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Halloween Costumes

HIPSTER RUNOFF'S [HIGHLY BLOGGABLE] HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST 2k11


GO: http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/halloween

BREAKING EXXXCLUSIVE HALLOWEEN CONTEST
SEARCHING 4 THE MOST AUTHENTIC HALLOWEEN COSTUME ON THE INTERNET
A COSTUME THAT IS CAPTURED IN .JPG AT A RELEVANT PARTIE
AND LASTS 4EVER ON THE INTERNET
FOR THE ENTIRE BLOGOSPHERE 2 ENJOY/VIRAL/SHARE/MEME/TWEET

Let's make Halloween Last 4evr...

RULES / PROCESS

  1. U can submit your entry here http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/node/add/halloween.
  2. U can only vote once per hour. We have our technical team working on this feature.
  3. U can vote for as many contestants are you want.
  4. Your costume must be authentic.
  5. Your pictures must be highly bloggable.
  6. You may not purchase takeover advertising on Pitchfork.com to promote your campaign.
  7. There will be no ties. There must be a winner.
  8. Voting will close at midnight next Saturday (11-5-2010).
  9. The winner will be announced on Sunday (11-6-2010). The winner will be determined by the number of positive votes in order to avoid last year's 'negative voting' 'fiasco' even though I thought it was funnie.
  10. There will be prizes for the Top 10 contestants.
  11. It should be ur own picture/urself/nothing that gets this blog sued for $1million blog dollars. By submitting a picture u 'acknowledge' that it is ur 'property' or something like that.
PRIZES

ENTRY LEVEL PRIZE

Each of the Top 10 contestants will have their picture and narrative featured on Alt Report during the week after the contest ends. Carles will also be willing to write you a recommendation letter to the graduate school of ur choice. He is also willing to write a letter to ur parents 'explaining u' as a person/human.

CHILL PRIZES

The Top 5 Costume designers/bros/QTs will receive the opportunity to negotiate for the following gimmick of their choice:

  • a chance to 'guest post' on HIPSTER RUNOFF if u 'pitch' a relevant 'piece'
  • Be memorialized forever in the Museum of Modern Alt
  • Skype date with @TheMainstreamer
  • a chance to curate the Alt Report for a day
  • a 30 minute phone call with Carles
  • the chance to deliver a 5 minute pitch to Carles about a small business opportunity
  • an 'exclusive' first run edition of the next I AM CARLES tshirt / merch gimmick
  • Employment Opportunities with HIPSTER RUNOFF
  • a gift card to a franchise restaurant of a nominal value
  • take over @hipsterrunoff on twitter for a day
  • A chance to be worked into the logo/header image of HIPSTER RUNOFF
  • Become a HIPSTER RUNOFF 'darling' like last year's Snacks the Cat Girl

AUTHENTIC GRAND PRIZE

DO YOU THINK YOU CAN WIN THIS CONTEST?

THE GRAND PRIZE IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE DINNER + GET REAL WITH CARLES AT THE MOST AUTHENTIC RESTAURANT CHAIN IN AMERICA: CHILI’S.

IF THERE IS NO CHILI’S AVAILABLE IN YOUR CITY/STATE/WORLD, WE WILL FIND A SUBSTITUTE RESTAURANT BUT IT WON’T BE AS GREAT. (TGIFriday's, Cheddar's, Golden Corral, Red Robin, regional steakhouse chain, burrito chain, dessert at a relevant ice creamery etc.)

YOU CAN BRING 1-3 FRIENDS & CARLES WILL BRING 0-10 FRIENDS.

R u going to submit ur authentic costume?


What r u gonna be for halloween?
Can u win this contest?
Is a cute girl gonna win this contest in a slutty alt costume?
Is this 'contest' gonna be mad alt or a flop?
Are a bunch of lamestreamers going 2 enter this contest?
Is it still 'relevant' 2 be Snacks the Cat this Year?
Who will have the best costumes of 2k11?
R u going 2 win?

GO:

http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/halloween

ALT HALLOWEEN COSTUMES [ideas by HIPSTER RUNOFF]


What r u going 2 be 4 Halloween?
These are some suggestions 4 relevant alt costumes...

Lana Del Rey

Tips: Make ur hair all pretty, put on tons of makeup, get fake lips/strategically use makeup to make ur lips big and 'pucker up' in every photograph. MUST HAVE BANGIN BOD.

Rapegazer and/or member of Salem

Tips: Dress like modern death, crack pipe burns on face, some sort of 'cross' jewelry

Alice Glass

Tips: skirt, leggings, hoodie, Alice Glass makeup, crowdsurf

Victoria LeGrand of Beach House

Tips: Curly hair/wig, blazer with shoulder pads, potentially have another bro in a huge sweater if u want to be 'Beach House' and not just Vicki

Carles

Tips: Wear an I Am Carles shirt [now available at iamcarles.com]

Deadmau5

Tips: Buy a rat/mouse mask, dress like a DJ

Tyler the Creator

Tips: Wear a SUPREME cap (might be funny if u made ur own), dress like a blipster, act like u 'dont give an eff'

Das Racist

Tips: Requires 3 'ethnic looking bros', dress like 'swaggy rappers' go on bender

Chaz Bundick

Tips: Wear glasses with clear frames, dress like a chill alt bro

Ethan Kath

Tips: Wear hoodie + jacket combo, look scary and unapproachable, bring bleepybloop keyboard with u

Skrillex

Tips: Get Skrillex/Win Butler haircut, glasses with large frames, look like a relevant dubstep DJ

James Blake

Tips: Wear a shirt that says 'I HATE SKRILLEX AND AMERICA'

Bebe Zeva

Tips: Look like a QT, rip off one of her 'signature looks' from her fashion blog [link], copy her eye makeup tutorial

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Ariel Pink

Tips: Long hair, women's blouse, skinny pants/leggings, clogs, act like a lofi god + free spirit

Christopher Owens (Girls)

Tips: Dress kinda like the Ariel Pink costume

Electro-era Sufjan Stevens

Tips: Wear 'all black', but then go to Office Depot and purchase tons of neon labels, stickers, and tape

