80s Skater Girl Collage


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Neon 80s disco girl in hot pants

Neon 80s Roller Disco Girl UK

80s fashion and music fads came and went in the blink of any eye, as did the demand for roller skates, skateboards and BMX bikes. Roller discos arrived here in Great Britain in 1984, and the idea was imported from the U.S., where they had been erecting roller discos during the late 70s and early 80s disco craze.

This 80s skater girl costume (above) can also be used for a workout look, and consists of a shiny blue jacket, pink boob tube and yellow shorts with green detailing and side slits. However, the outfit does not include the necklace, bangles, wig, fishnet gloves, net tights, roller skates and leggings, but these can easily be purchased separately, and this gives you the opportunity to create a more individualistic style.

Create your own 80s Skater Girl Costume

It's relatively easy to create your own look. Let's start with those retro shorts. There are plenty available at Amazon and here are some great ideas;

Retro shorts (U.S.)

You will find a very decent range of shorts at Amazon by using the search terms 80s Shorts and Retro Shorts and the prices won't break the bank.

Retro Beach Running SHorts for Women

Summer Beach Running Shorts by A-Express (UK)

A similar product is also available at Amazon.com 

Dolphin shorts were very popular in the 80s. They were made from nylon with contrasting binding, side slits, and rounded corners. Shorts with a drawstring became popular, too. 

Women's Elastic Waist Contrast Outline Active Lounge ShortsHDE Women's Retro Fashion Dolphin Running Workout Shorts (Black, Small)Paint Splatter Spandex Shorts (2.5 In. Adult L 10-12, Paint Splatter)


Paint splatter designs were also popular as seen on these spandex shorts. Sadly, I couldn't find these at the UK amazon.

Skinni Fit Womens/Ladies Retro Training / Fitness Sports Shorts (M) (Black/ White)DAYSEVENTH New Summer Pants Women Sports Shorts Gym Workout Yoga Shorts (S, Black)Surenow Women's Sports Shorts Retro Training Home Shorts Breathable Skinni Fit Yoga Running Jogging Gym Exercise Workout Shorts with WaistbandVeryzen Women Shorts Pants Panty Retro Vintage Drawstring Sport Pants Orange 36


Shorts can be worn with leggings, tights and leg warmers. You can also use rainbow socks and sports/tube socks. 

If you decide to opt for legwarmers then you may want to add leggings or tights or/and a leotard.

Smiffy's Women's 1980's Fishnet Tights (Neon Pink)Neon Green, Queen Size - Nylon Seamless Fishnet Pantyhose


The skater girl at the top of our page is wearing neon fishnet tights which can be worn with legwarmers. However, if you opt for tube socks then you will not need tights or leggings. Here are some more ideas...

Women's 80s Style Neon Pink TightsNeon Nation Multi Color Animal Print Bright Leggings 1980s Pants Zebra Cheetah Costume (Large)Lush Moda Seamless Capri Length Basic Cropped Leggings - Variety of Colors - Purple OSToBeInStyle Women's Footless Elastic Leggings - One Size - Neon Green


STD Ladies Opaque Tights / Neon Pink Tights for 80s Madona Fancy DressDiamondkit Liquid Wet Look Shiny Metallic Stretch Leggings (L, Purple)Womens Ladies American Foil Shiny leggings Disco Stretch PVC Pants Wet Look 80s Small Medium Large 8 10 12 14 (M/L (12-14), Royal Blue)Futuro Fashion Full Length Cotton Leggings All Colours All Sizes Active Pants Sport Trousers


Other useful items you may like for creating a roller disco look...

Lets Get Physical Ladies Costume 1980s Oliva Fitness Womens 80s Fancy DressThe Home of Fashion New Womens Neon Pink and Blue Leopard Print Leotard Bodysuit Size 8-14 (12 (ML))Neon UV Hotpink Leggings (S/M)Smiffy's Adult Women's Let's Get Physical Girl Costume, Leotard, Crop Top, Shorts and Headband, Back to the 80's, Serious Fun, Size: 8-10, 39465TiaoBug Womens One-piece Sleeveless High Cut Thong Leotard Gymnastics Swimsuit Dancewear Bodysuit PinkSmiffy's Adult Women's 80's Work Out Costume, Jumpsuit, Headband and Wrist Cuffs, Back to the 80's, Serious Fun, Size: 12-14, 43196HEADBAND & WRISTBANDS SET - NEON 80S FUN RUN TEAM BUILDING EVENT FANCY DRESS (Pink)


iEFiEL Womens Metallic One Piece Bodysuit Swim Leotard Dance Blouse Top Rose One SizeSmiffy's Women's Let's Get Physical Girl Costume, Leotard, Crop Top, Shorts and Headband, Back to the 80's, Serious Fun, Size 14-16, 39465Smiffy's Women's 80's Work Out Costume, Jumpsuit, Headband and Wrist Cuffs, Back to the 80's, Serious Fun, Size 6-8, 43196Extreme 80's Splatter Leggings Large Women'sFun Costumes 80's Workout Girl LargeExtreme 80's Neon Pink Headband Unisex-AdultSuddora Neon Blue Headband / Wristband Set - Sports Sweatbands for Head and Wrist


