Monday, 30 March 2015

Totally Awesome 80s Cushion Designs

Just recently I've been noticing a growing number of cushions featuring designs that have a strong 1980s theme. Perhaps that's because I have a keen eye for everything 80s, but there's certainly no shortage of companies producing such items these days. So, for this post I bring you the most totally awesome cushion designs with an 80s theme.

Now, because these products are pretty niche the prices aren't cheap. However, if you have a room that's crying out for a quirky makeover, then these cushions (also called throw pillows by posh people) will certainly create a talking point. They're also ideal adding the finishing touch to the decot at an eighties party or event, of course.

There is little more that I can say about cushions, so without further ado, I bring you a stack of 80s cushions...


I said they were awesome didn't I?

For everything 80s (almost!) visit my website SimplyEighties.com



Thursday, 26 March 2015

80s Posters


You just knew that you had finally become a teenager when you stuck your very first poster on the wall of your bedroom. I actually stuck my first batch of posters on the bedroom door using sellotape, much to the horror of my parents who were yelling at me about the fact that when I try to move the sticky tape I will take the gloss paint with it. When I eventually discovered blu-tack, I then started ripping out the poster pages of my Smash Hits magazine collection.

If you're planning on throwing an 80s party or event, then a few posters to adorn the walls with is the perfect way to add the finishing touches to your 80s look. This will also instantly remind everyone attending the party of their own teen years, and will create a talking point, too.

80s Film and TV Posters x 10
Pack of 10 Film and TV Posters £5 + P&P
Of course, it would have been mainly pop music and movie posters that most of us stuck to the walls, and this set of 10 x A4 posters sold by 80s Material Girl available at Amazon.co.uk is very good value and just perfect for any 80s event. You can see a whole range of poster ideas using the link below;

80s Party Posters

Arnie Terminator Poster

80s Metal Bands poster set
80s Metal Bands Poster Set x 10
You could add an 80s metal/hair band theme with this set of 10 x A4 posters.

If you're simply looking for some arty 80s decor then Zazzle.co.uk have a nice range of posters and prints. The prices are more expensive than the film and music posters at Amazon, but they will add a quirky and artistic look to your overall theme.



I particularly like this design featuring multiple cassette tapes which is £9.95 plus delivery.

Some of the best value and most eye-catching 80s posters at Zazzle are by Corey Tiger and start at just £6.57 per poster. They feature mainly neon animal print and splatter paint designs, all of which were highly popular in the 80s, of course.


Here are the most eye-catching designs that I spotted by some other designers...


After selecting the item above, if you scroll to the bottom of the page you will see a range of products featuring the same fantaqstic design including pillows, laptop and iPhone covers etc.


For the ultimate wall decoration you could try this huge "Totally 80s" scene setter by Amscan which is amazing value at just £5 including delivery;

I Love The 80s Wall Decoration
Totally 80s giant wall decorating kit

Related posts on this blog;

80s Party Ideas
80s Party Decoration Ideas

Also see the 80s Party Decorations page on my website SimplyEighties.com (which is bursting with ideas) and also the 80s Movie Poster pages which will give you lots of inspiration.



Friday, 20 March 2015

Cool Vintage Typewriter T-shirts


Typewriter Loveheart T-shirt for Women
Typewriter Loveheart "Free Kisses" Tee
Before the home computer revolution had taken hold, the humble typewriter was the only low-cost method for producing a professional-looking, printed letter. In my case, only when my waste paper basket was full of screwed-up balls of paper and an empty bottle of correction fluid, did I finally manage to produce something that looked half decent!

When considering a theme for a retro 80s T-shirt, most people instantly think of the classic and iconic film and music industry designs. However, if you want something a bit more quirky then you probably have never considered wearing a Tee with a typewriter featured on the front.

Available in sizes from Small to XX-Large, the first design featured on this post (by Batch1) would make an ideal Valentine's day gift and features a loveheart displaying the message "free kisses" printed onto a piece of paper coming out of a typewriter. This is a very romantic idea and this T-shirt is available in six colours. Of course, you don't have to wait until Valentine's Day to show your appreciation for your partner, and the shirt would make a lovely gift at almost any time of the year for displaying your affection.

