How to make a Kurt Cobain costume

Labeled as the “voice of a generation” for Generation X during the 1990s, Kurt Cobain was the singer/guitarist and chief songwriter for alternative rock pioneers Nirvana. Spearheading the movement known as “grunge” and taking it from its Seattle roots to a worldwide musical phenomenon, Kurt Cobain died on April 8th, 1994 and is still revered as a musical icon years after his death.

Honor — or lampoon — Cobain with an easy DIY costume. Here’s how:

##Things You’ll Need##

* Blonde wig

* scissors (to cut wig to chin-length)

* Brown Magic Marker (to create “roots” on wig)

* Old t-shirt

* Faded, torn jeans

* Converse sneakers or any other tennis shoe

* Grey cardigan sweater

* OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES: Acoustic guitar or toy shotgun.

##Putting together your Kurt Cobain costume##

Step 1: Pick up a blonde wig and some scissors to cut it to chin-length with. When cutting, cut the synthetic hair on a diagonal, snipping small one-inch sections at a time and angling them inward to nick Cobain’s choppy hairstyle.

Step 2: Grab a brown magic marker to add some “roots” to your wig near the top of your wig.

Step 3: Layer on a grey cardigan (easy to find in a thrift shop or grandpa’s attic!) over a t-shirt. Any t-shirt will work, but if you have one that is faded with a graphic on the front, even better!

Step 4: Put on a pair of grey or stonewashed jeans that either already have holes in the knees or strategic cuts or slice them yourself.

Step 5: Step into a pair of Converse sneaks left with laces loose and consider adding some props of your choice. If you’re a Cobain fan, an acoustic guitar is a great prop. If you’re not a fan, tote around a toy shotgun for maximum shock value.

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