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Old 10-09-2013, 09:48 AM
Location: Pa
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Kibbiekat View Post
What kind of fashion goes along with this?
Lot's of black, and skinny tight pants -- emo boys look like they're wearing their little sister's pants. Eye makeup and nail polish for both boys and girls and whitish skin. A form of goth.

They like to think they're sad, even cut themselves. It was pretty big here a few years ago but you don't see too much of them anymore.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:09 PM
Location: Sweden
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Emo (or emocore) is short for emotional hardcore, a softer and more melodic type of hardcore punk.
It was a movement that began in Washington D.C. in the summer of 1985.
Originally it had nothing at all to do with fashion and I don´t think it is the same music either nowadays.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:35 PM
Location: SC
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It was punk in the 70s and 80s that had some ties to the skinhead movement in Europe, then goth sprang off of that sometime around the 80s and peaked in the 90s with Gen X. At the time these were subcultures of a small amount of people consisting mainly of artists, musicians and others on the fringe. This was when alternative culture was truly alternative.

With the 2000s came the commercialization (and death) of the goth culture; along with this came a new younger generation of kids that wanted "to be different, just like all of the other different kids." A plethora of commercially popular Emo bands brought much of the style and makeup mainstream via radio air play and pop culture.

I bought my first combat boots in P-town, RI back in 1987 and had piercings and tattoos by the early 1990s when it was considered highly unusual and rebellious for a teen. Piercing shops were literally unheard of, we did it on living room floors - nowadays you can find shops on every corner. Back in the day, we put up with a lot of verbal abuse and criticism for being different. As an artist that grew up in the 80s and 90s attending art school then, and living within the authentic goth, punk, alternative culture of the time; I find it incredibly ironic that the entire subculture was taken mainstream and turned into something cool and trendy.
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