80s Party Costume Ideas: Prom Queen

Elements for the ultimate 80s Prom Queen costume

  • A fabulous vintage 80s dress (ask you mom, your mom’s friends, use your own stash from the 80s, or search ebay — this link takes you straight to the 80s prom dresses on ebay)
  • Satin dye-able shoes to match – this is a low-cost detail that is priceless (a bridal shop can do this for you)
  • 80s hair – if you can’t style your own through teasing, crimping, side-ponytails, etc, consider a wig
  • Rhinestones (now that’s fancy!)
  • Wrist Corsage – must include baby’s breath.
  • A date – try to get your date to go Don Johnson-style!

80s Prom Queen costume

Notable details in this picture:

  • One-shoulder styling of the oraganza dream in pink and black in the back row
  • Puffy sleeves of the turquoise dress
  • LOADS of feathered hair
  • The ubiquitous wrist corsage
  • I love how the front row is sporting their dates’ bowties
  • Classic!

Author: Alli Denning

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