Kurt Elizabeth Hummel
Full Name: Kurt Elizabeth Hummel
Goes By: Kurt
Age in canon: 17/18
Age as of 2014: 20/21
From: Ohio, USA
School: William McKinley (2009-2010), Dalton Academy (2010-2012)
Brothers: Finn (Step)
Kurt Hummel is a Windsor House countertenor in the Dalton Academy Warblers affectionately known as Alice.
Kurt Hummel used to be part of New Directions at McKinley High, but became unwilling to stay at McKinley after a closeted gay bully, Dave Karofsky, threatened his life. He met Blaine through trying to spy on New Directions' competition at Dalton, and after Kurt's parents (Burt Hummel and new stepmom Carole) found out what was going on, they sacrificed their honeymoon to move him to Dalton Academy, a boarding school that Blaine attends.
Kurt clicks successfully with the new school's choir, the Warblers, and is asked to move into their dorm. Due to a fairly massive crush on Blaine and the fact that the school is over an hour from his home, he agrees to stay. Windsor House, his dormitory, could be fairly described as "Gryffindor on amphetamines," and coming in new is something of a shock.
Kurt's loves are couture fashion, musicals, and supportive curly-haired boys with light eyes. Pissing him off is not recommended. He's highly intelligent and loyal, so when you threaten him or one of his friends, you might as well be standing in front of a dragon spouting a very sassy flame.
He and Reed were in a magazine shoot for Hilde.
Blaine says that Kurt is cranky and stuffy when he's sick, and he's all runny nose.
On Mothers Day, he and Blaine went to visit his mothers grave.
Kurt owns an iPhone
When given playdoh, he made a jacket and even pressed sequins in.
His favorite color is blue.
Prefers earbuds over headphones.
He wants to go see Milan and Paris.
Slow music helps him cope with things.
Kurt wants to be a Broadway star and designer or stylist at the same time. Someday he wants to lead his own theatre company.
All boys and some girls had a jousting competition. Everyone rode a horse, and used an eleven-foot log to try and knock off their opponents. Kurt and Reed were helping everyone get styled up for it. Reed wasn't jousting as it'd be unsafe for him, and Kurt wasn't jousting either.
The houses Windsor, Stuart, Hanover and Lancaster have agreed that whichever house "wins" will be served by all the other houses in a big cookout. Kurt was wearing immaculate royal robes.
Baby Kurt liked his mother's perfume so much that he once covered himself with it.
When someone asks what a loud noise was, he responds with "Someone took a baseball bat to the TV?"
He has the most fashion sense, but Reed has the most clothes. Reed says Kurt employs the “beauty knows no pain” rule whereas he likes to be comfortable.
If Kurt were sick and wanted to keep studying, the Windsors would do everything to keep him in bed, including tieing him down. If he passed out, the Tweedles would be calm and help out but Charlie would take control.
Kurt's the only one who hasn't been concussed in the Windsor house.
Like canon!Kurt, Dalton!Kurt is weating a kilt to prom.
Burt and Carole are coming to Parents Night.
If Kurt got slushied in front of the Warblers, there would be bloodshed.
He's never considered slusheeing the Tweedles.
Logan brought Kurt an original vinyl record of Broadway music.
Likes that Shane and Reed are close and thinks that Shane worships Reed.
Kurt says that the best part about having Reed as a roomate is that he gets to room with a friend who shares a great deal of his interests and has an incredible wardrobe. But the worst is that Reed gets paint everywhere.
About what he misses most about McKinley: "Apart from the club and the people in it, I miss clothes that aren’t these stifling uniforms, and I miss being near my dad. Also lately I don’t miss hearing Coach Sue upbraid someone in that toxic way of hers since I end up getting to hear enough of it during Cheerios practice. She still owns my soul, after all, for that Good Girls Go Bad performance."
Him and David are basically the only ones that study in Windsor.
On the anniversary of Alexander McQueen's death, Reed and Kurt watched every one of his fashion shows in mourning. The twins asked what was wrong, and when answered, they left them to it.
Kurt is probably one of the very few Windsors able to use that kitchen without accruing property damage in the process.
Kurt once made six big tupperwares of cookies. He very unwisely left them alone. When he returned, he found out they were having a Hunger Games thing and the cookies were being used as rations. Wes and David was Peeta and Katniss.
Kurt once made cookies and Charlie decorated a few of them.
Charlie once walked into Windsor chaos, all the boys yelling, things flying everywhere, and wondered what was going on. Blaine calmly told him that Kurt made chocolate chip cake with marshmallow icing. Kurt had been stressed and he stress bakes.
Reed had to guest at Project Runway and didn't want to go and Kurt had to drag him and ended up going with him.
If Reed were sexiled (kicked out of the room while Kurt and Blaine got it on), the Twins or Dwight would take him in and look after him. Dwight's done it before. The more awkward thing is if Shane officially comes to Dalton and it's Kurt who gets sexiled (far fetched as the idea may seem), and he and Blaine would have to awkwardly discuss how awkward it is that Blaine's brother and Kurt's bestie are going at it.
