‘I’m a genderless monster’: Non-binary Londoner dresses up as ‘alien’

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‘I’m a genderless monster’: Non-binary Londoner dresses up as ‘alien’

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Jazmin Bean has been into alternative fashion since becoming a teenager.

The Londoner regularly dons heavy doll-like makeup, unique contact lenses, and uses props to complete the look which they liken to an alien.

Jazmin, who uses the pronoun they, spends hours perfecting their image which is influenced by Japanese culture and mythological creatures.

They wear a binder to flatten the chest and but hope to have surgery in the future to make this more permanent.

Jazmin is also currently working on making their own makeup brand for those in the alternative community.

They dress as their mythological persona most of the time, but sometimes they have to tone down their look due to harassment and people not accepting the alternative style.

Youngster uses makeup to look like a 'genderless monster

(Picture: Barcroft)

Jazmin first got into dressing up after experimenting with drag makeup on Instagram. They then went on to develop their own style.

Jazmin’s look takes around three hours to complete, and their outfits contain a variety of props, ears and accessories – sometimes including fake weapons.

‘When I started out I was playing with different things and different subcultures and styles and looks and managed to just keep on evolving into my own thing,’ said Jazmin.

‘I just think it’s really funny for someone so small, like really cute looking, but you know I mean to have all these weapons.

‘I don’t even fight, like never been a physical fight. I’ve never thrown a punch in my life.

‘I just like the aesthetic in general, to have something like a little creature that’s like a superhero or an evil villain.’

 Jazmin Bean poses for a picture in her bedroom

(Picture: Marcus Hessenberg / Barcroft Media)

Jazmin wants to wear the chest binder more regularly but worries about damaging the ribs. But surgery might be the answer in the future, they add.

‘I will probably get [rid of] my chest completely, so it is just flat and there is nothing there. That’s ideal but obviously, surgery is very expensive and also not very risky in this day and age but is just like a big leap.’

At the moment, Jazmin gets a lot of stares in public and sometimes people try to take pictures. Jazmin doesn’t think it’s malicious but more of a curiosity thing.

Jazmin Bean gets ready for the day as she applies make up at home in her bedroom

(Picture: Marcus Hessenberg / Barcroft Media)

Their family has been really supportive, which helps.

‘I am lucky to have everybody just kind of enjoy and be proud of what I am doing more than any other reaction, which is good. My close family are all really supportive.

Jazmine Bean poses for a photo in her bedroom holding one of her prop weapons

(Picture: Marcus Hessenberg / Barcroft Media)

‘My advice to anyone that wants to start dressing like this or sees people and it is like “oh I wish I could do that”, find your own thing before anything because obviously, we don’t like copiers.

‘Find your own thing before anything and just evolve that.’

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