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« on: October 20, 2006 10:07:32 AM »

My son who is 13 wants to be Kurt Cobain. He also asked me to dye his dark brown hair, blonde. Besides a blonde wig and a depressed look in his eye, what other costume ideas do you all have?

Oh and he told me LAST NIGHT he needs the costume tonight for a orchestra concert he is playing in.

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2006 10:10:37 AM »

baggy polo shirt, black jacket and blue jeans ripped at the knees from to much wearing. meybe naturally greasy hair too
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2006 10:13:28 AM »

a green wooly cardigan or baggy striped wooly sweater. Plaid lumerjack shirt tied around waist or over tshirt. eyeliner.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2006 11:45:50 AM »

Don't forget the bullet hole in the head too.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2006 07:15:11 AM »

I was going to be Kurt Cobain this year (changed my mind and decided to be Flavor Flav)...ripped jeans, tangled hair, dark sunglasses, a t-shirt that says 'corporate magazines still suck', plaid shirt/granny cardigan over it

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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2006 02:54:54 PM »

Last year when I was running out of time to buy a costume I decided to go as Kurt Cobain.  I based my costume off of this photo and another.

http://www.nirvanaclub.com/media/pictures/band/fudd-kurtstandingandotherssitting.jpg

I went to goodwill and bought some shirts to wear.  I wore a t'shirt, a flannel shirt over that, and an ugly old man cardigan over that.  I took an old pair of jeans and made fake patches for it.  I cut some fabric and glued them on.  I wore tennis shoes, big sunglasses and wore a black purse over my shoulder.  I even found a dorky hat similar to the one he is wearing.  I don't have any pics of the costume scanned into my computer.  Maybe I can find them later. 

Also, at the time I had long dark brown hair.  I just wore my hat at all times cause I didn't feel like getting a blonde wig.  It was a fun costume.  I'm pretty sure I looked more like a bag lady.
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2006 06:10:52 AM »

flannel Plaid shirt, I always picture beany-ish knit hat, everything dirty, layered on forever.. muscleshirt, tshirt, plaid shirt, sweater.. the lightest washed jeans... ha, and I think thats great.  Thirteen and Nirvana.. good times, man. 
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2006 12:19:59 AM »

ahh yes, i remember back in the day- i was a huge nirvana fan...

you definately need several layered, torn tee shirts (possibly stencilled), a really grotty, preferably beige cardigan, beaten up shoes, ugly sunglasses, dirty, torn jeans- you can distress them with a seam ripper and coarse sandpaper

and smear some matte brown eye shadow around the eyes for that sunken, heroin-junkie look. a cleaner way to achieve that dirty/ stringy hair look could be by using hair gel.

basically- i would suggest that you son dig out all of his oldest, grungiest clothes, get dressed in the dark, then roll around on the ground, preferrably while singing along to 'smells like teen spirit'. for extra authenticity, make him sleep in the garage the nite before hallowen.

and for that depressed, glazed look- i would suggest that he think about every one of his pets that has ever died, the rising cost of CD's and the fact that peter jackson's movie 'halo' has yet to find a distribution partner
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2006 01:39:22 AM »

I can't believe I haven't mentioned the big white-rimmed sunglasses!
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2006 07:33:04 PM »

oh yeah, craftacular, do you have an old pair of sunglasses? the really ugly kind?

what is it with male singers and sh$tty women's sunnies? i met a couple of guys from a new zealand band (the mint chicks) and they never take off their glasses... i mean if they are so ugly that a woman won't wear them...

back to the original subject- do you have any old band badges? (that reminds me of the 'garbage' button i wore for like 3 years... good times)
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