The 80's was the era when rock and roll became legendary. Everyone wanted to be a rock star; it was more than just the money or the fame, it was even more than a lifestyle - it was a state of being. All the great bands were born in the 80's; Def Leppard, Foreigner, Journey, Poison, REO Speedwagon, Twisted Sister, Ozzy Osborne... the list goes on. Long hair matching that of Axl Rose, curly hair like Slash, cowboy hats, fur coats, and big belt buckles were the standard among rock gods. If you wanted to be a rock star you needed to dress the part. Girls were equally splendid with mini denim skirts, leggings, bright colours, and sky-high hairdos.
If you think the 80's are dead, think again. Who could forget the critically acclaimed 2012 movie Rock of Ages? The movie is a comic recreation of the 80's in its entire splendor, and as with the 80's, in this movie it is all about the music and the fashion. Iconic movie stars like Russell Brand and Tom Cruise join the cast with characters that represent all that the 80's were; crazy, loud, sinful, sexy, and above all, fashionable.
Hosting an 80's party is a great idea for those who were born in, or grew up in, this awesome decade. If you need help deciding what an adult 80's costume should look like, the answer is too easy! To achieve the perfect 80's look, arm yourself with tons of hairspray and do not be afraid of going big! The 80's are all about excess. Pile on makeup and bracelets. The key is to accessorise with lots of splashes of colour. No colour is too funky for the 80's!