We have all seen these scene kids before - the boys and girls at shows with the tight jeans,big hair, and big sunglasses. In just a few short years, the scene culture's popularity has skyrocketed. Scene kids are often stereotyped as "emo kids;" this is a common misconception. Scene kids may look a bit "emo," but scene kids have good self confidence, unlike most people who claim to be "emo kids.A scene kid is closer to a raver than a emo kid.
- Don't throw away all your preppy clothes! You can use long sleeved shirts, plain t-shirts and shirt-dresses for layering.
- Get inspiration from popular scene kids. Some scene kids to get ideas from are Kiki Kannibal, Zui Suicide, Brookelle Bones, Len Livesfortoday, Natalie Astronaut, BrXce, Darko Narcissist, Ambrehhh Is Dead and Vanna Venom, Lexi Bee.
- Make some scene friends if you don't have some already (and make sure that they aren't posers). Seriously, if you're the only scene-looking person in your clique, chances are you will be seen as a poser. However, do NOT ditch your friends for a new crowd; that's just horrible. And don't get the misconception that you can only associate yourself with other scene kids; try to make friends with people from assorted cliques/styles/backgrounds.
- Realize that some people will hate you. Don't label other people. You are all people, not separate species.
- Don't limit yourself to one scene style, as there are many such as fashioncore/glamcore (fashion-focused), stereo kids (wilder-looking, more about the music), and deathcore/br00tal kids (darker, primarily listens to metal/grindcore). Although used to poke fun at scenesters, yourscenesucks.com can give a pretty good idea about different scene styles.
- Girls and Boys: use popular scene queens or kings for inspiration on how to look and dress. Examples of these would be Raquel Reed, Marylin Catastrophe, Audrey Kitching, BrXce, Zui Suicide, Kiki Kannibal, Chris Dakota, Darko Narcissist or Sydney Downfall.
- Know how to properly label music; mainly, realize that just because a certain band's music involves screaming does NOT make it "screamo." Become familiar with certain genres and knowing them will save you a lot of embarrassment. Listening to music with some electronic sound in it DOESN'T make it techno or even electronic music at all.
- Make sure that you are very careful with your hair. Use a thermal protection spray applied in your hair before straightening or curling it. Don't shampoo too much and deep condition regularly or your hair will most likely be in horrible shape after a little while. It's also nice to buy lots of hairspray. Brands like Garnier Fructis, Bed Head, Aussie(tests on animals), got2b, and Rave are all reputable brands.
- Make your bedroom look scene. This article will explain how to get a scene room that will leave your friends wanting to come back to your house!
- Remember: This is only a guide! Do not take this word-for-word. Scenesters are unique, and you will be labeled a poser if you just stick to this. You need to have your own style twists. This is only some tips on getting started with the scene style. Make your own scene!
- The first and most important guideline to maintaining your scene status is to never ever EVER refer to yourself as a scene kid! It is an an irreversible mistake if you do it; you will be forever known as a poser, and no genuine scene kid will ever take you seriously again. You have been warned. If someone calls you a scene kid to annoy you, don't scoff or get defensive; just brush it off.
- An addition to that, it is VERY important that you remain yourself. Labeling yourself as only "scene" is a huge mistake. Be true to yourself and be an individual; be unique. The most important thing about being part of scene culture is individuality. It does not matter if it is in the "Style Guidlines" Don't try to act like someone your not.
- Never act stuck-up, conceited, rude, or all-powerful to anyone, regardless of whether they're into the scene or not. Confidence is key, not arrogance. People will just think you're annoying, and will not see you as you truly are.
- Don't take this "scene" thing too seriously.
- Don't become scene in one day. You will be labeled as a poser, and look like a wannabe. You won't be able to do it right with out practice anyway. It should be a gradual process, one that could range from a month to a year. take advantage of breaks from school. For instance winter break when you might get more clothes as presents or money to go shopping and it isn't weird if you come back after a few weeks looking different as many other people will too. Really the big break you can change over is summer break. Lots of other people will have changed too and you have lots of time over the summer to experiment with makeup or hair styles with out having to go to school looking funny. Ever during the school year you can start out wearing makeup or dressing scene only over the week end to practice. When you're good at it start incorporating it into your school looks. If possible, make gradual changes. Getting a haircut will be sudden, but people won't judge you right away. Caking a lot of makeup on the next day might make people judge you if you've never worn any before. Other scene kids may get jealous and talk smack about you. It be can hard to get in with the scene crowd as some of them band in tightly-knit groups.
- Don't lie about what you like and don't like. If you have never/barely listened to a particular band (or you just don't like them), don't lie and say you have just because it's the "scene" thing to do; no one likes a liar. If you buy a band shirt or claim a band as your favorite, you should be able to name at least three songs by them off the top of your head.
- Be careful not to get too skinny (or too fat). Get as slim and lean as possible but not too thin, you want to stay healthy. If you get too skinny, go and see your GP.
- Don't copy other people. All it will do is 1.) get people mad at you, and 2.) make you look like a fake and you guessed it- a poser. 3.)There's no point. Being creative is one of the main points of being scene. If you don't want to be creative or expressive at all why do you want to be scene?
- Don't dye or tease your hair too often or else you 'can damage it. If you ignore this, your hair may become wiry and "fried. To help keep your hair healthy deep condition it regularly."
- Don't buy ALL of your clothes from Hot Topic and/or Rue21; it will be very evident. try re-sell-it shops, some of their clothes are really unique and are always inexpensive. You don't necessarily need to know how to match colors, but it is useful.
- Be prepared to have haters. Some people out there are against "scene kids" and will swear, name call and possibly bash you for just walking around the street. It depends on what kind of area you live in. And definitely don't lash back out on them, just protect your self if needed. But you most likely will never get much more than funny looks or mean comments, so don't worry too much about this, just be aware it is possible.