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One can either be a hipster or exhibit hipster tendencies.

Necessary Ingredients:

Skinny jeans, if you don't have any you can substitute leggings as a replacement. Off kilter music taste i.e. yeah yeah yeahs, m.i.a., people the average person hasn't heard of, and anything indie or considered weird. Usually art enthusiasts. Often pierced or tattooed. Shopping at 2nd hand stores and going thrifting is a way of life, Urban Outfitters is also a home away from home. Most parties include PBR. It's not unusual to see one with a bike. In addition, it helps if you top all of that off with a pair of glasses, you can use a variety but one's that resemble something that Kanye West owns or worn by a librarian in the 80s/80s inspired would work. Economically, some can be secret trust fun hoarders, some can be broke city dwellers, and some can fall right in the middle, it varies. Rejection of the mainstream is highly encouraged but whether or not all hipsters do that is arguable. Some are also fond of wearing a scarf or rag in with the previously stated look and MANY exist on tumblr.
2 Friends on the street.

Friend #1: I wonder how that kid can ride a bike with their pants being so tight?

Friend #2: Their probably a hipster.
by LittleBitOfThisLittleBitOfThat September 21, 2011

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A hipster is any male/female in their 20s who lives in culturally stimulating parts of cities. They are proficient in all things deemed "indie", and are most likely all photographers and in a band at some point in their lives. They subsist on unknown bands, in the attempt to break away from mainstream media and show how non-conformist they are.

All hipsters have a love for local art, and will protest the destruction of buildings suffering from urban decay, as they are "art treasures".
Also, they know more than you in all things, including (but not limited to): Politics, music, witty banter, being ironic, fashion, and what is cool.
Usually, they can be seen wearing vintage clothing, ironic tees, tight pants, or some form of button up with suspenders and a tie, no matter what the temperature. May be sporting one of those "paperboy" hats from the 1930s, but if not, will have an odd haircut that is usually cut by a friend.

Warning: Hipsters become offended at being called a hipster, and will deny it at all times. Don't let them fool you...If they have several of the above listed facts, you've got a hipster on your hands.
Guy 1: (Swishes poorly cut hair off forehead) "I just can't figure out if I should go to these local band shows, or throw paint on a canvas and call it art."

Guy 2: "Hipster."
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Somebody like Reine Pavlik, Jake Crump, or Steven Mayer. Pretty much the exact opposite of Will.
Reine: I love Conor Oberst!
Any intelligent person: You're a hipster!
by Carul Saygun June 07, 2011

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See examples.

1 ) the hipster does the beneficial thing but is too lazy to fight for other people to do the same )
2 ) the hipster does the beneficial action but gets off at the fact that he is the unique person in a world of people who do the negative action)
3) possibly a person who finds the definition of words on urbandictionary.com to be pure ART due to their crude/funny/common-man nature. )
4 )possibly a person who types up ambiguous definitions of the term hipster )
5 ) possibly a person who enjoys blogging in lower case letters only due to their uniqueness and the love of the art of being unique
6 ) possibly a person who uses a modern day ( 2011 ) outlet such as urbandictionary.com to admit that they are a hipster ( despite the fact that admitting you are a hipster is the biggest stigma of hipster culture ).
7 ) A person who would type such a definition a feel as though they have betrayed the "Underground Sophisticated Artists God of the Universe" ( the god being a metaphor for the character itself )
8 ) One who types urbandictionary.com defintions of the term "hipster" while high on marijuana and while drunk off of two beers
9 ) People who know a lot and because of this act differently and SOMETIMES negatively to people who don't know the generally fun fact information they know.
10 ) They are not all mean. Some really are smart people who are willing to be nice to people because they realize that people will understand their character in a more
positive light with more respect if they act nice.
11 ) People who type urbandictionary.com definitions of the term hipster in a positive way to show people that not all young art students who brag a lot about having cool artsy scene experiences and also have artistic glory as well as knowing a library of fun facts are mean or pretentious people. People who write because their is a lacking in the modern world of the real unknown humble and starving artists not getting love because too many damn negative hipsters are competing in the world against positive hipsters.

Some hipsters believe there are positive and negative hipsters. Positive hipsters don't slander the name of hipsters causing society to view them as a lazy group of people.

Wait!??!
Maybe people who agree with this AREN'T HIPSTERS at all?! What if we "Positive Nice Hipsters" are something entirely different? What if some of us are truly ARTIST OF BEING HUMBLE and HUMBLE ARTISTS. We will never know because society deams those who except that they belong to those terms are automatically deamed hipsters due to an automatic assumption that the individual probably ISN'T that great of an artist or genius. Someone who understands the beauty of this definition being an example in a way of the true lows a person can go to in terms of being a "nerdy internet blogger or bitcher" while also being an auto journal.
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Dorian Sanders. He wears scarves, big framed glasses, and walks around with 8 cameras around his neck, snapping pictures every emotional second he gets. He thinks triangles are the epitome of life, they're so deep, yet so shallow...~
Dorian Sanders is a hipster.
by tjudez November 08, 2010

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(Noun) A person, male or female, who wears vintage clothing, skinny jeans, ironic shirts, and Urban Outfitters, listens to Indie rock, either skateboards or watches people skateboard, and (usually) lives in an urban environment. The most popular location for hipsters is New York. They can be found in downtown Manhattan (anywhere below 17th street, mainly in Union Square or Tompkins Square Parks smoking pot) or in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
...Hipster.
by s0phfeist October 24, 2010

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Describes lifestyle/fashion sensibilities of a subset of American youth—generally urban. Although sometimes ascribed a unique philosophical/aesthetic orientation (or novel lack thereof) hipsterism generally displays characteristics typical of other historical youth cultures. (See: teeny-bopper, hippy, punk, grunge, mod, rocker, goth, and other youth cultures typified by unconventional dress, specific music taste, chronic narcissism, dissociation, delusion, pseudo/anti-intellectualism, and necessarily selective and improbable world-views.) Such youth cultures generally awake—as if from a strange dream—sometime in their mid-thirties, baffled by their own behavior and the origins of several really really poorly done tattoos.
Man, where have you been? There's nothing Ukrainian about Ukrainian Village anymore--its full of hipsters.

Look at this fucking hipster.
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