How to Make Yourself Look Like a Boy

Wear boy's fashions to change your appearance from girl to boy.
Wear boy's fashions to change your appearance from girl to boy. (Image: Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Making yourself look like a boy requires considering the type of boy style of dress and hair that you wish to attain. This helps you complete a boy look from head to toe that is convincing. Whether interested in dressing like a boy temporarily as a costume, or wanting to change your sexual identity, you can accomplish the task by minimizing your female attributes. Shortening your hair and wearing boy clothes and accessories will help pull the boy look together.

Things You'll Need

  • Magazine
  • Boy clothing
  • Sports bra
  • Boy hairdo
  • Boy accessories

Look through magazines to find a boy clothing style that you like; such as preppy, punk, skater or grunge. Write a list of clothing that caters to your preferred style.

Purchase cardigans, collared shirts, ties and regular fit jeans or khaki pants and loafers or boat shoes to create the preppy style. Select tighter T-shirts, black skinny boy jeans, metal-studded belts and collars and black boots or sneakers to create the punk look. Choose baggy jeans, over-sized T-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, flannels and skateboarding sneakers to finish the skater or grunge motif.

Visit a hair salon and provide the stylist with a picture of a hairstyle that corresponds to the style of clothing you chose. Ask for a side-swept cut above the ears to create the preppy look; get spikes to finish off the punk style or request a buzz cut or messy shag to create the skater or grunge effect. Purchase a wig in one of the styles, if you are temporarily making yourself look like a boy.

Wear a sports bra to flatten your breasts and create the appearance of a boy’s chest.

Remove makeup, nail polish and girlish jewelry or accessories such as dangle or hoop earrings and purses. Add boyish accessories such as a men’s wrist or pocket watch, money clip, wallet, baseball cap, trucker hat and backpack.

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