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Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:57 am

OK, let me preface this by stating that I'm FULLY aware of the abuse I'm setting myself up for.


My buddy DJ Darkwave is holding his annual Halloween party. Normally I wouldn't give a shit, but Darkwave's parties are the bomb. They are the absolute best parties I've ever seen. Dude has a huge old house with the top floor and high-ceiling finished attic dedicated to partydom. There is a :fog machine and built-in DJ booth in his attic!

Darkwave's parties are always jam-packed, and full of beautiful women who frequently wind up in extreme states of undress. There is a Bartender pouring from a fully-stocked bar. The beer never stops flowing, and there are various other mood altering substances everywhere (if you're into that sort of thing). A DJ (often Darkwave himself) spins classic '80s alternative and EBM or techno/industrial until 6am or so.

My point: This is the ONE party I'll really get in the spirit for.

Last year, the theme was pirates. This year, it's '80s. I love the '80s, but I cannot come up with a suitable costume idea. I want a costume that's not retardedly difficult to make (like K.I.T.T.), not difficult to drink and move around in (like Voltron), that'll still be identifiable. And no, not Robert Smith.
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:02 am

Spandex
Lycra
A Mullet
Torn Jeans

For starters....
 
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:02 am

Magnum P.I.

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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:06 am

Go as Mr. Belvedere...you already have the build for it. The rest fo the costume should be easy.
 
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:17 am

Seeing as to how you already have make-up and a Beetle, you should go as some kind of woman.  Big grin
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:25 am

If you're going to go as a woman, get a Nolan Miller gown and go as either Crystal (Linda Evans) or Alexis (Joan Collins) from Dynasty.

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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:41 am

Crockett from Miami Vice, should be easy to put together.

-Sport coat
-plain T-shirt
-pants (no belt)
-loafers without socks
-don't shave for at least three days.
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:45 am



Michael Jackson - and bring your friend webster...

or

Weird Al Yankovic in "I'm Bad"
 
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:46 am

Two words... "parachute pants"
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:38 am

Do your normal Robert Smith getup but throw on a velvet Panama Hat, Ray Ban Wayfarers, and a loosely tied narrow tie and say you're John Taylor from Duran Duran.
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:53 am

With hair like the guy on the top left and a shirt like the guy on the top right, you can't go wrong. I find second hand stores to be a perfect source of 80's clothes.



or


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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:04 am

Here are some styling cues.  Smokin cool














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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:06 am

Hmmm....COrey Hart! I could get away with a blazer, some mousse, and a pair of shades! Thanks, 'Fly!
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:14 am

LHMark:
You have to 'wear your sunglasses at night'.  Big grin

"Don't mess with the man in shades".  Laugh out loud
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:41 am

Yeah, Crockett from Miami Vice crossed my mind as well.
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:42 am

Go as one of the following 80's movie characters:

Clark Griswald
Fletch
Cameron (Ferris' best friend)
John Bender
Chet from "Weird Science"

Or maybe one of the classic 80's HS principals:
Ed Rooney
Dick Vernon
 
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:55 am

Not sure what color hair yours is but Nikki Sixx or Vince Neil or David Lee Roth something from the music era.
 
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:06 am

Smurf. Paint yourself blue and wear all white. Lah lah la la la laaaahhhh...  Nuts
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:09 am

Just a few thoughts.
Ronald Reagan?
The Space Shuttle?
An MX Missile?
A star wars sattilite?
Indiana Jones?

Or my choice if I where going.

Just get a T-Shirt printer, to make up a T-shirt with the worlds, "SAVE FERRIS" on it.
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:14 am

LHMark:
Keep in mind, you can always go as Lita Ford.
You will certainly be a hit!  Smokin cool



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LHMark
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:22 am

Hmm..."Save Ferris..." I like that one, too. I was also thinking Starbuck. Is that too seventies?
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:25 am

Battle Star Galactica ran 78-79 season, so probably, There was that awful Gallactica 80 during the next year, but almost none of the original players where in it, Lorne Green being the only exception I know of.
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:26 am

Well, there's always "Face" from the A-team.
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:29 am

True, but at that point, you might as well be Hannibal, more recongnizable and a better catch phrase........"I love it when a plan comes together"
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:34 am

True, but at that point, you might as well be Hannibal, more recongnizable and a better catch phrase........"I love it when a plan comes together"

And it's easy to demonstrate you're from the "A-Team," too - just take your stainless Mini-14 with the high-capacity magazine...start shooting...

...BUT NEVER ACTUALLY HIT ANYTHING.  Big grin
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:36 am

Go as an out of shape, out of work, hack cover band lead singer. Shouldn't be too hard to get the costume.
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:36 am

Yeah, I don't recally anybody actually dying on that show either.

But then again, in the movie "First Blood" the first of the Rambo flicks and widely panned for it's violence, only one person actually died in that film, and that was because of his own stupidity.
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:01 am

I could go as Lyle Alzado, but I don't know how to get my neck bigger than my head.
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:04 am

LHMark:
So you don't like the Lita Ford idea, huh?
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:36 pm

Go as a little old lady shouting, "Where's the Beef?!?!?"

Or go as Walter Mondale...
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:06 am

Richard Simmons...that's 80's at its best. Tight very short pink shorts.
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:25 am

Superfly, my man-boobs aren't big enough. What, you think I'm KROC?
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Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:32 am



Hey LHMark...for as much as you drink...why don;t you go as this guy. It would be a perfect fit!



 
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:41 am

Is that...Steve Howe?
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Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:11 am

So what's it going to be LHMark?
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:11 am

Doing the simple thing: the "Save Ferris" T-shirt!
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:55 pm

1980's German porn star?
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Sun Oct 31, 2004 4:08 am

A guy I knew went to a party wearing only his underpants.

I said "What are you supposed to be?"

He said " A Premature ejaculation.... I've just come in my pants"
 
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Thu Nov 04, 2004 8:44 am


Well this is what happened.
 
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Thu Nov 04, 2004 9:02 am

Looks like the same people at your concerts, Mark. Do you take them everywhere?
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RE: Halloween Party. '80s Theme. Costume Ideas?

Thu Nov 04, 2004 3:23 pm

A bit late, but why didn´t you try to go as a matchstick?

Go starkers and your head will turn red by itself....  Nuts

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