80s Party Costume Ideas: Let’s Get Physical

Olivia Newton John was a goddess in the 80s. She was beautiful, sang fabulous songs (while the Grease movie/soundtrack technically came out in the 70s – it was close enough) and starred in some classic movies of the period.80s costume - workout queen

One of her best albums, Physical, featured its title song and one heck of a great music video. The Let’s Get Physical costume idea is an homage to the 80s obsession with “work out” gear – this was the era of Jane Fonda as work out guru after all and the start of the work out tape (VHS and Beta naturally). To get in the right frame of mind, you’ll want to watch the video for Let’s Get Physical (one must wonder why the men in the beginning of the video are working out in bikini underwear – ahhh, the 80s). lindsay lohan's 80s costumeThe essentials for this totally 80s costume idea are:

  • Knit Leg Warmers
  • Head band (notice how it is worn in picture above – these are not really sold anymore so you can make one with a rolled up scarf)
  • Leotard and Tights – links to buy: Adult Tank Leotard (try the lavender or light blue options), Women’s Opaque Tights (grab the hot pink ones)

Check out the Lindsay Lohan version of the 80s workout queen (pictured at right).

Author: Pia Sooney

Just a little obsessed with all things 80s, Pia still has her Swatch, her cassette tape collection, and her Converse Chucks. When not making friendship pins or listening to Depeche Mode, she runs a web design business.

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  1. A fun game to play for an eighties party is to have a wig contest. Have all your guests come in their favorite wig and then let the crowd pick a winner.

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