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What to Wear to a 90s Party

There was once a time where a retro party meant pulling out the old disco clothes and hitting an 80’s themed bash. Nowadays, retro means the 90’s, and a whole new wardrobe is needed. From the biggest films to the most popular books, there are many places that you can find inspiration for your unique 90’s outfit.

Despite the fact, that for many of us, the 90’s feels like yesterday, it can be difficult to find the perfect outfit. Once you have found the perfect party bags & supplies for your party, you need a killer outfit. That’s where we can help. We have put together 7 different categories to draw inspiration from, so you have plenty of choices when it comes to creating a unique ensemble to wear to a 90’s themed party.

The Film-Buff Look

It’s difficult to go wrong when choosing an outfit based on the most popular 90s films. Thankfully, with the 90’s being the decade when films like Scream, Star Wars Episode 1, and the Lion King were released, there is a lot to choose from. Many of the characters from the films are still popular outfit choices today, with films like The Matrix and Pulp Fiction, being very easy to find costumes for.

Inspiration from the Pages of a Book

If films aren’t your thing, try taking inspiration from your favourite 90’s books. This will be good news for all the Game of Thrones and Harry Potter fans, as more than one book from each of the series was first published in the 90’s. Other popular titles like Bridget Jones’s Diary and the first Lemony Snicket book also hit the shelves in the mid to late 90’s. A large selection of the popular books released in the 90’s have now been turned into films, so many shops will have ample costume supplies.

Make Music Your Muse

When looking at 90’s media, we can’t forget the music. Music was a big part of 90’s culture, so dressing to impress as a popular artist from the era will bring memories flooding back. From Britney Spears’ ‘Baby One More Time’ to Madonna’s ‘Vogue’, there is a diverse range of artists and songs to take inspiration from when picking an outfit. Many fancy dress shops will have a wide range of accessories to choose from to complete your outfit with.

One Persons Disaster Is Your Perfect Outfit

While the 90’s may be slowly shifting into the retro category, some of the biggest fashion mishaps of the time certainly aren’t. For a more comical choice of 90’s party outfit, you are sure to get some laughs by recreating the most well-known fashion disasters. One-shoulder overalls, shell-suits, and backwards baseball caps may have seemed like a great idea at the time, but now they make for great comical party outfits.

Playing to Win

Gaming erupted in the 90’s- with home consoles growing considerably in popularity. The decade that brought us Super Mario 64, Sonic the Hedgehog, and the Legend of Zelda, has also provided plenty of gaming-themed party outfit ideas. From full-body Donkey Kong costumes to subtle Pokémon trainer gear, dressing up as your favourite gaming character is an easy way to get into the 90’s frame of mind. Characters from the Mario world, Lemmings game, and Sonic universe also make great group costumes.

Re-live Your Favourite Show

For many, the 90’s was the golden era of TV. There are few people that haven’t heard of Family Guy, Friends, South Park, or the X-Files, all of which are products of the 90’s. Party bags & supplies shops will likely stock outfits from many of the biggest shows, especially those that are still aired. Other costumes, like recreations of Friends, Charmed, or Star Trek outfits, can also be made at home with relative ease. There are no limits with TV show themed outfits, any number of people can be included to make your theme come across.

Front Page News

From the break-up of Justin and Britney to the release of some of the biggest Disney films, the 90’s had some pretty interesting headline news. If in doubt when it comes to picking a unique party outfit, the headlines of the decade are a great source of inspiration for solo, group, and couples outfits. You can even include some of the headline toys and gadgets of the day in your outfit. Nothing quite says 90’s like beanie babies, Tamagotchi’s, and Gameboys, after all.