How to be a badass blood sucking vampire Goth

Updated 31/03/2020 First of all, one does not simply become, a badass blood sucking vampire Goth. Being Goth is one thing, but being the very stereotype of what a Goth is, is another. They have great responsibility, and hold the torch for the Goth image.

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Now that the important bits have been addressed let’s get into it. The vampire Goth is heavily typical of your usual vampire from the movies, the darkest creature of the night. They will go to extremes. Like getting their teeth sharpened, ouch, just the thought of it makes me cringe.

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The Vampire Goth is likely to have come from the typical Goth, leaning towards finding beauty in death. Most vampire stories are about seduction in some way. The seduction of death. A Vampire typically charms their way into the life of a normal human. And then shows them a gift. All life is precious, and death is what makes it precious. Personified in folklore. 3 things you’ll need to follow to be a blood sucking vampire Goth.

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1. Vampire Goth Fashion

Pick a vampire horror movie, book or TV Show. Chances are, a Vampire Goth will find fashion inspiration in it.

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The classic shirt with ruffles on it is a key component of many Vampire Goth’s wardrobe. Here a little dripping of colour can be used. Deep Purples. Blood Red. Black is also acceptable.

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Black is used virtually everywhere else with a vampire goth. Black Trousers, Skirts, Black coats and Black hats. If it’s wearable, it’ll be black.The exception being the accessories. Vampire Goths are fans of putting flowers in their hair. Okay, so black roses are sometimes used. You will also see red roses though. Or purple. Yeah, Vampire Goths have a tri-colour scheme, black being the main base.Other accessories that a Vampire Goth may use include necklaces and chains. Some will even have a choker. Maybe, like with The Fetish Goth, as a BSDM symbol. However, there is also the sexuality of the neck involved.

Jabot and Cravats are also very common accessories. Or scarfs. Many Vampire Goths will also enhance what’s around their neck with a simple accessory. A broach. Vampire Goths will have a large collection of them. Wherever they be for pinning on neckwear or coats and jackets.When makeup is put on, deep dark red hue are used. A biting area of focus for this are the lips. The only other colour you might see is blue or purple, as a mimicry of a loss of breathing. Heavy eye shadow, also in these shades, are very common.Because of the vampire influence, heavy eye shadow and light, almost white foundation is also common makeup choice. No matter the gender of the Vampire Goth.

2. Vamprie Goth Music

Vampire Goths have an easy time with their music choice. They will be fans of many other music genres, know all of the usual goth bands. But there are also loads of bands out there that cater towards Vampire Goths.

The biggest name is perhaps Blutengel (Blood Angel in English). A band that sings in both German and English. Almost all of their songs have vampiric undertones. And that’s not just an over interpretation of the lyrics. That is the way Blutengel want it. Musically, they are a darkwave, electronic style band with both male and female vocals. Aesthetically, they show and embody all of the tropes of Vampire Goth.



Similarly, with more darkwave and gothic metal, is Untoten (The Undead in English). Another band that sings in German and English. Once again, you will find lyrical content and thematic references to Vampires everywhere within an Untoten song.Moving away from electronic stylings, there is the band Theatres des Vampires. Their music is a lot more metal. yet, there is still all of the Vampire tropes on full display. All of their older stuff provides a metal heavy sound, with their newer songs dipping their toes into an electronic influence.Inkubus Sukkubus is also a player here. A British band, and more something that Pagan Goths and Hippie Goths would listen to. Inkubus Sukkubus have plenty of songs themed around vampires in their catalogue. Plus, rituals, of witchcraft, also helps the inner fire of many Vampire Goths.

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Other than these key bands, Vampire Goths will also listen to something with heavy sexual undertones. Be it erotic sexuality. Seductive Sexuality. Or Fetish Sexuality. Something that gets the blood racing is perfect.

3. Vampire Goth Interests

What books do Vampire Goths like? All Vampire Fiction. Except Twilight. Seriously. Never talk about Twilight in front of a true vampire goth. All goths tend to be nice people. But if you want to see a pissed off goth? Well, you now know how to do it. So don’t.Movie wise? Of course, vampires also feature heavily. The Lost Boys is a classic in the community. Sometimes people like it ironically. Sometimes they love it for what it is.

