How to Create the 80s Punk Fashion Look!

80s punk fashion was influenced greatly by celebrities in the music scene, such as The Ramones, Sex Pistols and Billy Idol. We also loved Vivyan from The Young Ones. This meant punk fashion had a wider, commercial audience.

Starting in the 70s, punk fashion was as a statement of rebellion. Clothes and outfits were personally designed by the individual, to enhance the rebellion statement.

Punk fashion is quite a broad cross section from glam punk to goth punk. Therefore, you should be able to grab a few characteristics from any area relating to 80s punk, and pull off this 80s fancy dress costume easily.

As the girls have heaps of fun choices when it comes to 80s fancy dress, 80s punk fashion, is a fun option for plenty of guys to get into the 80s spirit.

Most notably, you will be able to create a mohawk, spray paint your hair and wear studded belts.

Studs and spike will be the key. Look for these sorts of items when creating your punk look.

Oh yeah, and don't forget the safety pin! Where do you wear the safety pin? Well, as an earring, (Attach to a sleeper or similar - not directly through your ear lobe) or as a badge/accessory anywhere on your clothes. Rip an 80s retro tee shirt, and hold it back together with your safety pin.

  • Denim jacket
  • Leather jacket
  • Ripped 80s tees
  • Denim jeans
  • Plaid mini skirt
  • Plaid pants
  • Denim mini skirt
  • Doc Martin boots
  • Black boots
  • Studded belt
  • Studded wristband
  • Studded collar
  • Large safety pin
  • Large, dangley earring for the left ear
  • Facial piercings
  • Hair gel - Super strong
  • Coloured hair spray paint
  • Hair spray - Super strong
  • Patches and badges for your jacket
  • Studded or leather fingerless gloves
The good news, is that you can acquire and buy a lot of this gear cheap through the charity shops for the clothes, and online.

There are quite a few awesome 80s costumes, props and gear available for under $10.


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