'80s-Themed Halloween Costumes Perfect for Any Year

It's almost Sept., which means you're basically behind if you're just starting to plan your Halloween costume.

If you're looking for something less expected this Halloween, why not channel some nostalgia with an '80s costume. Whether you're dressing up solo or with your squad, we've rounded up the best '80s costume ideas. You'll have just as much fun #DIYing as you will wearing!

Madonna

The undisputed '80s Queen of Pop is an obvious choice for Halloween. Head to your local vintage store and scour the racks for a cheap white spaghetti strap wedding dress. Make sure to fluff up your hair for mega volume, throw on some blue shadow, lots of accessories, and you're ready to rock.

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The Heathers

Cast Long before Clueless or Mean Girls there were the Heathers–three iconic, uniform wearing '80s babes who put power shoulders and pleated skirts to good use. Grab your two besties, curl and fluff your hair to the max, and don't forget your croquet sticks.

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Jazzercisers

The perfect costume if you're in a pinch but still want to look cute? An '80s exercise ensemble! You can probably rummage through what you already have at home, just pull out the brightest pieces. Neon leggings, a leotard or swimsuit and of course a belt, crimped hair and a sweat headband will do just fine.

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The Simpsons

Who doesn't love The Simpsons? Do your best Marge by sporting a bright purple beehive wig, yellow makeup, a red chunky necklace and green dress. Or do your best Maggie Simpson with a bright blue onesie and pacifier.

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Rubik's Cube

If you're looking for a cheeky costume that's funny and gets tons of LOLs, be a rubik's cube! All you need is a large cube shipping box, some scissors and craft paper—voilà.


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My Little Pony

Any '80s baby can tell you, it was all about My Little Pony! This makes the cutest costume, too, as you can use body paint to turn yourself pink or purple, throw on a rainbow wig and tack on some wings.


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Saved by the Bell Cast

Have a crew with lots of girls and guys? Then rally the troop and dress up all together as the Saved By the Bell cast. There's something for everyone in this squad, so each person should get their first choice. Another perk is that this costume doesn't require much dressing up.


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Ghostbusters Cast

Who ya gonna call? The Ghostbusters, duh! This iconic '80s getup is always a fan fave, and you can spend all day pretending to exterminate your friends. Also, is there anything more comfy than wearing a jumpsuit all day and night?


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