How to Dress Like a Guy
April Fools Day (April 1st) come s but once a year. But what to do if you want to prank your friends on a day that's not April Fool's Day? What's better than to surprise them at the mall by "being" a guy?
Tousle your hair if it is short, then put some gel on it Make sure the gel is everywhere before tousling your hair again. Carry a small bottle of gel (sample-size) so if your hair droops or loses it's messy look, you can fix it!
If your hair is shoulder-length or just below, then tie it with a hair-tie. If your hair is really thick, try to hide it under a cap and pull some random strands of hair out (without pulling all of the hair out of the cap) to make it look natural. If your hair is longer, then just leave it down and make sure to wash and blow-dry it, then straighten it so that your hair doesn't curl and isn't as shiny. (Guys most likely don't have shiny hair.) Note: This does not mean do not wash your hair.
If you have a big bust, try to conceal it. This will be tricky, but you can do it! If you have a small-to-normal sized bust then you don't really have to conceal it—especially if you're flat-chested. All bust sizes should wear loose shirts. I mean that if you wear Small, wear X-large. Yeah, that loose. Baggy pants or jeans work. Just make sure that nothing is form-fitting and loose or baggy.
Add shoes. Ah, the joy of life... for a girl! But most boys don't care so much. Ditch the heels and go with sneakers. Converse are preferred, but for one prank don't go too crazy. Okay, dirty the sneakers up so that they looks boyish—but not so dirty that you won't be let inside the mall. You can do this by stepping in some mud, then stepping out again and let the mud dry on dry your shoes. If there is a puddle of clear water nearby then by all means rinse some of the mud off. Just make sure your sneakers don't look too new.
Change your voice. Most likely your voice is too high for a guy's. Try to speak in a lower register, but not in an obviously fake manner. And use guy-slang instead of talking all girlie. Mumbling is good, too.
Correct your posture. Try to throw your shoulders back and straighten your back, swagger a bit when you walk. Or try hunching over a bit to reduce the appearance of having a girl's chest. Also, when standing, lean against a wall or put your hands in your pockets. Watch how boys walk and try to approximate how they do it.
- Make sure you're around people you feel comfortable doing this with. If you think they might react badly and hurt you emotionally or physically, don't do this around them—and you just might want to rethink having friends such as that anyhow.
- Don't try too hard or you'll look obviously fake—put in some effort, but don't go full-power. just for a one-time prank. Of course, if you really want to pass as a boy for other reasons, there are many resources available online here and elsewhere to help you achieve that goal.
Things You'll Need
- Baggy clothes
- A cap (optional)
- Don't carry a purse, for goodness sake!