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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Create a Funny Stuck in the 80s Costume


Men's Black T-Shirt
If someone you know is simply unable to leave the 1980s behind them (or maybe it's yourself!), then let me introduce you to the perfect costume idea.

As well as forming part of a costume - I'll discuss this in a moment - these funny "Stuck in the 80s" T-shirts would also make an ideal birthday or Christmas gift for anyone who lived through this wondrous decade, or thinks that it's still 1985!

Based on the classic Katherine Hamnett block letter slogan T-shirt designs from the 1980s, these tees are available in both black and white for men and women, and come in most sizes. The material used is 100% heavy-weight cotton, so the low price is very reasonable indeed.

I've included picture links to each T-shirt below so that you can make the right choice with ease. I recommend ordering a size up to get that looser look that was fashionable back then.

You may also be interested in Born in the 80s gift ideas, and you can find plenty of these at my website SimplyEighties.com.

Many of the following tees can also be bought on ebay in both the U.S. and UK. They are not available at Amazon U.S. store, sadly



White "Stuck in the 80s" T-shirt for Men
Men's White T-Shirt

Funny Black "Stuck in the 80s" T-Shirt for Ladies
Ladies Black T-Shirt

Women's funny "Stuck in the 80s" white T-shirt
Ladies White T-Shirt

By the way, all of these tees are available in a wide range of sizes from Extra Small to XX-Large (8-18).



Stuck in the 80s Cassette T-shirt
Stuck in the 80s Colour T-shirt

Creating a Stuck in the 80s Costume

Men's Costume

For men, the only other items you really need are a pair of white cotton trousers and some other optional accessories such as an 80s themed wig and wrist bands. You could even add an inflatable mobile/cell phone for extra fun.

Made in the 80's Costume for Men
Made in the 80's Costume
You could buy this ready-made George Michael (Wham!) outfit for men which is also available at the Amazon US store. However, if you weren't born in the 1980s then it's not really relevant.



There are plenty of low-cost, white cotton pants/trousers available at Amazon, and they will be of a more than likely better quality than ones included in the outfit above, which some customers are suggesting are see-through. Of course, you can get around the problem by wearing white shorts.

White Cotton Trousers UK

White Cotton Pants US

Calvin Klein White Loafers

Add some white loafers, cheap white pumps or even hi-top trainers and roll the sleeves of your T-shirt and the legs of your pants/trousers.

White Shoes at Amazon UK

White Shoes at Amazon.com

George Michael Wig (UK)

Wham! 80s Choose Life T-shirt
Choose Life T-shirts (UK)

Women's Costume

For ladies, you could add any number of accessories to your T-shirt. This could be a tutu skirt and /or leggings with leg warmers, and sweatbands for your wrists and head.

Neon Pink 80s Accessories Set for Women
80s Tutu Accessory Set
The quickest and easiest way to complete your costume is with a tutu set like the one above which comes in a wide range of colours in a standard or plus size. This exact set is not available at the U.S. Amazon. However, there is an alternative available by Paper Umbrella.



The advantage of creating your own costume based around a T-shirt is that you can add as many or as few accessories as you please, depending on your budget.

1980s Costume Set for Women
"It's The 80s Baby" Costume Set

Alternatively, you could simply buy this ready-made costume set by Direct 23 Ltd. This one is not available in the U.S. - sorry! Note the fingerless, fishnet gloves and jelly bracelets which were made fashionable by pop stars Madonna and Cyndi Lauper. You may also want to add a hair bow and a beaded necklace.
Woman wearing 80s accessories
80s Girl

This image gives you an idea of a few accessories to look for including big plastic loop earrings, plastic neon bangles and a hair bow. You can find all of these accessories at Amazon.

80s Accessories UK

80s Accessories US

80s T-shirts for ladies collage


You will also find many more 80s T-shirt ideas for the UK on our SimplyEighties website.

80s T-shirt Ideas for Men (US)

80s T-shirt Ideas for Women (US)




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