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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Ghostbusters 80s Movie T-shirts

Ghostbusters T-shirts

It still feels like only yesterday when those three eccentric parapsychologists (played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Rick Moranis) were running around on the big screen chasing ghosts in the Ghostbusters movie. Of course, it wasn't yesterday, it was way back in 1984, but those 34 years have really flown by!

Whether you're looking to dress-up for Halloween, or even an 80s or retro movie party, these Ghostbusters T-shirts will be ideal for helping you to create your look. They're also great for just wearing casually when the party's over, of course, so you can get good value for money out of them if you're a tight ar*e like me!
Ghostbusters 80s movie logo T-shirt
Ghostbusters 80s Logo T-shirt for Adults
My top choice is this unofficial design featuring the original 1984 logo by Postees on Amazon. This tee is an all round winner in terms of both price and positive customer feedback, and I particularly like the size of the logo and clean design. It's available in adult sizes from small to XXL and is 100% cotton. 

Ghostbusters Glow in the Dark T-shirt
Ghostbusters Glow in the Dark T-shirt
Now this wins the award for the coolest T-shirt. Imagine walking around on Halloween with a glowing Ghostbusters logo on your chest! This official design by Old Glory is available on Amazon in sizes Small to XXL.

Another store where you'll find some very original and unique designs by independent artists is Redbubble. They ship worldwide and the prices are pretty competitive these days.

I've picked out a few of my favourite designs below, and a particular favourite is the Trumpbusters tee, allowing you to show "I ain't afraid of no Trump!".
Ghostbusters Logo T-shirt

Ghostbusters Vintage Distressed Look T-shirt
Ghostbusters Vintage Distressed Look T-shirt
If you prefer your T-shirt to look like you have been wearing it since the mid eighties, then this design will be perfect for you. This crew neck tee for adults is available in 13 colours for sizes S to XXL.
Red and White Ghostbusters Ringer T-shirt
Ghostbusters Retro Ringer T-shirt
A ringer T-shirt is always a good choice for a retro 80s look, and I particularly like this one which comes in four adult sizes. It's certainly a head-turner!

I discovered these unique designs at Zazzle...

Well, I hope I have given you plenty of T-shirt ideas in this post.

You may also like the Ghostbusters T-shirts page at Simplyeighties.com.

I can also recommend checking out Etsy who have a substantial range of tees at very competitive prices.

Monday, 17 September 2018

The Smiths 80s Band T-shirts

The Smiths Hatful of Hollow T shirt
The Smiths T-shirts at Amazon UK
If you were asked to name one of the most influential British bands of the 80s, then The Smiths would certainly be in the top five for a good many of you, I would imagine. The alternative rock/Indie pop band from Manchester may have only been active for five years (1982-87), but in that relatively short period they managed to create a pretty substantial following. The band still appear to have a big fanbase judging by the number of T-shirts that are sold through my website simplyeighties.com

Best places to buy The Smiths T-shirts

Amazon UK have an extensive range of designs, including the most popular Tee featured at the top of this page, as well as designs adorned with the band's frontman Morrissey. If you're from the U.S. then you'll be delighted to know that Amazon.com stock a range of Tees, too, although it's not as ample as the UK store.

A more substantial range of brand new, "Buy it now" T-shirts can be found at ebay, although, once again, if you're browsing in the British Isles then you're probably going to see a bigger range of designs. Many quality suppliers sell their wares through ebay these days, so you'll probably be able to pick up a bargain here.

If you would like a more quirky design than the more popular choices, then try a search for the newest arrivals at Amazon UK as this usually throws up a few different ideas.

You'll find many unique and exclusive by independent artists at Redbubble.com who ship worldwide. Use the following link;

The Smiths T-shirts at Redbubble

I've hand-picked my favourite designs below. Please note that you can find the designs printed on a full range of T-shirts and other items by scrolling down the page on the site.


The "I would go out tonight but I haven't got a stitch to wear" Charming Man lyrics T-shirt is particularly amusing.

The Smiths album covers baseball shirt for men
The Smiths Record Covers Baseball Shirt 
This baseball shirt features nine vinyl record covers and offers something a little different to the standard short-sleeved shirts. It's sold by a company calling themselves Morrissey and The Smiths at Amazon (they sound official, although I have no idea whether they are or not) and they have three pages of high quality merchandise including heavy weight shirts, bags and posters.

The Smiths Sheila Take A Bow Heavyweight T-shirt
Sheila Take A Bow Ladies Tee
This ladies heavyweight T-shirt is one of many designs being sold by the aforementioned Morrissey and The Smiths company.
The Smiths Tour 1983 T-shirt
The Smiths Tour 1983 Daffodils T-shirt

Now, just about any fan of The Smiths will, no doubt, remember that performance on The Tube in 1984 where Morrissey can be seen with a bunch of daffodils in his back pocket. Therefore, this shirt featuring daffodils is a nice touch.

Here are some more of my top picks...

Well, I hope I've provided you with some decent designs. You can see many more retro rock and pop band T-shirts ideas at my website.



Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Teen Wolf 80s Movie Costume

Scott Howard Teen Wolf Beavers 42 Costume
Scott Howard Beavers Teen Wolf 80s Costume
I was a huge fan of Michael J. Fox's films back in the day, and still like to occasionally watch his 80s movies from time to time, including Back to the Future and Teen Wolf. The latter would make the ideal theme not only for an 80s costume, but also for Halloween, too, which is fast approaching as I write.

In the 1985 movie, the lead character Scott Howard (who was played by Fox) suddenly finds himself transforming into a werewolf, often at the most inconvenient moments. However, he learns how to control the change and use it to his advantage in the Beavers basketball team.

Thankfully, there is an awesome ready-made fancy dress costume available which is actually a popular seller through my website (simplyeighties.com) throughout the whole year, believe it or not. Of course, during the run up to Halloween there is an even bigger demand for the costume. We do not sell the costume directly, but instead, link to a trustworthy supplier on Amazon for a small commission.  

The outfit comes in two sizes and includes the jacket, vest, gloves, wig and beard.

If you have an eye for a bargain, then you may also like to check all the numerous suppliers selling Teen Wolf Costumes on ebay These are brand new, "buy it now" items from leading costume suppliers, so there is no need to bid.