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.
|Michael Jackson Thriller Jacket|
The biggest choice of Thriller costumes and jackets is available at Amazon's UK and US stores. The prices vary greatly, but the beauty of Amazon is that you can check the customer feedback.
Thriller Costumes at Amazon UK
Thriller Costumes at Amazon US
I also recommend checking ebay, as the prices here are the best anywhere on the web. Although you can't check the ratings for each costume, the suppliers are rated.
In the video, Jackson also wore matching red trousers, so for a complete look you will need a full costume. However, the quality will not be quite as good as buying a standalone jacket unless you're willing splash out on the best quality outfit.
|Thriller Deluxe Costume|
|80s Superstar Costume (UK)|
You can compare the prices of the many different suppliers for this costume. Use the links below to get the best deal on the above costume. You will also see the rating for each supplier.
Compare prices on Amazon UK
Unfortunately, there is only one supplier selling the costumer above at the U.S. store.
Another benefit of using Amazon as all of the leading fancy dress suppliers are competing with each other on the site, so you're guaranteed an excellent price.
The oufits do vary in quality, and selecting a deluxe option is going to leave a bigger dent in your bank balance. If you really want to look the part, though, then you may want to treat yourself to the best quality outfit.
|Thriller Costume with Zombie Mask (UK Only)|
For a quick an easy zombie look paint your face white and add dark circles around the eyes. You can buy white face paint or even zombie make-up kits.
Although some costumes at fancy dress stores feature a model wearing those famous sequin gloves, MJ didn't actually wear them in the Thriller video, so for authenticity you're better of without them. However, to complete your look you really need a wig like this one;
View all Michael Jackson Thriller Wigs at Amazon.co.uk