Costume #2 is for a birthday part the week after Halloween that requires the Mr. and I to dress in our best high school gear from the 80s as the birthday boy is turning 40 and wants to relive his youth. Now, I'm only 23, so I have no idea how to dress. *cough* [I'm not really 23. I remember the 80s quite well.] But here's the big problem:
80s?!?! WHICH PART? Early punk? Early Valley Girl with pastels and popped collars? Splatter-painted jeans? Jumpsuits and heels with ankle socks? My Depeche Mode period with shaved head and trench coat and yellow plaid PEGGED jeans? (Yes, that was hot. In the way that wasn't.) Madonna? Poison? Michael Jackson? Hip Hop? WHAT LOOK, ZOMG.
I think a must is shoulder pads, regardless. And really shiny lips and way too much makeup. And crimped hair. Part of me wants to go as a Robert Palmer girl from the Addicted To Love video and carry a Guitar Hero guitar (lol.) So here's where you come in: there's a poll under the cut to help me narrow this down. Please comment if you have any other suggestions, in case I've forgotten something like DYNASTY. Or Carol Seaver! OH MY GOD FACTS OF LIFE/BLAIR!!!! I NEED COUNTESS WILLHEMINA MAKEUP, ahahahahaha. <3
This is my favorite look from the 80s, Stoney:
Pfft, those were lame. THESE are my favorite 80s looks, Stoney!
ENOUGH JOHN HUGHES. Wait, there's no such thing.
We've barely scratched the surface.
[eta] Oh that you could edit polls! Robert SMITH, not plant. Also: 80s prep, as in Endless Love with broken in jeans, add-a-bead necklaces, and chambray shirts, velvet blazers with wooden buttons! Or Bon Jovi chick look: shapeless white mock-turtleneck tucked in to pegged/tapers acid-wash jeans that had those two triangle flaps that folded over where your belt would go, black, scrunched flat ankle boots. HAWT. Conch-shell belts over your prairie skirt! Frankie Says t-shirts! THE LOOKS ARE ENDLESS.