When it comes to Halloween, we have a lot of costume ideas, but when it comes to the ’80s, well, we’ve got no shortage of amazing costumes that’ll knock your leg warmers right off. The ’80s never cease to be relevant in pop culture; major blockbusters such as “Ready Player One” and “Stranger Things” are centered around ’80s nostalgia, and references to ’80s classics like “Back to the Future” and “The Princess Bride” are as commonplace as nods to any contemporary film or TV show. All that makes the ’80s a particularly perfect decade to look at when you’re trying to choose a Halloween costume that’s recognizable, simple, and fun.
In case you’re thinking of traveling back in time to the most tubular decade, we’ve come up with pop-culture-related ideas that range from iconic ’80s characters such as Claire Standish from “The Breakfast Club” to modern-day ’80s style favorites like Barb and Eleven from “Stranger Things.” Whether you want to creep people out, wear a couples costume with your partner, or dress up with a group of friends, these ideas cover all the costume bases. From Beetlejuice to Baby and Johnny to the whole “Ghostbusters” squad, these costumes are worth getting stoked about.
Blast back to the past when you take a peek at these pop culture costumes from the ’80s, and get ready for, like, a totally b*tchin’ Halloween.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano