DIY 80s Movie Costumes

It’s been 30 years since the ’80s ended but it feels like only yesterday. Maybe it’s because movies from the ’80s are still so popular. There’s just something about a nostalgic movie night that puts anyone in a good mood.

Keep the good times rolling by dressing up as one of your favorite characters from an ’80s movie. These DIY costume ideas cover many different genres so there’s a movie-inspired costume for everyone.

Sloth from The Goonies

DIY Sloth Costume

Shirt | Jeans | Suspenders | Mask

HEY YOU GUYS! There’s no epic adventure quite like the one The Goonies had. With a treasure map in hand, the group of kids had to evade a crime family and booby traps. And who could forget their unlikely ally, Sloth, the immensely strong Fratelli brother?

Maverick from Top Gun

DIY Maverick Costume

Coverall | Shirt | Boots | Aviators

If you have a need for speed, a Top Gun-inspired costume is the way to go. Find the Goose to your Maverick and head to your Halloween party in style. With the sequel on its way in 2020, we expect to see a ton of these looks this year.

Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit

DIY Jessica Rabbit Costume

Dress | Wig | Gloves | Shoes

There’s no toon as sultry as Jessica Rabbit. Not only is she beautiful but she can sing and is fiercely loyal to her husband, her “honey-bunny” Roger Rabbit. This classic cartoon vixen is the perfect throwback costume for this Halloween.

Axel Foley from Beverly Hills Cop

DIY Axel Foley Costume

Jacket | Jeans | Sweatshirt | Gun | Sneakers | Patch

Axel Foley might be a Detroit cop but he spends a lot of his time solving crimes in Beverly Hills. Channel your inner Eddie Murphy when you put together your DIY costume for one of his most iconic characters to date.

Princess Leia from Star Wars

DIY Princess Leia Costume

Dress | Hair | Belt | Blaster

No one was better suited for the iconic role of Princess Leia than the late, great Carrie Fisher. Her legacy will live on forever whether or not you create your own classic Star Wars costume to wear this Halloween.

Indiana Jones from Raiders of the Lost Ark

DIY Indiana Jones Costume

Pants | Shirt | Holster | Satchel | Boots | Hat | Whip

Who didn’t want to be an archaeologist when they grew up after watching Indiana Jones’ many adventures? While you might not be able to live out that iconic boulder scene, you can dress the part this Halloween.

Halloween is all about dressing up as someone you’re not and this year is no different. Pick your favorite movie from the 1980s and bring an iconic character to life. Creating your own 80s-inspired costume is easy! Take inspiration from the awesome characters we listed above, or create your own. Throw it back to the eighties this Halloween with a look from your favorite films.


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