Five Great 1980s Movie Costumes
Halloween is almost here, and it's time to choose your costume for parties, trick-or-treating and contests. Witches and vampires will appear by the thousands, so you need a more original idea in order to stand out. If you grew up in the 1980s, why not dress as one of the decade's flamboyant movie characters? You'll have a blast when people who recognize the character howl with laughter, and you can introduce the younger generation to the cool, wacky 1980s culture you remember from your childhood. Here are a few great ideas to inspire you.
Become Daniel from The Karate Kid
Everyone who was alive in 1984 remembers the martial arts underdog drama starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. Brush up on your karate moves before slipping into your karategi. Complete the look with a black belt and a cool headband. For extra fun, try greeting others with a crane stance to trigger their memories of the victorious Daniel in the final scenes.
Channel Your Inner Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle phenomenon started in 1987 and is still going strong today. Watch your friends turn green with envy when you show up in an awesome union suit as Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo or Raphael.
Join the Ghostbusters Team
After comedy icons Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd starred in 1984's Ghostbusters, the business of removing unwanted spirits would never be the same. If you decide to wear a Ghostbusters costume on Halloween, you may find yourself gainfully employed.
Celebrate Sloth from The Goonies
Every kid wanted to embark on a wild treasure hunt after seeing The Goonies, a 1985 worldwide hit that became a cult classic. Everyone who saw the movie remembers the beloved Sloth, a deformed captive who ultimately became one of the good guys. If you're feeling less than attractive, or you like to startle children, a Sloth mask might be the ideal costume.
Be a Caddyshack Bushwood Country Club Caddy
If you're a comedy fan looking for a subtle and low-key 1980s costume, become a caddy from Caddyshack. Be warned; your golfer friends may give you a hard time.
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