Thursday, 17 April 2014

Super Mario Fancy Dress Costumes


Adults Mario Fancy Dress Costume
Adult's Mario Costume
Apparently, Mario has now appeared in 200 video games, - that's some accomplishment for the little plumber who first appeared in the 8-bit game called Donkey Kong way back in 1981. The first official Mario game was Mario Bros. released a couple of years later in the summer of 1983. The most popular of all, though, was the Super Mario series which first appeared on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in September 1985, and this was the first of a series of sideways-scrolling platforms game featuring the loveable plumber.

If you're looking to dress-up for a gaming event/convention or maybe an event with a retro 80s or 90s theme, then Mario is an excellent option. However, you could also dress-up as one of the other characters from the series of Nintendo games such as Luigi or a super mushroom. The best place to start looking is actually Amazon, because here you'll find a whole range of  well-known fancy dress suppliers (inc. Rubies, Henbrandt, etc.) selling their wares at very competitive prices.

The most popular costume is the first one shown here which is provided by Rubies. This is an authentic-looking costume which includes the boiler suit, hat and moustache and is available in a range of sizes. However, I notice that their are quite a few complaints about the size being a little short in the leg, so if you're a tall guy then you may want to choose a different option.



Despite being a lot cheaper to buy (£12.36 while I was browsing), this Super Workman costume featured above (by Henbrandt) has been receiving more positive reviews and is also available in green which is ideal for dressing-up as Mario's brother, Luigi. The outfit fits up to 46" chest and 36" waist, and includes the dungarees, top and hat, although the white gloves and moustache are not included so you'll need to buy them separately.

You'll notice that I've also included a mushroom costume with the images above. A mushroom is just the tonic to boost Mario's health, and if you're looking to dress as a couple or a group then your choice isn't limited to just Luigi. If you're going with a female partner then the costume shown is available in red or green also. Please note that the stripy knee-high socks are optional and need to be bought separately. The pair shown are available in many colour choices including green and red.

There are lots of options available and you can also purchase double-packs especially for couples.

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Gary Numan Tubeway Army T-Shirts

Gary Numan Tubeway Army T-Shirt
Gary Numan Tribute T-Shirt - small to XXX large




















The 1980s music charts just wouldn't have been the same without those classic Gary Numan tunes such as Cars and Are Friends Electric? Both with and without the Tubeway Army, the English singer/songwriter created some Synthesizer masterpieces, and many of us are very glad that he managed to find his way after moving from job to job in his teen years.

When he was still Gary Webb, the budding musician briefly joined the the air corps, drove a forklift, fitted air ventilation and even worked in an office to earn a living whilst playing part-time in several bands. Chart Success finally came his way during 1979 with his band Tubeway Army, with the single Are Friends Electric? and the album from which it was lifted, Replicas, both topping the British charts. 

After the success of the second album, Tubeway Army's self-titled debut album was then re-released with the new stencil artwork featured on the T-shirt shown below, reaching #14 in the UK album charts. However, I like also like the enhanced artwork on the first T-shirt which is a recent design.




1. Gary Numan/Tubeway Army tribute ladies fitted T-shirt - all sizes
2. Original Tubeway Army Artwork T-Shirt - sizes Small to Large

You may prefer the original artwork in its unaltered form which is shown here on this large-sized men's tee. The back features the wording "Gary Numan" which is a nice touch. This particular tee is available in sizes small, x-large and XX-large, but not medium. However, the 100% official Gary Numan T-shirt is available in all sizes up to XX-large with the price ranging from £15.99 to £19.99.

There are many suppliers selling the Tubeway Army album sleeve design T-shirts at competitive prices on Amazon and you can see a whole page of them using the following "it does exactly what it says on the tin" link:

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You can watch Gary Numan Videos and read more about his work at my website SimplyEighties.com.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

New Dastardly & Muttley T-Shirt


Dastardly & Muttley T-Shirt
New Dastardly & Muttley T-Shirt
Dastardly & Muttley

This evil duo first appeared in Wacky Races during the late 1960s, but then appeared in their own series Dastardly & Muttley In Their Flying Machines which was originally aired in the US during 1969 and 1970. You may remember the theme music "Stop The Pigeon". The story in each episode revolved around the duo trying to catch Yankee Doodle Pigeon.

One of the most popular cartoon T-shirts around at the moment is this new Dastardly & Muttley design (see the red T-shirt). There are many cheap copies around, but here I have included the official Hanna-Barbera T-shirt as you're guaranteed a much better quality product.

