Friday, 31 October 2014

Encyclopaedia of Alternative Fashion † Halloween Goth

Hey, I got this out in time for Halloween! (It's actually literally Hallows Even here right now.)
Edit: Beetlejuice is also playing on tv.

The full Encyclopaedia of Alternative Fashion can be found here.


Halloween goth is one of those 'fashion styles' that could be an actual style, but equally just some kind of costume-play. Type 'halloween goth' into Google and you're likely to end up with some super dodgy costumes.


But halloween goth is quite possibly a thing. Basically, it involves taking common halloween motifs (bats, pumpkins, orange, stripes) and creating a non-costumey outfit.


 The Pumpkin Patch has a very good description:
"What makes a Goth a Halloween Goth?
  •  Being a Goth (Duh!)
  • Thinks Halloween is more than just a holiday
  • Halloween shines through in their fashion: blacks and oranges, purples, and greens. Monsters and pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns and Halloween paraphernalia galore!
  • Halloween costumes are always in season
  • Enjoys Halloween themed music, creepy haunt sounds, haunting melodies, even some of the goofier Halloween songs! (The Scarecrow likes to imagine everyone enjoys bouncy yet evil Carnival music too!)
  • Indulges in the Halloween novelties and cliches.
  • Ecstatic when October comes
  • Sanderson Sisters are idols… Where’s a virgin when you need one???"
Actually finding images of halloween goths is super hard, I mean, did I mention those SUPER TACKY *GOTH* COSTUMES THAT SEEM TO POP UP EVERY HALLOWEEN


 But there are a few. So enjoy. And Happy Halloween, kittens :3

Halloween nu goth? Source.
Further reading and resources


  1. I love it. the whole look is like the "ugly christmas sweater" for goths. self-referential and ironic.

  2. I love Halloween Goth outfits. I should totally post some!


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