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80s Skidz Pants
If you lived in the UK during the eighties then you may not recall seeing many people wearing Skidz pants. These baggy cotton pants (which look quite a lot like pyjama bottoms!) became popular in the U.S. and were printed in a wide range of designs such as splash patterns and neon colours. They were particularly popular with skaters and surfers and original Skidz included a black and yellow, diamond-shaped street sign logo which featured a skidding car.
This costume featured here includes pink zebra print Skidz style baggy pants and an "I Love the 80s" T-shirt. If you're looking for a low-cost and easy-to-wear costume then this is ideal. It doesn't include the boombox, pink wayfarers or trainers/sneakers, but this leaves you free to accessorise the costume in your own style.
To create an authentic costume you would, of course, need to locate an original pair of Skidz. As that would be a pretty time consuming task it would be far wiser and easier to go down the faux Skidz route!
However, ebay is the perfect site to find original Skidz. They're not cheap, but for an authentic look it's worth paying the price. They came in a wide variety of print designs, including plaid, stripes, shapes and zig zags.
Use the following searches;
Original Skidz found on ebay
Another option would be to use some baggy tracksuit bottoms, and I have managed to find some at Amazon.co.uk that have a very 80s look to them. Paint splash patterns were particularly popular during the great decade.
These baggy style tracksuit bottoms (UK only) are ideal for creating an 80s look and come in a choice of three colours.
Animal print was a popular 80s fashion choice, and these black and white zebra print baggies could be used for a retro gym workout, as well as creating a fancy dress costume.
Of course, there are plenty of sites from which to purchase your baggies, but for an 80s feel look for geometric designs, splash paint patterns, animal print and bright colours.
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