What better way to start out spring semester than with WSUSA’s annual ’80s Neon Dance on Jan. 16? The ’80s is a great era to step into for an evening and let your neon styles shine bright. Here are some fun ideas and items to look for when creating your ’80s dance attire.

The exercise queen: The ’80s was all about jazzercising and working up a sweat. For this look, think bright neon spandex, and complete it with some leg warmers and a sweat band. Voila! You are ready to be featured in an upcoming aerobics video.

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Exercise queen: Knit leg warmers at Target for $6-10. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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Exercise queen or totally 80’s chick: Neon-colored bras at Wal-Mart for $4.96. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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Exercise queen: Graphic leggings at Wal-Mart for $14.88. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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Exercise queen: Neon pink and silver spandex work out top at Wal-Mart for $12.88. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)

The “totally” ’80s chick: Usually the go-to for ’80s costumes, the ’80s chick wore tutus, leggings, loose tops and big, bright jewelry.

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Totally 80’s chick or the exercise queen: Hot pink loose tank from Target for $9.99. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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Totally 80’s chick: Neon-orange netted razorback tank top from Target for $14.99. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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Totally 80’s chick: Hot pink and rainbow tutus at Zurchers for $16.27. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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Totally 80’s chick: 24 pack of colorful gel glitter bracelets at Wal-Mart for $2.88. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)

The Madonna doll: No one was a bigger superstar than Madonna in the ’80s. She refined the punk/gothic look with lace and pearls. You can start with a black dress, then add printed leggings and a huge goth/pearl piece of jewelry.

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Madonna doll: Black net cover-up dress from Target for $19.99. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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Madonna doll: Bold goth necklace at Wal-Mart for $10. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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Madonna doll or totally 80’s chick: Costume jewelry earrings at Wal-Mart for $5. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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Madonna doll: Pearl jewelry at Wal-Mart from $4.88-$7.88. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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Madonna doll: Printed footless leggings at Target for $6.97. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)

The hip-hop jock: This look is for all the boys and it’s “easy money.” Get a brightly colored sweatshirt or something with patterns. Top if off with big, gold jewelry, and you’re ready to roll with Run-D.M.C.

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Hip-hop jock: Gold chain bracelet at Wal-Mart for $4.88. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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Hip-hop jock: Matching blue sweat suit with graphic details at Target (jacket $18.94, pants $14.96). (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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Hip-hop jock: Gold boom box ring at Zurchers for $3.97. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)

Too cool for school dude: Don’t wash your hair. Don’t even shower for two days. Then put on an over-sized plaid shirt, washout jeans and combat boots. You’re good to go.

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Too cool for school dude: Light wash jeans at Target for $16.99. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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Too cool for school dude: Plaid hooded jacket at Wal-Mart for $17.97. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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Everyone: Pack of ten colorful “I Heart ’80s” sunglasses at Zurchers for $12.53. (The Signpost/ Jamii Freston)
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