When Reed asked what they were doing for David's bachelor party, Kurt crossed his arms and insisted that they were not going to jail. Tweedles then said "..........that....depends."
Evan and Ethan once made a vat of Dunkaroo Dip (yoghurt, cool whip, funfetti cake mix) which somehow became ammo. They hit Kurt with it which resulted in Kurt not speaking to the for a week. They had no idea how long it took for him to get all the sugar out of hairsprayed hair. Windsor then trailed around Kurt because he smelled like cake, so Kurt got mad at that, too. Charlie asked if the twins enjoy putting their lives on edge.
The chastising thing goes hand in hand with the fact that Adam WANTED Kurt and Reed to watch because he wanted them to realize how wrong THEY were. That he didn't want to have to hurt anybody else, but it was their fault and he was the one defending here, not them. He sees them as his assailants, instead of the other way around.
When Reed crashed into his room, faceplaned and yelled, "YOU'RE COMING WITH ME TO NY FASHION WEEK WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT AND THAT'S FINAL!!" he found that Kurt was already trying an outfit on and had replied, "I was thinking of wearing this to day 1 of, what do you think? Should I save it for the second day? Don't want to peak too soon."
In an attempt to just beat the Windsors in a prank-off and make it all stop, Kurt butters the landing of the staircase, stands in the front hall and yells, "COOKIES ARE READY, COME GET 'EM!" ...the body count was astronomical, but they were all so ridiculously proud of him they could die.
On why Kurt didn't go with Blaine to see Shane:
Well, I’m not really sure. I suppose it depends on the person reading, because many people actually told me that they were glad Kurt didn’t go, and that it was fitting he didn’t.
You see, it’s one thing to be supportive during the trials of the waiting and the finding out news. But when Blaine left Ohio for Colorado, that was the time when everyone in Dalton was sure that if it wasn’t to identify a dead body, it was to help his parents through the death of his younger brother.
That would be akin to accompanying your boyfriend into a morgue with only his closest family around in order to have him say yes, that was his dead brother on a slab. It just seemed to me that, well…he really shouldn’t be there at that moment. That would be a moment too crippling for the entire family and Kurt, even if he is Blaine’s boyfriend, and very recently at that, shouldn’t intrude onto a moment that personal. Remember, he doesn’t even know Mr. and Mrs. Anderson yet. He hasn’t met them. To fly many hours away into a completely new place, to go put yourself in the moment--their moment, because it was their time to grieve—doesn’t seem to me like the kind of thing Kurt would do, especially since he respected people’s privacy, the matter of having a death in the family, and what it could do to people.
So I simply felt that while he could be, and very much was, supportive in all other aspects (he was there the whole time. He stayed with Blaine, stayed up at night with him, watched over him, listened for news, required Blaine to be the first call out the moment he found out, was the first person to greet him back), the moment when Blaine goes to his family to confirm Shane’s apparent death would not be one moment he would place himself in.
But that was just my take on it.
Dressing In Drag
The boys were looking through old photos and were seriously arguing who looked the best in drag. "Look at your knees! You look like you've been kneeling in ashes!" "Screw you, man, my figure was better than yours!" "You don't even look good as a blonde! It takes charisma to pull that off!" " Your heels sucked!" "Excuse you, I looked like damn supermodel in those heels!" "You look like you needed some serious eyebrow threading." "At least I didn't have a five-o-clock shadow."
"Hey, I was Claudia freaking Schiffer in that dress. What do you call that shapeless sackcloth you were wearing?" "That was PRADA!" "Man, that was a bad lipstick color on you." "That was the only thing I could get!" "I think you'd've looked better in coral, really brings out your eyes." "Really?" And Kurt, the aforementioned victim of all this drag-ness, is pretending this isn't happening. "Look at this. You're not even sitting like a girl. You're sitting like a red-light district bang tail."
"I was the epitome of grace!!" "You need grace. Like prayers. Like before meals." They then organized a walk-off. Reed was happy to help while Kurt wasn't but the boys dragged them both off to dress them anyway. They all went to Dobry. 45 minutes later, they were all dressed up. Hope was standing on a big auditorium stage as the girls squeal in the audience.
"WELCOME TO THE DALTON ACADEMY WALK OFF!!" David opens the show. In full getup and wig and makeup. And a long silver evening gown. Katherine was laughing and screaming simultaneously. Charlie, in heels, follows after Wes, looking like he's way too big for that cornflower blue dress he's got on. Hope was falling all over Sydney, giggling.
And then Shane. Who's still in the wedding dress. Reed was laughing too hard to stand up as Shane struts down the runway, hamming it up. Kurt asked " ...why are you dating him again?" and Reed raises an eyebrow at him before gesturing to the runway. Blaine swirls into the runway and struts down it. Kurt: "......I retract my previous statement." Wes strolls in wearing a flowy, wavy dress and strutting along, and all the girls cheer because he's working it. Wes flashes everyone a pageant smile and blows kisses before strolling off.
