Mild emo posers will wear black things, do things to their hair to make it black, maybe put in some highlights. Their hair resembles Adam Lambert. They apply some unnaturally dark makeup. Their display pictures tend to be either too colorful or black and white, with them with hair and makeup fixed. Lots of people who aren't emo posers do that too, so don't misread that sign. They occasionally have signs of moderate and heavy emos.
Moderate emo posers have the above symptoms, and will do one of the following:
-draw the fakest looking cuts on their arms
-tells people on the internet they want to commit suicide
-may carry a knife
-listens to screamo or emo music
-watches horror movies excessively
-acts like they don't care about girls even if they love them
Heavy emo posers may actually cut themselves, but they do not to enjoy it. They most likely do all of the symptoms of the moderate and mild emo posers. They like to tell people they are emo, cut their clothes up, and maybe even give themselves a new nickname or reputation.
Heavy emo posers are easily defined by the boys you can find when you look up emo boy on Google Images. They wear thick eyeliner and always have on a depressed look. They have on thick eyeliner, and they may have some colorful things. They really play the part, but they are definitely not an emo. In fact, many of them don't actually cause themselves pain at all, but instead will make it appear like they do.
Overall, an emo poser is a retard who wishes they could be suicidal. They may dress in bright, cheerful colors, which completely throws off the whole 'emo' thing. Don't be an emo poser- or an Emo.
See Female Emo Poser.
Moe: God, he is such a male emo poser.
Alex: I thought he was REALLY emo?
Moe: Are you kidding? He never actually cuts himself. He doesn't have fun in his life, but he is not emo. Hey, John!
John: What i was busy bein depressed and hating my life
Moe: STFU, John, no one cares. Your not emo
John: Yes I am i will cut myself watch *takes out butterknife* Ouch, ouch ouch!
Moe: Let's go, Alex, John's retarded.