Caroline Polachek from Chairlift

Tips: Wear unitard, have BANGIN bod

Jamie xx

Tips: Wear all black, black jacket, black cap

Kickball Katy

Tips: Have red hair, look keut, carry around a guitar, wear shirt that says 'Vivian Girl'

Cults

Tips: Requires Bro + Girl, both have long hair/alternating parts, dress like ur in a buzzband

Donald Glover

Tips: Dress like a blipster/failed rapper

Steve Aoki

Tips: Dress like an alt DJ, prob helps to be AZN, wear long haired wig

Zooey Deschanel

Tips: Wear a cutesy dress, have bangs, blue colored contacts, tons of eyeliner to make ur eyes 'pop', jimmy jangle a tambourine all nite

Regine Chassagne

Tips: Wear some sort of ballerina dress, but maybe also an NBA jersey, bring a spirit ribbon to twirl around

Win Butler

Tips: Get a Skrillex haircut, wear a conceptual denim shirt, hire a ginger bro to follow u around all nite

Ezra Koenig / Vampy Weeks

Tips: Dress 'preppie', wear 'boat shoes', look keut, bring a gaggle of entry-level alt QTs to a Halloween partie with u

Alexis Krauss from Sleigh Bells


Tips: Wear tank top + tube top, leggings, potentially a leather jacket, have bangs, draw on colorful sleeve tat

Lindsay Lohan

Tips: Dress like a hauttie/zombie

Tips: Dress like a ▲.

Tips: Dress like a ✝.

Will u be Carles for Halloween? www.iamcarles.com

What relevant alt celebs r missing from this list?
DO u have any good alt Halloween gimmicks?
WIll mainstreamers know who u r if ur an altceleb?
What r u going to be for Halloween?
A relevant alt celeb?
Something sexie?
Will u enter the HRO HALLOWEEN CONTEST this year?
What are some of ur costume ideas?

Did u see any sweet costumes while u partied this year?

Hi
How r u?
Just got back from the grocery store
got my Halloween photos developed.
Saw a lot of costumes, still trying to figure out what Halloween 2k10 was all about.

Photos by:
The Cobrasnake
LastNightsParty

Seems like a lot of ppl were Jared Leto for Halloween this year

My Cool Dad partied with us and decided to dress as a spoiled male tween

Seems like a mad ironic Myspace costume

Kinda sad that these Alt Baguettes partied on my dead grandpappy's grave/mausoleum

'I literally ate a pussie.'

Has any1 seen my peen?

Johnny Depp's most overrated role

'I'm the biggest loser, yall'

Kinda happy that Jesus BRB-ed 4 our sins.

That uniform's not gonna cut it, Mom Jeans...

Didn't Brett Michaels/Flava Flave/I Love New York/etc get 'AIDS' from hosting a VH1 trashie dating show?

I see u

"This isn't my Halloween Costume/vibe. This is srsly just how I chill all year long."

I played a character from the hit TV show 'Hoarders.'

Unchill Terrorist Bro

U have a long butt

'I literally ate pussie.'

'he ate my pussie.'

[via riding mangina waves]

'I have tig ol bitties, so I decided 2 be Katy Perry.'

I'm a Juggalo yall. H8 effing magnets.

I'm a pizza hut brand ambassador.

Can yall smell what the rock is effing cooking? [via Duane Johnson]

Slutwave Pam Anderson big titties

'I'm dressed like this 4 real. I am a post-raver sexual deviant.'

Have yall heard of Empires of the Suns?

'hey'

Do yall ever wish ur GF was a cup of coffee cuz then u could drink her?

Not sure what ur costume is, but u can't argue with exposed titties, yall.

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LAST MINUTE ALT CELEB COSTUME IDEAS

R u having trouble coming up with an authentic costume that will show that u have an authentic prsnl brnd?

IDEA #1: The Girl Who Squirt Spaghettios out of her Vagina as performance art

Seems like all u need are some leggings + a can of spaghettios + a super tight vagina, and u can go around all nite, squirting that shit out, saying "I'm an artist, yall."

IDEA #2 Ernest Greene [via Washed Out]


Just get a tanktop, write 'CHILLWAVE' on it, and vibe around all night. Wear some sunglasses, let ppl know ur riding chillwaves.

IDEA #3 Alice Glass


Looks like u just need a skirt, a plain tshirt, some white makeup, a keut jacket, and possibly 'get really effed up' [via whiskey/vodka], and go around yelling random ass shit.

Worried it might get a lil bit self-destructive if u 'do it right.'

IDEA #4 The Other dude in Crystal Castles (Ethan Kath)


You need a hoodie + some sambas, and u cover ur face up. Don't let people know who you are. Bring a microkorg, and just say 'bleep bloop, yall' all nite. Might be a good idea for an Ethan + Alice couples costume.

IDEA #5: UnChill AZN Bro


Seems like all u need is a 'curtain' or a 'blanket.' Just get some scissors, cut that shit up. Paint ur face, and be as unchill as possible. Ruin a few parties. Get kicked out. Be totally unchill.

Idea #6 WAVVES


Just get a swoopy bang, then smoke dank until ur paralyzed and stay in watching TV. Tweet a bunch of times abt how ur watching TV and that ur high.

Idea #7 Best Coast


Cut ur bangs, wear some sort of tank top + high-waisted jeans, carry around a guitar, smoke tons of dank.

Also if u have a cat, u should spray paint him 'orange' and bring him with u. Write SNACKS on him.
Not sure if u need 2 get 'breast implants' [via being baffled by this google image search picture]


Idea #8: Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend


Wear something 'preppie' and bring a guitar, and say 'I'm in Vampy Weeks, yall!' People will probs get pissed @ u for ur costume being 'too simple' if ur already rich.

Idea #9 Avey Tare


Wear a Crocodile mask, say ur all sad, and that u released an album, and that u r the #1 member of the Animal Collectives. Glad

Note: Seems 'uncool' to be Panda Bear this year.


