Skip to main content

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?

Buy Back to the 80s: 1980s Fad and Fashion Colouring Book for Adults

80s Fashion Pictures from Autumn 1987



  

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Blondie - Debbie Harry - 70s and 80s Fashion Photos

Embed from Getty Images Debbie Harry Fridge Magnet Back in my school days (yes, it was a long, long time ago!) many kids associated Blondie purely with lead singer Debbie Harry, although Blondie was actually a band, and a damn fine one, too. It's not hard to see why. After all, she oozed sex appeal and became a style icon, and many of her looks can still be seen on the high street today. Harry's designer friend Stephen Sprouse can claim responsibility for many of those looks. He created every style you can imagine using denim, black leather biker jackets, camoflauge, wayfarer and aviator shades, pink and girly styles, nautical stripes, animal print catsuits - the list goes on! I find it amusing that in 1998 Britney Spears caused controversy by wearing a school uniform for her video "Hit Me Baby One More Time". How quickly we forget that Debbie Harry had done this two decades earlier! After forming in 1974, Blondie became pioneers of the punk and new wave s

Create an 80s or 90s Acid House - Raver Look

With its squelching bass sounds (often created using a Roland TB-303 bass synth) and minimalist production, the sound of acid house first became popular in the latter half of the 80s, starting in 1987. The media were more focused on the illegal raves and psychedelic drugs, but in reality, a good many young folk enjoyed dancing to the new sound in nightclubs (including myself) without going anywhere near any drugs or illegal raves. What is synonymous with the acid house scene is the smiley face logo, and the T-shirt featuring the logo, along with tie dye and psychedelic clothing, and bucket hats which became popular with ravers. Baggy over the knee shorts were popular with men. Bandanas and dungarees/dungaree shorts were also worn by both sexes. Some ravers also had  yellow whistles . In the early 90s,  white overalls , hooded anoracks and  yellow dust masks with an "E" , smiley face or radiation symbol also became part of the rave scene. Initially, the dust masks we

Kia-Ora 80s TV Advert - I'll be your dog!

Anyone who watched British TV during the 1980s (or went to the cinema) will remember the Kia-Ora crows advert featuring the slogan "I'll be your dog".  You may well remember the Kia-Ora drinks in plastic cartons which the usherette used to sell in the cinema. They also sold them in our local youth club, although sometimes it was Tip Top orange, which kind of tasted like the carton.  The advert itself was pretty bizarre but also a lot of fun. It featured a child wearing a straw sunhat and carrying his belongings over his shoulder, while walking in the hot sun carrying an empty glass. Suddenly, a dog appears from nowhere and tips Kia-Ora orange into his glass. The sun wrings itself out into the glass to top it up.  A crow is following the child and shouts "Kia-Ora!". The child replies "It's too orangey for crows, It's just for me and my dog." The crow replies "I'll be your dog!", and then starts barking. As they continue to walk, an