|80s Wild Child Costumes from £13.99|
Just recently I've been looking back at which women's costumes have been the most popular sellers through my 80s nostalgia website Simplyeighties.com, and there is no doubt that the wild child costume is the most popular choice on the Madonna fancy dress pages.
The outfit is based on the clothes that Madge wore in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan and includes the now iconic bolero style jacket with animal print detailing. The original jacket sold for $252,000 in 2014, but you won't need to give your bank manager a heart attack to buy the fancy dress version, thankfully!
Now, there was a time when only one or two suppliers were selling the fancy dress outfit. However, there are now numerous suppliers, and because of this the price has been falling steadily over the twelve months - which is good news for the customer, of course!
The cheapest suppliers I've seen are on ebay and prices of just £13.99 can be found at top fancy dress suppliers. Considering that the cheapest price was over £20 not so long ago, that's quite a price drop!
I've added a live feed from ebay and have set it to include only top-rated sellers which leaves you at a much lower risk of encountering a dodgy supplier. You can scroll through the list using your mouse wheel or finger if you're using a tablet or mobile phone.
The best price I've seen recently at Amazon UK is just £14.99 at UK365Express.
These cheaper costumes are probably unofficial clones of the original version by the supplier Smiffy's, but if you're looking for a one night only costume then they're certainly a bargain. The downide is that they are only available for sizes medium 8 to 10 and large 12 to 14.
If you're looking for larger sizes then I'm afraid you'll have to open your purse a little wider - isn't it always the case!
Sizes up to 26 are available from the costume produced by Fun Shack which is described as an "80s Pop Star" costume but looks pretty identical to the Wild Child costume by Smiffy's.
|Original Smiffy's Wild Child Costume|