Best 80’s Vintage Custom Content for the Sims 4 (2024 Update)

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Blast to the past in tubular style with some 80’s vintage CC for your retro junkie sims!

Best 80's Vintage Custom Content
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The 80’s were a decade of vibrancy, bold styles, and daring fashions all encompassing a period of excitement, innovation, and rampant consumerism. This collection of 80’s CC gives your sims the opportunity to bring the unique charm of the era to their own world.

80’s Vintage CC For Create-A-Sim

Whether at the mall, pool, or even Prom, sims will look stylin’ in these great 80’s CC finds!

80’s Punk Stuff Hair

80's Punk Stuff Hair

Everything about this look screams 1980’s, and that hairdo totally crowns it! The bow detail changes color depending on what hair color you choose, in true EA style.

Cold As Ice Hair

Cold As Ice Hair

Sims with wavy or Afro textured hair can rock the high pony look popular in the 80’s with this cute hairstyle, and the scrunchie color changes with the hair color in true EA fashion!

Jennie Hair

Jennie Hair

This wavy high ponytail gives a perfect 80’s feel, with an optional scrunchie add-on to really give off those retro vibes.

Yuki Hair

Yuki Hair

Sims with pin-straight hair can get in on the side pony trend with this super cute hairstyle, available in lots of colors including some ombre versions!

Totally (Extra)Terrestrial Set

Totally (Extra)Terrestrial Set

Not only so you get a sweet retro ponytail with this download but also some great UFO earrings, perfect for an afternoon in StrangerVille circa 1987.

Julie Hair

Julie Hair

Here’s a super high pony for sims with thick full hair. The braid wraps are a nice little detail that make this style work over multiple decades without looking old-fashioned.

Judas Hair

Judas Hair

When your sim pops in their fitness program tape, they may find themselves distracted in admiration if the video instructor rocks a hairstyle as hot as this one. It’s got perfect 80’s flair.

Totally Wavy

totally wavy

Be the hottest sim at Jazzercise class with this cute hairstyle with big wavy hair and a casual headband, to keep it out of your eyes while you sweat it out.

Margo Hair

Margo Hair

In the 80’s big hair was big style and those with thick, voluminous locks got to be on-trend with minimum effort. This puffy, wavy style is a great way to channel those easy breezy vibes without trying to hard.

Stevie Hair

stevie hair

Long, messy, and shaggy for the perfect “just rolled out of bed but damn do I look good” vibe.

Will Hair

Will Hair

A bowl cut isn’t the coolest hairstyle, but somehow it persists through the decades. Will Byers at least made it look cool, and we trust him.

Bandanas Are Lit Hair

Bandanas Are Lit Hair

Channel your sim’s inner Goonie with this hairstyle worthy of Brand Walsh himself. You’ll even find an overlay for the bandana in Hats so you can change things up!

Lloyd Hair

Lloyd Hair

A perfect hairstyle for sporty gym-going sims, your sim won’t look out of place in the modern day or in a 1980’s world save. It’s a versatile hairdo that stays fresh for generations.

Hair 33 Tourmaline

Hair 33 Tourmaline

Whoever thought that longer hair isn’t capable of looking classy never saw this style. It effortlessly sits between polished and casual, keeping your sims ready to look good no matter what the day throws at them.

Ryder Hair

Ryder Hair

The Ryder style is great for when your sim wants a casual longer hair look but isn’t ready to commit to a mullet.

Billy Hair

Billy Hair

An updated version of the Billy Hair by okruee, now with EA’s default 24 swatch colors. If your sim wants to be an 80’s baddy this is a great hairstyle for them to try out.

Eddie Hairstyle

Eddie Hairstyle

Channel Hawkins’ greatest unsung hero with the Eddie hairstyle for masc sims.

80โ€™s Riot Mini Pack

80โ€™s Riot Mini Pack

This collection is like a grab-bag of 80’s goodies: 3 hairstyles, facepaint, jewelry, and legwarmers give you almost everything you need to elevate an outfit from just “the clothes you wear” to “having style.”

[Island Paradise] Sun Glasses

[Island Paradise] Sun Glasses

Here’s a fun fact: in the 1980’s it was a popular trend for eyeglass wearers to get their lenses tinted a gradient of blue to pink. This particular color combination was chosen to mimic the fashionable makeup look of the time which consisted of bright blue eyeshadow and a bold contoured blush look. With these sunglasses your sims can to do the same thing!

Bejeweled Eyeshadow

Bejeweled Eyeshadow

If your sim wants a bold eye look but they’re not too skilled with blending colors, the lovely jewel tones of this eyeshadow look is the perfect cosmetic for them!

Eyeshadow_Siouxie

Eyeshadow_Siouxie

Modeled after the 80’s musical icon Siouxie Sioux, this bold eyeshadow look will earn your sims serious goth cred.

COSIMETIC 80’s Blush N13

COSIMETIC 80's Blush N13

A bold blush was a popular makeup trend in the 80’s, helping mimic the strong contoured jawline that many found fashionable at the time. Not for sims who don’t want to stand out!

80s Makeup

80s Makeup

A trifecta of retro makeup components that combine into a quintessentially 80’s look, you’ll find eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush.

Jelly Nails

Jelly Nails

With 5 colorful swatches and 5 muted solids, your sims can wear these nails with every look and never worry about not being coordinated.