Idea #10 - Twin Shadow

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Would be totally alt to go dressed as Twin Shadow in the 'Slow' video. Looks like u just need denim + a cool haircut + keep eyeball fucking every1.

Idea #11 - Jack Donoghue from Salem


I think u just need a tanktop of some ironic sports team, dye ur hair blonde but let ur roots grow, and just sort of vibe out. Maybe wear a sign that says 'Just cuz I'm a rape gaze bro doesn't mean I'm gonna hurt u--it's just a bloggable genre... Chill every1.'

U can also rap all screwed/crunked, and be like 'whoooa' [via taking drugs]

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Do u <3 Salem bros?
Will u look 'too much like an addict?

Idea #12 - Steve Aoki


Seems like u just need a long haired wig, some AZN vibes, some killer sneakers, a bloggable t-shirt, and a bottle of grey goose 2 pour in2 people's mouves all da time. Seems chill, live the DJ lifestyle for a nite.

Idea #13 Members of the XX


Seems like it might be hella alt to be the XX, especially if ur the 1 broad who 'got kicked out', but your base costume just revolves around a 'black turtle neck' + tons of eyeball fucking. Maybe put some smokey eye makeup on so that people know u r eyeball fucking them hard.

U could also just do the bullshit where u wear a black shirt that says 'X' on it with a bro, and make it a couples 'WE ARE THE XX YALL' costume.

Might 'jamie xx' and wear a baseball cap + bring a tap tap drum pad with me to a party.

R u gonna be Oliver or Romy?

Idea #14 - Shannon Gaga


Not sure if there is some sort of 'weight requirement' 2 being this costume/human/meme.
Guess u just have 2 go 2 Sonic or something and ride the monzy sticks wave. Ppl will ask 'r u lady gaga?' and u'll be like 'It's Shannon Gaga, bitches!'


Idea #15 - Carles


Get a shirt on it.
Write that 'I AM CARLES'
see if any1 'gets' u
or if they are mad irrelevant.

Carles = chill?
Carles = lmstrmr?

R u gonna make ur own I AM CARLES shirt?


BONUS COOL DAD IDEA

Robert Smith - The Crystal Castles Frontman

I think this is the new Crystal Castles singer, so seems like he might be chill 2 align ur brand with. Just get a zany wig, tons of hairspray, and get 'dark.' Seems like u might have to 'gain some weight' or stuff a pillow inside of ur shirt.

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Do yall have any other relevant indie celebs / human memes who ur going 2 be for Halloween?
Who is the most relevant alt celebrity costume of 2k10?
Who r u gonna be for halloween?
Do u have any last minute indie costume ideas?

HIPSTER RUNOFF HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

SUBMIT/VOTE 4 looks now
http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/halloween

R u gonna win the contest by being 1 of these bros?

A [HIGHLY BLOGGABLE] HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST


GO: http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/halloween

BREAKING EXXXCLUSIVE HALLOWEEN CONTEST
SEARCHING 4 THE MOST AUTHENTIC HALLOWEEN COSTUME ON THE INTERNET
A COSTUME THAT IS CAPTURED IN .JPG AT A RELEVANT PARTIE
AND LASTS 4EVER ON THE INTERNET
FOR THE ENTIRE BLOGOSPHERE 2 ENJOY/VIRAL/SHARE/MEME/TWEET

Let's make Halloween Last 4evr...

RULES / PROCESS

  1. U can submit your entry here http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/node/add/halloween.
  2. U can only vote once per hour. We have our technical team working on this feature.
  3. U can vote for as many contestants are you want.
  4. Your costume must be authentic.
  5. Your pictures must be highly bloggable.
  6. You may not purchase takeover advertising on Pitchfork.com to promote your campaign.
  7. There will be no ties. There must be a winner.
  8. Voting will close at midnight next Saturday (11-6-2010).
  9. The winner will be announced on Sunday (11-7-2010).
  10. There will be prizes for the Top 10 contestants.
  11. It should be ur own picture/urself/nothing that gets this blog sued for $1million blog dollars. By submitting a picture u 'acknowledge' that it is ur 'property' or something like that.
PRIZES

ENTRY LEVEL PRIZE

Each of the Top 10 contestants will have their picture and narrative featured on Alt Report during the week after the contest ends. Carles will also be willing to write you a recommendation letter to the graduate school of ur choice. He is also willing to write a letter to ur parents 'explaining u' as a person/human.

CHILL PRIZES

The Top 5 Costume designers/bros/QTs will receive the opportunity to negotiate for the following gimmick of their choice:

  • a chance to 'guest post' on HIPSTER RUNOFF
  • a chance to curate the Alt Report for a day
  • a 30 minute phone call with Carles
  • the chance to deliver a 5 minute pitch to Carles about a small business opportunity
  • an 'exclusive' first run edition of the next I AM CARLES tshirt / merch gimmick
  • Employment Opportunities with HIPSTER RUNOFF
  • a gift card to a franchise restaurant of a nominal value
  • take over @hipsterrunoff on twitter for a day
  • A chance to be worked into the logo/header image of HIPSTER RUNOFF
AUTHENTIC GRAND PRIZE

DO YOU THINK YOU CAN WIN THIS CONTEST?

THE GRAND PRIZE IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE DINNER + GET REAL WITH CARLES AT THE MOST AUTHENTIC RESTAURANT CHAIN IN AMERICA: CHILI’S.

IF THERE IS NO CHILI’S AVAILABLE IN YOUR CITY/STATE/WORLD, WE WILL FIND A SUBSTITUTE RESTAURANT BUT IT WON’T BE AS GREAT.

YOU CAN BRING 1-3 FRIENDS & CARLES WILL BRING 0-10 FRIENDS.

R u going to submit ur authentic costume?


What r u gonna be for halloween?
Can u win this contest?
Is a cute girl gonna win this contest in a slutty alt costume?
Is this 'contest' gonna be mad alt or a flop?
Are a bunch of lamestreamers going 2 enter this contest?

