I've been following these threads for a while, but haven't chimed in. However, as someone who graduated high school in 1987, I had to jump in and ask: did you have colored mascara?
Neon. I loved Neon. Yeah, the 80s were bright (except, am I remembering correctly that preppies preferred pastels?). I had most of the previously mentioned outfits myself and the perm. I agree with the poster who said that the winning look was more Grace Jones, though, even though I really liked it.
I remember stripes and polka dots being big in the 80s, too, but having stripes in every outfit on Team Stripe were way too much. Good for that one designer to try with the shorts, but that was a bad call.