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1980s Fads and Fashion Colouring Book for Adults

Front cover of 80s colouring book

Back in the 1980s, colouring books were viewed as something you bought for your kids. However, these days they have become increasingly popular with adults, and they are a great way to relieve stress and induce calmness.

Back to the 80s: Fads and Fashion Colouring Book is proving to be a very popular choice with adults, but, of course, the kids and grandkids can also join in, too! Please note, though, that these illustrations are quite complex, so they might be a little overwhelming for young children.

Published by Lightburst Media, the A4 sized paperback features a glossy cover and 35 detailed illustrations with an 80s fashion theme. These will provide many hours of enjoyment, and there is enough here to keep you entertained for weeks. Thankfully, the illustrations are printed only on one side of each page, which is always a good idea with colouring books as the colour can bleed through if you're using felt tips - I prefer pencils myself!

You can go wild with your colouring skills, as this was certainly a bold and colourful decade where colours clashed, so you are free to be as garish as you like - orange and pink anyone?

80s Collage

The illustrations will transport you back to a time when people weren't afraid to make a bold fashion statement. Included are leggings, leotards, side ponytails, whale spouts, crimpled hair, shoulder pads, shutter shades, denim jackets, hair metal, hip hop style tracksuits, trainers and gold chain necklaces. There are also toys and electrical gadgets including troll dolls, boomboxes, cassette tapes, keytars, Atari 2600 and the Rubik's Cube. 

Some of the images also include geometric 80s pattern backgrounds, too, and there is one scene featuring a girl in her bedroom chatting away on the landline, with posters on the wall - this instantly transported me back to my teen years when I annoyed my parents by leaving pieces of old sellotape all over the wallpaper, and racking up a huge phone bill, too!

A Spotify music playlist is also included to help you quickly choose some top 80s tunes to put on, which will remind you of when you used to create your own mixtapes!

It's definitely a fun book and pretty good value, although I would like to have seen a few more illustrations for the price. Nonethless, they are A4 sized and pretty detailed, so it will be a quite a while before you complete the book. 

So why not put on your favourite 80s tracks and relax (don't do it!) while you colour in to your heart's content?

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