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The lost boys cast

Because of the romantic nature of many vampire goths, you can also expect them to express themselves in the classic arts. Be this painting. Or writing love poetry. Or playing classical instruments and composing songs.There is also a love of life inherent in many Vampire Goths. As part of the vampire mythos is that death is a gift to life, there is a respect for living things. Despite the blood drinking, Vampire Goths are likely to be vegan. They are also likely to honour animals. Think ethically sourced taxidermy. Or ethically sourced bones collections put on loving display.You can also expect a Vampire Goth’s home to be completely decked out. Things that would not be out of place in a castle will surround you. Chandeliers. Long candlesticks. Expensive large mirrors. Entering a Vampire Goth’s home is a trip to wonderland.

And to end with the question that has probably been lurking around the corner. Yes. There are members of the scene that do live the blood sucking vampire goth lifestyle completely. It’s an interesting subculture. And not at all violent. Even if there is such a vampire community in your town, you are as likely to get hit by a meteor as to get attacked by one.

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Layering clothes for winter: how to do it

Many women are afraid to layer their clothes for fear of looking bigger than they actually are. While logic would lead one to believe that this claim is true. If you’ve mastered the art of layering this couldn’t be further from the truth. A perfectly layered look will compliment your curves and create the illusion of a more proportional silhouette. If your Goth, layering is pretty simple because you won’t need to worry about colours too much. The accessories are the part for you, but layering is still important, especially if you want to stay warm and not look thrumpy. Alternative clothing is great for layering, it’s a chance to try out so many different options. With the 5 steps to layering clothes for winter, you’ll be able to keep warm but still look good.

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The 5 Secrets to layering clothes for winter

#1 the foundation

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Start with a basic, lightweight top. I suggest a solid, something neutral, or striped.

Tip: Keep the under-layers more fitted to keep your shape looking slim.

#2 the warmth

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Add another layer such as a soft cardigan or sweater. If you’re into colour, this can be a great opportunity to mix in a bold pullover to give your outfit more intrigue and depth.

Tip: If you’re concerned about your waistline, try to top off your look with something belted.

#3 The coat

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Then add a jacket or coat. Again, I suggest a basic color. Camel, black, navy, or even olive green.

Tip: Length and proportion is key when layering. A good trench coat is allways a safe option.

#4 The winter warmers

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Next, add a scarf. It’s like the frosting on a cupcake. A must!

Tip: Play with texture. It’s best to incorporate a mix of materials when layering clothes for winter. If you use all of the same fabrics, you’re look will come off as heavy and dowdy (which can add the appearance of unwanted weight as well).

#5 The accessories

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Sprinkle on your accessories (bracelets, rings, watches, necklaces).

Tip: if they can’t be seen what’s the point in wearing them, try a Choker or Layered necklace.

Things to remember when layering clothes for winter

  • Layering is best achieved when you keep your look to one or two colour families.
  • A nice mix of texture is essential for layering.
  • Proportion is everything when it comes to layering.
  • Any more than one big item and you’re venturing into unflattering territory.
  • Mastering the art of layering takes time and practice. play around with different layered looks all the time until you find something that works.

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20 Easy ways to save money on Gothic clothing

Updated Jan 25th 2020. Buying clothes, we all need to do it but it can get expensive. Especially if you or your fashion sense is of the alternative or gothic nature. The most obvious way to save money on Gothic clothing, is to go for the cheapest items. That does work, but is it the best way to make your money stretch as far as it can? I’m going to share some tips for buying quality alternative clothing on a budget. Some you may already know of but others you may not. Either way this article will put more money in your pocket and get you wearing the clothes you want. Yes that includes the expensive boots you’ve had your eye on for a while. Or the coat, that’s just out of your price range. Buying alternative clothing on a budget, does not mean you need to buy cheap. Let’s find out how this can be done. 

What is alternative fashion? Do you really know

What is Alternative fashion? The short answer is, fashion that, at least at one time, stood apart from mainstream commercial fashion. Alternative fashion includes the fashions of specific subcultures. Such as emo, scene, goth subculture. Hip hop, heavy metal fashion, cyberpunk, and Lolita fashion.

