By: Candice Heiden
We’re one week closer to Halloween, and if you don’t have your costume
together yet, here’s a great idea for putting your skates to good use this
season. Now there’s something so irresistibly cute and even sexy about the
typical roller girl look, so that’s why I’m tickled to name the 70′s & 80′s
Roller Girl costume as Look 2 in the Best Roller Skater Halloween Costumes
Of course there are multiple ways to assemble the perfect “Roller Girl”
costume, but I’ve picked a few of my favorites that I think would be pretty
simple to get together, and super cute! Since roller skating really hit its
highest point in the 70′s and 80′s it’s fashion from these decades that tends
to be best associated with the four-wheel phenomenon. For a 70′s throwback
look you could do something like this…
With a sporty lil lightweight jacket (I found one at H&M), you can wear an
undershirt with a pair of dolphin shorts (only $15 at wickedskatewear.com and in 12
different colors!), your favorite pair of striped tube socks (killer deal: only $7 at
wickedskatewear.com in 12 different colors!) and of course the best accessory
of all…your skates!
If you’re having trouble letting go of the summer
fun, ditch the jacket and rock your favorite
bathing suit or leotard on top!
Another option for this 70′s Roller Skater costume is a one-
piece romper with tube socks just like the one worn by
Jessica Simpson in her “Public Affair” music video.
You can find rompers like these at post-summer sales from
many of your local retailers (I found a few from these brands:
BabyPhat, Roxy, Victoria’s Secret and American Apparel).
80′s Roller Girl
Not too far off from the 70′s Roller Girl costume, this one can also feature some cute
running shorts, swap your tube socks for some colorful leg warmers (check out
American Apparel or Target has them in many colors and lengths $8.50-$12), a
leotard or one-piece bathing suit works for the top and of course, the
signature 80′s cut up sweatshirt! Colorful tights or leggings add to this
look as well and can keep your legs warm, oh and don’t forget to show off your
best attempt at 80′s Big Hair.
wearing the 80′s Roller Girl costume by Leg Avenue
(you can find this one at most major costume stores).
I also like to add a little more detail to
my 80′s inspired outfits and rock the sweatbands
as well (try stbands.com for wrist and head sweat bands).
Adding your skates to an 80′s ensemble that you
might already have will definitely kick it up a
notch and get you noticed this Halloween!
I would love to see your 70′s or 80′s inspired Roller Skater costumes. Please check back next week for another “Roller Skater Halloween Costume Look”, these 70′s & 80′s Roller Girl costumes are Look 2 in a four-part series, other Looks include: Men’s Roller Skater costume, Roller Derby Girl costume, and Roller Skating Car Hop costume.