Indulging your inner goth – 5 Great Gothic Lifestyle Links

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.

90s-Goth Girl-Flame hair- double exposure

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:

1Renee 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!

Goth 2004

Teeny Tiny Goth me on my 25th Birthday

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.

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5 comments

  1. Thanks for the mention 🙂

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  2. Clare · · Reply

    There’s an amazing goth in the building where I work. I see her sometimes onthe stairwell and she always looks amazing. I think she’s ine her early fifties maybe and she has some amazing 80’s style goth/new romantic make-up which she partners up with classic black clothing usually. One day I did pluck up the nerve to say I thought she looked great and she was very gracious about it. I would recommend gothing it up in the workplace!

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    1. I don’t see many goths locally these days, but I used to love hanging out in Camden, London. It’s hard not to tell a good goth that they look awesome. I’m glad you complimented her, you probably made her day! x

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  3. Woot! I found your blog through Little Corp Goth Girl’s blog! I love it! You deserve way more followers.

    I think the gothic culture is an ever changing blob. It’s not what it was 10 years ago, and it won’t be what it is now in the next 10 years. That’s not necessarily a good or bad thing. I remember when nu goth and pastel goth first came into existence; a lot of the older and more trad goth types I know were calling it “not true goth”. I actually enjoy both nu and pastel goth. Oh well, we shall see what the future holds. 🙂

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    1. Hey Sarah! Thanks so much for visiting and your kind words. Yeah its funny how the gothic subculture has evolved. I personally think being goth is more than just a style thing, its an attitude and a set of interests much more than just a specific kind of music and what you wear. It’s a sensitivity to and a solace from the darker side of life. Well, that’s what I think anyway. Thanks for stopping by! x

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