when you suddenly find yourself surrounded by wannabe emos sporting the lastest clothing labeled with the cartoon charecters from years past. you can usually spot some one who has been "hot topiced" when the person is obviously trying to be unique, but looks just as shitty as the last shmuck who walked into the store.
"whoa man, what happened to mary? i never knew she owned so much black.....or had so many peircings"
"its too late for her now, shes been hot topiced."