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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Spiked Clothing for Women

Spiked clothes are, of course, ideal for creating a punk rock or Halloween look, and in this post I'm going to show you some great ideas for creating your own punk style costume. Some of these items can also be worn for everyday casual wear, although some (like the costume below) obviously can't!

Spiked Corset and Skirt
Faux Leather Spiked Corset and Skirt £22.99
This corset and skirt is absolutely ideal for creating a punk look and available in sizes 10/12 and 14. Because it isn't real leather it's available at a very reasonable price - perfect for fancy dress. Actually, faux leather is lighter and easier to wear than real leather and, of course, no animals have been killed to make it.

Womens Spiked T-Shirt
Spiked T-Shirt £8.99
If you're not comfortable with weraing the corset and skirt, then how about this spiked T-shirt for ladies? It's available in three colours; black, khaki and red wine and in sizes 8-14.

Spiked Gold Bra
Gold or Silver Spiked Bra £9.99-£11.99
This stylish spiked bra is available in gold or silver colours and available in sizes 34 to 38. It's one of the best-value options, but there are many others available - Spiked Bras.

Ladies Skulls and Spikes Tank Top
Ladies Skulls Tank Top with Spiked Shoulders
I just love this design which is perfect for wearing as part of a punk, rock or Halloween costume. This vest top is available for sizes 8 to 14 and priced at a very reasonable £8.99 to £9.99.

Faux Leather Skater SKirt
Faux Leather Skater Skirt £8.99
This high-waist skirt has leather-look fabric and includes a studded belt. As I write, it has 40% off the rrp which will hopefully still be the case when you're reading this! The skirt is available in sizes 6 to 14 and it matches very well with that skull print top don't you think?



This Metallic Silver Spiked Bracelet £4.88 is mounted on stretchy elastic for an easy fit and would make for an ideal accessory for your punk rocker costume.

Spiked Boots for Women
Spiked Boots £9.99
These faux leather, platform style spiked boots with a stiletto heel are available in sizes 3-8 and are ideal not only for gothic and punk dress-up, but could also be worn casually when the party's over.

Spiked Flat Pump Shoes
Spiked Flat Pump Shoes £12.99
If you're not comfortable in anything with a high heel, then these flatter-style shoes may be more to your liking. They're available in UK sizes 3-7. Of course, they're not as authentic-looking as boots for a punk look, but they're a damn sight more comfortable and can be worn casually.

You'll find more great ideas on the Punk Costume Ideas page at my website simplyeighties.com

You may also want check out the Tartan Punk Costumes post on this blog.


Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Tartan Punk Fancy Dress Costumes

Tartan Punk Girl Costume
Tartan Punk Girl Costume Kit
During the late 70s and into the 80s, punk rockers wore tartan to show their discontent with the ruling class. This was particularly poignant because tartan was associated with authority, particularly the military and rich upper classes.

Where fancy dress is concerned there are many tartan costume options available. This first costume (above) consists of a tartan tutu, braces and fingerless gloves, and comes in a display pack. It currently has a 27% discount, which I hope still applies when you're reading this post! The fishnet stockings/tights, boots and wig are not included. However, all of the items contained in the outfit can be bought separately, which may be a better option if you want to guarantee the correct tutu size.

Red Tartan Tutu Skirt
This tartan tutu is available in two sizes (6-14 and 16-22) and is actually made in England. It has an elasticated waist for an easy fit and black net underneath the tartan. It's a nice choice for forming the base of your costume.However, there are a couple more options...



The tartan mini skirt is nicely priced and is also available in black and white and sizes 6 to 16. The second option was slightly cheaper (as I write) and gives you even more colour choices, although you'll need to feel comfortable with wearing a 9" micro skirt.

However, there are many pages of tartan skirts available at Amazon and you're really spoiled for choice.

red tartan leggings
Tartan Print Leggings
A short skirt isn't a great choice during the winter months, of course, so you may want to opt for leggings instead. If you want to be more authentic then you'll need a pair of skinny jeans...

Tartan Skinny Jeans Ladies
Tartan Skinny Jeans from £19.99
Although a more expensive option than leggings, you do get a more realistic look. I've linked to the whole range above, but here a few examples of the colours available...



After choosing your skirt or trousers you'll need some more accessories for an authentic punk look...

Tartan Braces
Spikey, Black Rock Wig



1. Glam/Punk Rocker Wig
2. Female Pink and Red Punk Wig
3. Black Punk Rock Wig
4. Blonde Punk Wig

See ALL Punk Wigs



1. Punk Choker
2. Studded Punk Mittens
3. Studded Fishnet Gloves
4. Leather-Look, Thigh-High Boot Tops

Sex Pistols T-Shirt
Sex Pistols T-Shirts from under £10
The top half of your costume leaves you open to many options. A Sex Pistols T-shirt is an obvious choice, and there are dozens of designs at Amazon UK. I've linked to the whole range above, but if you want to see just ladies T-shirts then try this link Ladies Sex Pistols T-Shirts

Here are some more suggestions;



The Union Jack was also regularly seen in punk fashion and matches well with red tartan skirts and trousers.

All you need now are some fishnet tights (which you may want to add some rips to) and you have your complete tartan punk rocker outfit.

You can find more 70s and 80s fancy dress ideas at my website Simplyeighties.com