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Hipster Hitler, also known as “Adolf Hipster”, refers to a series of comics and images of a Hipster version of the Adolf Hitler. The images typically dress the former German dictator in skinny jeans and hipster glasses with a side-swept hairstyle.
The domain for the Hipster Hitler webcomic series was registered on August 22nd, 2010. The first comic titled “Ironic Invasion” featured a conversation between Hipster Hitler and the Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels:
On August 28th, 2010, Redditor ogawdomanogawdoman submitted the second Hipster Hitler comic titled “Juice” to the /r/funny subreddit that accumulated 539 up votes prior to being archived.
The earliest known Hipster Hitler Halloween costume photo was submitted to Reddit on October 31st, 2010 and reached the front page receiving 3,017 up votes prior to being archived. A second costume was submitted by Redditor baron9229 on November 1st, 2011 but did not reach the front page.
On January 11th, 2012, Redditor caputero submitted a photo of a man in front of a computer wearing glasses with a haircut and mustache that somewhat resembled Adolf Hitler. The thread was titled “I found Hipster Hitler” and reached the front page accumulating over 20,600 up votes within 5 days.