Help me make 2 new wave costumes.
April 15, 2008 1:46 PM Subscribe
I want to throw together 2 costumes (1 guy, 1 girl) that would scream 80's new wave high schooler. I need pictures to help us not end up too emo. "New wave" means different things to different people, so please read inside.
posted by 23skidoo to clothing, beauty, & fashion (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I want the kind of "new wave" outfit that a teenager who was a fan of Depeche Mode, the Cure, and Love and Rockets would have worn circa 1988. I don't particularly want to look like I'm actually IN Depeche Mode or Love and Rockets because that would make me look like an unemployed European waiter, or something.
I was 15 in 1988, but I'm having a hard time remembering exact things that people were wearing. I remember lots of black, muted tones, clunky shoes, etcetcetc, but I'm having a hard time tying it all together. Can you point me towards pictures of guys and girls that show the kind of outfit I'm talking about? Bonus points if the picture isn't a costume but what someone was actually wearing 20 years ago.