80s Roller Disco Tops

The jacket that comes with the complete costume at the top of this page is impossible to find separately. However, there are many easy-to-find items you can use.

You could add a 1980s style T-shirt or vest/tank top for a simple, but very effective look. T-shirts and sweatshirts were oversized and sometimes worn off one shoulder. Bright, neon colours were also popular.

This drawstring top (UK only) is a very popular choice on our T-shirts pages and highly-rated by customers.

Neon Pink 80s Fishnet Top

Neon 80s Mesh Tops at Amazon.com

Mesh tops were popularised by pop stars such as Madonna and Cyndi Lauper. These are ideal for creating a 1980s style and can be worn over vest tops, crop tops, sports bras or leotards.

Ladies Strappy Camisole Vest/Tank Top UK

The easiest and cheapest option is to opt for a simple black sleeveless top. This can be particularly effective if you add a neon mesh top and other neon accessories.

Here are some more ideas. I found these shirts at Amazon.com (US)...

I Love The 80s Shirt, Black, Adult - Medium/Large (10-14)Smile Fish Women Casual Oversized Sexy Lips Print Off Shoulder T-shirt (US 12/Tag Size XL, gray-rose)Awkwardstyles Women's Made in the 80's Pink Off Shoulder Tops T-shirt + Bookmark M BlackNeon Leopard Rainbow Print Sexy Spandex Tank Crop Top Animal 1980s Rave Costume (Medium)I Miss The 80s Heather Fuchsia M Womens Tank Top by Pop ThreadsMade In The 80s Neon Pink Tank Top - Medium


And these are available at Amazon.co.uk. Please note that some of the items shown above are NOT available at the UK store, sadly.

Womens I Love The 80s T-shirt Outfit Ladies Pop Star Top Fancy Dress Costume#(Black I Love The 80s Print#Large(UK 12-14)#Womens)I LOVE THE 80s Ladies Sports Vest (Pink) (12)I LOVE THE 80s Ladies T-Shirt & Accessories (16)Plain L/S Batwing S4G5 Grey S/M 9023 (1.96)IT'S THE 80s BABY Ladies Sports Vest (Neon Yellow) (12)I LOVE THE 80s Ladies Sports Vest (Neon Yellow) (12)


These are just a few ideas. You will find oodles of 80s themed shirts using the following links;

80s Shirts at Amazon.co.uk

80s Shirts at Amazon.com

80s Shirts at Redbubble (Worldwide shipping)

I particularly like the tees at Redbubble as each design is available for men and women and can be printed on a whole range of tops. Opt for the relaxed fit which is looser around the neck and will allow you to wear your top off one shoulder. Order at least a size up on your normal size, too. This does not apply to tank tops, of course.

Retro Roller Skates

Retro Roller Skates (UK)

If you want to go for the full roller skater style then you'll need to splash out on some retro-style skates, unless you already have some, of course! Okay, they're not cheap, and maybe too expensive for a fancy dress look, but if you actually go skating in your spare time then you'll get good value out of them, and you will also own a pretty cool-looking set of retro skates.

Retro Roller Skates at Amazon.com

If you're in the UK, then Skatehut have quite a wide variery of retro roller skates and the prices are very competitive.

Hi top trainers are a more cost effective alternative...

Ladies Flat Canvas Hi-Top Retro Pumps

These trainers are available at the UK Amazon and are very reminiscent of the Converse Chuck-Taylor hi-tops that were very fashionable back in the 80s, but cost a lot less, which makes them ideal for fancy dress purposes. They're available in sizes 3-8.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Top Trainers

For authenticity, you can't beat the real McCoy!

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Season Hi Trainers, Anthracite Grey, 7 UKConverse Unisex Chuck Taylor All Star High Top Sneakers Optical White Size 6 mens/8 womens


I hope you have found this post useful and have fun creating your 80s skater girl outfit.

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