A label of young people that has become more prominent in use over the past decade. Scene kids are usually aged 14 – 21. Sometimes older or younger. Scene kids older than 20 are commonly referred to as scenesters.

Scene kids are often mistaken for emo kids- and while there are many similarities there are also many differences. When emo music first became trendy in the 80s and 90s, ‘emotionally hardcore’ teenagers would go to these emo concerts. Today, emo music is still popular, and because scene kids go to ‘hardcore’ shows, they too often attend these concerts, and others will see them in the crowd with emo kids, and think that they are emo as well, as the two groups influence each other. (Thus, emo hair is popular with scene kids, and band t-shirts popular with emos). The term ‘emo’ is also often abused to the extent that many people categorize emo and scene as the same.

Scene kids are obsessed with Hello Kitty, dinosaurs, little kiddy things, and bright colors. They’re usually nice people, but will be offended if you call them ‘emo’. Some also do not like to be called scene, or labeled at all. Scene kids will often give the impression that they think that they’re better than everyone else, but it depends on the person. They are best friends with their iPod, computer and cell phone. Many people do not like scene kids because they think that they are unoriginal and all look the same, and are trying too hard, or are annoying, or unattractive. While this is true in some cases, it is ironic that most ‘normal’ people also dress similarly to each other, and scene kids will think that ‘normal’ people are not as attractive as themselves. In many places there is a mutual hate between scenes kids and non-scene kids for these reasons.

The aim of a scene kid is to get 1039289482 friends on Myspace and go to all the local shows. They are obsessed with music. They usually listen to bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco and From First to Last. Their tastes vary however, many listen to pop or rap as well, but screamo and rock are generally the most popular alongside metal, and such; anything hardcore, that 'normal' people don't listen too. 'FerSure' is their theme song. Local shows are one of the most important parts of being a scene kid, that's why they're called 'scene' kids. They're part of the music scene. The less well known the venue/band is, the better- as long as they're good, of course. :]

Scene kids are EXTREMELY vain. The most important part of their appearance is their hair. Girls will usually have a straight fringe, or more commonly an emo fringe swept to the side with cross clips. It will be wildly teased and their style icon looks like an electrocuted dead animal. Extensions are very popular, as well as clip in extensions of assorted colors. Scene hair is usually blonde or black with other colored sections or streaks. Often they will tiger stripe part of their hair. Unnatural colors such as blue and pink are very popular. Boys will also have either a side fringe or a flat fringe. It is generally shorter than a girl's hair, but will be equally as teased. Also note that the hair of both sexes must be dead straight. Curls or waves of any shape or form are unacceptable. Girls (and sometimes guys) will wear brightly colored clips or bows in their hair. They usually cut and dye their hair themselves, or get a friend to help.

The makeup is also crucial. Boys sometimes wear make up too. This usually only consists of black eyeliner and red eye shadow. For girls, the eyes are the main focus. They wear neon/bright colored eye shadows, or sometimes a dark black. The main idea is to not hold back on the make up. They wear an excessive amount of black eyeliner as well. False eyelashes are not that uncommon too. They often use the ‘wing’ effect of the eye shadow, or will draw Egyptian ‘flicks’ with eyeliner. Sometimes even draw in eyelashes with eyeliner. Point is, the first thing you notice about a scene girl is her eyes.

As far as clothing goes, this is the point where scene kids are often mistaken for emos. Fashion for scene kids is diverse, differing from location to location. Popular articles of clothing include skinny jeans, band t-shirts, studded belts (usually a white triple or double pyramid belt) ballet-like skirts, leggings, hoodies, fishnets or other wacko designed stockings, hobo-gloves, bright colors, zebra or leopard prints, skulls and polka dots are also popular. For jewelry, more is more. Strings of beads and pearls are essential. Rainbow beads are widespread; they sometimes wear cuffs or checkerboard sweatbands, and rings on girls. Shoes are equally as important. Girls will most often wear round-toed ballet flats, brands are also important when it comes to shoes. So keds and converse flats are popular. Converse all stars, vans, and DCs are what male scene kids generally get around in. The typical male scene shoe is the b/w checkerboard classic slip on vans shoe. Girls usually prefer the fandango colored one. Sorry for being too specific. >_>

Scene kids are known for being super hyper. They make friends quickly and easily. Some partner up well, but others seem to have fan bases of hundreds and jump around from partner to partner quite rapidly. Smoking is widely accepted through the scene community, whist a handful are straight edge, the majority of others will smoke socially. Scene kids who are straight edge will wear a bandana in their hair, the others will wear one around their neck, or sometimes tied to their pocket or bag; however, many non-straight edge scene kids will still wear a bandana in their hair. Piercings and tattoos are common. The most popular are snakebites, which boys have more commonly than girls, who usually only get a lip ring on one side. A monroe piercing is common too, as well as a septum piercing or a side nose ring. Eyebrows are uncommon but still accepted, as well as an anti-brow. Boys often have plugs, this is not as common with females, some scene kids also have industrials and navel piercings. Tattoos vary widely, however, stars on the hips and wrist are very popular.