Candy Rope Hoop Earrings

Candy Rope Hoop Earrings

These earrings are so 80’s. Bold hoops in a color palette that belongs on early MTV, any sim who rocks these will be the most bodacious babe on the block.

Earrings 80s

Earrings 80s

A great everyday pair of earrings in 6 colors with an 80’s flair. Small enough to wear all day long but big enough to stand out!

Mix Tape Earrings

Mix Tape Earrings

Miniature cassette tapes of your sims’ favorite mixes, now as a fun retro accessory! Take the phrase “music to my ears” to a whole new level with these wicked cute earrings.

Simone Earrings

Simone Earrings

Jazz up your sim’s look for Prom or date night with these sparkly dangle earrings. The shape and size make them perfect statement earrings without looking over-the-top/

8 Bit Pac Man Geek Earrings

8 Bit Pac Man Geek Earrings

Gamer girls and retro lovers alike will adore these Pac-Man earrings in their 8-bit style. Not into yellow? Don’t worry, there are 9 other colors!

Retro Lightning Earrings

Retro Lightning Earrings

Super bold, super bright, and super fun, these earrings are sure to strike your sims’ fancy!

80s – Inspired Earrings

80s - Inspired Earrings

With this collection of earrings, your sims will feel like they just went on a shopping spree at Claire’s! Compliment every outfit with a unique pair, or pick a fave and wear them every day.

Rainbow Necklace

Rainbow Necklace

This necklace features a number of baguette-cut gems in vivid colors that isn’t necessarily stylistically 80’s, but the colors totally fit into that era. Plus, it’s cute!

Jelly Bracelets

Jelly Bracelets

These colorful bracelets take the bright neon colors that were popular in the 80’s and use them to add a major pop of color to your sims’ wardrobe.

Scrunchie On Wrist

SCRUNCHIE

Ask any girl who had long hair in the 80’s and they’ll tell you that a hair scrunchie was one of the most important accessories to have at all times! Not only was it a simple way to add a pop of color to your look, but it was handy whenever that long hair was getting in the way.

Gloves Fingerless

Gloves Fingerless

Whether your 80’s sim is a biker, bully, or just into looking tough, these fingerless gloves will telegraph their vibe without them saying a word.

Lace Gloves

Lace Gloves

Whether your sim feels “Like A Virgin” or they “Just Wanna Have Fun,” these lovely lacy gloves will bring their outfit to the next level. Available in black and in white, please note that although they’re gloves they’ve been assigned to the Bracelets category in CAS.

Fanny Pack Acc

Fanny Pack ACC

Carry your Walkman, spare batteries, cassettes, chewing gum, keys, Blockbuster card, change for the payphone, and more in this gnarly little fanny pack/waist bag. With 25 swatches to choose from, your sims will be ready for whatever life throws at them.

Accessories Dinamyc 80s

Accessories Dinamyc 80s

Be the cutest gal at the roller rink with this sweet accessory set! Coordinating socks, wristbands, and headbands each with 32 or more swatches let you and your skate crew all look looking fresh.

Fishnet Tights Set 2

Fishnet Tights Set 2

Let your sims channel Cyndi Lauper or Madonna with this collection of fishnets. Pair them with a frilly dress, lacy gloves, and lots of jewelry to make your own 80’s pop star!

Retro Legwarmers Set

Retro Legwarmers Set

Cute & simple legwarmers for when you want to add a bit of extra 80’s “oomph” to a look without going overboard, with 2 heights to choose from.

Ditto Legwarmers

Ditto Legwarmers

25 swatches (including a few fun stripe patterns) will have your sims happily rocking these knee-hi legwarmers all year long! They’re a big on the big side and meant more for platform shoes, but with the right combination your sims will be looking 80’s fab.

Kumiko Socks & Midori Leg Warmers

Kumiko Socks and Midori Leg Warmers

If your sim is after some slouchy and colorful socks or leg warmers, look no further than this set! Each piece has 15 solid colors and 15 patterned swatches so you can mix and match to create a huge variety of different looks.

Legwarmers

Legwarmers

Like the look of legwarmers but maybe want some more subtle colors? With 22 more muted swatches, this set won’t do you wrong!

Reagan Acc Jacket

Reagan Acc Jacket

Add some extra 80’s flare to your femme sims’ look with this accessorized version of a jacket from the Throwback Fit Kit, which can be found in the Rings category. It’s also perfect for adding a more sporty vibe to any outfit.

1986 Top

1986 Top

Get Famous came with a full-body outfit that included this great retro vest, and soolani went ahead and made it into a separate top for us! Pretty rad.

80’s Sweaters/Jumpers

80s Sweaters

9 swatches come with this cute sweater recolor, including several popular 80’s album covers. The rest are fun retro patterns that will look cute over various decades.

Cut The F*** Up Denim Vest

Cut The F Up Denim Vest

Sleeveless vests were a popular accessory in the 80’s and we love the DIY-feel of this piece, which is a de-sleeved version of Baby Ariel‘s jacket.

Vintage Jacket

Vintage Jacket

A long-sleeve version of the cool retro vest that showed up as part of an outfit in Get Famous, now your sims can wear their favorite colorway no matter the season!

80s Rad Skirt

80s Rad Skirt

If you love the loud patterns of the 80’s, let your sims rock them with this radical skirt! It comes in 3 versions with a black pattern, a white pattern, and one that mixes both.

