A/N: First of all, i didn't make this guide. sweatdrop
This guide helps you become like L. So, prepare yourself with the weirdest guide you have ever seen.
As you can see, the eyes are a key feature to L. Just looking like you are tired is NOT enough! You must be able to move your eyes like L, and develop bags under your eyes like him. In the first image you see a nice imitation of L. What’s wrong with this picture you might ask? Look at his eyes! they are not baggy enough and seem like they know something you don’t. The only way to obtain L’s perfect eyes is to stay awake all night, drinking tea or coffee, thinking about things no one would care to really think about. In the second image, you see the transition phase, it has some nice bags, but is missing something. You need the bags, but also the LOOK. In the third image, you see the completed phase. In this image, you can clearly notice the beautiful bags, but also the stupid look. Your eyes shouldn’t give away any emotion and must look unattentive and lost. This way, the enemy will never be able to tell what you are thinking, and you have the upper hand. This is what makes you the greatest detective in the world.
The Hair is one of the most defining features of L next to the eyes… So it’s easier to break it down in steps.
Step 1: First, go to the hairdresser and get a nice trim, making sure it’s fairly uneven and layered. The ends should go no longer then the end of your neck, check if the left hand side is longer than the right. Usually, this step can be a bit embarassing and if the hair dresser doesn’t understand what you want her to do, show him/ her a picture of L from Chapter 11. If she laughs at you, get a new hairdresser, because he/ she obviously has no sense of style, pfft… If you don’t have pure black ebony hair, go buy some L’Oreal hair dye, and get it black. You can easily dye your hair at home, since most salons charge you quite a lot of money for it. For people with curly hair, just get it straightened, this would make it easier to spike either way.
Step 2: DISHEVELLED. That’s the look you are going for. Sure, spike it up a bit, use plenty of hair gel, but don’t make it look as if you did it on purpose! No! You must make sure it seems like you just got out of bed, put on a pair of clothes, and are going to meet someone. This is a key point in the hair. TIP: Sweep the strands in several different directions. The left hand side should have a bit more hair than the right. So sweep towards the left in the back. I suggest buy a canister of super-hold hair spray. A volumizer is nice too.
Step 3: Finally, spike off the ends with some gel, and by now the left hand side of your head should have a bit more hair. Make sure to fluff it up on the top and give it some body. This way you can make your hair stick up some more. Pull some strands over your eyes, and you’re done!
L’s clothing is cheap, efficient, and simple.
Step 1: All your clothes should be simple (not like 10 million pocketed cargo pants) and baggy. The basic wardrobe includes a nice white shirt, and a pair of very baggy blue jeans. You can probably get these precious items in your local Ross. If you are a designer-lover, as long as it’s simple and fits the description, go ahead and spend $150 on baggy blue jeans.
Step 2: No Accessories! That includes shoes and socks. In the good old old old days you didn’t have to wear shoes, and L abides by this. Shoes are not a necessity so you don’t need to wear them, especially indoors, if not necessary. if there are rocks on the street, perhaps slip on a pair of sneakers, but no socks whatsoever. They key is no socks period. Now you don’t have to worry about buying new Nike’s for Back-to-School shopping.
L’s most identifying feature is the way he sits. Basically, you put your feet up, pending them at the knees, and keep your leg straight in front, so that your knees come in front of your face. Pretty easy ne? Now, you might be thinking, that it might make it terribly hard to do other things, like pick up the phone, talk, bend over, but not at all! As seen in Example 2, bending over is relatively simple, you just have to put your knees apart, and TADA, bend over, your dignified position is still maintained. If you happen to sit on the floor, you can sit either this way, or just sit in the Indian style with your fingers inward. This is an excellent meditation position, and many times L sits like this just to think things over. Thus, the third position can be incredibly useful when trying to stay up all night thinking about secret identities of Kira.
Although it’s not often, L DOES stand/walk. The way he does this, is actually, relatively simple. All you do, is walk, slouching, knees a bit bent. I suppose as in the case of L, this would be a huge benefit if you were pretty tall, but it also puts you on a personal level with the subject you are studying. As you are walking, remember to slouch and act like you are a bit sleepy. When talking to people, as in example 3, lean inwards, close to the person’s face, and talk to them. Make sure you have a breath mint before doing this, however razz .
Picking up the phone is an art. L clearly demonstrates this. Basically, depending on the phone you can pick it up from the top as seen in the first example (or by dangling the cord and talking backwards), or in the case of cellphones, as in example 2, by the antenna. After picking up the phone, you must hold the phone at the top, with a MAXIMUM of 3 fingers. 2 is the recommended choice, and the most sensible way. Before putting the phone to your ear, hold it a good distance away from you first, and then pick it up. There was only ONE TIME L picked up the phone normally.
When reading a book, simple put the book a small distance away from your body, and like the phone, hold it with a maximum of three fingers (the middle ones). To switch the pages simple turn one of the fingers under the next page and turn. Pretty easy ne? By reading this way, especially when sitting on a bench in a park, it will ensure not only privacy, but won’t ruin your eyes.
Finally, one of the most essential things is drinking and eating, just like the basic philosophy with picking up cell phones and reading, use, at the maximum, 3 fingers. hold the handle of teacup with 2 fingers and pull it to your face as displayed in example 2, and drink. For eating, hold the fork with 2 fingers, and stuff the food in your mouth. Remember to maintain your basic sitting position at all times. ONE VERY IMPORTANT thing to note is that L is a great lover of sweets, so remember, the sweeter things are, the better they are! When you drink coffee remember to put lots of sugar cubes in it!This is very important in every action you do. For any other action just remember these rules, and in any scenario you will be like L biggrin i just copied this one from my group in crunchyroll. Second, I love L. Third, stop reading what i am typing here and get on with the guide below. Fourth, I thought i told you to proceed to the guide? Fifth, never mind then..
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