80s Party Costume Ideas: John Bender

John Bender costume ideaJohn Bender is the quintessential bad boy: long hair, leather boots, biting sarcasm and a serious attitude problem. The Criminal of the Breakfast Club, he was thrown in detention for pulling a fire alarm. For your next costume party become the bad boy that everybody loves to hate and all the girls secretly want to date.

To get the John Bender look you’ll need:


  • white waffle/thermal shirt
  • red flannel shirt
  • baggy grey pants
  • jean jacket

John Bender costume ideaShoes

  • boots w/ bandanas tied around one boot


  • wallet chain
  • black fingerless bike/driving gloves


  • long & brown


  • attitude & sarcasm

Author: Alli Denning

As the Owner / Editor of Like Totally 80s, Alli is just a little obsessed with all things 80s (well, not ALL things, but most). Alli still has her Swatch, her cassette tape collection, and her Converse Chucks. When not making friendship pins or listening to Depeche Mode, she can be found at denning e-solutions, LLC, her web design business.

Share This Post On

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>