Max Outfit – Stranger Things

Max Outfit - Stranger Things

A full-body outfit inspired by Max from season 3 of Stranger Things, with a colorful striped t-shirt and denim shorts. It comes in 3 swatches, one from the show and 2 other variations of the shirt.

Cindy – A Leotard With Tights And Leg Warmers

Cindy - a leotard with tights and leg warmers

This athletic outfit is a conversion from The Sims 3 but it looks like something that could have easily been a vanilla TS4 asset! And with 18 colors, you can use it over and over without it feeling stale.

80’s Style Athletic

80's Style Athletic

A very creative mix of several Maxis items combine to form this 80’s athletic outfit. There are 4 different colorways to choose from.

80s Bathing Suits

80s Bathing Suits

When you take the most basic 1-piece swimsuit shape there is and gussy it up in tacky 80’s patterns, suddenly it becomes the hottest bathing suit on the beach!

Mrs. Wheeler Swimsuit

Mrs. Wheeler Swimsuit

A two-tone swimsuit with big MILF energy, wear this number to the pool if you’re trying to catch the eye of Hawkins’ hottest jerk. Or if you just want to wear a cute 80s swimsuit.

INAKHโ€™S 80โ€ฒs SWIMSUIT Recolor

INAKHโ€™S 80โ€ฒs SWIMSUIT

With full coverage and a high cut, this swimsuit is quintessential 80’s. 15 patterns and 21 solid colors ensure that any sim who wants one can wear it without being worried that someone else is in the same thing,

Crystal Lake Swimsuits

Crystal Lake Swimsuits

This swimsuit is inspired by a 1984-themed DLC from the Friday the 13th video game. Available in 4 colors, it features a striped bikini top and polka dot bikini bottom.

Stranger Things Eleven’s Mall Outfit

Stranger Things Eleven's Mall Outfit

Season 3 of Stranger Things was the “colorful” season, taking place primarily in and around the Starcourt Mall. This outfit perfectly captures the vibe of the 80’s with its colorful designs and funky organic shapes.

1980s Jumpsuits

1980s Jumpsuits

With 30 swatches total in all sorts of 80’s colorways and patterns, your sims are going to love spending their warm summer days and fun clubbing nights in this effortless one-piece outfit.

80’s Suspender Dress

80's Suspender Dress

This red plaid suspender dress comes with a dozen different 80’s style t shirts for a cute everyday look.

Eveliina Dress

Eveliina Dress

A cool and casual halter dress with lots of colorful 80’s-inspired designs. Relaxing enough for everyday or hot weather wear while being stylish enough for a party look, your sims will find themselves reaching for this garment again and again and again!

Ultraviolet & Daytona Dresses

Ultraviolet & Daytona Dresses

These dress conversion from The Sims 3 have everything you need for an amazing 80’s outfit: bright colors, bold patterns, artistic and angular details, and lines that make them feminine and bold at the same time.

Pam Dress

Pam Dress

A leather dress with the perfect silhouette for your 80’s babes. The big shoulders, short length, and angular lines will have your sims looking amazing whether they’re at a dance, concert, or party.

Skinny Legend Dress

Skinny Legend Dress

This pretty dress is available in nearly two-dozen colors with puffed shoulders and a lovely back detail that allows it to toe the line between 80’s fashion and a modern silhouette.

Princess of Dress

Princess of Dress

This long dress with a big bow is a wonderful option for any wedding guest or prom date, in 20 bold and bright colors.

80’s Wedding Dresses

80's Wedding Dresses

Have the best wedding ever with one of these lovely retro dresses! Whether your sims are throwing an 80’s themed soiree or the modern sim wants to wear the dress her mother got married in, your brides will look bodacious in one of these fabulous frocks.

Retro Athleisure

Retro Athleisure

Work up a sweat and look hot while doing it with this fab athleisure collection, inspired by an outfit worn by the titular character in the Barbie Movie when she first enters the Real World. 20 leotards and coordinating shorts will allow you to mix and match to find the perfect outfit for your sims!

Barbie Catsuit

Barbie Catsuit

No matter the decade Barbie has always been a fashion icon, but the 80’s and 90’s were especially stylish for her. Channel your inner “Barbie Girl” with this glamorous baby blue catsuit with colorful striped leg warmers and get ready to do the splits!

80s Tracksuit Set F/M

80s Tracksuit Set F/M

It doesn’t matter if your sims are headed to Jazzercise class or just going for a stroll around the mall, they’ll be sure to turn heads in this fashionable tracksuit.

HELLFIRE CLUB TEEโ€™S

HELLFIRE CLUB TEEโ€™S

Whether your sims prefer English or Simlish, they can show off their D&D nerdom with this Stranger Things top.

Poolside 80’s Tank Tops

Poolside 80's Tank Tops

Show off those muscles (or lack thereof) with a funky retro tank top. Perfect for looking cool on a hot day, or working out in 80’s style.

Back To School Designer LS Tee

Back To School Designer LS Tee

A simple, relaxed, long-sleeved tee adorned with great 80’s patterns for your retro junkie sims.

Joey Rolled Shirt

Joey Rolled Shirt

The Joey Rolled Shirt is part of the Memphis Blues collection which is geared towards 90’s styles, but we think the patterns for this top are also super 80’s. There’s actually a huge variety in this set that your sims can easily wear from the 80’s into the 90’s and beyond.

