Flashdance Costumes

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.

DIY Costume
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.

The Movie
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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