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beatnix19
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I'm throwing a halloween party. The theme this year is 80's. You have to come as you favorite 80's icon, character, personality, star, fad, etc... I'm looking for ideas for a female friend of mine. We want something that isn't the obvious madonna, valley girl type stuff. A couple leading thoughts right now are coming as a slinky, a glowworm, or Lydia from Beetlejuice. Does anyone else have any ideas?

BTW... I'll be going as Super Mario this year. Not too original, but still a lot of fun.

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If you're going as Super Mario, she should go as Princess Peach. [Smile]

Exercise gear a la Jazzercise?

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Samus from Metroid? A Ghostbuster?
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One of the girls from a Robert Palmer video.
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I do like the Addicted to Love girl idea. Simple but recognizable.

I went as one of the gang from Devo a few years ago, and I was surprised how few people recognized me. I mean, who else wore that hat? How do you not look at the red ziggurat hat and say "Devo"?

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The girl from Footloose?
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She-Ra
Strawberry Shortcake
Carebear
Cabbage Patch Kids
Garbage Pail Kids
Rainbow Bright

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quote:
Originally posted by PSI Teleport:
One of the girls from a Robert Palmer video.

If she could get a few of her friends to dress up as the same thing, it would be even better.
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Ronald Reagan.
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Or Thatcher.
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Jem from Jem and the Holograms.
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Molly Ringwald
Ripley (Aliens)
Cheetara
Ariel
Zelda or Link
Ms. Pac-man
Princess Buttercup
The "Boo" woman from Princess Bride
Smurfette
Yori (Tron)

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All good ideas. We've been through a number of them and eliminated many of them for one reason or another.

Some of the ideas we'vee kicked around...

Beg/Kelly Bundy
Punky Brewster
Hey Mickey (the video)
Richard Simmons
Cyndi Lauper
Flashdance lady
Any of the Saved by the Bell Characters
April (TMNT)
Mama (Mama's Family)
A designing Woman
Carla from Cheers
Winnie Cooper
Lydia from Beetlejuice
Strawberry Shortcake
RAinbow Bright
A slinky
Simon Says
A Glow Worm
Cabbage Patch Kid
Teddy Ruxpin
Mrs. Potato Head
Speak and Say
A koosh Ball


As for her going as Princess Peach, she can't. My finace is going as her. We (my fiance and I) do the couple costumes. Last year I was papa smurf and she went as smurfette. Yep, we're cool like that.

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quote:
Originally posted by daventor:
Molly Ringwald
Ripley (Aliens)
Cheetara
Ariel
Zelda or Link
Ms. Pac-man
Princess Buttercup
The "Boo" woman from Princess Bride
Smurfette
Yori (Tron)

Good ones! I thought about Yori, but couldn't remember her name and didn't have time to look it up.

Being a gelfling also occurred to me. Or if she's up for the challenge, she could go as a skexis or Aughra.

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quote:
If she could get a few of her friends to dress up as the same thing, it would be even better.
I've been trying to convince my friends to do this one with me for years.

I think I need new friends.

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Wilma...Beedeebeedee...what a body (Buck Rogers for you youngsters)
Misses Elizabeth (WWF Wrestling...it was huge in the 80s)
Princes Di (resists horrible misspelling...although it is a Halloween party)
Mary Lou Retton
Tina Yothers

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My lurker sister urged me to suggest going either as someone 80 years old or from the 1880's.
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quote:
Originally posted by Goody Scrivener:
If you're going as Super Mario, she should go as Princess Toadstool. [Smile]

Exercise gear a la Jazzercise?

Fixed it for you.
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