Rewind 80’s

Rewind 80's

Here’s an assortment of 5 tops for masc sims in a range of 80’s patterns and styles. Every one of them is a banger, so be sure to stock your sims’ wardrobes!

Jacket Athletic Adidas Vintage

Jacket Athletic Adidas Vintage

Look cool while being cool with this vintage sporty jacket. With 18 swatches to choose from you can easily come up with a different jacket for every outfit with some to spare!

Insulated Jacket

Insulated Jacket

Although the style of this jacket is definitely more modern, it’s got some great retro patterns that help give it that 1980’s charm.

Retro 80s Long Boardshorts

Retro 80s Long Boardshorts

Whether your sims are taking a jog, taking a swim, or just kicking back, they can do it in style with these retro 80’sprint shorts.

Into The Night Suit

Into The Night

It was a thing for guys in the 80’s to pair collarless shirts and loafers with casual suit styles, and while we can’t say this is an everyday look for all, it really held its own among other looks of the decade. Perfect for a casual Friday night, your sims can hit the scene while looking fresh as heck in this ensemble.

The Upside Down Pack

The Upside Down Pack

Eleven, Max, and Chrissy are all represented in this collection with Stranger Things inspired hair and clothing for the three characters, plus sim versions of them you can add right to your game.

Jem And The Holograms Set

Jem And The Holograms

Jem walked so Hannah Montana could run! Jem and the Holograms started as a television show that ran in the mid to late 80s about a record company owner with an alter ego named Jem that fronts the titular rock group, all while trying to protect hologram computer technology created by her late father. She and the band also look after a dozen foster daughters called the Starlight Girls. It’s bonkers, we know!

This collection has everything you need to make your own Jem and the Holograms-inspired girl group, with hair, tons of clothing, shoes, and accessories all in an amazing 80’s color palette.

The Slasher Collection

The Slasher Collection

If you love the horror movie aesthetic that was big in the 70’s and 80’d but don’t have a specific property you want to emulate, this collection is generic enough for multiple uses while still capturing the vibes of some of our favorite slasher flicks.

The Final Girls Collection

The Final Girls Collection

For all those final girls that make it to the end of the movie, this collection is for you. Featuring clothing, accessories, and makeup with optional bloody effects, your scream queens will rule the scene with these looks.

(Slight NSFW warning)

Final Girl Redux

Final Girl Redux

The only kid of queer fear that’s acceptable is when it refers to Pride + horror movies. This collection is a conversion from a real clothing set that was released for 2023 Pride and features a range of spooky motifs in different Pride color patterns. There’s something for every kind of killer here!

Elm Street Set

Elm Street Set

In 1984 we got to meet one of the most iconic horror villains, Freddy Krueger. Known for his striped sweater, burned face, and clawed hand, he invaded the dreams of many an 80’s teen and now he can do the same for your sims!

Freddy Krueger’s Daughter

Freddy Krueger's Daughter

Emulate the famous clawed killer without the skin burns thanks to this cute Krueger-inspired look. It emulates the iconic look of the horror icon without being overtly sexualized.

Chucky Inspired Sim

Chucky Inspired Sim

This sim is inspired by the Chucky doll, first premiering in the 1988 horror movie Child’s Play. It would make for an adorable Halloween costume for an 80’s themed party!

Pinhead Full Body Outfit

Pinhead Full Body Outfit

Mascot of the Hellraiser movie series that first premiered in 1987, Pinhead is likely the Cenobite you picture when thinking of the film franchise. This outfit is a conversion from the game Dead By Daylight and captures Pinhead’s likeness perfectly.

Wild And Stylish 80’s Part 1

Wild And Stylish 80's Part 1

A wonderful 6-pack of deliciously 80’s styles, including a little Easter egg by way of the Vice City shirt. For those unaware, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City takes place in the good old year of 1986.

Wild And Stylish 80’s Part 3

Wild And Stylish 80's Part 3

Just one of several 80’s themed sets by Aniraklova, this collection features 2 dresses, 2 jackets, a suit, and a top that all ooze 80’s style.

Reebok Freestyles 1982 Recolors

Reebok Freestyles 1982 Recolors

Cute and colorful retro sneakers in almost 40 colors, with 60 sock swatches to make them even more customized. Your sims’ toes will look totally tubular in these 80’s kicks!

Canvas Sneakers 02 & 03

Canvas Sneakers 02 & 03

These simmified chuck tailors are the perfect sneaker for your 80’s outfits. Popular in the 70’s with basketball players, they became a fashion icon in the 80’s with certain subcultures in the art & music world. To this day they’re still widely marketed and worn by many, so your sims can keep rocking them no matter the year.

Recolor Vetements x Manolo Blahnik Kitten Heels

Recolor Vetements x Manolo Blahnik Kitten Heels

A recolor that adds bright 80’s-friendly colors and a few patterns to a cute pair of kitten heels. This style of shoe has risen and fallen in popularity over the decades, and in the 1980’s they were a great choice for those who wanted the chic look of heels without the ankle-breaking heights of a more traditional shoe.

Harlow Boots

Harlow Boots

This Maxis mesh-edit makes for the perfect bootie style to compliment a rad 80’s ensemble.

