10 Funny Couple 80s Costumes That Are Suitable For Dress-ups

Dress up with these couples 80s costumes with a tinge of nostalgia

By Diana Nadim
10 Funny Couple 80s Costumes That Are Suitable For Dress-ups

Famous Couple 80s Costumes For Guys And For Ladies

A costume refers to a unique style of clothing of either a group or even an individual that reflects the person’s activity, gender, profession, or class. Costumes also play a very important role in ceremonies and festivals such as Halloween.

The following are some of the 80s costumes by famous couples that you can use:

1. Slash and Axl Rose

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Slash and Axl Rose are members of one of the most iconic rock bands of all times known as Guns N’ Roses. The band was formed in 1985 and was made up of the Axl Rose who was the vocalist, Duff McKagan the bassist, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Melissa Reese, and lead guitarist Slash.

Being the members of one of the hottest rock groups in the world meant that Slash and Axl Rose had to have their unique dress style to match their superstardom. In order for you to pull off Slash’s look, you will need to have a top hat, a rocker wig, a leather jacket, leather pants, checked shirt, chains and jewelry, and a Gibson Les Paul guitar to complement the look.

In order for you to replicate Axl Rose’s look, you will need to start by getting yourself a pair of sneakers but not just any other sneakers but converse! For the hair, you should look for a straight strawberry blonde wig and include a red bandana, a vest or a shirt, a red checked shirt tied around the waist, and a pair of pants.

2. Run DMC

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Run DMC was an iconic hip hop group from Queens, New York that was created in 1981 by Jason Mizell, Joseph Simpson, and Darryl McDaniels. This hip hop group was very successful and influential and this translated even to their dress code. As a couple, Run DMC costumes are some of the best 80s celebrity costumes you can have.

In order for you to pull off the iconic Run DMC look; you will both need to have either black Adidas tracksuits, or simply wear black pants, jackets, and shirts. When it comes to the shoes, you should get yourselves some Adidas Superstar shoes which Run DMC used to wear without laces. To complete the look, use black bowler hats and chunky gold chains to accessorize the look and you are good to go!

3. Milli Vanilli

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Milli and Vanilli refer to an RnB group that came from Munich, Germany and was made up of Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan. This iconic RnB duo was created by Frank Farian in 1988 and it went on to become one of the most prominent acts of the late 80s and early 90s all thanks to their music and unique fashion sense.

If you would like to dress up like Milli and Vanilli as a couple, you will require things such as either dark brown or black cornrow wigs, coordinated 80s outfits such as biker jackets & white Tees and a pair of jeans, and a silky and long patterned scarf for one of you to tied around your head. To complete the look you can get any trophy but if you can be able to get yourselves some faux Grammys the better.

4. The Girl in the Ferrari and Clark Griswold - From National Lampoon’s Vacation

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National Lampoon’s Vacation is an American comedy movie that was produced in 1983 and starred Hollywood greats such as Beverly D’Angelo, Christie Brinkley who played The Girl in the Ferrari, Chevy Chase who played Clark Griswold, Randy Quaid, and Anthony Michael Hall among many others.

This is one of the easiest 80s celebrity costumes to replicate as a couple as all you need is to wear voluminous blonde hair, bright red lipstick, and an oversized white shirt which is worn as a dress with an identical belt for The Girl in the Ferrari. For Clark, you will need to have your hair slicked backward then wear plain jeans, a lavender polo shirt, a tan jacket, white loafers, and red glasses to complement the look.

5. The Creepy Twins from The Shining

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The shining is a horror movie that was produced in 1980 by Stanley Kubrick and was based on a Stephen King’s novel The Shining of 1977. The critically acclaimed movie starred Philip Stone who played Grady, Jack Nicholson who played Jack Torrance and Lisa and Louise Burns who played The Spooky Twins.

In order for you to pull off this look, you will need the following items; light blue Sunday dresses, pink ribbon sashes for tying around your waist, white stockings, black Mary Jane shoes, matching brown wigs, and white barrettes. Lastly, remember to use white make up in order to get the pale look.

6. Yoko Ono and John Lennon

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John Lennon was one of the founding members of the greatest bands in the history of music - The Beatles. Yoko Ono, on the other hand, is a Japanese songwriter, peace activist, singer, and was John Lennon’s second wife. The two superstars got married in 1969 in Gibraltar to form one of the most influential and popular celebrity couples at the time.

For the iconic John Lennon look, you will need to have khakis, white turtleneck, white jacket, round sunglasses, and some white tennis shoes. For Yoko Ono, you will need costumes such as a white blouse, floppy hat, white skirt, white sneakers, a pair of white knee high stockings, round retro sunglasses, and a peace sign necklace to accessorize the look.

7. Princess Peach and Super Mario

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Super Mario and Princess Peach are video game characters from Super Mario Bros that was published by Nintendo in 1985 in Japan. Princess Peach is the lead female character in the video game and is Super Mario’s crush.

Super Mario and Princess Peach costumes are one of the best costumes for couples as they are funny and elegant. For Princess Peach, you will need; a pink satin dress, a light pink petticoat preferably with an elastic waistband, and dark pink overlays at your hips. To accessorize the look, you will need a faux gold crown. For Super Mario, you will need; a red shirt, a blue overall jumpsuit, a hat with Mario logo, an inflammable belly, a pair of white gloves, and mustache.

8. Sonny and Cher

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Sonny Bono and Cher was an exemplary American celebrity couple in the entertainment industry. They started their career as RnB backup singers in the mid-60s and went on to record their own songs which propelled them to fame. Even though they divorced in 1975, they had several reunions in 1979 and 1987 which makes them ideal candidates for your 80s celebrity costumes.

Sonny Bono’s costume should include things such as brown ladies man wig, a mustache, a long sleeved polyester tie-dye shirt, striped elastic waistband flared pants, an orange faux fur vest, and a brown sash tie for wearing around your waist. Cher’s costume includes; a pink polyester shirt with a sweetheart neckline, striped elastic waistband flared pants, a furry orange vest, brown sash wrapping around your waist, and a black witch wig.

9. Prince and Princess of Zamunda

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King and Queen of Zamunda are fictional characters from the romantic comedy by the mane of Coming to America which was created in 1988 by Edie Murphy who also plays the Akeem Joffer who is the crown prince of Zamunda. Other stars in this amazing movie include Madge Sinclair who plays the Queen Aoleon, James Earl Jones who plays King Jaffe Joffer, Arsenio Hall, among many others.

Kings costume will need an ordinary black suit, a white collared shirt, a faux gold crown, a faux gold royal neck piece, a leopard hooded scarf, and a mustache. For the queen, you will need a pink tank dress with a sweetheart neckline, a faux gold crown, a necklace made of a brooch, and accessorize the look with golden earrings to complete the elegant look.

10. Princess Leia and Han Solo

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Princess Leia and Han Solo are both fictional characters from the movie Star Wars by George Lucas. Princess Leia is married to Han Solo and she is portrayed by Carrie Fisher with Han Solo being played by Harrison Ford.

Princess Leia’s costume should include things such as a full-length, long-sleeve white dress with an attached hood and a turtleneck, a Princess Leia wig, and a belt. In order for you to recreate Han Solo’s look, you will need blue pants with red details on the side, a black vest, white top, and black boots.

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We, humans, are social beings and this is why social interactions such as taking part in festivals such as Halloween help us not only in our development as human beings but also to bring us a lot of happiness. Having the right costumes is important as it ensures that we celebrate those who have made a mark in our lives and also helps us to socialize.