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Abba Costumes

Updated on June 25, 2012

Remember Abba, that great Swedish group from the 70s who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 before going on to superstardom?

The 4 members of Abba were made of of two husband and wife teams. There was Benny Andersson and Anna-Frid Lyngstad, and Björn Ulvaeus and his wife Agnetha Fältskog.

From the Eurovision winner Waterloo, they went on to have string of hits world-wide, including Fernando, Money Money Money, Dancing Queen etc.

Although they split up in late 1982/early 1083, their music will live on forever.

Abba costumes are instantly recognisable. Although the group split up all those years ago, they have spawned a huge number of tribute acts who dress the way Abba did, especially in the glam rock years of the 1970s.

Whether you are going to a Halloween party, or a rock concert, Abba costumes will take an awful lot of people on a trip down memory lane.

Abba - Waterloo (1974)

A few Abba costumes

This is a wonderful Royal blue shimmery effect jumpsuit with wide flared bottoms and a halter neck top.

It looks absolutely super on the model wearing it, and Amazon are at pains to point out that the microphone is not included in the price! As if it would be!

However, the matching headband is included, but you will need to buy a pair of high heeled platform shoes to give it its best effect.

I adore this costume!

The colors are wonderful in pastel blues and pinks.

It is a jumpsuit with flared bottoms and sleeves, a high collar like David Bowie used to wear, and with a matching pink belt.

60s 70s Abba Wig & Headdress Fancy Dress Costume Kit

No Abba costume is complete without the wig unless you already have hair just like Agnetha or Anna-Frid.

As well as the wig, this Abba costume accessory comes with a beaded headdress. It is elasticated so one size fits all.

Agnetha is the blonde one in case you forgot.


After Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, Waterloo became a runaway success winning the number 1 chart position in the UK, Germany and Australia, and number 6 in the U.S.

Their next release was Honey, Honey which went to number 27 in the US Billboard charts and number 2 in Germany. In the UK, however, this single wasn't released. Instead, their British record label decided to release Ring, Ring which failed to reach the Top 30 charts.

Abba's next big hit was I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, followed by SOS and Mama Mia.

Next came Fernando then Money, Money, Money and Knowing Me, Knowing You, then Dancing Queen which became their first US Billboard number 1.

Abba - Dancing Queen (1976)

This Disco Dance costume is exactly what Anna-Frid would have worn

After a successful world-wide tour in which Abba were clearly treated as superstars, came the hits singles The Name of the Game, and Take a Chance on Me, followed by Thank You for the Music.

In 1979, Abba wrote, sang for, then donated the copyright to their song Chiquitita to UNICEF, to celebrate UNICEF's Year of the Child. That hit single reached number 2 in 10 countries.

Also that same year, Abba had huge hits with Does your Mother Know, Angeleyes and Voulez-Vous. Then came I Have a Dream and Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (a man after midnight).

In 1988 came The Winner Takes it All followed by Super Trouper the Lay all Your Love on Me.

Whew! I didn't remember Abba having that many singles, yet I recognise the names as I type them.

Abba - Mama Mia

Abba split for good in 1982, but their music will live on forever.


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