You cannot be serious! Try these tennis player fancy dress costumes if you are looking for an idea for a 80s themed fancy dress party.
John McEnroe is the tennis legend famous for his on court outbursts so dressing up as the man himself gives you free reign to blurt out as many expletives as you want!
To get the perfect John McEnroe fancy dress look you need to combine a few things. The hair is a really important part of getting this costume right. Go for a big curly wig – although not an afro. If your natural hair is like this then obviously just use that instead. You’ll need a tragic eighties red hair band as well.
Clothing wise just go for classic white tennis shorts and t-shirt. However remember that you’ll to go for something that looks like the kind of thing that would be worn in the eighties. So avoid the newer types of tennis shirt which are made with special breathable fabrics. Just go for classic white cotton. Also try to think about the types of tennis shirt manufacturers who were big at the time. So, for instance, in the picture above McEnroe is wearing a Sergio Tachinni tennis shirt with red and black stripes. Try to find something similar. Other big sportswear firms such as Nike and Adidas are fine as well. They were certainly popular back in the eighties so as long as you don’t pick something in a recent style you will be fine. Remember clothing in the eighties tended to be a bit tighter and that applies to tennis clothing as well. So try and get a tight fitting white tennis shirt.
Another thing you need to think about is the tennis racquet. You either just try and be silly and go for something like an inflatable tennis racquet. This can be fun for messing around with at parties. Or you can try and get an authentic wooden racquet from the eighties. Remember not to use a modern piece of tennis equipment as they didn’t use the same modern materials back then. Let’s face it wooden racquets just look cooler as well. So find your costume a lot funnier if you use wood.