Typewriter "Writer" T-shirt for men
CafePress Vintage Typewriter T-shirt
I particularly like this design featuring a vintage typewriter with the word "writer." printed underneath in a classic typewriter style font. The design is created by Cafepress and whether you are a writer or not, (maybe you are someone who is still dreaming about being one!) this tee is pretty cool. The next time someone asks the dreaded question "what do you for a living?" then you can just point to your chest! There are nine colours to choose from in sizes small to XXX-large. The military green is my personal favourite.

old fashioned typewriter t-shirt
Old Fashioned Typewriter Tee
This alternative design by CafePress is also available and is printed onto a dark T-shirt which is available in 12 colours. The dark colour not only compliments the vintage design, but is much better for hiding stains, too!

Zazzle.co.uk has the most comprehensive range of tees featuring typewriters, and here are a couple of my favourite examples;

Just my type, Typewriter
Just my type, Typewriter at Zazzle.co.uk


You will see many more designs underneath the main T-shirt when you select one of the products above.



Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Top 10 Best Rated 80s Skirts

There is no shortage of skirts available with an 80s theme, but which are the ones that customers are the most satisfied with?

Well, there are a number of items that have received plenty of five star ratings and positive comments, and which are always popular sellers through my website SimplyEighties.com.


Black Madonna Petticoat Skirt

1. Madonna Petticoat Skirt

Massively popular and very highly rated, this vintage style skirt is ideal for creating a Madonna 80s costume. It's also available in white and many other colours.


Leg Avenue Pink Petticoat Skirt

2. Leg Avenue 80s Petticoat Tutu Skirt

This skirt is perfect for 80s dress-up and is also available in orange and black which is ideal for Halloween. Although it hasn't received any ratings in the UK, there are dozens of five star ratings at the U.S. AMazon store.

Wet Look Gold Skater Skirt

3. Shiny Pleated Skater Skirt

Available in many colours, this cute skirt is ideal for creating a whole number of outfits. It features a stretch fit and has a wet-look shine. This one isn't available in the UK unfortunately.


Tiered Tutu Skirt

4. 1980s Tiered Tutu Skirt

This colourful creation would look great at any 80s party and has received plenty of postive reviews. This exact skirt is not available in the U.S., but I how included an excellent alternative which has also received high customer ratings.

Deluxe Black Skirt with Bow

5. Deluxe Black Tutu Skirt

A top quality skirt from Wicked Costumes at a budget price! Very popular, but only available in the UK so I have added an alternative choice above. This skirt is also available in a Plus Size.

Pink Zebra Print Skirt

6. Pop Party Zebra Print Skirt

Animal print was very popular back in the 80s, and this fantastic skirt with bold, neon pink colours would be a real head turner at any party.

Black or Neon Tutu Set for 80s Fancy Dress



7. A-Express Neon Tutu Set

A complete costume kit which is available in a wide range of colours. Tutu sets are very popular in the UK and ideal for not only 80s dress-up, but also fun runs and hen nights. This is the best rated of all the sets, and has received over 60 five star ratings.

Five Layers Tutu Skirt

8. Five Layered Tutu Skirt

Available in a wide range of colours, these neon party skirts are low-cost and highly rated. Ideal for 80s and fun dress-up. Not available in the UK.


Neon UV Party Skirt
9. Neon UV Party Skirt

Available in two sizes from 8-18 and nine colours, this budget skirt is ideal for an 80s weekender, club wear, fun runs etc. Not available in the U.S.


Tiered Ruffle Skirt Green

10. Tiered Ruffle Ra-Ra Skirt by EyeCatchClothing

Available in 15 colours, this slinky, ruffled mini skirt is perfect for 80s fancy dress and is low-cost, too.

Here are a few more highly-rated skirts by customers at Amazon.com;




The following skirts are available in the UK;



Well, I hope that's enough skirts for you to choose from. Of course, positive reviews doesn't guarantee that any product will be ideal for you, but it does, at least, give your a much better chance of purchasing something half decent,

Related posts;

Tutu Skirts for Halloween

Also visit the 80s Fashion pages at my website for lots of essential info and costume ideas.