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Teenpunk, also coloquially called Pop-Punk Emo, is an aesthetic that was prevalent from the mid to late 2000s, although there has been a recent revival with the ‘Draculaura aesthetic’. This aesthetic is heavily influenced by Pop-Punk music and consumerist culture surrounding Corporate Alternative fashion, including vendors like Hot Topic, Claire's or Justice[1]. Teenpunk is characterized by its colour palette involving black, white and pink, and motifs involving "edgy" stuff that was popular among Alternative Millenial and Gen Z teenagers of the time, like colourful hair extensions, skulls, stars, checkerboard patterns, fishnets, Monster High dolls[2], etc. Like the term "Pop-Punk Emo" implies, it shares many similiarities with the Emo subculture, but it is closer to Pop culture and Pop-Punk music. Avril Lavigne is considered one of the pioneers of this aesthetic.

Visuals[]

Some of the visuals included in the Teenpunk aesthetic include:

  • Color palette featuring black, white and pink
  • Skulls
  • Bows
  • Kiss marks
  • Bones
  • Hearts and stars
  • Animal prints
  • Checkerboard patterns
  • Polka dots
  • Chains
  • Cherries
  • Stripes
  • Blingee edits
  • Frutiger Metro patterns
  • Grunge elements
  • Draculaura from Monster High

Fashion[]

Some elements commonly used in Teenpunk outfits include:

  • Basic black/pink clothing
  • Denim jackets
  • Fishnets
  • Converse and Vans sneakers
  • Band t-shirts
  • Bowties
  • Studded belts
  • Choker necklaces
  • Doc Martens boots
  • Dark makeup
  • Exaggerated eyeliner
  • Messy hair
  • Dyed hair
  • Neon hair extensions

Music[]

Pop-Punk[]

Pop-Punk music is a fusion genre between Pop and Punk Rock. Compared to traditional Punk music, Pop-Punk artists often incorporate juvenile topics into their songs rather than political ones. This includes topics such as love, breakups, anti-suburbia themes, etc. Pop-Punk quickly became one of the most popular genres of music in the world, and it spawned a number of subgenres, such as emo pop, skate punk, and pop-rock. It influeced an important number of subcultures and music genres, including Teenpunk, Emo, Hyperpop, Hot Topic, 2020 Alt, Minivan Rock, etc. However, it's often deemed controversial due to its Corporate nature, particularly inside the typical Punk scene.

Media[]

Musical Artists[]

  • Avril Lavigne
  • Skye Sweetnam
  • Blink-182
  • Green Day
  • My Chemical Romance
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Fall Out Boy
  • The Veronicas
  • Paramore
  • Sum 41

Songs[]

Movies[]

  • Freaky Friday (2003)
  • My Chemical Romance - Life on the Murder Scene (2006)
  • Lemonade Mouth (2011)

TV Shows[]

  • Monster High series (2010-Present)
  • Mean Girls (2004)

Video Games[]

  • Bloody Bunny (2008)

Fictional Characters[]

  • Venus from Monster High (Generation 1)

Vendors[]

  • Hot Topic
  • Claire's
  • Justice
  • Vans

Gallery[]

References[]

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