10 more days till Halloween!!! Today we’ve rounded up a few must-haves that will add some ’80s to your spooky season. But don’t let the picture above fool you. This post is not just for the ladies! And don’t forget that many of today’s best Halloween decorations are naturally full of 1980s style. So if even if you aren’t planning on ordering anything online, simply head to your local party superstore and stock up.
Above we see a Halloween favorite for her… Retro 80’s Halloween Braided Ribbon Barrettes from Etsy shop Bows and Beads by Barb! Do you remember these colorful hair accessories from our favorite decade? Plus, the ribbony ends of these handcrafted treasures are heat sealed to prevent fraying!
And now a little something for him … a Vintage 80’s Mille Chemise Men’s/Unisex Knit Wool Sweater from Etsy shop Sun Kissed Highways. It’s hard not to love the color blocking involved in this piece, and the way that one orange diagonal line serves as a geometrically interesting focal point.
Our next featured item is not gender-specific. Need a last-minute Halloween costume idea? The Blonde Long Rocker Wig from WigsOnline.au.com can help get you there. Ladies, get out your best ’80s punk gear. Or take a pair of scissors to the wig, add a black leotard, a studded collar and some torn stockings, and you can be Pris from Blade Runner. Gents, this wig is your ticket to becoming Jareth from Labyrinth. Get a white ruffled shirt, add a long black jacket, and don’t forget the eye shadow!
Want to bring a touch of ’80s to your Halloween table? I’m a devoted fan of black octagonal dishware, as its shine and shape can’t help but channel the 1980s. Often easily found at the local Goodwill, these geometric pieces can also be ordered online. The Arcoroc Octagonal Set from Bestelle’s Vintage Shop gets the job done! Imagine how this vintage dishware from France can be embellished with orange napkins or placemats for some seasonal flair. Or better yet, set your table with a centerpiece of orange calla lilies for an ’80s Deco Halloween statement!
We end with retro Halloween accents that are as timeless as they are ’80s: Vintage Jack-O-Lanterns from Etsy shop Rekindled Cottage. While these items are from 1985, they have such a fabulous vintage look that transcends decade-specific style. You can never go wrong with a Jack-0-lantern pail!
Anyone hit a Halloween party this past weekend? Don’t worry–there’s still next weekend… Happy Monday!