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Sex: both
Type of clothing: clothes, accessories, and makeup
When it was popular: 1980s
Description: The Gothic look started in England and is influenced by medival European and modern punk fashion. Clothes include corset vests, corset belts, bell-sleeved blouses, poet shirts, peasant blouses, leather, lace, boots, crosses, and studded and spiked armlets, wristbands, gloves (usually fingerless and net), and studded and ringed gaunlets, mostly in silver, black, blood red, purple, and burgundy. Makeup includes black nail polish, black, blue, burgundy, and purple lipstick, and purple, and black eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and blush. This look is making a comeback.
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Ashley Atrocity - November 07, 2007 - Report this comment
As far as I'm concerned, goth's not making a comeback... ....it never left. :]
80sfan - December 19, 2008 - Report this comment
well....it has changed to Emo now. trust me, Goths are better.
Val - April 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I went goth by 3rd grade. Still goth jut a bit more soffisticated.
EMO - May 15, 2009 - Report this comment
EMOS RULE!
Martin - June 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Emo's do not rule they slit themselfs
Helel - July 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Goth is a very beautiful way of life... i never really considered myself goth though i just have that kind of mind frame
kass - August 07, 2009 - Report this comment
emo is just a fashion trend... goth is a way of life
Nyteshade - August 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Honestly, saying that they all cut themselves is a generalisation, and just glorifies the trend even more. I'm sure alot of us alternatives went through a whiny 'I cut myself because it's how I deal with it' phase! I know I did as a teenager, I just kept it hidden, opposed to doing to show my friends the 'cool' scars. Not that I'm saying I like Emos, I just tolerate them. Besides, I think it's 'Scene' that's in fashion now, right?
Sonia - January 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I don't think everyone went through the 'I cut with it because its how I deal with it' phase. I certainly didn't, I think saying that is a generalisation there. But yes, I do agree on the last part, I've seen alot of 'Scene' kids around. They're just a more colourful version of emo if you ask me.
Jan Griffiths - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
kass--so true!! Goth will never go out, and they aren't cutters!! Scene is just a trend, but I kinda like them too.
Jen - April 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Goths are awesome. Always have been, always will be.
super - April 27, 2010 - Report this comment
goths are a ugly style its a way for people who have mentiel problems because of how they are treated in school to deal or show off its a style like any other thats only ment to make them look cool its made like any other fashion style and is a useless way to live thinking u have to dress like friends in order to impress or fit in somewhere
kk - April 27, 2010 - Report this comment
goth is gay
kk - April 27, 2010 - Report this comment
so is emo
Ecto - May 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Well, super and kk, I am not into goth style myself, but at least the people here that are pro-goth are literate. From your combined posts, I have to assume you each have only a sixth grade reading level... at most.
puppets - May 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Goths are amazing (: i admire them. i'm probably too bogan to go goth though unfortunatly. and emo isn't really a style it's for attention seeking masochistic losers. Goth is better than emo's and scene kids (:
Jan Griffiths - July 02, 2010 - Report this comment
Yeah, puppets, I agree. Emo and scene are justs fads; goth is a way of life. I am one.
shadow - September 18, 2010 - Report this comment
how can you people say goth is gay, ive been goth for about 6 or 7 years now and i prefer it to all the other trends out there, it is a way of life, it is not a sin to be different everyone has a right in what style they choose but its obvious that the scene kids, emo, chav ect has taken over and it just sounds like goth is the thing of the past, i resent that phase as i'll always be goth no matter what trend comes next, its always gonna be a form of individuality.
Victoria - October 20, 2010 - Report this comment
If you have to label yourself a "Goth" nowadays, then trust me, you are not a real one. Some of us were around in the 80's when the scene started. Now you are walking advertisements for Hot Topic...yes, you! No one can spell on here either btw, so STAY IN SCHOOL & STOP CUTTING IF THAT'S WHAT YOU DO! Come on, stop hating on each other - they're just labels - just do you & !@#* the rest of them. Who can name some actual Goth bands from when it was real? Not Bauhaus & The Cure - get creative & don't Google them! You babies are soooo cute!
uwish - October 25, 2010 - Report this comment
im a goth freshman and trust me, there arent many legit goths left. emo is for posers with emotional damage. scene is just bubbly girls trying to seem more interesting. goths arent cutters. goths dont chill at hot topic. goths are straight. goths rule!
Angela - January 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I agree with so much that has been said by the older posters here. If you label yourself as a goth and you're under 40, you probably are not a real goth. I consider myself to have started liking darker/goth music too late to be authentic and that was like 1989...the ship sailed long ago on real goths, and you don't shop at Hot Topic if there's a single "goth" cell in your body!
Emily - January 10, 2011 - Report this comment
Goth is great and never fade out. It's an attitude rather than just a fad. By the way, most of the goths are nice, polite and literate; they don't jabber with the "drinking-the-kool-aid" haters, because it'd be rather pointless.
Joseph - February 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm 38 and have and will always be Goth,it's great to see that it's still going strong,just wish someof the people my age would grow up and stop attacking and down playing younger goths and the current scene..(hint hint Victoria )-
alicialevy - February 25, 2011 - Report this comment
i love being goth my mom was goth too and im in love with gothic art and clay animations as in timburton films and i love it cuz im comfertable with it and i grew up that way
tyrone - March 06, 2011 - Report this comment
theres much to say about all these comments on here but the truth is if your goth your goth if your not your not and honestly most of the fakes on here can bearly describe what a goth is the cure is a goth band and billy idol most famouse but i dont consider myself a goth either i consider myself a kid in the dark yes im 17 but i know much about this trend and i love the trend from dracula and cemmetaries-romantic goth to mohawks and stud belts-new wave to platforms and bright colors-cyber goths to all of the above dont get me started yes young people still know much about goths and i love this trend so old folks talk to me when you have some common since please.....
Val M. - April 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I heard the term goth used in the early 90's. I don't remember the use before. When I was little in the early 80's I was sure I was punk, but as time went on and I was wearing all black and very different clothing, not to mention very different tastes in music, by the mid to late 80's I noticed I was very different. But I still didn't hear the term goth and I had no clue there were others out there. By early to mid 90's I first saw Hot Topic and noticed my look was getting common and I was being labeled. But no one knew what I was talking about when it came to new wave, dark wave etc music.
Amanda - January 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I hate the stereotyping and the labeling. But I do love my Bauhaus and Sisters of Mercy!
A - August 10, 2012 - Report this comment
Cinema Strange? Alien Sex Fiend? Have I passed the test, Victoria? Are these bands "real" goth enough for you?
bones - September 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Does it really matter where you shop if you are Goth? And the music, what right do those older "goths" have to judge based on what we listen to? It is quite annoying to have people say that we are or are not Goth based on how we dress, where we shop, what music we listen to. And seriously, if you do not like Goths, it would be great if you kept your complaints and opinions to yourself rather than saying "Oh, you listen to Bauhaus and Alien Sex Fiend? You really call yourself Goth?" And, A, I agree with you. I may not like all Goth songs out there, but I sure as hell know what I like.
lol - May 09, 2013 - Report this comment
From the age of 15 (im 47 now) i would only wear black hair nails included black backcombed hair studded wrist bands loads of bangles.we made a lot of our outfits and loved jumble sales were we would get lots of ideas and outfits from .i wore little black pointed boots and l black skirts usually with another one over it slightly shorter i miss those days...

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