The punk rock music genre started in the 1970s and created a movement in both fashion and music that remains strong today. When dressing as a punk rocker the key is to look like you don't subscribe to mainstream fashion or expectations of appearance. From head to toe the more crazy you look the better. You can really exercise your creativity when making your own punk rock Halloween costume.
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Punk rock hair is colourful, high and unique. Try spiking your hair into a mohawk or buying a mohawk wig for your punk rocker Halloween costume. Colour your hair with temporary dye in primary shades like red, purple, blue and green. You can also use spray hair colour for punk rock hair.
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Punk rockers steer away from the mainstream when selecting their clothing. Bottoms can be plaid or denim. If you select denim, rip the jeans up and write on them; the more worn they look the better. Girls can choose skirts or trousers. When selecting shirts look for a punk band T-shirt, such as The Ramones, The Clash or The Sex Pistols. You can also go with a solid black tank top or T-shirt. Pair your outfit with a camouflage or denim jacket. Again, rip up the denim and make it look worn.
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Big black boots are ideal for a punk rocker Halloween costume. Look for army style boots that come to the mid-calf or higher. You can also wear Converse sneakers. High-top sneakers are also acceptable. Girl punk rockers who wear skirts often wear tights with their boots. Look for fishnet stockings or coloured/striped tights.
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The right accessories will put the finishing touches on your punk rocker Halloween costume. Safety pins can be worn on shirts, trousers and shoes. Patches can be ironed or sewn on jackets and trousers. Wear spiked jewellery such as wrist cuffs or a choker necklace. You can also buy fake piercing jewellery for your nose and eyebrow. Look for fingerless gloves or arm-warmers in bold patterns. Punk rockers also wear large belts, buckles and wallet chains.
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In the punk movement both women and men wear make-up. Eyeliner is a must for boys and girls. It should be black and applied heavily. Both sexes should also wear black nail polish. Girls can wear black or bright red lipstick. Use temporary tattoos to decorate your exposed skin.