MADONNA FANCY DRESS COSTUMES UK
The most popular Madonna outfit choice, by far, is based on her look in the 80s movie Desperately Seeking Susan, in which Madonna playes the bohemian drifter Susan Thomas.
This costume by Fun Shack comes in six sizes from Small up to 3XL, and includes ajacket with leopard print collar, matching black top with trim, black tutu skirt, black lace gloves, chain-style crucifix necklace and a black hair pin.
One of Madonna's most iconic and controversial looks was her Like A Virgin, white bridal outfit with a "Boy Toy" belt.
This outfit by Fun Costumes recreates the look and includes a "Pop Star" belt, dress with zipper and a heart-patterned tulle overlay around the waist, fingerless white lace gloves and a white hair bow.
There are many more items on our Madonna Accessories page
Recreate the Madonna Virgin Bride Style
During her "Like A Virgin" period, Madonna actually wore a number of outfits, but we'll stick with this iconic bridal look for now to avoid confusion. You can either purchase a ready-made costume, or buy the items separately. Finding identical ones has been near impossible, but for fun fancy dress the following accessories will create a pretty decent costume.
Recreate Madonna's Early Styles
There are no strict rules, though, as the pop icon wore countless outfits with many variations on the one shown here in the photo. Madge was also influenced by punk fashion, and here are some suggestions for the main items needed.
Add religious jewellery such as crucifix earrings and necklaces, and a stack of black and white or silver bangles and/or bracelets on each arm.
Madonna made lace very popular and you can add lace fingerless gloves and lace tights to enhance your look. Punk style mesh fingerless gloves are also ideal.
Visit our Madonna Accessories page to get lots of ideas.
Madonna on stage in the 1980s in a purple floral lace outfit.
Since Madonna first hit the music scene in 1983 with her self-titled debut album, she has gone on to sell over 200 million albums.
There is little doubt that Madonna had a heavy influence on the 80s fashion scene. In fact, she created new trends. Early on she wore messy hair with blonde highlights and lace ribbons, bows and headbands. Her arms were adorned with jelly bracelets, stacked bangles and fishnet gloves. She also wore a short skirt over her leggings and religious jewellery in her ears.
Later, Madge introduced us to the Bolero jacket (shrug), bustiers, lace gloves, the "boy toy" belt and a large crucifix necklace. Much to the horror of their parents, teenage girls wanted to copy her look and their bras became outerwear!
Many of today's artists have been heavily influenced by Madonna's iconic costumes, many of which she wore in the 80s and 90s. That infamous gold "Vogue" outfit with the pointed cones and the "Like A Virgin" wedding dress are just two outfits that spring to mind, but, of course, Madge was creating a new look on a regular basis.
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