I had never heard of her but I Google Image-d her and wow, she is pretty, uh, hipster. I've never seen such ratty, dag-nasty looking hair. And I rest my case about the fedoras...girl must own like a million of them. She's also got the dirty-bandana look down pat.Just look up Cory Kennedy. She's the holy grail girl for hipsters.
That website!OMG, that's the funniest theme ever!!
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2009/12/the-evolution-of-the-hipster-2000-2009.html with the last picture being EXACTLY what you should wear. hahahahahahaha!
You're right that there is a mocking tone in this thread. But the whole point of it is that it is a *costume* for a *party* so it's all about playing into stereotypes. There is an element of camp here. If the OP had come in here with serious intentions and said, I want to overhaul my image and start dressing like a goth, how would I do that? (just using a random example), then I'm pretty sure everyone would have responded in a respectful tone with constructive suggestions, i.e. wear lots of black, dye your hair black, etc..It's absolutely stereotyping. The very definition of the word is an image used to describe a group of people.
My point is that when is it ok to point out certain criteria about a group of people, and when is it not? I'm just trying to compare these things so that people understand that regardless of what group you're picking out traits on, doing it in a mocking way is still wrong.