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How to Be Emo

Being emo is a way of expressing who you are through style and attitude. Find an outlet for your angst with these tips.


  • Step 1: Be emotional Be emotional. When you are emo, you are moody and unpredictable.
  • Step 2: Get an emo hairstyle Get an emo hairstyle. Dye your hair black, add bangs, or streak parts of your hair purple, green, or red.
  • TIP: Get a hairstyle typical of the opposite sex.
  • Step 3: Add accessories Add accessories to your hair, wear a pair of glasses to enhance your look, or add piercings.
  • Step 4: Wear makeup Wear as little or as much makeup as you like. Enhance your look with thick eyeliner and mascara.
  • Step 5: Dress emo Dress the part by visiting your local thrift store for tight-fitting jeans and small T-shirts whose logos or slogans have unintended ironic meanings.
  • TIP: Design your own T-shirts that express your style.
  • Step 6: Wear pants low Wear your pants low on your hips, and accessorize them with a unique belt.
  • Step 7: Listen to emo music Listen to the genre of rock music called emo music. You are now emo.
  • FACT: Elaine Davidson from Scotland held the Guinness record in 2001 for the most piercings, with a total of 720 on her body.

You Will Need

  • Creative hairstyle
  • Accessories
  • Glasses
  • Piercings
  • Makeup
  • Thrift store
  • Tight jeans and t-shirts
  • Belt
  • Emo records

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