For four years now, I embark on a weeklong ‘80s-themed cruise that has a different theme each night. I’ve been a Wally World security guard, a Trading Places baggage handler, a hair-metal rock star and even a “slain” counselor from Camp Crystal Lake. It’s challenging coming up with ‘80s costumes year after year … but – wow – is it so much fun!
To me, the key to a good ‘80s costume is its level of authenticity. Don’t simply buy a costume when you can build a costume instead. Thankfully much of what you need can be acquired online. Here are six “good starts” to amazing ‘80s costumes.