Feb 09, 2018, 06:50am
Affordable alternative style clothing shops?
forum Fashion & Body Mods
Anybody got any suggestions for us broke punks out there?
Feb 10, 2018, 06:52am

I know it's not really the answer you're looking for, but DIY. In the 80's there weren't really shops where people could just walk in and buy alternative clothes. You had to make them yourself. Kids would take fishnet stockings and cut holes in them to make tops, and buy studs that were used to decorate horse saddles to decorate their own jackets.

Sounds intimidating but fortunately, now, we live in an age where we can find all sorts of Youtube channels and websites with instructions, and we can look at Instagram and Pinterest for ideas. My friend NyxLorry is queen of cheap goth DIYs, and posts a lot to her Instagram. She made a really cool spiderweb tshirt with some bleach and a black tshirt, and her acrylic painted leather jackets are to die for.

I recommend going to your favorite thrift store, and as you're looking around imagine what things would look like if you dyed them, stuck studs on them, painted them, or cut holes in them.

When you're done, post pics here so we can check out your handiwork!
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Feb 10, 2018, 06:55am

Here's NyxLorry in her spiderweb shirt.
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Feb 10, 2018, 06:56am

And NyxLorry in her leather jacket.
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Feb 10, 2018, 09:51pm

Thanks!! I definitely have done some DIY before but that was always on a whim instead of planned-- idk why I didnt think of going out and getting things with the intention of altering them myself lmao. That stuff is beautiful!
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Feb 10, 2018, 11:43pm

Not going to lie, she's kind of what I "want to be when I grow up" haha. Best part about DIY is nobody else has anything like it, so you'll be a style icon.
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Mar 14, 2018, 06:03am

I'm not sure how the prices are now, I haven't bought from there in about 6 years, but Angry, Young, and Poor's website used to be decent on prices.
Mar 19, 2018, 02:24pm

http://crustpunks.com is great if you're in to that scene, very affordable and decent quality. Also vegan leather options if that's your thing.

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