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Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • 80's Outfits: The Hair Says it All

    Everyone who chooses to dress up in 80's outfits for a costume party should give special thought and attention to what they are going to do with their hair. More than in almost any other decade, hairstyles during this time period were distinctive. Although some styles were specific for men or women, there were also some that crossed gender barriers and were worn by everyone. What were some of these popular and iconic styles?

    Although the hair crimper was invented in 1972, it didn't become widely used until about a decade later. Sported primarily by young women and teenage girls, this hair is easily recognizable as an eighties style. During this time, youth from both genders often had long tresses with shorter layers at the top, which made crimped hair stand tall and proud, assuming the wearer used enough Aqua Net hairspray.

    Another style frequently worn with 80's outfits is what is often referred to as "rocker hair". Men and women rock stars would "tease" their hair with a comb and hair spray, often getting the shorter top layers it to stand straight up on end and leaving the longer layers underneath hanging down. Wearers would often have locks that were tinted black or bleached blond. Sometimes colored streaks would be dyed into them as well.

    Mullets are yet another distinctive hairdo of this decade. The tresses were cut short on the front and sides of the head, but left to grow long on the back of the head. This fashion is often affectionately described as "business in the front, party in the back." Although some women wore mullets, they are considered to be more of a male hairstyle.

    Because many hair trends in the eighties are so different from today's fashions, most people have to purchase a wig in order to make this look part of their ensemble. Check out our website today to see the variety of colors, cuts, curls, and shapes we have available at FunWirks. Our affordable prices make this accessory one of the best investments you can make for costume fun for years to come!

  • 3 Ways for Men to Accessorize 80's Outfits

    When you imagine 80's outfits for men, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Some of the most popular male styles from this decade are reminiscent of Michael Jackson, Don Johnson, Rocky Balboa, Tom Cruise, or one of the many "hair band" rockers. Although these ensembles are definitely diverse, they each have one thing in common: the accessories are vital.

    Generally we think of an "accessory" as an item for women, but in reality it includes everything from shoes to sunglasses. Here are three items that men should consider when putting together their costume:

    1. Sunglasses were a hot commodity in this decade. Most males wore shades that were either all black or had reflective lenses. Some personalities, like Tom Cruises' characters in Top Gun and Risky Business, cannot be adequately portrayed without this item. For other 80's outfits, it's an extra that simply makes the overall look more recognizable.

    2. Since most people today aren't sporting head-banger hair or mullets, a wig is another accessory that can go a long way to making your costume look more authentic. Even preppy guys that just wore their hair feathered had longer locks than most men today. A decent wig can go a long way to creating an authentic eighties style.

    3. During this decade, makeup wasn't just for women. Some pop stars, like Boy George, wore quite a bit of lipstick, eye shadow, and eyebrow pencil. Other musicians, like Bret Michaels from Poison, sported black eyeliner as part of their look. Cosmetics can also be used to achieve other aspects of a costume, such as George Michael's five o'clock shadow.

    Accessories go a long way towards making almost any iconic 80s fashion look believable. Browse through the FunWirks website to see the many extras we have available that can take your eighties styles to a whole new level.

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