All in all, scene is just a trend. It’s the same as being a prep or a skater. There are numerous exceptions to what’s written above. Hating all scene kids, or saying that all scene kids are hot or all look the same, is a large generalization, the same as saying that all blondes look the same, or that all Asians look the same- it’s just not true in all cases.
"She's so scene."
"He is a scene kid."
"My sister is a scenester."
by xMollie July 27, 2007
Hair
Girl:
dyed blonde and/ or black hair
usualy also have coon tails
Usualy straighted alot and then backcombed at the back
Hair usualy has very short layers on top with long (often extensions) underneath -very choppy
Side swept fringe, also known as an emo fringe
Guy:
Black straightened hair, occasionaly back combed at the back
Side swept fringe, also known as an emo fringe
Clothes
Girl:
Anything with Hellokitty, Anchors, Bats, Diamonds ect.
Drop dead, Fresh till death, Baby cakes and such are all popular makes
Often wear skinny jeans
Dress sense is very similar to emo but far more colourful and nice looking
Peak caps are also popular
Guy:
Skinny Jeans
Reasonably tight tops
Drop dead, Fresh till death, Baby cakes and such are all popular makes
Peak caps are also popular
Make-up
Girls:
LOTS of foundation till your skin is all one colour
LOADS of eyeliner (even more than emos) usualy with annoying flicky bits at the outer eye
Fake eyelashes are often worn
Guys:
SOME scene guys wear abit of eyeliner, although it is usualy considered to emo
Jewlery and piercings
Girls:
Knecklaces with hello kitty, anchors, bats, diamonds, brass knuckles, gloomybear, tapes or any other 'scene' icon on are good
One to many knecklaces should be worn
Favourite peircings for scene girls are lips - snake bites and monroe and nose - septumand Bridge.
Ear stretchers are also considered good
Any other piercings are also acceptable, the more the better
Guys:
Favourite piercings for scene guys are snake bites, septum and bridge.
Ear stretchers, stretched really big.
Attitude
Both:
Act like you have no emotions, you wouldnt want to be mistaken for an emo
You need to be Br00tal to defend yourself on vanity bands on myspace
Heros
Girls:
Scene Queens, Audrey Kitching, Zui Suicide, Hanna Beth, Jac Vanek, Kiki Kanibal ect.
Guys:
Ollie Sykes and all that scene
Other
Girl:
Must have all the online networking sites going, myspace, bebo, facebook, buzznet ect. and have ridiculous amounts of friends on them
Be in as many 'vanity bands' as possible
Listen to people throwing up into micraphones aka bring me the horizon, the devil wears prada ect.
Go to gigs
Guys:
Must have all the online networking sites going, myspace, bebo, facebook, buzznet ect. and have ridiculous amounts of friends on them
Listen to people throwing up into micraphones aka bring me the horizon, the devil wears prada ect.
Go to gigs
Be in a screamo band
and stuff like that
Im a hardxcore Br00tal scene kid!
by yes please bbz April 09, 2008
A scene kid is basically a person who wants to be different. But now, its been stereotyped and rules have been made, which makes the whole "individual" thing almost impossible to achieve tbh :/
People who actually say they are "Scene" are just wanna-be's.

Scene Hair
~Short layers on the top with longg (usually extensions) uberr straight layers on the bottom.
~Can be dyed different colours (personally, i prefer red as its more individual && like a zillion people are dying their hair bleach blonde atm so if your aiming to be different, go for black/red/pink or a raainboww :D
~Usually adorned with hair clips and bows && headbands
~''Coon tails'' are also big in scene hair, but don't do this straight away, as people will call you a poser and a wanna-be.

Be careful not to damage your hair with heated products like straightners or curlers, always use a heat-defensive spray before heating hair (:

Scene Make-up
~Don't get Tango-oed xD
Pale foundation is the best
~Fake Eyelashes are a good thing to have, but dont go too extravagant at first, because again, people will call you a poser (OMG People these days are so judging ¬¬)
~Dark or Neon eyeshadows

~Eyeliner is the must-have (:
There is no such thing as 'overboard'

Scene Clothes
~Bright coloured skinnies
~Band t-shirts
~Tops with cute cartoon characters :D
~Converse && Vans! (: <3

Anywhooo.. Thats the basic guidlines on scene-shizzlee (':
Scene Kid 1: Zomg,, your hair is totally the sexx'

Scene Kid 2: Anoo, <33334567 it a bijillion.

