For boys the emo style is:
black, or multi-Colored hair, with side bangs
tight band t-shirts, or shirts with funny slogans
lip ring (usually)
studded belt, or a sparkly girly belt
converse all stars (hi-top or lo-top) checkered vans, or any other type of vans for that matter.
tons of braceletes, and wristbands
chin lengh or longer hair
black or white blonde hair
headbands in hair (usually in a bright color)
tight band t-shirts or brand name clothes
studded belts, sometimes girly belts
converse all stars (hi-top or low-top) checkered vans or any other type of vans
lip ring or septum piercing or nose ring (sometimes)
necklaces, big beads, chokers, bracelets, and wristbands.
Emo Kids usually dress in the style stated above and they listen to emo or screamo music. Examples of emo and screamo bands are:
dashboard confessional, taking back sunday, alexisonfire, juliana theory, silverstein, etc.
Emo Kids aren't always depressed, they don't all have eating disorders, and emo does not mean you are a cutter.
Jill/Emo Girl: I AM NOT DEPRESSED!!
'Normal' Kid: Why do you listen to songs that say cut my wrists then you stupid cutter?
Jill/Emo Girl: I like the music...its the same as you listening to songs saying I shoot hoes...just because a song says something doesn't mean the person who listens to it copies it...so go away now.
'Normal' Kid: Okay then (mumbles under breath) stupid emo kids
ANNOYING EMO KID: those kids who regularly max out daddy's credit card at hot topic and tell everyone how depressed they are and that they cut their arms up every night wanting to die (ok...where are the scars?). they only listen to 'underground' bands adn immediately stop when someone they think is popular or preppy starts to listen to them, or they see them on mtv (which they claim never to watch, but they still do). they intentionally do stupid and rebellious things trying to make authority figures mad, thinking it's cool. these people are attention-craving, tasteless, abnoxious emo kids. anything popular is completely disregarded to them. they also tell ppl that they think drugs are sooooooooooo cool, but are scared to do them, but do them anyway because they think it'll make them cool
ANNOYING EMO KID: the guy who draws on a bruise to make ppl think his dad hits him and who only talks to other ANNOYING EMO KIDS
What is the point of my life?
I hate everything.
TRUE EMO KID was most likely emo before this was a stupid fad. May shop at hot topic, but only if they actually like the clothing, not because they think it will make them look cool. Probably classified by friends and others as "emo"...the label is often not self-professed in the case of the true emo kid. Doesn't give a shit whether music is mainstream or not...it just has to be artistic.
2) The style of clothing stereotypically worn by fans of emo music. This consists of, in general: tight band t-shirts or vintage 80's t-shirts, longer (messy) hair often died black, tight (usual girl's) pants, shoes by Vans or Converse, messenger bags, anything checkered (usually black-and-white or black-and-pink), studded belts, thick-framed glasses, neckties, etc.
(Note: girl emo kids often cut their hair short in the back and angled down in the front, less often died black)
3) The mood that stereotypically displays being an emo kid. They are generally considered the subculture of high-school, and while sometimes referred to as manic depressive or "cutters," are usually quite social. Very romantic, often downtrodden. More realistically, teenagers who listen to heavy music and have no qualms with displaying their emotions. (ie, don't feel the need to prove themselves as "bad-@$$," like many rock fans.)
See also: punk, emo