Gentleman, you may have recoiled at the thought of having to dress up as an 80s star when you heard you were invited to an 80s fancy dress party. However, once you start delving into the many possibilities of characters you could impersonate, you’ll realise you have the perfect excuse to dye your hair, wear face paint – or even just some extrovert clothing. Here are just some of the male fashion icons from the 80s to give you some food for thought and inspiration.
Boy George – if you’re feeling pretty confident for your eighties fancy dress party, and you’d like to do what the 80s did best and make a statement, dressing up as Boy George is the perfect idea for you. Just as Annie Lennox provided the androgynous look for the ladies, Boy George does exactly the same for the gentlemen. With the use of make-up, bows, feminine clothing (not dresses!) and so on, this look symbolises the 80s.
U2 – are you going to an 80s fancy dress party but still want to cling onto some of the security of the present, why not opt for a step back in time with U2? Still fast-selling artists at present, U2 were just as, if not more iconic in the 80s with their statement music taking over from other artist’s use of statement fashion. Due to their more subtle approach to fashion, they are perhaps “cooler” than other more outrageous artists. With the use of leather jackets, big hair and fur collars you’ll soon release the 80s punk-rocker.
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