Scene Kid1: OMGWTF your new pics are uber rad!

Scene Kid 2: Cheaa, but I look fuglehh on them. But they totally add to my scenepoints. OMGLYKWOAH that non-scene girl called me emo today i was like 'woah, STFU you biizzach!"

Scene Kid 1: OMGZ Your so hardcore *emohearts*

Scene Kid 2: Lyk anoo, I am the sexx'
by ~xXChloeeRawrssXx~ March 26, 2010
The living definition of faggot. They seem to be everywhere, especially in Cape Coral. All of the scene girls are sluts, though some may be hot don't let them fool you it's just caked on make-up. All of the scene guys think they're "badass motherfuckers" they're really just little whiney bitches. they try to act like they'll do something because they want their friends to think they're cool.
by Metalhead239666 April 29, 2010
Many people think scene is jsut another word for emo. But thats where they are wrong. Scene kids are a mixture of prep, and emo.
Want to fit the part?Here you go!
Girls: you have two layers of hair. On on the top..about 4 inches long. use pounds of hairsprya on it everyday, make it stand nice and tall. Makeup is huge, coated on thick, and either black, or multicolored. never ever no eyeshadow, or nude color makeup. EVER. your pants are so tight you can hardly fit into them. you go to shows all the time. your myspace pictures have angles. in itleast one of your pictures you are doing the metal claw. you have a myspace, duh, everybody has a myspace. in your myspace; skinny layouts, graphics, your myspace name is an alliteration. ex: taylor terro. killer kasey. you get it. very pale. write on your hands daily. wears itleast 3 layers of shirts. berkanstocks are completely discusting. your not cought dead iwht your hair tucked behind your ears. often use retro words;stellar,rad,radtastic. or even some ghetto ones; ballin', er'body, iight,etc. you call everybody kid, kiddoh, kiddies. very huggable. myspace whore; itleast 1k..i mean..come'n. you go to the mall..just to go look at clothes and scream "i ned this!!!!!" to make sure everybody hears you. attention is called for. you often do the white kid dances; running man, cabbage patch, sprinkler, YMCA,q-tip,buggy cart. you HATE country. no exceptions. yu amke fun of practically everybody thats not in your 'clique'. you get mad if your called emo,gothic,punk, you are SCENE. pfft..geesh! you have ana ttitude about almost everything. you talk like a valley girl all the time. your hair is fun, no matter what.multicolored. even if just blonde and black, that does it. if your hair is one color, you shall never be a true scene kidd. talks 'kinky' all the time.screams out the most random things.
many more things describe scene kids..i jsut cant fit them on here..my fingers alrady hurt and i still have to write the guys.dangg...oh yea! thats another..you add addittion leters to your words..dangg,kidd,supp,yoo,ayye,yea.

guys:girls pants.derr? you have more girl friends than guys. pretty much manwhores.mostly the same as the girls..minus the makeup and stuff..and the hair! this applies for girls, too: bangs are a must..they swoop over one eye..hiding it completely. and thats about all for guys..they are pretty much girls anyways, right? haha..no, im kidding. they arn't. thats what everybody thinks about them anyways.."oh snapp! thats a guy in girl pants..he MUST be gayy!" pfft..get a live kiddohs, your jsut jealous cause hes gettin' all the action that you strive for.

okay..
well..
youll more than likely see scene kids in big groups.
hardly ever in groups less than 5.
very rare^
you are rapped up in all the cartoon shows..
'the OLD ONES.
the new ones are crapp.
scene kids get prettye xcited pretty quick.
myspace convo.scene kiddohs are online almost 24/7
girl;aye kiddoh!
boy; heygirlheyy
girl; how you be
oh yea..that like to talk ghetto..a lot
boy; im great!! youu?
girl; fantastic! you goin' to the show tommarrow?
boy; nah, im going to the mall.
girl; ahh..i wanna go..but i only have a ride to the show.:/
boy; its all good..ill tkae yuh.
girl; yay! who all is going to be there?
boy; it'll be..ryan, joey, alex, brian, KT, deja, taydenn, jacob, sarah, lindsey, me, and you!
girl; greatt! what time will you pick me up?
boy; 8:30
scene kids only go out at night..day light is lamee.
girl; thanks, dearie.iluhyou!!
scene girls declare their love for anybody whenever they feel like it..even if they dont mean it..
guy & girl; PCE!
by yomamasmama November 29, 2007
You change your "style" because that is whats cool at the moment. Believe it or not, even when your in a highschool with uniforms, these people will always find a way to "express" themselves. Here what I see in my school...