The twins wore matching dresses. They were wearing that Zuhair Murad dress Miley Cyrus wore to the oscars. Satoru wore a red kimono dress covered in roses. David wore a sparkling blue and gray ball gown. Wes and Han were the finalists. Wes for pure fabulousness. Han for a disturbingly convincing costume of full sweet pink frilly loli dress complete with giant curly wig and ribbons. Lucy was very proud of that. With matching coat. And gloves. And socks. And baby pink platform shoes. And a ribbon. It was disturblingly convincing. He looked like Lucy.
He was wearing false eyelashes and sparkling eyeliner. Han had surprisingly nice legs in those socks. Lucy said he actually shaved them because she made him do it. Wes did get a crown when he won. He cried. And waved. The Dalton boys were laughing too hard to get up from their chairs. They were so proud of him. When Wes got changed back, he still wore his crown and pretended it wasn't there.
For the longest time, Reed had problems organizing his closet by himself. When the boxes and boxes of stuff from his mom came in, he naturally had to sort them out--by designer, then by color. Considering how accident prone he is, that was not an easy feat to do, and he often gets helped - so to speak - by whoever Windsor was free at the time.
In the time when Blaine wasn't around, Reed pretty much gave up on getting any proper help from the other boys. Wes and David couldn't tell designers apart, and Charlie couldn't even tell the difference between casual pants and formal pants, so there goes that idea.
All the twins ever want to do was to play with the accessories and put on the clothes and reenact overdramatic scenes, so they weren't much help either. When Dwight was around, he just wanted to salt and purify everything.
So when Reed became friends with Blaine, he at least had some decent help in sorting things out. But it wasn't until Kurt when Reed actually properly arranged his entire closet within a day of shipment arrival.
Kurt and Reed
Him and Reed watch TV together, plan outfits for when they can go out, they sing together [to get Reed more confident] or when there’s a society event and Reed’s mom has an invite and can’t go, Reed makes Kurt his plus one—but mostly Kurt spends his time making sure Reed doesn’t maim or otherwise injure himself.
They hardly ever shop together—Reed has enough clothes for the both of them. And their idea of shopping consists of Reed pulling out lookbooks from designers and runway shows and the two of them picking out what they want.
Haven at Dalton
When the Hanover, Lancaster and Windsor boys were all watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, they were surrounded by an entire bulk shipment of candy. Blaine said, "This is actually the only way we can watch this movie," while chewing on a candy bar. Wes agreed, "Yeah, we can't watch it without candy, we get too hungry."
They will attempt to eat it all. And then they'll be sick. And Kurt and Merril will be left to deal with them. Haven then turned up, sat down and began to eat the candy. Sinclair immediately went for a pack of chocolate frogs. Clark said he loved the movie.
Raven grabbed a huge bar of milk chocolate and devours it like he'd been fighting dementors. Corey picked up chocolate-covered fruits which he said was his favorite, while Mikey grabbed whatever candy he could get his hands on.
Okay so then there was this other time that Kurt came in and found the conspirators in a living room surrounded by what looked like parts, tools, and all the stuff was on the ground and they were all just staring at a diagram.
Apparently, someone had the bright idea of getting some kind of home theatre shelving from Ikea and now apparently NONE OF THEM could put it together. After taking a swill of coffee presumably to shove down the insta-migraine the realization of this produced, Kurt helped them out.
And even then it took awhile. They usually have people to do that for them. And, you know, when they buy stuff, they're often already assembled and stuff. This was also pre-Charlie's return, I assume ol' Chaz could've worked this out without issue, but he wasn't around.
Kurt and Blaine often keep their appointment for coffee at the Lima Bean, but on the rainy days that they can’t, they make coffee in Windsor, stay together in the Windsor common room or each other’s rooms, talking endlessly about Broadway, their future plans, and the places they want to see.
Kurt finished doing crochet faster than anyone else. He made a hat with earflaps (like the one in “Furt”) that he gave to Blaine.
Kurt likes that Blaine doesn’t know what he’s doing all the time.
Kurt is Blaine's first and only priority when he's being harassed about cookies. As far as Blaine is concerned, they can war over the cookies all they want as long as they don't bug Kurt.
Kurt and Blaine sat watching a movie late into the night and Kurt fell asleep on Blaine's shoulder and they were like that til morning.
Blaine has properly adjusted his "prep" time in the mornings to coincide with Kurt's morning skin regime so they can go to class together.
Kurt always brings a coffee cup from the many many ones in his room in the mornings to Blaine's room.
Fur Elise was playing, and Kurt and Blaine were sitting together on the bench. Wes, David, Dwight and the twins were watching, saying how cute they looked. The twins then and tackled them. After a while, Kurt took out a bag of cookies and flung it out the door, everyone running out after it. Kurt then gave Blaine a cookie and they continued playing piano together.