Whether you just had a ‘goth phase’ or you’re goth for life I assure you the Gothic Subculture is undying! Lately I’ve been indulging my inner goth and I’ve uncovered countless Gothic lifestyle bloggers, youtubers and IG accounts proving the subculture is alive and thriving on the internet. Growing up I was something of a weekend goth. The sensibility was there, even if I couldn’t commit to wearing black ALL THE TIME.
Having teenage siblings in the 80’s meant I was exposed to Joy Division, the Cure, Siouxsie Sioux et al. But I grew up loving gothic fiction, horror films, Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson of my own accord. Here follows five pit stops on my Gothic Subculture online tour! I hope you get the kick out of these that I did:
1–Renee Ruin runs an amazing contemporary Alt Goth fashion blog, previewing catwalk fashions with a gothic slant as well as offering in-depth interviews with up and coming tattoo artists, musicians, lifestyle bloggers, artists and more.
2-You Tuber Snowy Lowther on Goth for Beginners – a pretty comprehensive if a little prescriptive guide from this young’un on the origins of gothic subculture and how to be a Trad Goth.
3-I love this slightly awkward video tutorial by It’s Black Friday on goth make up for guys, I’m not sure why but the kiwi accents just make it extra amusing. Plus bonus points for make up on men, I think it should be encouraged.
4-Another You tuber to watch is Drac Makens, who also has a great Instagram account which chronicles her make up looks. Always inspiring she creates innovative contemporary gothic looks with her trade mark no brows.
5-And finally Sylvie of Little Corp Goth Girl blogs about rediscovering her inner goth as an adult, wife and mum, and her ‘Corp Goth’ adventures, i.e dressing goth for work. This blog really struck a chord with me after years of ‘fitting in’ these days I feel much more inclined to just be my weirdo self. Hurrah Sylvie, you do you own thing!
My inner goth kid viewed these links with glee, and while I may always be something of a ‘part time’ goth these bloggers remind me to wear it with pride. Sometimes it’s just about dressing your outside to match your inside, especially if the you inside is Wednesday Adams.