When you look back at the last four to five decades the 80’s seem to stand out.

Throwing a 80’s party is one of the best ways to relive the 80’s.

The time period provides to some of the best 80’s costume ideas. The 80’s were when times were simple, and big hair was in.

It was the decade that dared to wear Day-Glo wardrobes, and danced to Flashdance and Footloose.

This was a decade driven by music from artists like Madonna, Wham and Prince.

The decade that brought the first wave of Glam metal (big hair bands) into the mainstream with bands like: Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, and Quiet Riot.

When movies like Top Gun, An Officer and a Gentleman, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Breakfast Club and Say Anything became every teen’s rite of passage.

So much happened during the 80’s, that it makes throwing different types of 80’s theme parties very easy. A popular 80’s theme is a Madonna or Prince party.

Both of these icons had so many different looks, that it will give your guest with plenty to choose from.

80s CostumesFor a Madonna party, your female guest can pick a Madonna look from any her albums or videos. Your male guest can choose from one of her many companions: Guy Ritchie, Vanilla Ice or Sean Penn.

The same holds true for Prince, but in the reverse. Your male guest can dress like Prince, while your female guest can dress like one of his female companions.

Another popular 80’s theme party idea is “Films of the 80’s.”Selecting this theme is great, because there are so many great films that came out during this decade. Selecting different 80s costumes will be easy for your guest.

They can choose characters from such movies as: Top Gun, An Officer and a Gentleman, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Breakfast Club and Say Anything. Who would not want to dress up like Tom Cruise or Molly Ringwald.

Another common theme is the 80’s aerobics party. Organized aerobics became the rage on the 80’s.

This was enhanced by the popularity of Richard Simmons, and music videos by Olivia Newton John. However, the aerobic outfits they would wear have made for some really great eighties costumes.

Just think leotard, tights, leg warmers and terrycloth headband.

The typical 1980’s party is simplest theme party. It is a come as you where in the 80’s party. Finding 1980’s costume ideas for this party is very simple.

For some it probably, just a matter of pulling certain clothes out of your closet. Some of the favorites are: the glam girl, the groupie, video superstar, rock star or old school rapper.

Any of these will work. Keep in mind, the further out there you go, the more comments you will receive.