GO:

http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/halloween

Coming Soon... HIPSTER RUNOFF HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

HIPSTER RUNOFF PRESENTS A [HIGHLY BLOGGABLE] HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

With a 'grand prize' that will make ur like 1000% more meaningful/relevant...

[DETAILS COMING SOON]

What r u going 2 b 4 Halloween?
Is it going to be relevant?
R u going to be 'bloggable'?
R u going to be an 'alt celebrity'?
Will ur costume be a relevant meme that lasts 4 evr?

WES ANDERSON CHARACTER COSTUMES: THE DEAD END OF HALLOWEEN CIVILIZATION

Photos by Tenenbaumfail


Maybe it's time
to retire the Wes Anderson film character costumes
It's ovr.
When was the last time Wes Anderson made a movie that resonated with modern society?
Maybe we have evolved beyond the indie era
and u r compromising ur authentic personal brand
by dressing like a Tenenbaum
a Max Fisher
A #TeamZissou
A Darjeeleng

Don't care if u had to go 2 a couples costume partie

It's time 2 retire
the Wes Anderson film-based costumes
It's time to get serious abt life
stop pretending u r in an indie movie

Ur life is for real
ur never going to be a character in a film
Stop living in an effing dream world
ur never going 2 slit ur wrists [via suicide]

Ur a mexi
Ur not even white
Jesus Christ
Cmon bro

We get it
ur alt
and u watch indie films
but just that vibe really doesn't resonate ne more

Also, ur AZN

Ur not the white/Jewish Max Fisher
Ur not in HS
Ur not a tragic overachiever
ur an underachiever
Forgettable, lazy, mediocre
Ur not interested in anything
and ur not interesting

Ur not as pretty as Gwyneth Paltrow
or else u would be married to the coldplay bro
I don't think u r a talented, yet cunty woman
ur just an effing hollow broad with no feelings

But I do endorse the concept of the female costume that is
[ANYTHING] + [SLUTTY] + [TITTIES HANGING OUT] = great costume

R u addicted 2 drugs?
Do u want to be part of a brilliant family?
Escape from ur middle class past
ascend into 'tragic greatness'?

Did any1 even like the Darjy Limited
or was every1 'over it'

Not sure why any1 would want to go to India
Seems like there's a lot of ppl there
when there are so many ppl
it is hard 2 be an individual

Sorta just wish I had an azn sidekick
to integrate into my costume :-(

Would rather be Chill Murray [link]
than a second rate Bill Murray character

Never forget the time I saw 'Life Aquatic' in theatres
and was 'pissed' that it wasn't Rushmore/Tenenbaums set underwater

Kinda wish u'd just chop off ur finger
so u could feel 'real pain'
Instead of ur 'seasonal depression'
or whatever u r medicated 4

yall seem like real bros

Feel like u might as well 'vote 4 pedro'
instead of being a Tananbaum

So many Tenenbaums
So many Lamestreamers

Miss u myspace era

Really feel like when it's all said and done
and the world ends
we will be able 2 say
that Napoleon Dynamite had a bigger cultural impact than the combined effect of Wes Anderson films

I guess maybe we're all just lamestreamers
deep inside
and we're trying to brand ourselves
to be authentic

Maybe Wes Anderson relied 2 much on 'characters'
and gimmicky sets + costumes
and the human fabric of his films
have withered away

It's time
It's been time
I'm sorrie
Good bye Richie
Margot
Ari
Uzbro
Royal
Danny 'I'm too old 4 this shit' Glover
Jase Schwartz
Owen Wils
Luke Wils
Pagoda
Bill Murray
Adrien Broski
Wes Bronderson

I'm sorrie
dead end of halloween costumlization

Is the Wes Anderson film costume gimmick evr going 2 die?
Will people still dress like Wes Anderson characters in 2k10?
Are Wes Anderson films transcendent of time?
Were Wes Anderson films ever meaningful, or did u 'always see thru them'?
R u an entry-level or a lamestreamer?
Is there a 'huge backlash' against the meaningful indie film boom of the 2k0s?

Gnite bros
See yall in the suburbs
growing old
and handing out tricks and treats 2 spoiled kids

Fly Mordecai...

Fly....

This is ALTERNATIVE HALLOWEEN WEEK on HIPSTER RUNOFF

DAY 1

Wes Anderson

Actor, Alternative Celebrity

Wes Anderson is a popular indie filmmaker & director who directed the hit films Rushmore, The Life Aquatic, The Royal Tanenabombs, and Lost in Garden State.

Read more>>>>

ALTERNATIVE HALLOWEEN WEEK: PRESENTED BY HIPSTER RUNOFF

Searching....
Searching 4 an authentic Halloween experience...

Who am I going 2 be for Halloween?
The 1 night per year where I can be some1 other than myself
escaping
Pretending I am a relevant/buzzworthy/famous/historical/fictional human being

This is the beginning
of a Halloween Spooktacular
on HIPSTER RUNOFF
searching for authentic Halloween Costumes

"Boo" said the alt ghost
"MMMMMRRRRPHHH SPOOOKIE" said the rape gaze artist
"AHHHHH" said Alice Glass
"The Suburbs" said Win Butler

"We are going trick or treating" in the Suburbs.

THIS IS ALT HALLOWEEN WEEK
////THE SEARCH FOR AN AUTHENTIC ALT HALLOWEEN COSTUME

Should I dust off my "Where the Wild Things Are" costume?

Should I buy a plaid shirt and be AnCo?

What questions do u have abt alt Halloween? Carles will be conducting a 'Special Halloween Edition Mailbag' later in the week

What r u gonna be 4 Halloween?
What is an authentic costume?
Should u stick with a mnstrm costume or an alt costume?
"Should I be Joustice 4 Halloween?" -Carles, 2k8
Who will be the popular alt celebrity costume of the year??

PREVIOUSLY

The Best Halloween Costumes of 2k9

The Best Halloween Costumes of 2k8

What Alt Celeb will u be for Halloween in 2k10?

I have been doing a lot of thinking. I realize that now is the time to start thinking about my Halloween 2k10 costume, instead of waiting til the last minute. I have made the decision to be an altCeleb in 2k10, but I am not sure who will be 'relevant' in exactly 1 year.

