This is interesting: In Bangkok, a subculture of men have started cosplaying as Mexican gangsters after seeing images of them on the internet. Their clothes, hairstyles, and tattoos are all inspired by criminal gangs in Mexico and the US, and have even formed their own gangs – Balcony Pain, Fratez, and D Sixty, to name a few. But here’s the thing: they don’t do it to be thugs. They’re nice boys. They do it because they like the clean and simple ganster aesthetic and the brotherhood mentality. Most of them, in fact, hold nine to five jobs as teachers, policemen and bureaucrats and have to ask their wives’ permission before getting inked.
Via Oddity Central:
When asked about how he got into the whole ‘Mexican gangster style’ dressing, Eak said: “I listened to hip hop and watched videos on YouTube. Also, my aunt who used to live abroad told me about it.” He also mentioned that Mexican style reflects his life very well. “I think I’m going to dress like this until I die,” he declared. Being part of the gang isn’t just about dressing though, he said that he found true friendship with his fellow gangsters. “Since we’re in the same ‘gang’ everyone loves one another. Before we never knew each other and were even enemies, but now we can hang together.”
“I am Ter D Sixty. During the day, I work in an office,” said one gang member. “At night, I’m a Mexican gangster. I’m a gangster at heart.”
“I am Yak Yai Fratez,” said another. “During the day, I’m a policeman. At night, I’m a gangster. Fratez Thailand gangster, you know?”