-lip rings or "snake bites" ?
-boys who look like they have boxes around their head
-Owns a guitar, just because its cool to say you have one, but you don't know how to play one god damn song
-pokes holes in their sleeves to make it look like your wearing gloves???
-Black, chipped nail polish
-Straigtens their hair because apparently your natural hair style is "un-cool" and "ugly"
-You cut your own hair ...
-Omgzz lyk add me on ur myspace dude, cuz ur soo kewl i <3 u lolz
-Wears a certain style of glasses because Pete Wentz or Brendon Urie has the exact same pair...
-Takes pictures of themselves
-HEAVY EYELINER
-Girls like to talk sexually to each other...Not sure why
-Pearls, bows, weird head bands, weird belts, striped/polka dot or some other abstract sweater
-DUDE DUDE DUDE DUDE DUDE
-weird ways of saying hi to you
-The "emo jeans" ...essential
Scene Kids
An example of what I hear everyday

Her:LYK OMGZ I BOUGHT EMO JEANS TODAY
Me: That's nice...
Her:I BOUGHT THESE AWESOME RED GLASSES LIKE BRENDON URIE
Me: That's nice
Her:I GOT MY GUITAR!
Me: Are you taking lessons?
Her: NO! BUT DONT YOU LOVE IT? I WANT TO NAME IT!
Me: Oh....That's nice.
Her:IM SO JEALOUS, EVERYONE HAS A PIC WITH THEIR FAVOURITE BAND AND I DONT :(
Me: Uh...Thats nice?
Her: MY LOCKER IS SO HARDCORE DUDE, YOURS IS SO PLAIN
Me: That's nice...
Her: DUDE!
Me: Yes?
Her: DO YOU LOVE ME?
Me: No..
Her: OMGSHH YOU MAKE ME CRY
Me: That's nice.

It gets extreamly boring and pointless after a while.
by Adri M October 19, 2006
Okay, so being a Scene kid myself I feel like I can give an awesome definition.
First off We are not Emo. I cannot stress that enough.
The Scene Girl:
- Layered Hair.
- Most likely 2+ colors.
- Flats or slip-ons.
- Tight, straight-leg pants.
- Band or decorative tight shirts.
- Hair straighter than straight.
- Lip piercings.
- Some have gauged ears, but not crazy huge.
- Only wears eye makeup.
- Does like Dinosaurs and Robots.
- Loves Hello Kitty. <3. Lol.
- Loves Scene guys and their tight pants.
- Loves bead necklaces and chunky jewelry.
The Scene Boy:
- Hair short in the back, long in the front.
- Straight-legs, May be girls.
- Band shirts.
- Band hoodies.
- Lip piercings.
- Gauged ears.
- Slip-ons.
- Unless skater, then you wear skate shoes.
Both Scene Girls and Scene Boys love Shows and live for them.
They do NOT appreciate being called emo. We are most definately not, and will bite your heads off. :)
Live. Laugh. Love. Scene.
I am a Scene kid, and I am awesome.
Lmfao. <3.
by Jennibean October 15, 2006
"unfortunate, tortured youth," often complain about their teen angst with not much consideration for anyone with any real-world issues or other people in general. "Scene kid" often coincides with wearing obscure band t-shirts (even if they've never heard them), dying and cutting one's hair more than once ever 2 weeks or so, playing in some obscure band that usually sucks (with an extremely random name), and wearing "outlandish" clothing to get attention. Often threaten to do stupid things for small amounts of money but really have no balls at all and are all talk. Usually fortunate suburban kids who feel they have something to express by going to "shows" and jumping on each other and making people feel less scene than they (calling others, ironically enough,"poseurs"), scene kids tend to hang out at the mall (probably near but not too near a hot topic), they're the kids wearing the Taking Back Sunday t-shirt to the TBS show, and they most definitely claim to have heard them first and might even know them personally, because it matters oh so much (!?). most scene kids probably don't really know who they are because they've spent so much time following the crowd of myspace users and spend more time trying to figure out if Warped Tour is still cool and taking pictures of themselves from angles than they have on job applications or learning anything relevant to "real life."
you? maybe not. look around. black cut up gloves? hair in face? tons of eye liner and lip gloss (guy or girl). Yeah, that's a scene kid. Laughing at you? YES it probably is. "I'm seriously going to punch those scene kids in the face."
by spam. November 01, 2005
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