Madonna has, from the beginning, been a trail blazer, a fashion maker, and a boundary pusher. That she is still around, unlike other 80s pop stars that went out with parachute pants, is a testament to her instinctive understanding about pop culture and what people want. For these reasons (and others), Madonna makes the ideal model for your 80s party costume.
For the costume, you can combine aspects of the Madonna look from the Lucky Star era with that of her Like a Virgin period. Use images from her albums and music videos as inspiration. Also, check our the pictures on our fashion page devoted to the Madonna look.
Madonna Costume Elements
- Heavy eye makeup
- Wavy, wild hair (or wig)
- Lace, fingerless gloves
- LOTS of bracelets
- Dangly earrings (hearts & crosses were faves of hers)
- Bustier type top (black tank could also work)
- Black ankle boots
User-Submitted Madonna Costume Pics
This is a great example of this costume pulled together: