How to make a Robert Palmer Girl costume

For a look that screams “Simply Irresistable” for a fun, retro 80s costume, put together an easy, DIY look based on the girls from Robert Palmer’s classic videos for “Simply Irresistable” and “Addicted to Love.” Great as a solo costume, with a suit-wearing male companion, or a bunch of female friends in matching costumes, this is a versatile look that’s […]

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How to make a Punky Brewster costume

The 80s are cool again! And so are obscure characters from sitcoms from the decade! Still obscure enough to be cool and recognizable enough to make a great costume, you can put together a simple and fun Punky Brewster costume for your next 80s-themed party! Dress up as the colorful abandoned kid ##Things You’ll Need## * Blue sweatshirt * Bright […]

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How to make a Pee Wee Herman costume

The Captain Kangaroo of the ’80s, Pee Wee Herman took children’s programming by storm with his show “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” which followed on the heels of a stand-up comedy routine and feature film director Tim Burton, the classic “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.” After time out of the limelight, Pee Wee is making a comeback! Get on the bandwagon early with […]

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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 […]

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