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: 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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