A Flashdance costume is ideal for a woman that is looking for an inspirational 1980s costume or dancer costume. Perfect for your 80s theme party or a throwback Halloween. Shop our selection of adult Flashdance costumes immediately below and see our costume, hair and makeup tips for completing your transformation.
If you want to make your own flashdance costume, here are some suggestions from The Frugal Model. A black dance leotard is also an option to use as the base for a costume. Then add the right 1980s accessories.
1980s Hair Tutorials
Here’s a Flashdance hair tutorial from Glitter Guide. Or choose the classic 1980s big hair.
1980s Makeup Tutorials
The movie didn’t sport the classic 1980s makeup. But you can add it to your Flashdance costume if you want because it is definitely 1980s appropriate.
Flashdance was a hit 1983 movie starring Jennifer Beals as Alex Owens, a steel mill welder in Pittsburgh who aspires to be a professional dancer and auditions for the Pittsburgh Conservatory of Dance and Repertory. The movie grossed over $100 million worldwide and launched several songs to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It was the first hit production for Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, who went on to produce blockbuster movies together like Beverly Hills Cop and Top Gun.
Flashdance The Musical
The film was adapted to stage and ran in the United Kingdom from 2008 until 2011. It will tour through the United States in 2013 and is expected to start on Broadway in August 2013.
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Short Descriptions for the Above Products:Forum Novelties Women’s Flashdance Alex Owens Costume Description:
A COMPLETE KIT: Includes high quality designed products with a pack of 3 in a kit – sweatshirt dress, leg warmers, and headband. Sweatshirt provides Officially Licensed “Flashdance” printed off-shoulder dress with wide ribbed knit hem, black knit leg warmers and 1 pink and grey fabric headband.
MATERIAL: Flashdance women grey sweatshirt dress is made of 100% polyester which is a strong, lightweight, and resistant to shrinking. Black knitted leg warmers are specially made to give a classic rockstar look to match your dancing moves while you groove.
COMFORTABLE: Specially designed party dress is made keeping in mind the comfort of the party people for a perfect fit so that nothing goes wrong and you can enjoy the party to the fullest.
XS – chest 36 inches, length 27 inches; S – chest 38 inches, length 28 inches; M – chest 40 inches, length 30 inches; L – chest 42 inches, length 31 inches; XL – chest 44 inches, length 31 inches
Look ready for an 80’s dance competition in this totally rad cold shoulder shirt, exclusively from Candy Apple Costumes.
With strappy cut-outs on the long sleeves and a hot pink “Dance” screenprint, this heathered gray top looks stylish for both today or an 80’s party! It features a comfortable polyester/spandex blend fabric and a banded hem with small side slits.
Loose-fitting dress. Leg warmers. Wig.Child Flashdance Costume Description:
Child Flashdance Costume
100% polyester French terry fabric
Cutoff neckline for off-shoulder wear