Roller Skates

Roller Skates

A Sims 3 conversion that brings roller skates as a choosable shoe option for all sims aged Child and up. They come in a bunch of pretty colors so your sims can find their favorite!

Tip: These will not work on ice skating rinks and sims will change into the default skates. Combine them with a shoe height slider if the wheels sink into the ground, and use a walkstyle mod to allow your sims to skate anywhere they want!

ROLLER SKATE

ROLLER SKATE

If your femme framed sims can’t get enough time in at the roller rink, give them more of an excuse with new roller skates! There are 36 colors/patterns so they can wear a different one every day of the month and still have some leftover!

Tip: These will not work on ice skating rinks and sims will change into the default skates. Combine them with a shoe height slider if the wheels sink into the ground, and use a walkstyle mod to allow your sims to skate anywhere they want!

Roller Skates

Roller Skates

These HQ roller skates combine crisp modern meshes with a retro-style skate, in 20 beautiful swatches.

Tip: These will not work on ice skating rinks and sims will change into the default skates. Combine them with a shoe height slider if the wheels sink into the ground, and use a walkstyle mod to allow your sims to skate anywhere they want!

Lacy Lookbook (1980s)

Lacy Lookbook (1980s)

A sweet and simple collection of 8 outfits for an 80’s babe, with something for every outfit category. Rad!

Stranger Things Lookbook

Stranger Things Lookbook

Stranger Things has rocketed the 80’s aesthetic back into the limelight and this collection of lookbooks for all of the younger main characters is a great one-stop shop to stock your sims’ closets with plenty of retro attire. You can instantly tell who each sim is meant to be based on what they’re wearing!

Decades Lookbook โ€“ The 1980โ€™s

Decades Lookbook โ€“ The 1980โ€™s

Take a trip to the local mega-mall and grab a bunch of 80โ€™s styles with this lookbook curated by emmastillsims. A collection of 12 curated outfits in styles ranging from “like a virgin” to “happy house” to this classic track.

80’s Set

80s Set

This collection has everything you need to get started on a full 1980’s world! First off there are multiple hair and clothing styles for masc and femme framed sims including default replacements for the Seasons rollerskates in your choice of 4 colors. There’s lots of furniture and decor, some converted from The Sims 3, with several functional items like a claw machine, foosball table, electric guitar, dance floor, and even a car your sims can Woohoo in!

You can read all about the set here but be advised that the links no longer work; our download button will bring you to a repository of everything!

Totally 80โ€ฒs Pose Pack

Totally 80โ€ฒs Pose Pack

We’re not sure if it’s possible to use these poses without getting “Material Girl” by Madonna stuck in one’s head. They’re absolutely perfect for any mall photo shoot!

80’s Vintage CC For Buy/Build

Build a house or community lot to rival your favorite 80’s vintage sitcom with these Buy/Build finds.

Home Phone

Home Phone

One of the biggest losses when it comes to the rise of mobile phones is the disappearance of the novelty telephone. You used to be able to get home phones in a huge variety of styles including those of your favorite cartoon characters, drink brands, and let’s not forget the super-cool transparent variety. There’s not a whole lot out there for novelty deco phones for sims, but this assortment from Sandy is a great place to start.

You can find even more decorative phones from ATS here.

VCR/VHS Set

VCR/VHS Set

Look at that CHONKY remote! Back in the day electronics were pretty hefty, but they lasted forever so it was a good trade. Bring more vintage electronics into your simsโ€™ lives with this collection of of tapes, a VCR, and that thicc remote.

Cabbage Patch Dolls

Cabbage Patch Dolls

Although everybody knows Barbie as being the top doll out there, in the 1980’s Cabbage Patch kids definitely gave her a run for her money. Introduced in the early 80’s, these dolls were marketed as babies that were born in a cabbage patch and each came with its own birth certificate when a child “adopted” them. Despite their odd appearance they had quite a large following, even being parodied with “Garbage Pail Kids” trading cards.

80s Throw Pillows

80s Throw Pillows

An incredibly simple way to change up the theming of your space is by updating your accent pieces to properly reflect the look you’re after. Bedrooms, living rooms, and more can be modified easily with the addition of some themed throw pillows to set just the right mood.

Reach Out And Touch Faith!!!!

Reach Out And Touch Faith!!!!

A collection of posters with45 swatches featuring movies and bands that were huge in the 1980’s. Celebrate your favorite films and performers by plastering your walls with this set!

Final Girls Posters

Final Girls

Horror movies weren’t invented in the 80’s but that is definitely when they had their first heyday. These posters are made from renders created by retired simmer Mossviol and capture the terror of the stereotypical horror teen victim. TRIGGER WARNING: the images on the posters are a bit graphic featuring lots of blood, so proceed at your own risk.

Patrick Nagel Prints

Patrick Nagel Large Framed Prints

The work of Patrick Nagel was very popular in the 70’s and 80’s. His work appeared in many places but one of the better known images can be seen on the album cover for the band Duran Duran’s 1982 record Rio. Patrick unfortunately passed away in 1984 but his artwork was so popular it became the subject of a counterfeit ring through the early 90’s and his pieces have once again seen a resurgence in popularity throughout recent years.

Simmer Busted Pixels has done both large and small version of some of Patrick’s works which can be found through our download button.

