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Michael Jackson Thriller Costume

No one can argue that the king of pop was at the peak of his career during the 1980s. If they do, then just mention the fact that the 1982 album Thriller is the best-selling album of all-time and they'll need need a damn good explanation why he wasn't.

Staying with the subject of Thriller, Michael Jackson also brought us one of the most iconic videos of the 80s with the epic Thriller single, and the costume he wore has become iconic, too. If you're thinking of an awesome idea for an 80s or Halloween fancy dress party, then you can't go far wrong with that red leather outfit he wore.


Buying a real leather replica costume is, obviously, going to cost a small fortune, so unless you work as a costume designer for Madame Tussaud's, this option is not going to be very practical. Instead, I will show you a range of more reasonably-priced options which won't leave a nasty dent in your bank balance.



The biggest choice of Thriller costumes and jackets is available at Am…

Create an 80s Party Girl Costume

For this post I'm going to show you how to quickly piece together a costume similar to the one featured above, or create your own variation of it. The main focus of the outfit is the 80s Party Girl T-shirt which has eye-catching, Katharine Hamnett style block lettering in neon colours. Now, you can, of course, use different accessories to create many looks based around the tee. Let me show you how to create the look from top to toe.

The T-shirt

Obviously, this is the main component and I've linked to ebay above where there are usually at least a couple of suppliers selling the tee. If you're from the UK then you can also buy the shirt at Amazon. In the United States, there are many suppliers selling tees based on the slogan at Amazon.com.

Shirts and sweatshirts were often worn off one shoulder and were over-sized, sometimes doubling-up as a dress. I recommend ordering at least a size-up to ensure you achieve a loose look. You can buy T-shirts that are designed to be worn o…