If the T-shirts shown aren't to your liking then don't despair, as there are many more designs available at Amazon.co.uk for both men and women. I've displayed a couple of examples below, but to see them all simply use this link Dastardly & Muttley T-Shirts.

Mens Dastardly & Muttley Cartoon T-Shirt
Men's Black T-Shirt £12.99
Retro Dastardly & Muttley T-Shirt for Men
Cardinal Red T-Shirt £12.99
You can see many more retro cartoon T-shirts at my website SimplyEighties.com. I'll leave you with a few more ideas...



Sunday, 30 March 2014

Captain Caveman T-Shirts

Captain Caveman Cartoon T-Shirt
Captain Caveman T-shirt (19 colour choices)
We all remember this prehistoric cartoon character and his battle cry don't we?

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels was a memorable Hanna-Barbera cartoon that originally aired between 1977 and 1980. If I remember rightly, the first two series were shown as part of a Scooby-Doo compilation show and the third series had its own slot during 1980. Apparently, 40 episodes were created in total.

I remember my friends and I all being big fans of the cartoon and discussing them in the school playground, and it was often shown during the holidays, too. You can now rekindle any memories you have of the series by wearing a Captain Caveman T-shirt.They're ideal for both fun, casual wear or wearing to a retro, 70s, 80s or animation-themed party or event.

The best range in the UK can be found at Amazon - most T-shirt suppliers use the store to sell their wares making the prices very competitive - and you'll find lots of stylish designs to choose from.

Captain Caveman "I'm Bringin' Sexy Back" Ladies T-Shirt
Ladies Captain Caveman T-Shirt £12.99
The grey tee featured above is available in a whopping 19 colour choices and sizes small to XXXL. It's the most popular choice and has a clean, simple design. The T-shirt is ringspun, pre-shrunk cotton for a top quality fit.

The white, "I'm Bringin' Sexy Back" T-shirt is for ladies and available in black, white and grey. I think the grey one looks particularly good, although I have shown the white one as I don't want a page full of grey tees - variety is the spice of life, so they say.

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Of course, there were plenty of other old cartoons we all used to watch back in the day, and you can get more ideas at the 80s Cartoon T-shirt page at my website SimplyEighties.com. In the meantime, I'll leave you with a few more ideas...



1. Superted Cartoon Mens T-Shirt
2. Official My Little Pony 80's Logo Skinny Fit Ladies T-Shirt
3. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - I have the Power T-shirt
4. Barbapapa Cartoon Womens T-Shirt



Monday, 17 March 2014

80s Fun Girl Costume for Ladies

80s Fun Girl Costume for Ladies
80s Fun Girl Costume
This Cyndi Lauper style outfit is a recent arrival at Amazon and is supplied by Party Party. The fiery wig, beads, bangles and fishnet tights/gloves are not included, but there is a huge range of low-cost 80s wigs and accessories available which I'll come to in a moment.. The costume does include the black dress with coloured frills (these kind of shout out "I want to party!"), mesh top and large belt. As I write, the price is £21.01 for size 16-18. Sizes 8-10 and 12-14 are also available.

The majority of fancy dress costumes do not come with accessories, but this means you can add your own individuality to your outfit and, therefore, reduce the chances of someone else turning-up to the party/event in the exact same costume.

The set of four different coloured neon beads necklaces is available for just £2.41 (inc. free delivery) which is excellent value. The matching beaded bracelets are £3 (inc. delivery). All quoted prices are subject to change, of course.

Long fishnet/mesh gloves are available for an incredibly low £1.30 inc. postage and are available in 10 colours. These were worn by many pop stars during the 1980s including Madonna and Cyndi Lauper. ALthough the girl in the picture is wearing black fingerless gloves, you may feel that one of the neon colours adds a bit more vibrancy to the outfit.

Long, Black Fingerless Gloves
Long Fishnet Fingerless Gloves £1.30
Neon Pink Fishnet Tights for 80s Dress-Up
Neon Pink Fishnet Tights £2.95















There is an additional 0.95p charge for delivery on these tights. Of course, you don't have to wear pink, and the same design is also available in neon green. However, there are many pages of neon tights available including footless tights and stripy tights.

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Here are a few more ideas for accessories which I hope will give you some inspiration...




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You can see many more 80s fancy dress ideas for women at my website SimplyEighties.com

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