 

Keith Haring Prints

Keith Haring Prints

Keith Haring was an artist whose pop-art pieces gained prominence in the 1980’s graffiti scene, and his pieces are recognizable far and wide. Sadly he passed away while at the early age of 31, but his amazing artwork keeps his legacy going even decades after his death. Bring his memory into your sims’ homes with this collection of his work.

Pac-Man Neon Wall Light

Pac-Man Neon Wall Light

Add a little neon charm to your 80’s themed spaces with this wall light, featuring a hungry Pac-Man nibbling dots in pursuit of a ghost. We love the shocked looking eyes of Pac-Man’s soon-to-be-snack! If he’s still hungry after, there’s more where that came from.

Neonlight – Pacman

Neonlight - Pacman

If Pac-Man isn’t full after just one ghost, this fun neon lamp will let him get ’em all! We love the adorable expressions on the little ghosties as they try to outrun our circular hero.

Gamer Build

Gamer Build

Admittedly, the computer in this set is definitely too modern for the 80’s but that’s not what we’re focused on here. The Pac-Man statue and ghost planters are a super-cute way to bring that retro flair to your space while having some functionality too, and you can easily use the pieces separate from one another without losing any of their charm.

Patterned Blinds

Patterned Blinds

Do you want your windows to look like they came out of a blender with every 1980’s pattern ever made? If the answer is “yes,” you’re going to want these curtains in every room of your house! They’d also be perfect for a Teen bedroom or a clothing boutique that specializes in 80’s vibes.

Vintage Curtains

Vintage Curtains

The 80’s was a time period big on patterns in the home. Plaid patterned furniture, granny square afghans, and floral wallpapers were just some examples. Bring a little retro pattern overload into your sims’ homes with these curtains, inspires by designs from the 60’s through the 80’s.

The Sims 4 Bicycle For Kids And Toddlers

The Sims 4 Bicycle For Kids And Toddlers

In the 80’s kids spent a lot more time outside since PCs and gaming consoles were still in their infancy, and most kids had a bike to get around. If you don’t have Growing Together and want your little ones to ride, this mod will do the trick. Plus, it’s got stuff for Toddlers, too!

Retro Boombox (Object and Accessory)

Retro Boombox

A giant boombox in shiny silver for your 80’s music fiends, in both a functional version and an accessory version made to be used with poses. Creator Mel Bennett already has a few retro pose packs that use this boombox to get you started.

Old Television, Table, & Pet Bed

Old Television, Table, & Pet Bed

This little download is a 3-for-1! First you get a small, old-fashioned but functional TV. Then, there’s a version where the TV has been hollowed out and turned into a small table with shelving, giving you lots of room to store things. And finally, if you have Cats & Dogs your kitties and small dogs can enjoy a pet bed conversion of the TV which has been a popular craft idea going around for a little while now. Use these in different builds for whatever you want, or combine them in a single story to show the passage of time. It’s definitely an upcycle-friendly set!

Retroplex Restored TV Console

Retroplex Restored TV Console

Surely-Sims does it again, this time by taking the broken down Retroplex Console that came in the Basement Treasures Kit and making it functional. In addition to giving this TV a use, she has added a bunch of extra colors and fixed a detail on the back of the item that wasn’t properly implemented in the first place and made it base game compatible. Because while it might make sense to keep an old TV, it makes NO sense keeping an old TV that doesn’t even work!

Thrifted TV

Thrifted TV

A funky television that manages to look futuristic and old fashioned at the same time! She’s a little beat up but still stunning in 10 swatches, ready to bring entertainment and charm to any 80’s household.

BG Computer Recolor

BG Computer Recolor

Miss Ruby Bird is not a fan of the base game How Low Can You Go Deskblock Computer so she decided to give it an update with 8 colorful recolors featuring pastel hues and lots of stickers. You didn’t often see 80’s kids with their own PCs, but if your sims is one of the lucky ones their machine will look a lot cooler with one of these fun swatches.

Computer Lab Series 1

Computer Lab Series 1

Let’s get retro! Furnish your old-school office with this fantastic collection that gives you 2 different computers from the early 80’s, a new desk, chair, and several decor pieces to round out the set. The attention to detail here is phenomenal—there’s even a slot on the deco tape recorder that you can use to place one of the deco cassette tapes! Carabiner Sims has a “further reading” link at the bottom of the post that goes a little more into the specifics of each item since they’re all based off of real-world objects. Learn something new and make your sims’ house look more rad at the same time. A win-win!

Functional Arcade Machines

Functional Arcade Machines

This creation is a genius workaround to the issue of the vanilla arcade game that came with Get Together being absolutely massive. It’s a 2-part system which consists of a functional arcade cabinet with over a dozen swatches and a decorative video screen that plays looping animations of whatever game you choose.

Use this arcade system to enhance your malls, movies theaters, pizza restaurants, arcades, and more!

Arcade Room Fanmade Pack

Arcade Room

Recreational spaces for young people really started taking off in the 80’s, with arcades and entertainment restaurants popping up all over the place. Build your own 80’s hangout spot for the local kids with this great arcade set that brings 11 functional arcade games into your sims’ worlds. Good luck winning against the claw machine!

