Well. Breaking a social norm wasn’t easy, so it took me a couple of tries.
My first attempt was to cross dress in a social setting, but trying not to be too overt I decided to wear a fantastic lavender colored, sparkle hummingbird shirt to a social event with people I didn’t know (Photo below). At the bottom of the shirt it said, ‘Hummer Time,’ whatever that means. However, I only got one comment, and everyone treated me like they normally do, in fact I had a good time and made a few friends. So it didn’t work like I had planned it.
Next I decided to try something a little more extreme. I wanted to break the clean cut Mormon stereotype and wore black, painted my nails, gave myself a flock-of-seagulls hairstyle, and put eyeliner with a small black tear coming down my cheek. Then I went to a church service. I tried not to be disrespectful, so I sat in the back. This, by the way, was a ward I had never been to, I drove to a randomly selected chapel and sat through their sacrament meeting. No one talked to me. I felt extremely awkward, and only a got a few quick glances from people. Overall, I felt like this norm violation was more effective, since I was effectively ostracized.