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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Create a Tina Turner 1980s Fancy Dress Costume


Tina Turner Gold Costume
Tina Turner Costumes at Amazon UK
Tina Turner Clothing at Amazon.com (US)
Ask anyone to name a few great female singers from the 80s and it's highly likely that they will mention Tina Turner. This lady was huge back in the eighties, with hits including What's Love Got To Do With It and We Don't Need Another Hero, to name but a few.

If you want to be simply the best dressed person at a fancy dress party, then why not try this gorgeous, shiny Tina Turner dress featured above?  If you're going to an 80s or pop star themed party then this costume is ideal but it can, of course, be used for other fancy dress events.



Although I have linked to the U.S. Amazon store, the costume is not available here, sadly, although you will find a range of wigs and a couple of suitable dresses. However, there are costumes available on ebay, and the prices are very decent. This link will work in any English speaking country.

You can buy an even more authentic-looking dress from Amazon, I remember two very different gold dress that Tina wore back in the 80s, one of which had a strong 1920s influence with many layers of tassels. But, of course, Tina wore a wide range of dresses, so we need something that replicates her style, such as the following little number...

Gold and black tassels dress for Tina Turner Costume
Tina Turner Dress (US)

Tina Turner Dress (UK)

Although described as a 1920s flapper dress, this item with a generous supply of tassels/fringes and shimmering gold is ideal for Tina Turner dress-up, and many people have clicked through to this costume from our website simplyeighties.com. However, it is only available in small and medium sizes, sadly.

Gold Fringe Dress
Gold Fringe Dress (US)


One of her most iconic dresses was designed by the Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia which was made out of red leather and featured a zipper down the front. It was very revealing, so if you want to recreate this look you will need to be comfortable with bearing lots of flesh. I have had no luck in finding a dress like this one.

However, Tina was a big fan of red fringe dresses which I remember her wearing, and you can easily create an authentic look using a red flapper dress,

PLus Size Red Fringe Dress
Plus Size Red Fringe Dress (US)

Not available in the UK - sorry!
A search for red flapper dresses at Amazon will bring up many dresses that are suitable for creating your outfit.

Red Flapper Dresses US

Red Flapper Dresses UK

Tina Turner 1980s Wig Blonde 80s Wig

The most essential part of your look is a wig, unless you have lots of hair that you can ruffle up.

Tina Turner Wigs at Amazon.co.uk

Tina Turner Wigs at Amazon.com

Tina Turner Wigs at ebay (UK, US, Canada, Australia)

You may also be interested in;

Tina Turner music page at simplyeighties.com.


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