In fashion, everything comes back in style eventually. Who knew that applied to Halloween costumes? Some of this year’s decorative threads follow the lead of some of the best of past decades — 80’s anyone? Whether you’re looking for a kid costume or adult, here are ten of our favorite throwback costumes for Halloween.
Cher from Clueless
As if! a fashion icon like Cher Horowitz from Clueless would ever go out of style. There’s renewed interest in the 1995 comedy and we are here for it. This cute kids costume is signature Cher with an adorable yellow plaid pullover dress that looks just like the one from the movie. Pair with a pink fuzzy pen and you’ll have everything you need to roll with the homies.
Gremlins may have been downright scary for kids in 1984 but there is one character that warmed hearts and that was baby Gizmo. Honestly what is cuter than dressing a real baby up as the still adorable creature?
Spotify who? Apple music what? Back in the day it was all about the mixtape. Your kids may have no clue what that is but you will know the memories involved in putting those songs in the perfect order for a mixtape. And what’s more fun than naming your mixtape? You can write on the costume so everyone knows the vibe you are going for.
Flashdance, Let’s Get Physical, Sweating to the Oldies, 80’s workout threads were just as fashionable as today’s athleisure. This neon costume, complete with leg warmers, is sure to bring back memories. Snag a matching one for your mini-me and maybe you'll even spark a new love for these threads. Plus, it'll be a fantastic photo opp!
Who ya gonna call? When it comes to bad guys (or bad ghosts) the Stay Puft Marshmallow man remains an icon and it’s easy to see past the tough guy act for that squishy exterior. This infant costume is too adorable to pass up.
Computers and gaming systems have improved so quickly that the oldest models look downright ancient. This costume is modeled after the original 1989 Gameboy before graphics were sharp and handhelds less clunky. Get two and make it a matching couples costume.
Super sugary drinks may be passee but back in the day, the Kool-Aid man was where it was at. He originated in 1954 with a few makeovers over the years. You can still get the fruity drink (with less sugar) but it’s been a while since the iconic mascot has been seen. And now he can be with this Halloween costume.
Every little girl in the 80s wanted to be just like Rainbow Brite with her colorful world and talking horse. Kids these days may not have a clue but who doesn’t want to dress up in all of the colors of the rainbow at once. Makes for a fun Halloween costume.
The disco inferno of the 1970s is coming in hot with this toddler costume sure to impress even the Bee Gees. The one piece is soft enough that your toddler won’t want to rip it off but flashy enough that it fits right into the dazzling disco era.