1980s Halloween Costumes

08/10/2014 17:34 | Updated 20 May 2015

The 1980s saw the rise of power dressing, pop, Dallas, Flashdance, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Madonna.

This is officially the best era when it comes to finding fancy dress inspiration for Halloween - yes really.

If you don't believe us, we've created a line-up of looks to save you googling like crazy to find your perfect costume this year. Think BIG hair, fluoro pink, tulle and fishnets...

These looks - highlights include 'Let's Get Physical' girl, 1980s pop tart and neon raver - are a great way to shrug off those Halloween clichés, from slutty nurses and zombie brides to sexy skeletons and high-school cheerleaders.

All you need to do is vamp them up to get your scare on and accessorise with everyday pieces from your wardrobe. It's amazing what stilettos, a neon bra, leggings and glitter can do to a fancy dress outfit.

And the best bit about going all out on the 1980 front? You'll look great on the dance floor.

Just don't forget to finish your look with a bit of DIY Halloween hair and make up. Zombie Madonna with a backcombed 'do, OTT smoky eyes and a killer red lipstick? Brilliant.


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