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Firstly, just so you know, if you choose to dress like these lovable '70s glam mad hatters you'll be gong home from the party - ALONE! Then again, some of the ladies may appreciate your rough hewn charm. Try this line from Take Me Bak 'Ome to test the water: "You and your bottle of brandy, you both smell the same, so take me bak 'ome." A certain poetry there we're sure you'll agree.

It's a tough call whether to go as frontman Noddy Holder, a young Albert Steptoe lookalike with his Dickensian side whiskers, mirrored top hat and ragbag mix of ludicrously lapelled jacket, flared pantaloons and platform boots. Guitarist Dave Hill's wired spaceman reject look isn't far better but it will definitely provide a laugh. Stick a pudding basin on your head and snip around for Dave's harsh hairline effect. Make sure there are no small children at the party. They will be very afraid. A pair of customised Joan Collins Dynasty style shoulder pads should achieve the winged effect and perhaps your mum still has that silver chiffon top from the '70s in her wardrobe. Charity shops and car boot sales will be ideal for picking up Slade type cast-offs. (Basically, anything goes). A propensity to mis-spell (Mama Weer All Crazee Now) will also help although it might prove tricky for scribbling down the details of that special someone at the end of the party. A Brummie accent would also add authenticity. And remember, at some point in the evening you will have to lead the crowd in a rendition of ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’…

Make sure you have a lift. Hailing a cab will be impossible.
Goodness, is it Hallo’ween already dear? It only seems like last month?

 


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Abba
Abba
Pusscycat dresses for the girls. Platforms for the boys.
Adam Ant
Adam Ant
Stand & deliver! Be a real prince charming with this look.
David Bowie
David Bowie
Fancy going all Ziggy Stardust? Spandex and makeup to the ready.
Human League
Human League
Lopsided haircuts for the boys and shocking eye makeup for the girls.
Jacko
Michael Jackson
Shamone! How to achieve this look without cutting of your nose.
Madonna
Madonna
If there's a look, Madonna's had it. We recommend the Blond Ambition style.
Hammer
MC Hammer
This man certainly had a distinctive look. Whether you want to copy it is up to you!
Shirley
Pepsi & Shirley
Puffball skirts, pettycoats and knee-high socks.
Shakey
Shakin Stevens
Comb up that quiff, put on the crepe-souled shoes and don a pink jacket.
Dave
Slade
Whether you wanna be Dave Hill or Noddy Holder, you'll look crazee like this.
Tony
Spandau Ballet
To cut a long story short, this smoothie style has got to be gold.
Mel C & Geri
Spice Girls
Sporty, Ginger, Baby, Scary and Posh. We got the tips for the ladies.
Wham!
Wham!
Even if you don't want to adopt the Wham! look, the pictures are worth a laugh.


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