Gameboard: Dungeons & Dragons

Gameboard: Dungeons & Dragons

Although it’s not a 1:1 recreation, this usable version of D&D will allow up to 4 sims to get in on the adventuring action! Dungeons & Dragons was first created in 1974 but grew in popularity during the 1980’s when it was targeted by the Satanic Panic which unfortunately is still a thing in some places today. The reality of it that this is an epic fantasy game where your imagination and the randomness of dice rolls creates a choose-your-own-adventure experience that serves as a wonderful outlet for creative nerds everywhere.

LAIRS & LLAMAS: A Dungeons & Dragons Themed Set

LAIRS & LLAMAS: a Dungeons & Dragons themed set

A wonderfully detailed collection with everything your sims need to have the best D&D gaming sesh: books, character sheets, miniatures, dice, and several other pieces combine to create a beautifully crafted set that any DM would love to have!

DnD Hangout Pack

DnD Hangout Pack

Put your favorite Dungeons and Dragons CC on display with this pose pack for up to 7 sims. All poses are for adults and designed to work with a coffee table, but with a little versatility you should find that most of these poses will work for other situations as well.

Pizza Offerings Pose Pack

Pizza Offerings Pose Pack

This pose pack is perfect for creating your own 80’s teen romance movie! There are 18 poses total and the pizza comes in several regular food designs, along with swatches where the pepperoni spells things out such a “prom?” and “sorry.” Who could say no to that?!

Pizza Pals Poses

Pizza Pals Poses

Just a couple of best friends sharing every 80’s kid’s favorite food. What’s your go-to pizza topping?

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

This is a great and versatile summer camp option for Child and Teen sims of any interest! Your characters can choose from one of 11 different camps to visit, and they have the option to go for the day or take a full week (camp will replace school when your sim is enrolled). Sims will gain skills based on the camp they went to and also might even bring home a nice buff or two. You can only send your sims to camp during the summer season and the cost will depend on the duration of their visit.

Seasons is the only DLC required for the mod to work, but you’ll want other DLCs and the Language Barriers Mod if you want the full scope of available camps.

Sims 4 Summer Camp Custom Game Pack

Sims 4 Summer Camp Custom Game Pack

This neat little mod brings a new 3-day Event to your sims with Summer Camp! Start out by deciding who will attend the camp and get them set up with their camp uniform (or use the Dress Code Gadget from LittleMsSam and assign them later), then select the event from the phone menu. Choose your camp staff, campers, camp activities, and location and then get ready for a long weekend of fun and summer adventures! The mod is base game compatible, but the more DLC you have the more activities will be available to you.

There is a summer camp linked on the page if you don’t want to build your own, or you can grab this one by Mini Simmer to get started right away.

Functional Wall Phone

Functional Wall Phone

The home phone was the ultimate in communication back in the 80’s. If you weren’t out with your friends you were probably on the phone with them, and without call waiting it was your only line out into the world. Those were the days you’d fight your siblings for a turn with it, hope your parents weren’t listening in on another phone, and without caller ID they were a great source of entertainment if you decided to make a few prank calls.

Functional Pay Phone

Functional Pay Phone

Though you may still see one here and there, pay phones are a very rare sight these days. In the 80’s they were absolutely everywhere and you never left the house without a few coins in your pocket just in case you needed to call home. Make your community lots feel just that bit more back-in-time with this appropriate (and functional!) detail.

Brick Cellphone

Brick Cellphone

Based off the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x which was released in 1983, this massive phone will transport one to a time before many of you readers even existed! It still has all the modern-day functionality of the vanilla cell phone, although some of the animations will look off because itโ€™s so chunky. Looking at how freakinโ€™ cool it is Iโ€™d say thatโ€™s worth the trade-off.

The download page has lots of other great 80’s stuff too so be sure to look at it all!

Superoblong Bed

Superoblong Bed

A cushy round headboard makes this bed frame sit nicely along contemporary modern styles, but the colorways allow it to sink perfectly into an 80’s styled bedroom. The pastel shades in particular are perfect for that technowave kind of vibe.

Check out the main bedding page for links on mattresses and blankets you can use with this bed frame.

Flamingo Side Table

Flamingo Side Table

Does this table look like a flamingo? No. Is it rad as heck and perfect for an 80’s design aesthetic? Yes!

Heirloom Nursery Collection

Heirloom Nursery Collection

A gorgeous nursery collection with bedding, furniture, and decor that comes in a range of colorways that allow it to fit into any build from 1950 and beyond without looking out of place. “Heirloom” is an appropriate name! All told you’ll end up with a dozen items for a timeless nursery your sims can pass down through the generations.

Summer Camp Mini Kit

Summer Camp Mini Kit

Summer vacation is always fun because that’s when kids have the highest potential for an epic adventure, and traveling away from parents makes it an even bigger deal. Send your kids to an exciting summer camp and get some time to yourself. This mini set comes with a new bunk bed featuring a cool rope ladder, a rug, and some wall art. The unique style of the bed frame would work well in a pirate or jungle themed bedroom too!

80s Kitchen Decor Kit

80s Kitchen Decor Kit

This 10-item collection comes with all the needed kitchen furnishings along with some cute clutter items. ZWH claims that the toaster and teapot come in decorative and functional versions however we were unable to get the toaster to function. Either way it’s a great 80’s set, though!

Nostalgia Kitchen

Nostalgia Kitchen

Two types of cupboards, stacking stoves, a sink, a fridge, and a functional calendar (additional mod required) make this set perfect for furnishing 80โ€™s kitchens.

