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80s Ghostbusters Costumes for Women

Two women wearing 1984 Ghostbusters Outfits

A Ghostbusters costume is the ideal choice not only for an 80s party/event, but also for Halloween, of course. So I'm going to take a look at all of the costumes available for women, which are based on the orignal and best 1984 movie. Wearing one of these, you'll be able to clear the streets of ectoplasmic ghosts, while also enjoying a fun night out, of course!

The advantage of these costumes compared to most others is that you don't need a wig, and everything you need is included. So take this into account when considering the prices.

Now you just have to decide which character to be? Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, Louis Tully or Winston Zeddemore? The choice is yours!

Women's Ghostbusters Classic Movie Jumpsuit Costume


This first costume choice by Smiffy's closely resembles the men's outfit and is basically a jumpsuit with a backpack, and includes the original no ghost logo. The outfit provides an authentic look and is ideal if you feel more comfortable in trousers. Three sizes are available; 8-10, 12-14 and 16-18.

The downside to trousers, of course, is that they may run either short or long, and this is particularly true with fancy dress where you can't choose the leg length. Nonetheless, it's a tidy-looking outfit and nicely resembles those worn in the film.

Ghostbusters Dress Costume for Women with Cap


Next we have this very different-looking, officially licensed costume by Rubies, which has been designed here in the UK. It includes a dress, cap, backpack and belt and comes with the no ghost logos. Four sizes are available: XS, S, M, Large. The prices vary widely between each size for some reason, which is unfortunate. It looks great, though, and maybe a little sexier than the first costume!

Ghostbusters Hotpants Costume for Women


Next we have this hot pants costume which is described as a playsuit with logo. It's a nice alternative style by Smiffys and comes in threes sizes from 4 to 14. It also comes with a stylish shoulder bag with the logo. The pricing is similar to the first costume, as I write, so slightly better value than the second costume. I really like the bag, though, and you could actually use this after you've finished with the outfit!

Rubie's Ghostbusters Bodysuit Costume for Women


At first glance, this costume by Rubie's looks very similar to the previous one. However, the main difference is that it includes a baseball cap rather than a bag, and there is also no cutout in the chest area. Instead it ha a zipper, leaving you to choose how much chest to expose! A backpack is also included. 

This one comes in sizes X-small, small and medium. Sadly, there is no large or plus size. As I write, this costume is rather more expensive than the Smiffys one above.

Mega Fancy Dress on Amazon selling this costume in XS (6-8) for a much lower price. This may not be the case by the time you're reading this, but it's well worth checking them out as you may save quite a few £'s.

So there we have it. Four different Ghostbusters costumes for women. Whichever one you choose, have a spooktacular night out!


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