Probably one of the easiest musical figures to imitate in terms of costume, Kurt Cobain lets your raid your closet for those flannel shirts and ripped jeans that have been rotting there for the last 10 years or so. Kurt was also partial to wearing shirts with big horizontal stripes underneath his flannel, so make sure to include that as part of your overall look.
For footwear, it’s not tough: Converse One-Stars or Chuck Taylors can be seen in most photographs of the grunge rock legend. Thick crew socks and the occasional pair of long johns also made an appearance, so you can swap those in for jeans if you want to go for extra originality. Ridiculous plastic sunglasses tie everything together.
Cobain’s bright blue eyes might be hard to duplicate, but you can easily grab a dirty blonde wig from a costume shop to get the hair down pat. It’s important to forgo shaving for a couple of days prior to your costume party so you can make sure to have enough stubble going on the match the departed king of alternative music.
Last but not least, if you have an acoustic guitar, you can bring it along and regale your friends with wistful interpretations of Nirvana’s MTV: Unplugged appearance.
*Bonus Item*: See if you can score a pair of Cobain’s fun shades.
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