Sticker Fridge

the sticker fridge

Hereโ€™s a cute selection of fridge recolors with various magnets, notes, stickers, and more stuck to the front doors from a time where everything wasnโ€™t made of stainless steel.

Mini 80โ€ฒs Set

Mini 80โ€ฒs Set

This mini set features conversions of several converted objects from The Sims 3’s 70s, 80s, & 90s Stuff Pack:

  • High Art Dining Table (3 swatches)
  • Wild Wedge Dining Chair (3 swatches)
  • Zzzzap Coffee Table (4 swatches)
  • Rad Glamour Poster (3 swatches)
  • So Very ’80s Wall Light (4 swatches)
  • Hip Bunny Painting (3 swatches)

They’re nicely made and would fit into any 80’s home you want to create for your sims.

Adelie Livingroom

Adelie Livingroom

Although their swatches aren’t as over-the-top, this wicker furniture set is somewhat reminiscent of the furniture seen in the TV show Golden Girls. It’s beautifully detailed and the pillows are independent from the seating so you can easily change them out for pillows that better suit the vibe you’re going for.

Floral Fantasy Couches

Floral Fantasy Couches

A throuple of converted pieces from The Sims 2, this floral furniture is just the thing to furnish your 80’s granny’s home. Although, she might not let you sit on them so they don’t get wrinkled.

This Old Couch

this old couch

This little download brings 15 new/old plaid patterns to the Hipster Hugger couch, and the textures work on sofa and living chair conversions of the couch, too (meshes required).

Penelope Plush Sofa Set

Penelope Plush Sofa Set

First, Teekalu created a bunch of bright and cheery recolors for the sofa that came with Desert Luxe. Then, Surely-Sims expanded on the idea and made a matching loveseat and chair, while also making the sofa base game compatible. All in all you get 3 new pieces of furniture in 38 swatches to find the perfect look for your room!

Tet Collection

Vietnamese 70s-80s Tet Collection

Travel to 1970’s-1980’s Vietnam and celebrate New Year with the Tet Collection! 23 Maxis match items to furnish your living areas, including furniture, decor, lighting, and more. If you have For Rent, these pieces should fit in nicely with the aesthetics of Tomarang.

80s Wallpaper

80s Wallpaper

20 delightfully tacky 80s wallpapers that are perfect for a funky accent wall, or do up a whole room in them if you’re all about that #maximalist life. They don’t make them like this anymore!

Retro Revival Flooring

Retro Revival Floors

This assortment of retro patterned carpeting and complementary wall colors will transform any room into a 1980’s theater/arcade. Plus, the patterns are great at hiding stains like spilled soda and pizza grease!

Stranger Things House

Stranger Things House

Stranger Things has brought the 80’s aesthetic front and center in the common era, and its accuracy to the time period is so, so good. We’re all familiar with the Wheeler house, a central hub for the Hawkins kids between their world-saving misadventures. Now you can bring that house into your own neighborhood! The details in this build are great and it really captures the feeling of the TV show with the limitations of vanilla-only content. You will recognize things like the basement and Nancy’s bedroom right away!

80s Miami Vibe House

80s Miami Vibe House

Welcome to Miami! Whether you’re trying to channel the charisma of “Sonny” Crockett or want the perfect home for your Barbie sim, this build has it all. Not sold? Take a video tour here!

Ghostbusters Fire House

Ghostbusters Fire House

When there’s something strange in the Neighborhood and you need a place to stay, Hook & Ladder Company 8 has got you! The perfect home base for a Paranormal Investigator, this build has lots of charm and a totally empty 3rd floor to do with as you wish. If only we had functioning fire poles in the game!

Did you know that the fire house featured in the original Ghostbusters film is still operational today? Pretty neat! If you want the full tour of The Sims 4‘s version, check out this video.

School Summer Camp

School Summer Camp

When it’s summertime and the kids are out of school, a week or more at summer camp is a great way to keep them out of trouble and learning new skills while their parents get a bit of time alone. As long as the place isn’t haunted by some horror movie murderer, it’s a lovely way to occupy the warmer months!

Back To The 80’s Save File

Back To The 80's Save File

This MASSIVE collaborative project will blow your mind back to 1985! A collaborative effort by 65 different builders, this Save File takes the Neighborhoods of Oasis Springs, Newcrest, Del Sol Valley, and Copperdale and transforms them into a 1980’s world complete with new homes, community lots, and a gnarly amount of retro charm. Each build is named after its creator so you can look into them further if you wish, and these “updated” worlds are empty of sims and ready for you to populate them!

More on SNOOTYSIMS: If youโ€™ve ever caught yourself daydreaming about your Sims living in a different era, whether itโ€™s in the roaring โ€™20s or in the neon vibes of the โ€™80s, you have got to try our simple Sims 4 Time Capsule Challenge!

Time Capsule Challenge

Final Thoughts

With over 150 pieces of 80’s vintage CC, your sims can live the life of an “80’s kid” through and through! Rock a retro outfit straight out of Stranger Things and build up your neighborhood with the unmatched vintage charm of the time. Were you a child of the 80’s? If so, do you remember having anything like the CC we’ve listed here today? Let us know in the comments! And if you’re a younger simmer go ahead tell us what CC you find the most interesting. Until next time, we’ll catch you on the flip side!


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