Avril Lavigne has been a big music star since her teens. Her recent work includes the hit single “Alice,” the commercial single for Tim Burton’s upcoming 3-D Disney film, “Alice in Wonderland.” She’s probably best known for her punk rock, rebellious, rocking out look. If you want to look like a cool rock star and wear an easily recognizable costume, going as Avril is probably a great idea for you.
First of all, you want to go shopping at Kohl’s, the store which sells Avril Lavigne’s personal clothing line called Abbey Dawn. It’s full of clothes that she actually does wear or in a style very similar to what you see her wearing. She is even known to model the clothes and wear them going out. Different Kohl’s stores tend to have different Avril items, depending on what’s in stock. Therefore, you may want to hit up a few different stores to find the right Avril look for you.
Start by picking out a cool Abbey Dawn hoodie, with an animal-eared hood. Not only does Avril wear these when performing oftentimes, she also wore one as a guest-judge to “Americal Idol” in January 2010. If you can’t find your size in the Abbey Dawn line of clothing, you might want to buy a stylish hoodie from another name brand, then modify it by sewing in matching ears to it. The Abbey Dawn official line is the best way to go for an authentic Avril look, but the brand doesn’t offer a lot of diversity in clothing sizes, leaving out the plus size market altogether, unfortunately.
Next, you want to pick out a pair of shiny pants. They should match the hoodie, but you want to think “rock star” with these. You could pick out a pair of pants from the Abbey Dawn line as well, depending on what Avril look you are specifically hoping to emulate. One other choice is to wear a plaid skirt with your hoodie, opting for the look Avril had often when performing “Girlfriend.” What you wear with the hoodie is a bit more flexible, as long as it is a look that Avril has publicly sported and represents the young star/rock look. Opt for heels or boots, depending on what matches the skirt or pair of pants of your choice.
Accessorize with some spikes from Avril’s perfume Black Star. Every bottle comes with a spike ring. If you can buy a few, place them on a chain or around your finger, depending on how they fit. Abbey Dawn also offers earrings, watches and jewelry. Get what you can from authentic Avril gear to really compliment your costume.
Next, you want to put on plenty of make-up. Avril doesn’t overdo it, but she is rarely photographed without full make-up. Make sure that you have on mascara, eye shadow and some lip gloss. Then, get ready to rock out, Avril-style. Make sure to work on that punk rock attitude before making your Avril debut.
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