Do you find yourself sitting alone in your room writing overly dramatic poetry? Do you wear black clothes and comb your hair in front of your eyes? Are you constantly answering people’s questions with a self professed deep quote on life? Do you feel that everyone is out to hurt you, and that you are all alone in this life? Do you think you are depressed and feel the need to exhibit this to everyone? Does portraying yourself as depressed actually make you feel happy, because you are receiving the attention you crave? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you my friend are emo.
The term emo was once used to describe a type of emotional punk rock, but now is used to describe a bizarre, pathetic lifestyle that is gaining popularity among young teenagers. People who are emo tend to be very emotional and think every thing that goes wrong in their life is a crisis that marks the end of the world. These highly sensitive beings throw around the words suicide and depression without any genuine consideration. For instance, poetry written by an emo would speak of heart break that ninety-seven percent of the time leads to them cutting themselves to feel a physical pain that distracts them from the “pain” in their “soul”. The other three percent end with the subject being miserable, sitting in the corner of their room unnoticed and all alone screaming or crying. Their poetry also tends to use dark irony. Emo people seek attention in the worst way possible. They yearn for pity and possibly even enjoy the thought of being an outsider. Emos get off on the drama they create in their lives. This is because they usually have no life, as they range from ages eleven to sixteen.
In order to be branded as emo you will need to make a change in the way you dress, talk, and portray yourself. If you simply tell people that you are emo, they will label you as a poser. Being labeled as a poser will make it hard for you to acquire any friends. Instead, dress the part. There are many clothing stores now providing emo styled clothing. A large amount of young teens have jumped on the emo fad, so stores targeting this age range realize they must go out on a limb to reach their customers. Some emo clothing may be out of your budget, though the majority of emo kids are in middle to upper class. You can produce your own emo styled wardrobe by choosing dark clothes, spiky belts and jewelry, and shirts that sport a gloomy or emotional messages. Emo band shirts are a must if you wish to gain respect and authenticity from your fellow emos. After all, you want other emos to accept you. Some emo bands are: Frail, Swing Kids, Cap’N Jazz, Texas Is the Reason, Promise Ring, and Fugazi. Strangely enough, there are some bands in the emo genre that claim they are not in fact emo.
If you are confused about the genre of a band, it is simple to spot an emo band. If the band is whining and constantly complaining about being alone in the world, whether they yell or sing softly, then it is safe to say they are emo. A variety of band shirts can be purchased from many stores listed at Merch Line . You can find emo clothes at various stores online or at Spencers, Hot Topic, and Wet Seal. Converse, vans, or any flat sneaker can be worn to supplement your look and can be found at your local Journeys store. Emos typically dye their hair black and have fringe bangs which part on one side and cross diagonally over part of their face covering the opposite eye. This fashion trend was most likely started as a way to hide the tears coming from their eyes, or maybe even to hide when they are happy. Covering their face is a way of self induced seclusion. If you aspire to be emo, any hair dresser can recreate the required hairstyle.
Basically, the emo fashion style is a mixture of punk and goth, with extreme emotions involved.
Seeking to become emo is not the most intelligent choice you can make, but if you are young, bored, and searching for something new in your life you can make the transformation in anywhere from a few months to a year. Not every emo person is exactly the same. Do not copy others around you, be your own person. Create your own personalized look, but stick to the guidelines if you intend on being emo. A word of caution, many people will dislike you or even hate you as a result of your emo makeover, so think extensively about your decision ahead of time. As long as you don’t act fake, then you can find friends who will accept you no matter what group you want to belong to. Anyone else’s opinion does not matter.