How to make a Flashdance costume

One of the most iconic films of the ’80s, Flashdance is known as much for its stellar soundtrack as it is for the fashion statement it provided. The story of a welder-by-day, stripper-by-night, “Flashdance” featured a breakthrough performance by Jennifer Beals and a soundtrack with the songs “Maniac” and “What a Feeling.” Bring a touch of ’80s nostalgia to your Halloween party with an easy, DIY costume.

##Things You’ll Need##

* Sweatshirt (grey)

* Scissors

* Sleeveless Dance Leotard

* Spandex pants (or opaque tights)

* Legwarmers

* Curly wig (optional)

##Putting together your Flashdance costume##

Step 1: Pick up a grey sweatshirt and cut the ribbed neckline and cuffs off of it. Wash it and you should have a flattering “roll” to the cuffs and neckline allowing it to hang nicer off of your shoulder like the one in the movie.

Step 2: Layer your ensemble with the opaque tights or spandex first, then your dance leotard (sleeveless or short-sleeved works best), and then put your off-the-shoulder sweatshirt over it.

Step 3: Pull on your legwarmers and slouch them down.

Step 4: Add a mid-length curly wig to your costume if you don’t already have curly hair. If you’re not inclined to wearing a wig, scrunch your hair with mousse while still wet.

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