Have no idea what 2k10 will be like... Feeling nervous/anxious... Might need some sort of anti-depressant.

Will Steve Aoki still be relevant?

Photo via every1 is famous

Maybe Steve Aoki will be a good 'ironic' costume in the year 2k26.

Photo via dirtypreston


I am not sure if it will still be authentic to be a DJ for Halloween in 2k10, since DJ+Electro culture may or may not be dead.

I still feel like M.I.A. deserves tons of alt points for her concept, craftsmanship, timeliness, and execution.

Photo via cobrasnake

Empire of the Sun bros seem like they also deserve 'mad props' for their dedication to 'the Aussie scene.'

Maybe I should just go 2 Halloween as 'the fat Jonas Brother.'

Photo via whoopthis

I feel excited about Halloween 2k10, but I just don't rlly know who I should commit to.
Will Animal Collective still be buzzworthy in 2k10?
Will the Neon Indian Bro be a bigger alt Celeb in 1 year?
Will Washed Out have a more developed personal brand?
Will Girl Talk still be 'relevant'?
Will MGMT ever 'come back'?
Is it still alt for mainstreamers to like Of Montreal?
Will Grizzly Bear's next album 'chart' at #1?
Is it still 'alt' 2 say that Phoenix is 'good'/'catchy'?
Is Owl City 'the new alt'?
What is the 'best album' of 2k9?
What is the 'best mp3' of 2k9?
What will happen when twitter dies?
What will happen when minorities stop using myspace?
Will I get a job after I graduate?
Is it cost effective to go to live shows/music festivals, or 2 just check the internet 3x per day?
R u worried abt the indie apocalypse?
What new genres will emerge in 2k10?
What genres will die in 2k10?
(Am I gonna die? Or will scientists discover a way 2 live 4ever soon?)
Is Obama gonna get re-elected?
Will Panda Bear release an album that makes it clear that he is both the 'John Lennon AND Paul McCartney' of Animal Collective?
What mediocre 'buzzbands' will emerge in 2k10 that major alt sites grant an unwarranted shelf life?
Does n e 1 know some bloggable music that has been released since the Chillwave Era?
Will the indie blogosphere be 'dormant' until an established indie band (Vampire Weekend/Arcade Fire) releases an early 2k10 album that every1 can 'talk about' again?
What popular blog will 'die' in 2k10?

...nervous abt the future....

Please use the comments section to 'reflect' on 2k9, and forecast what the year 2k10 will be like.

Following up on the XX broad from Halloween.

Carles has received tons of feedback after posting a picture of this broad dressed as &#39;an X&#39;/&#39;the XX&#39; for Halloween. She seems free spirited and enigmatic, the kind of woman who you&#39;d love to &#39;own as a sexual object&#39; but potentially &#39;take her home to meet your mother.&#39; So many bros have sent me emails, tweets, and comments, asking &#39;Carles...whats her deal? I really wanna get to know her as a person.&#39; It seems like every bro wanted to be dryhumping bro.  Sorta like a male figure who &#39;she belonged to&#39;, both physically and emotionally. I decided to &#39;dig a little bit deeper&#39; [via journalism] and found a video of her &#39;nipslipping around&#39; on stage while the popular bloghouse banger DJ duo &#39;Crookers&#39; played. She seems fun, like an &#39;exhibitionist.&#39;

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Really missing 2k6.5 right now. I feel like this woman is the last memory I will have of &#39;electro culture.&#39; She is sorta like the final &#39;candle in the wind&#39; of the spirit of electro. Really miss the days when it was authentic to &#39;flash ur titties all over the place.&#39; Miss u electro era. Feel like I wrote this post with the now defunct 2k7 Carles voice. Do yall miss the electro era? Will California always have a relevant electro scene? Have u ever seen titties flash at an AnCo show? Does the XX broad have the perfect alternative breasts? Do u think this woman is a &#39;safety hazard&#39; and could potentially be &#39;groped to death&#39; if the bangers were hard enough? R u an &#39;exhibitionist&#39;? Do u remember the search 4 the perfect alternative breasts? http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/tag/perfect-alternative-breasts

I feel sad, jealous, and angsty when I see kids who are experiencing a culturally enriched childhood.

Photo via architectsnewspaper


I was walking through Brooklyn on Halloween nite when I stumbled past these 3 authentic children, all dressed as relevant architectural landmarks. I had to do a google image search since I 'recognized that the buildings were relevant' but didn't know their names. Turns out that they are the Guggenheim, the New Museum, and the Whitney.  All of the children seem happy, knowing that they are 'way smarter'/generally 'better' than most regular kidz and their boring-ass costumes.  Sorta feel sad looking at the lil grim reaper bro in the background.

I am not sure if these costumes are authentic, or if they are kinda like when a 'parent completes a school project for their kid.'  The kids seem 'pumped', but not sure if all kids love architecture.  Wonder if the parents are 'projecting their own interests/profession' on their kids...but it seems likely that these kids are just more culturally aware than I will ever be.

It seems like it took me 17-26 years to cultivate my cultural-connectedness to all things alt/kewl/relevant. It seems unfair that these kids have parents who can train them to be relevant at a young age.  I wonder how I coulda turned out with 'proper guidance' instead of just existing in suburbia, and eventually 'raging against' suburban consumer identities.  Feeling insecure, like these kids have more insightful opinions on the world than me, and I am just sorta pretending to be 'me.'

I feel like I missed out on a lot in life.  My parents used to drive me to public school in their 'gas guzzler', but some kids have it totally different.   Some kids grow up using public transportation in a meaningful way. When I lived in suburbia, I always 'made fun of the poors' utilizing public transportation.

Wish my parents cared more about making me a bloggable internet photo, instead of 'dressing me up in some lame costume that they purchased at Wal Mart'/utillizing their limited artistic skills to draw a skeleton on my face.  Feeling ashamed and then feeling guilty for feeling ashamed.

