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Sunday, 30 April 2017

80s Flashdance Costume

Flashdance poster ft. Jennifer Beals
Flashdance Movie Poster

Flashdance Costume for Women
Flashdance Costume at Amazon UK

Actress Jennifer Beals created an iconic 80s look when she wore that long, grey sweatshirt for the 1983 movie Flashdance. You can easily transform into her character, Alex Owens, using this official movie costume, which includes the long, grey sweatshirt dress/top, leg warmers and headband - everything you need for an authentic Flashdance style.

For some reason, the outfit is only available in XS or S in the UK. In the U.S., a medium is also available.

However, you can easily create your own look for a fraction of the cost (and also in larger sizes), using the following accessories;

Off the shoulder, batwing sleeve long grey top

Off Shoulder Batwing Long Sleeve Dress UK

This top is also available in the U.S.

This low-cost sweatshirt has received dozens of positive reviews from customers and is a very popular choice through my website SimplyEighties.com. It's available in a choice of colours.There are several sellers selling similar items and I have linked to all of them above so you can compare products and get the best price.

Black Leg Warmers
Black Leg Warmers at Amazon UK

Black Leg Warmers at Amazon.com
Black leg warmers come with the official costumes, but if you want to create your own look then they are available for just a few pounds/dollars including delivery, and you can choose from a whole range of colours. Why not create your own individual look using a different coloured top and leg warmers?

Flashdance Wig for Women
Official Flashdance Wig (U.S.)

This Flashdance wig will complete your look. I could not find this item at Amazon UK. However, one supplier was selling it at ebay. Talking of which, here you will also find a cheaper, alternative Flashdance costume and you can use the following links in the UK, U.S., Australia and Canada;

Flashdance Wigs at ebay

Flashdance Costumes at ebay

Black Flashdance Leotard
80s Leotards at Amazon.com

An alternative Flashdance costume can be created using a black leotard which Jennifer Beals wore in the classic dance scene in the movie.

You may also like;

Let's Get Physical Costume for Women
Let's Get Physical Costume (UK)
This low-cost fancy dress costume is currently only available in the UK, however you can get lots of ideas using the following links to our website at simplyeighties.com.

80s Workout and Fitness Costume Ideas for the UK

80s Aerobics and Fitness Costume Ideas for the U.S.


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