17 Halloween Costumes Inspired By The 80s – Who Will You Go As?

Halloween is just a few weeks away, which means time is running out if you want to do something that little bit different for a costume. What better way to celebrate the spookiest of days than with a costume that takes you straight back to your favourite shows and films from when you were growing up? Let’s take a look at some of the best costumes you could go for this year….

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1. Chucky

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What better way to scare people than to dress as a demonic doll that likes nothing more than making a wise-crack and killing people as violently as possible?

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2. Teen Wolf

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Michael J Fox made some great films back in the day, and Teen Wolf lends itself perfectly to a Halloween costume – just don’t “surf” on top of a van, please!

3. Freddy

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The ultimate villain from the era? Possibly, and certainly one of the most iconic, so what better way to dress up for Halloween and terrify people?

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4. He-Man

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You could always go for something more light-hearted but totally recognisable with the era we grew up in, this is a classic!

5. Skeletor

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Well, if there are two of you going trick or treating, why not go as He-Man and Skeletor and have mock battles as you go round?!

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6. Pinhead

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Another horror icon from our era, Pinhead is instantly recognisable and simply terrifying to behold, just don’t jump out on anyone with a weak heart wearing this!

7. Wrestlers

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WWF (as it was then known) was simply massive when we were growing up, so what better tribute than dressing as someone like Macho Man Randy Savage?

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8. Beetlejuice

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You could always dress as the Ghost with the Most and terrorise people and just be generally annoying to them! Everyone loves (or hates) Beetlejuice!

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9. She-Ra

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With a big–budget reboot just around the corner from Dreamworks animation, what better time to invest in a She-Ra costume for Halloween?

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10. Smurfette

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The Smurfs were a classic loved by millions, and they have had something of a renaissance recently with the big budget films so why not go for a Smurfette costume this year?

11. The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

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The thing that filled Ray with dread in Ghostbusters, this Stay Puft Marshmallow Man costume is perfect for anyone wanting a more light-hearted look!

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12. Mario and Peach

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Going out as a couple? Why not go for a Super Mario and Princess Peach costume for the two of you? It’s-a-us, Mario and Peach!

13. Teenage Mutant Ninja (Hero) Turtles

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Cowabunga, Dude! Everyone loved the Turtles growing up, so why not don this little beauty and go as a hero in a half shell – turtle power?!

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14. Bill and Ted

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This has to go down as one of the more comfortable costumes on the list, and they may look fairly normal but they’re instantly recognisable!

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15. Wednesday Addams

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The teenage daughter of the Addams Family, Wednesday certainly had an iconic look and Christina Ricci really gave the character a new lease of life!

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16. Jem

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Jem and the Holograms was one of those classic shows that summed up the era all in one go with syntho-pop and big hair all in one place!

17. Michael Myers

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One of the most iconic looks of any villain from the era, Michael Myers is truly terrifying and you could be anyone under that mask! The ultimate scare? Possibly!

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So what will you be going as this Halloween? Have we given you some inspiration or will you be going as something different? We’d love to see your costume pics, so post them and all your thoughts in the comments as always!