Monster
|Honey Monster Costume|
Frankenstein's Monster Costumes at Amazon.com (U.S.)
Frankenstein's Monster Costumes at Amazon.co.uk
If you don't wish to wear a full costume, then you can easily get away with wearing just a head mask. Wear with a baggy, dark shirt (maybe with a few rips).
Now, that is like looking in the mirror first thing in the morning - that's a pretty scary mask, but kind of amusing at the same time! You can also opt for a more light-hearted, funny look with the green Frankenstein hat. There range of masks and head pieces available is wide and varied.
Frankenstein Masks at Amazon.com
Frankenstein Masks at Amazon.co.uk
|Hellraiser Pinhead Costume|
If you watched the 1987 movie Hellraiser, then you'll know all about the Cenobites leader Pinhead. The official costume includes a mask, robe, and gloves, although it's pretty expensive. You can also opt for just a mask instead.
Pinhead Costumes at Amazon.com
Pinhead Costumes at Amazon.co.uk
Pinhead Masks at Amazon.com
Pinhead Masks at Amazo.co.uk
|80s Teen Wolf Costume|
This costume is based on the original Scott Howard wolf character played by Michael J. Fox and not the newer series. The original movie remains the best, in my opinion, and this costume looks pretty authentic and includes the jacket, yellow vest, wolf gloves, wig and beard. This costume is a popular choice all year round on my website simplyeighties.com, and anyone who knows anything about 80s movies will recognise this one.
Teen Wolf Costumes at Amazon.com
Teen Wolf Costumes at Amazon.co.uk
|Michael J Fox as Teen Wolf|
|Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Costume|
Monsters don't get much bigger than this one, and anyone who watched the climax to the 1984 movie Ghostbusters will remember the giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. This officially licensed, inflatable costume is ideal for Halloween and if you don't get noticed in this then you may as well be naked!
Stay Puft Costumes at Amazon.com
Stay Puft Costumes at Amazon.co.uk
Staying with the Ghostbusters theme, you could also dress as a slimer from the film.
|Slimer Costume for Adults|
Slimer Outfit at Amazon.com
Slimer Outfit at Amazon.co.uk
You can also purchase a slimer mask if you're looking for a low-cost option.
Slimer Mask (U.S.)
The mask isn't available in the UK for some reason.
Well, I hope I've given you a few good ideas for both a Halloween and 80s themed party. Whatever you decide to wear, have fun!
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