I thought some of you might get a kick out of the kind of crap I got away with wearing back in high school.
Back then, a good portion of my wardrobe consisted of incredibly over-sized black t-shirts, which I would then wear a long-sleeved shirt underneath that I would cut thumb holes out of. Basically, I walked around drowning in these gigantic t-shirts, and then in those jeans where each leg is so wide at the bottom, you could probably smuggle illegal aliens across the border in ‘em. And I know - in this age of “skinny jeans”, it’s hard to imagine anyone wearing pants that aren’t in danger of cutting off your circulation, but people actually wore them.
Looking at these shirts now, it’s kind of surprising that a 14-18 year-old girl ever got away with wearing t-shirts with serial killers and dead people on them in the late 90’s.
Shirts from top:
- One of my favorites. It has Marilyn Monroe in all her beauty and glamour on the front, and it says “Before”. On the back, it has her dead on the slab at the morgue, and it says “After”.
- Another of my favorites, this one’s got both Ed Gein and Jeffrey Dahmer on the front, and it says “Wisconsin: You’re among fiends.” On the back, it says “America’s Most Bizarre Murderers”.
- Not particularly offensive, but I got this shirt when I went to see Gallagher. We were second row center, and our tarp ripped, and we left pretty much soaked in fruit punch, milk, and watermelon. I kinda wish I’d had him sign my shirt instead of my ticket stub, because I fuckin’ lost the ticket stub during a move.
- My Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer shirt. I loved this one so much, I wore it in my senior pictures. With my hair in pigtails.
- My The Shining shirt. Oddly, this is the only one I remember anyone having any complaints about, and that’s just mainly because Jack Nicholson starin’ at ‘em kinda gave ‘em the heebies.
- My The Mummy shirt. This one’s second only to the Henry shirt.
I may not really ever wear any of these anymore, but they still hold a special place in my heart.