Cyndi Lauper Costume Ideas

Updated November 21, 2016

Cyndi Lauper is a 1980s musical icon who is best known for songs like "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Time After Time." For a fun Halloween or costume party outfit, dress up like the singer. Her outlandish style and funky clothing choices will make creating the outfit fun.


Cyndi Lauper's hair has changed a lot over the years, but she is most well-known for her platinum blonde locks. For a costume, choose a long blonde wig from a costume shop. Cut the wig so that one side is longer than the other and the ends are jagged. Then, insert pink, purple, blue or wildly coloured hair extensions into the wig. If you can't find hair extensions like that, use temporary hair colour to dye streaks in the wig. Tease the wig so that your hair will be big and wild.


Cyndi Lauper's make-up is just as recognisable as her hair. Wear lots of foundation and powder and then put bright pink blush on your cheeks. Lauper's eyes are usually made up with lots of colours, so choose bright blues, greens, pinks or even yellows for your eyeshadow colours. Line your eyes with lots of black eyeliner, and apply a couple coats of black mascara to your eyelashes. Frosty pink lipstick will complete your make-up look.


Choose an outfit that Cyndi Lauper would likely have worn at the height of her fame in the 1980s. She often worn leggings in bright colours. Pair the leggings with a crinoline skirt that stands out from your bodies. Choose a skirt in a bright colour and remember that with Lauper's style, the colours do not need to match. For the top of the outfit, go with a shirt that hangs off one shoulder or has random tears all over it. Choose a crazy pattern or bright colour for the shirt. Finish the outfit with a pair of bright high-heeled shoes.


Complete your Cyndi Lauper outfit with the perfect accessories. Choose long, lacy gloves with the fingers cut out. Wear lots of large, plastic bangle bracelets on both of your arms. Large, brightly-coloured earrings and a long, beaded necklace can complete the look.

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