I feel like I possibly 'fucking h8'/'resent the fuck out of' my parents for not creating a meaningful-enough childhood for me (on a global scale). I understand that there are pure moments which I will hold near and dear to my heart...but I can't help but feel incredibly sad right now, looking at these kids living a life that I deserved.  Seeing these parents giving their kids the life that I think my parents deserved to give me.  I wish I could some how make them understand.

Do u ever wish that ur parents were 'more than they are' for ur own sake? Do u wish they were famous/snark bloggers/local celebrities? Sometimes I feel relieved that my parents aren't 'too snarky'/'too cultured' because it brings me back down to earth when I come home from college, but then I wonder how my life coulda been different if an adult-version of me raised me.

Coulda...shoulda...woulda...
Guess that's life.

I'm gonna do a lot of things different when I raise a kid.

Tell me abt ur childhood.
What did u get from it?
What do u want from life now?
Do alt parents yield mainstream kids?
Do relevant parents raise 'snooty' kids?
Should u give ur kids a mainstream childhood so they can choose to seek alternative authenticity on their own?
How do u raise a child so that he or she can discover their interests on their own?
At what age can ppl truly 'get' architecture? (age 34?)

What were the best Halloween Costumes of 2k9?

Yall... Can't believe Halloween is already over. It seems like the goal of the modern Halloween costume is to 'go moderately viral' on the internet. Ur Halloween Costume can last forever if it is 'memorable enough' to be 'worth blggng about.'

These are the alt-est costumes of 2k9. Which 1 should win the most 'indie pitchfork points' for being creative/original/relevant?

Banger-era masked DJs.

Daft Punk bro costume.

Justice lesbians.

Justice Xavier DeRosnay Rentacop.

PoliceBro of Justice #2.

Pregnant M.I.A.

Zany bro from the Office


Continue reading 4 more zany alt costumes...

I am the littlest alt.

Photo via lookbook


I am the lil alt. The mini alt. The lil-est alt.
Learned how to be alt at a young age
with the help of my older sister
I am young, with my entire life ahead of me
many years to evolve into the perfect personal brand
but today I am young
I am alt
I am small
but my heart is strong
I am sure of myself

The kids at school do not 'get' me
But I have learned that is a good thing
I am oblivious to the tween sensations that mnstrm kidz are in2
(had to google 'Kanyegate')
I am literally the youngest person in the world to genuinely appreciate The Dirty Projectors

I will start a mp3 blog 4 kids by kids
carrying the alternative torch to make the kids scene
a lot better 4 every1
There's just so much more to the world than Disney bullshit

I am proud.

One day I will be an old man
on my death bed
looking back on the life that I had
so many missed connections and casual encounters
I will look back on my youth
and smile

A large grin for my alternative innerchild.
I am the lil alt
The embodiment of the alternative spirit.

(miss u. say hi 2 Heath 4 me in meme heaven)

U cannot put out
the flame
of the alternative fire
in a tru alt.

So much alt in such a lil alt.


///learning how 2 blog again....
-crls

Where the Wild Bros Are Chilling [via Indie Rock Music Festivals]

Photo via stereogum


Recently, I saw the popular indie film Where The Wild Things Are after seeing it advertised on every media website/blog/tv channel that appeals 2 me. It changed my view of the world, and sort of made me want 2 'get back 2 basics', and 'become a child again', kinda like Animal Collective lyrics. I feel like the inside of me is just a lil boy, and I live in a world with tons of metaphorical monsters.

That's kinda why I decided 2 dress up like the lil boy, then attend a relevant music festival. It seemed appropriate, and I was able to give my Am Appy hoodie a 'second life.' It seems like ever since the altbro aesthetic died, most former altbros are trying to 'pick up the pieces' of their former personal brands, and trying 2 sculpt themselves into something modern/'real.'

I want to feel 'real' but I also kinda wanna be an 'escapist.' I feel like finding a popular movie character to mimic might 'bring me back 2 basics', kinda like the year of my life where I tried to be/think/act like Tyler Durden/ZBraff/miscellaneous Tenenbaum character.  I am a lil bit distant and dark, but there's also a lil bit of 'hope' in my brand.

What movie character would yall morph into?
Will u use Halloween 2k9 as an opportunity to 'morph' in2 some1 else?
Isn't it weird how we want 2 be 'more than human' now that we have already evolved from apes/chimpanzees/guerillas?

Do yall know if it is still alt 2 go 2 a music festival dressed as a Starship Trooper?

It seems like a storm trooper might have been relevant if u were going 2 woodstock, but now, it might mean that you are an 'old ass bro' from back then, or something.

Sorta feeling like I wish I could be any1 but myself right now. Wonder if the next decade will be all about 'escaping from urself' instead of trying to 'enhance urself.' Wonder if they are the same thing. :-(


Previous Where the Wild Alts Are

http://www.hipsterrunoff.com/2009/06/what-is-more-alt-where-the-wild-things-are-or-gooby.html

Srsly though...what are some good ideas 4 alt Halloween costumes?
Is PeeWee HermanAlt still a 'relevant' costume?

Or should I be a vintage ironic human meme from the Electro Era?

Miss u Australian Partie Bro Meme.

(Will probs just be a balloon boy meme costume 2 'get ppl talking.')

Is it authentic 2 go to a MSTRKRFT show in a MSTRKRFT mask? [a continuing exploratory question]

Photo by Lastnitesparty


Just saw this bro front row at a MSTRKRFT show wearing a MSTRKRFT mask.
Kinda reminded me of the past. One time some lil altbro wore a mask of theirs, and then some time when an authentic bro wore a non-golden mask to prove that he was their biggest fan.

Still trying to figure out if it is 'kewl' to wear a band's t-shirt to their concert/show. Feel like it was something that entry-levels do, but I think I might start making my own t-shirt that proves that I am a more authentic fan than every1 else.

For example, I might wear a shirt to a Panda Bear concert that says 'We're bros who are comfy in nautica.' Or might wear a shirt to a MSTRKRFT concert that says 'I listened to the one bro in ur band when he was in Death From Above 1979.' Or might wear a shirt to a Metallica concert that says 'h8 napster, yall!' Or maybe will wear a shirt to a Coldplay concert that says 'I used 2 rule the world Gwyneth Apple Yellow.'

