Goth fashion tips:
In a world full of modernity, change and mass-production, the world has lost, even shunned both Old World elegance and Industrial Revolutionary grit. These steampunk DIY tips may help you to inject 18th century flair into your closet.
To be a latex goddess (or god) you'll want to look smokin' hot AND be comortable in your carefully chosen latex clothing. Whether you're looking for theme, costume or regular friday night wear, let's find that perfect outfit.
Every now and then we like to review DIY alternative clothing shops online. As well as custom gothic / victorian clothing, Gaia Noir has DIY accessories under £10 - cheap but made with love, our favourite combination. Bustles for £15, Lolita bloomers and more. Bravo, chaps!
Whether you want to dress as a pony girl/boy for a fetish event or just shake things up on your trip to the supermarket, kudos on the outfit choice. This mini-guide will help you go pony on both a low budget, and a sky's-the-limit one!
Coloured contact lenses can bring life to a cosplay costume, a gothic night out or just create a subtle effect for your eyes. You can easily buy fashion contacts online but do keep your eyes safe, you grubby urchin.
Goth clothing: Find punk, retro, indie & gothic prom dresses online with our list of unusual prom dress shops. Plus we give prom dress advice on how to really feel your dress and how to buy it online - tears-free.
Goth umbrellas: Okay, these umbrellas aren't just for goths. The whole world needs them. We've sourced some lovely umbrellas that are cheap, windproof, piratey AND beautiful! Rain cannot defeat beauty! Hah!
Steampunk clothing: Perhaps you've heard of steampunk but you're not quite sure what it is. Maybe you've never heard of steampunk, but have a yearning for both Victoriana and futuristic technology. Perhaps you thought you couldn't dream of cobbled streets and lace parasols AND surround yourself with all those nifty gadgets? Fear not - with steampunk style, there's actually room for both.
Hairstyles: Goths of both sexes love their gothic hairstyles, and so do we - whether we're talking the Gothic Lolita, the Deathhawk, backcombed hair or sleek gothic hair with a Spock fringe. Here are a few stereotypical (uh-oh) goth hairstyles to give you ideas for what to do with your own mop.
Makeup tips: Her dark hair shimmered in the moonlight - and it struck her admirer that her skin reflected the colour of that pale orb so perfectly as to seem almost bloodless.
Not pale yet, but want the illusion of pallor? Well, all beauty's an illusion. So here's to cheating...
Makeup tutorial: This Marie Antionette makeup tutorial is designed to make you look like a great big slutty princess for cheap - all pale skin, big eyes, plumped lips and flushed cheeks. With a dash of powder and paint, my child, you will be irresistable - fey, abandoned, yet with a hint of control. The future beckons... and my, it looks just like the past!
Dark Goth: As a woman of colour who prefers Evanescence to Lupe Fiasco, it's hard to find style tips and lifestyle ideas for bronzed beauties amongst the coveted society of paler lovelies. Yes, my black swans... I'm talking of being a part of the dark, beautiful world of Romantic Goth Style.
Gothic Lolita: Gothic lolita fashion is a Japanese style that emulates Victorian dolls. These are your gothic lolita wardrobe staples to save money on gothic lolita style - everything from home-accessorised socks to petticoats to parasols...
Makeup tutorial: So, want to learn to how do cute Gothic Lolita make-up? You can use this gothic lolita look for day and night, vamping it up a little more for night time and even changing the pink lipgloss for maybe, a little red lipstick. Change it a little and make it yours.
Goth clothing: Are you tired of hemp? Bored with cotton and wondering what's cool about wool? Don't be thread-up (oh, ho ho! See what we did there?). Look to the edgier world of plastics. Not only can you save cows with fake leather, but recycle carrier bags too. Who knew synthetic fashion could be so... environmentally sound?
Goth / burlesque corsets: Fine, so you're wearing your corset... and you get the dreaded, notorious corset itch. Just a little one initially, but it spreads until you're in a creepy crawly challenge from 'I'm a Celebrity'. The ideal solution is to disrobe, but sadly you can't go whipping your corset off in most public spaces. Here's how to deal.
Punk hair: What makes alternative hair so different? From dangerous bob cuts to mohawks now being sported by footballers, Anya Goy looks at the history of alternative hair, from its idealistic non-conformist roots (look! a pun!) to a future where subcultures are increasingly led by product and style rather than any beliefs. Read on. And chew your alternative hair with concentration as you do so.
Goth wedding and clothing: Goths are romantic at heart, so it's not unheard of for goths to get married. Handfastings and blood devotion vows are now common enough that a gothic bride and groom can have a wedding that holds meaning.
Gothic / burlesque corsets: Corsets make us feel beautiful and look striking but they really embody the phrase 'gilded cage'. Since the hourglass fantasy is confined by the back-aching reality, here is some advice on wearing corsets so you don't have to learn the hard way.
Alternative model tips: Mookychick helicoptered the fabulous Roswell Ivory, Anita De Bauch and Violet Magenta to a secret Swiss location for a summit meeting on how to become alternative models. We hope the time and effort these girls put into discussing the hows, do's and dont's of alternative modelling will help aspiring gals the world over...
Gothic clothing: There comes a point where you decide the best way to emulate luxurious Victorian and Burlesque styles is to fall in love with quality and detail. Discover the perfect satin or lace choker for you and learn how to wear it and care for it. Who knows? One day it might become your family heirloom...
Gothic hairstyles: Sometimes you just get sick of the stuff growing out your head and no customisation is going to save it. If you're having a "what-the-hell-I'll-shave-it-all-off" moment, step away from the clippers for a second and buy yourself a new head of hair instead. Ladies (and Gentlemen), the wig is back...
Alternative eyes: We give you six steps to choosing the perfect colour contact lenses for you - whether you want to be an indian princess with subtly tinted grey eyes or a full-blown alien vixen with costume contacts. It's said that eyes are the windows to a soul - so why not give your soul a teeny-tiny makeover?
DIY perfume: Scents aren't always produced by celebrity divas with too much money on their hands - they're also a cottage industry created with love and hard work by corset-makers and Lovecraft-lovers, with huge communities of fans behind them who swap scent bottles online like they're bubblegum cards. Not heard of BPAL, Possets or Blooddrop Clothing? Let E_Diva tell you more...
Gothic hairstyles: When Roswell Ivory fell 20 feet while rock-climbing and lost half her hair and the skin on her head, she wore hair falls so she didn't have to shave her head and lose her social life. How to make your own hair falls, and achieve this gothic hairstyle with maximum success...
Gothic Lolita: Harajuku style isn't the only Japanese subculture fashion out there. Some girls are honing down their style to become Classic Lolitas or Lolita Goths, who carry gothic teddies and look like stylish victorian dolls...
Gothic clothing: Rubber. Even if we don't wear it, we can still drool over it. Rubber's moved on from basic black and red, found in sex shops. A well-made rubber item (made from supatex) can bring out femininity and beauty, and make a person think of other worlds, not dingy toilets with bad lighting.
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Goth clothing and style ideas, from good online brands to unusual accessories and DIY customisation, corsets and victoriandustiral - Mookychick