Many of the fashion trends that popularized in the 1980s are still used today, including leg warmers, oversized sweaters with large collars and big shoulders, leggings and tracksuits, slouchy sweaters, and elastic bows on headbands in primary and pastel colors. Many of the anime classics embody the dreamy, campy aesthetic of the 1980s streetwear and evening wear.
From punk to preppy to the beginnings of soft grunge, there are many popular cartoon characters with a wardrobe full of looks that can still be replicated today. Big hair, high-waisted pants, complexions, layered bangs, and brightly saturated colors abound in the costumes of ’80s animated classics.
10 Kaneda’s red jumpsuit is perfect for him
1988 Akira is a dystopian cyberpunk anime action movie set in 2019. Shotaro Kaneda is the leader of a biker gang, and his red racing outfit stands the test of time. It doesn’t matter how many times Akira May be rebooted in the future, his classic red racing suit must remain.
Kaneda’s jacket and pants are all in various shades of coral, orange, and scarlet, with matching high-heeled shoes for duty. His jacket is the pinnacle of ’80s fashion, with its oversized buttons in an asymmetrical line down the front, dropped shoulders, a stand-up collar, and sleeves rolled up to the elbow.
9 Three elegant sisters moonlight as art thieves
in Cat’s eyeThree sisters named Hitomi, Rui, and Ai run a coffee shop in Tokyo and spend their nights stealing valuable pieces of art. Needless to say, their Artistic Thieves outfit is a curated masterpiece of cat-like lingerie.
In the anime, their suits feature darker, more neutral colors. Hitomi wears a navy and yellow outfit, Rui wears purple and dark purple, and Ai wears amber and crimson. The manga gives them more artistic hues, such as shades of cypress, violet, and rose, which, while more pretty, are less useful for art robberies.
8 Momo is a charming girl with cotton candy hair
Magical Princess Minky Momo
In 1982 Gem Magical Princess Minky Momo, the audience meets one of the first magical girls in the anime. Momo has bright pink hair bordered with purple, which is similar to sailor moonChibi Usa and previous concept drawings of Usagi, who had pink hair.
When she comes to the human world, Momo blends in with early 1980s fashion seamlessly. She tops her soft hair in a huge bow in contrasting sunshine and wears a turtleneck under a two-tone dress that is adorned with a heart-shaped pendant on a long choker chain.
7 Madoka has many iconic looks from the ’80s
When Kyosuke moves to a new town in… Orange RoadHe is instantly smitten with a girl named Madoka who gifted him a straw hat. Some might forget Madoka, however Orange Road She is so admired that audiences fell in love with her and her fashion after 1985.
Madoka is seen as a delinquent at school, and her fashion sense reflects this while bringing out her softer side. She prefers slouchy men’s sweaters paired with delicate pastel hair bows worn low at the nape of her neck. She also wears plunging neckline dresses with tight bodices, puffy sleeves, and flared skirts.
6 Mellowlink takes on the end of the world in style
Milo Link Hunter Armor
Not all good fashion is flashy, flashy, and experimental. There’s a lot to be said for well-worn, serviceable clothing, like the one worn by Mellowlink Arity amidst a hellish landscape. Milo Link Hunter Armor. Mellowlink is a warrior and, above all, a survivor. He needs durable, multipurpose pieces of clothing to see him through the harsh, war-torn world of science fiction.
Mellowlink is the picture of rugged endurance with his forest green cowl-neck scarf and coordinating earth-tone dress, including a brown jacket, belt, and khaki green pants. Tan’s fingerless gloves protect his hands while allowing him to reload and shoot with precision.
5 Kiki’s dresses are practical and cute
Kiki’s delivery service
Kiki is the charming protagonist of the 1989 Studio Ghibli classic, Kiki’s delivery service. She wore her first clothes in the house before leaving, so it can be inferred that this is her favorite style: a neutral summer dress with puffy sleeves and a pink front.
Kiki exchanges her summer dress for her traditional witch outfit when she comes of age. Her glamorous dress is as simple as it is pretty: an almost T-shirt-style black midi dress paired with an oversized messenger bag and her ever-popular red elastic hair bow. Kiki’s fashion is not only practical and flawless, but also very easy to replicate in everyday life when someone wants to feel like a little witch while moving around a seaside town.
4 Kyoko runs a boarding house with style
Maison Ikoko It is a quiet story about ordinary people and their relationships. Kyoko is a widow, and has decided to run a boarding house that desperately needs attention and repairs. Godai, the protagonistAnd He falls in love with her and decides to help her.
Featuring a sweet cartoon style, Kyoko’s casual outfits are chic and sweet, but structured enough to be free. Her chic hot pink shoes, frill collars, fitted sweaters, and boat neck T-shirts feature black and white stripes.
3 Lum introduces fans to Alien Girl Fashion
Urusei Yatsura 2: A beautiful dreamer
Nothing embodies the dreamy ’80s aesthetic of anime more than Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer, Based on the romantic comedy series by Rumiko Takahashi. Lum is the lovable alien girl-turned-student on Earth.
Lum’s teal hair contrasts perfectly with her leopard-striped bikini and stilettos. Urusei Yatsura It features many of the 1980s fashion trends, including gym wear and classic ballet styles, with leotards, tight lacing, and slippers in a range of pastel colours. What appear to be the barrettes in Lum’s hair are actually small horns that are not exposed but are no less elegant.
2 Lin Minmay gives the sci-fi popstar treatment
Macross: Do you remember love?
the macross The series is a fever dream, as many classic mecha and sci-fi movies, especially the movie, could be Macross: Do you remember love?which is a romantic story that is somewhat out of the ordinary macross timetable. Lin Minmay is doing her part to bring peace to the galaxy, and she’s literally singing for peace.
Minmay has many looks that combine cyberpunk and fairy, as befits a movie and pop idol. She wears her long dark blue hair, with curtain bangs, and prefers short dresses with puffy sleeves and fluffy skirts.
1 Vampire Hunter D cuts a dark and choppy character
vampire hunter dr
D in 1985 vampire hunter dr He may prefer dark and monochrome clothes, but he knows how to wear them well. He never fails to impress with his wide-brimmed hat and puffy cloak with an exaggerated pointed collar.
D completes his outfit with boots and blue leggings. Although D is stoic and flamboyant, it cuts a somewhat dramatic figure. The way he crosses his legs in the go-kart as Doris drives him through town is so purposeful and elegant that it leads one to think he knows just how mysterious and elegant he looks.
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