Does n e 1 remember that song 'Romantic Rights' by DFA1979? Was music more authentic back then? Do u think the MSTRKRFT bro should have stayed in that band

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Does n e 1 know the difference between DFA1979 and DFA Records?

Kinda wonder if it is more difficult to make a MSTRKRFT mask or a Daft Punk hemlet. Might go to a design school/technical college.
Need 2 make more arts + crafts to prove that I am a high level fan of bands that I 'love.' Need 2 do more 2 set myself apart from all of the 'mainstream losers' who go to see bands just because they think it makes them cooler and they have nothing better 2 do.

Is it too early 2 start thinking about a 2k9 Halloween Costume? Think I’m gonna be AnCo.

I remember last Halloween, all I wanted 2 do was be the ex-popular band Justice. I think in 2k9, I will still want to be a relevant band, but I'm not sure who is gonna 'be on top' then. 2k9 has been a really weird year.

Should I be Animal Collective 4 Halloween?

Do u think a costume is successful if you have 2 write lyrics to 1 of their popular songs and tape them 2 ur back?

(miss u Deakin)

Not sure if Animal Collective is 'interesting' enough to be for Halloween. Seem a little bit too 'low key.' I'm not sure if Mainstreamers are supposed 2 be able 2 identify who u r, or if the goal is 4 people not to recognize u.

Might need to be Lady Gaga for Halloween, but I'm not sure if I will have the budget 2 dress like a tired, middle-aged Italian woman wearing a 1 piece bathing suit and a platinum wig.

Photo via Jezebel

Might also be 'a tween' or 'a blog' 4 Halloween. Might also be 'Wavves' 4 Halloween

What are u gonna b 4 Halloween? Or is it 2 early 2 start thinking abt?

Is it 2 early 2 start thinking about Halloween 2k9?

Should I start thinking abt what I will be for Halloween in 2k9?

miss Heath. Don't think I'll be ready 2 b a JokerAlt for at least 5 years.
Not even a zany one with a bunch of kute buttons/pins + an altBro visor.

Might be THE KNIFE, but they haven't had a new album in like 200 blog years. :-(

Probs will just end up being 'Naked Bjork.' Authentic Muff = free spirited authentic zaniness.

This past Halloween was a flop, so I'm just gonna do whatever it takes 2 get back my concept of 'fun.'

XX BONUS CUNT XX

[Photos by thefriendattack]

THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUMES OF 2K8

s000 tired of Halloween. It's like I've been blggng abt it 4 the past blog-decade. Just wanted 2 find authentic costumes.

not even sure if i'll dress up nxt year. this year took a lot out of me. Not evn sure who I am n e m0re. sux. kinda let down. nite didn't go as I had planned/envision. h8 it when things fall thru.


HIPSTER RUNOFF's BEST ALTERNATIVE COSTUMES of 2008.


PRESENTED BY CARLES OF THE HIPSTER RANOFFS

The Justices

Girl With a 3rd Nipple on her back

FGGT Indian from the Village People

S0 FUCKING DISC0 BR0

AltWayne and AltGarth

HeartsRevolution PaintedMask Ninja Turtle

JokerAltMainstreamer Pack

////KEEP READING///
////FOR MORE GREAT////
////HALLOWEEN KOSTUMES!////

Not blogging again until some1 can ‘figure out’ my conceptual costume.

My night ended very early. Every where I turned, I saw a jokerAlt. I got emotional. I don't understand how people have 'moved on' from Heath's death. I don't understand people who can dress up like him. I think it's rude. It's on the same level of being Steve Irwin/Addy Hitler for Halloween.

h8 yall
****************
Don't 4get.
Submit ur costume//pictures of people who were 'proud of their alternative costume' on FaceBewk

carleser [at] gmail.com

///PART//OF/THE//HALLOWEEN//NVR//DIES/////

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NOT BLGGNG AGAIN UNTIL SOME1 GUESSES MY COSTUME.

Hint: (first name//last name)
_ E _ _ A _ I _ // _ I _ _ A _ _

Finally got my costume


yall. can u guess who I am?

Hint:
(first name /// last name)
_ e _ _ a _ i _ /// _ i _ _ a _ _

______
currently: backstage at HARD HALLOWEEN + DROP DEAD GORGEOUS

excited abt seeing my fave bands. all in 1 night. Think I might actually kill myself after 2nite cuz there's nothing else 2 live 4.

There is nothing else 2 blog 4.
Just met _____. They are actually really sweet and humble in person! I was s00 intimidated, but they made me feel right at home.

What's goin on in ur local community?

_______
Sent from my PayAsYouGo Phone

bought a costume but an azn already has it

still blggng from my phone.
Kinda fcking pissed off. accidentally threw my iPhone against a wall [via an enraged state of mind].

went to a preParty to get ready for 2nite, it turns out some GDDMN AZN already has my Xavier DeRosnay Costume.... Gonna have to go to Hot Topic to buy a new costume. ugh h8 malls.

help. should I be Gaspard? need help.
what 2 b? the sun is almost about 2set. already turned my clock back. sux. help.
need u so much closer.

[Photo via Your.boyhood]

_____________
sent from my Nokia RAZR

in trouble guys yall

bad news guys. Accidentally just bit the neck of my waiter at Chili's (still blogging from my mobile device).

[Photo via GlamCanyon]
I'm in trouble. i told him that I was a 'music blogger,' and he told me that his fave bands were The bravery, daft punk, and jousteece. he also said he liked the arctic monkees. he said he read a lot of pitchfork.tv reviews.

I'm in trouble yall. Cops r after me.
Should I just convert the blood coming out of my mouth into a Halloween costume?
I was just hungry trying 2 get fat.
help

Current Mood: scared :-(
Current Music: Crystal Castles - Unreleased Track 02.mp3

___________
sent from my gPhone

blogging from Chili's

Yall. i'm at chili's. i like it a lot. Should I stay here eating all day and bcome a 'rlly fat guy' who turns into an internet meme? My whoel goal in life is 2 bcome 'famous on the internet."

do u think some1 will still love me enough to marry me? Do u know if there is a trucking service that specializes in transporting fat people to and from gimmicky chain restaurants?

