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Prince Purple Rain 80s Costume for Men

Purple Suit Costume with Frilly Shirt Front

When anyone mentions Prince in a conversation, the very first thing that springs to mind is that iconic and majestic Purple Rain costume which he wore in the cult 80s movie, which the musician scored and also starred in. There is also the brilliant title song, of course, but for this post I am going to focus on that flamboyant outfit, which borrows from the New Romantic scene with its frilly ruffle shirt.

You can also buy the Prince Costume on Amazon.com in the U.S.

Thankfully, you can buy a ready-made outfit. The most which popular and best-rated choice is available from Smiffy's on Amazon, and it is also the best value, too, and comes in a nice range of adult sizes from small to X-Large.

Included is the purple jacket, trousers and a mock shirt. However, you will need to order the Prince wig and tash set seperately. A costume with the wig included is available, but it is rather expensive when compared to buying the items seperately.

Man wearing a Prince 80s wig and moustache

You can pay homage to the musician, who we sadly lost all too soon on April 21 2016. The Prince costume is, of course, just perfect for 1980s themed fancy dress parties and events, and it is a very popular choice on my website Simplyeighties.com. 

The Purple Rain album was incredibly successful, achieving Diamond (13 x platinum) sales in the U.S. and 2 x platinum here in the UK.

Make Your Own Purple Rain Costume

If you feel confident enough to make your own costume, then you may like this article on How to Make Your Own Prince Purple Rain Jacket, which would make a fun project. Of course, finding a suitable purple trench coat and a frilly shirt will not be an easy task, but there is a wide variety of stores on the internet these days. You will also have a better quality costume given that fancy dress outfits are only designed to last for one or two wears, and usually come with a mock shirt rather than a real one.

Here are some ideas I found...

Purple Gothic Steampunk OvercoatPurple Gothic Steampunk OvercoatLong Purple Overcoat for MenLong Purple Overcoat for MenFrilly Pirate Shirt for MenFrilly Pirate Shirt for Men

 

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