80′s Male Icons

Posted on June 29, 2010 by admin

The 80′s was a decade of iconic individuals and groups from music, fashion and even sport, although it was TV and film that provided the decade’s most iconic influences. These icons offer some great ideas for mens 80′s fancy dress costumes, so, if you have been invited to an eighties fancy dress party, you may want to consider the following.

Tom Cruise – Top Gun

As Maverick, Tom Cruise was a super-cool fighter pilot who showed his vulnerable side when his best pal Goose tragically died. Men liked Maverick because he was arrogant, whereas the ladies loved him because he cried in his underwear. This film cemented the white naval uniform’s iconic status, and any guy who wears it to an 80′s fancy dress party with some aviator shades and a cheeky smile shouldn’t be lonely for very long.

Mr T – The A-Team

Mr T, as ‘B.A. Baracus’ was the A-Team. He didn’t like airplanes, pitied a lot fools and drank a lot of milk. It is a classic 80′s fancy dress costumes, needing just military clothes, plenty of gold chains and a Mohican hair cut. Now, repeat; “quit your jibber-jabber!”

Patrick Swayze – Dirty Dancing

Swayze became a heart-throb to ladies the world over after gyrating in a black leotard all through the 80′s smash-hit, Dirty Dancing. Of course, this fancy dress costume is not for the faint-hearted as it will require you to live up to your character’s dancing credentials. Still, there should be no shortage of dance partners.

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