Just wanna get my grub on.

might bcome a fatBro for xmas. not sure. let me know if I should stay at Chili's.

Probably gonna order a couple of molten chocolate cakes and pour ranch dressing on them.

remember when s00 random quirky alts used to do Mike Myers/Jim Carey impressions?

'get in my belly' - quirkyAlt after seeing the Austin PowerMovie
when u sniff kokaine, does it go into your stomach? is that why it makes u skinny?

Should I be a Mystikal, Intergalactic AZN 4 Halloween?


@ the AZN store. blggng from iPhone

Might buy an AZN to use their skin and/or clothes as a costume.
comes with zany bracelets & pog necklaces.
might have to barter with the store owner.should i buy it? what is the market rate for a [rare] blonde azn?
help

Kinda like blonde azns.

hopefully I can use that shirt in the future for space disco parties.

abt 2 get lunch at mcdonalds or burgr kng. c u there if u want mcFood.

[Facehunter]

___________
sent from my iPhone

Should I be Joustice 4 Halloween?


[Click//Clash]

blggng live from a costume shop. abt 2 go 2 a thrift store.
Should I be Justice 4 Halloween?
need 2 know. 2nite's the night.

____________
sent from my AT&T Wireless Blackberry

IMPORTANT CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT


1st prize - Trip to Coachellapalooza (Paris, FR) [some expenses paid
2nd prize - Lifetime supply of Chili's
3rd prize - Personal email from Carles
4th prize - A copy of HRO in 'book format'
5th prize - a copy of HRO in Kindle / iPhonePDF format
6th prize - a case of Sparks
7th prize - a chance to email Justice
8th prize - a chance to send a myspace message to Crystine Castles
9th prize - 2 cases of 'meaning'
10th prize - a 1989 Mazda Miata

What r u gonna 'be'?
How can u capture the essence of HRO in a Halloween Kostume?

As We Approach Halloween, I will try my best to dedicate more of HRO's resource to finding the perfect Halloween Costume

Just want 2 know what I'm supposed 2 b.
Hard 2 b some1 else other than me.
Trying to be some1 who I actually wouldn't mind being.

Should I be 'nip slip' M.I.A.?

Should I be a zany electroJungle JokerAlt Zebra?

Maybe I'll be a freshman student at the University of Texas who just moved to Austin and is learning to experiment with 'being alternative'.

[Photo by Tokyo Bopper]

Wonder if I'll have time to make my 'entity from an alternative underworld' costume :-(

[Photo by Glam Canyon]

Guess I'm just gonna be 'oops I crapped my pants' Justice

[Photo by Gade Mode]

HLP M3 YALL//////////

Sorry to 'beat a dead AZN', but what should I b 4 Halloween?

Yall. I know yall are FCKNG TIRED of my quest to represent my temporary brand on Hallsoween, but it's just important to me. I'm sure yall have stuff that's important to yall, too. Put 'urself' in 'my shoes' and just stop being s000 alt 4 once, and just help out another human [after yall].

Should I be a creature from the electro jungle?

Should I be a sexie skeleton that bears mid-drift ?

Maybe a boyscout who has the body language of a 'snarky blogger.'

Should I be female sexie Gandhi Alt? Should I bring some Barry O-Bay-May/Communist Pamphlets?

Can I find a way 2 be an 'AltBro Witch'? Do I have to buy a broom + a cauldron of P.B.R.?

Maybe I can start  only drinking Grey Goose and get the Steve Aoki body type.

Should I be a self-aware post-entry-level alt?

If yall don't speak up, I'm just gonna be BLIPSTER JUSTICE.

[Photos by TheCobrasnake]

PLZ FCKNG HLP ME.  

Think I might hire a famous designer like Marcus "Germs Scott" Jacobs 2 design my costume. Does n e 1 have their email addy, or can I just use designerbro69@aol.com ? Or should I try projrunway@compuserve.org ?

Still searching 4 my ideal Hallowen Costume

Halloween is coming up in just a lil bit.
Kinda getting anxious about 'what I'm gonna be.' I might have to go to the doctor to tell him I need some more of my anti-anxiety pills cuz I srsly can't handle this kind of pressure. H8 dealing with real life + issues that no1 else understand.

N e ways... what should I be for Halloween?

Think I might end up just being DarkHearted Mickey Mouse.

[Photo by GlamCanyon]

I might just settle for being a Hotdog/ popular DJ with dancing edible items. I heard having dancing objects is the new MASKED DJs. PNAU implemented this gimmick a while ago.

Should I be a 'think piece' costume that represents Crimes Against Animals?

Should I just make a costume of an animal utilizing real animal fur? If I end up doing that, I might be a panda/polar bear/manatee.

should I be Girl Talk on a bicycle going to pick up some xtreme MTN DEW at his local grocery store?

Or maybe just a Black Eyed Pea Alt. (blipster)

[Photo by GadeMode]

Maybe I'll just be Alice Glass in 20 years.

Unless yall speak up, I'm just gonna be Juicetise.

[Photo by Style Clicker]

Do yall have a costume yet?

Should I be NIKE 4 Halloween?


Just learned how to make this costume. Arts & crafts help me 2 express myself. I've always wanted 2 b 'black'/a sneaker for Halloween. Are Nike sneakers still authentic? I remember I blogged about 'tennis shoes' like 100 blg years ago.

[Sneaker shoe Via Craftzine]

Maybe I'll just be a zany maze guy. It will represent how I am 'lost' and 'trying 2 find my way in the universe.'

Or I guess I can just grow a stache and wear a 'Beatles wig' and be a MSTRKRFT (masktercrafts).

Guess I'll just have to stick with Jeffrey Dahmer dressed as Justice unless yall can think of some1 better.

[via the google images database of funnie pix]

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