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However, it is not limited to these. In general, alternative, or ‘alt’, fashion does not conform to widely popular style trends. Of the times that have widespread popularity. It may exhibit itself as a fringe style. Extremely attention-grabbing and more artistic than practical. But it can also develop from anti-fashion sentiments that focus on simplistic utilitarian drives. (e.g.: grunge fashion, which was largely based around comfort and availability).

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IIt’s not new

Alternative fashion is often considered a modern concept. However the concept of subculture it is often related to, have existed for centuries. Many forms of alternative fashion gain attention. And even notoriety, through their relationship to individuals or groups that are seen as socially undesirable. Even though these types of behaviors may not be common among those involved in alternative fashion.

For instance, greasers of the 1950s were associated with street gangs and random acts of juvenile violence. Hippies of the 1960s (along with ravers of the 1980–90s) with promiscuity, anti-establishment agendas and, especially, drug use. Those sporting hip hop style in the 1980s-now are known for the selling of drugs and other criminal behavior.

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The most headline-grabbing event in recent years related to alternative fashion. was the wave of anti-Gothic policies and commentary that flooded through common culture in the wake of the Columbine High School massacre.

The crime, perpetrated by two young men dressed in black trench coats. Who were known to be fans of heavy, dark themed music. Was immediately associated with the Gothic subculture in the media. Despite the teens’ lack of any concrete affiliation with the dress or musical style usually given to this label.

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Policies were passed in schools across the country. Banning dress styles and items associated with the Gothic subculture. Many individuals who dressed in any way related to Gothic style. Whether or not they associated with this subculture, were targets of fear, anger and suspicion. 

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The subculture as a whole, though extremely diverse in religious and social beliefs. Was pigeonholed by the media as a dangerous influence on children.

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Goth on a budget: 4 easy ways to do it

So if you like to dress Goth, you’ll of noticed it can be very expensive. Especially the big items like a decent pair of boots, or a coat that matches your dark desires. Now we all know you don’t necessarily need to dress to the nines to be Goth. But it’s nice to have a little bit of a spend on some decent gear every now and then. But that can’t be done consistently unless your Richard branson or any other millionaire. However, if you’re still waiting for your Lotto numbers to come up. Don’t get all Cinderella about it. There’s plenty of ways to Goth on a budget, by shopping outside of the box, and making some simple customisations to everyday pieces of clothing.

In This article I’m going to give you four tips I’ve learnt about how to get Goth on a budget, with these four tips, you can save serious money.

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#1 Look out for freebies

Firstly allways do this, who doesn’t like free stuff? Also many online retailers offer sale items on the cheap, and sometimes run special offers for signing up to their mailing lists or back-linking to their site from your own website or blog.

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#2 High street shopping

If you’ve never been to a charity shop, why? The places are everywhere and they’re cheap. You can get some good quality stuff in those little treasure troves. Deffinetly worth checking out.

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Look out for big items such as boots and coats particularly, and also, look at military surplus stores for the same. Particularly for long woollen coats and army-style boots. 

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#3 Customise!

There is an absolute fucktonne of different ways to customise items of clothing to Goth them up a bit. such as by investing in some black clothes dye to revive or re-colour worn out jeans, or simply ripping up your old jeans that are already starting to fall apart at the knees.

Badges, large safety pins and iron-on patches can all help to cover flaws in clothes and add a bit of depth and interest to your look. As can fabric pens and decals that will allow you to design your own one of a kind items for just a few quid too. 

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Use old clothes as patches, like an old and tired tartan shirt, rip it up and sow it on to some jeans. 

Lace borders can be hand-sewn onto even the plainest of tops or skirts with ease, turning a plain black shirt into a Victoriana-style delight.

#4 Market Barter

Market stalls, small independent shops and the like will be no stranger to people bartering for their wares. So it’s worth a try, even if you get knocked back. Larger stores and big brands are unlikely to give you anything, but smaller shops may well knock a couple of quid off or throw in the odd freebie now and then. So don’t be afraid to ask.

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How to save money and Goth up your winter wardrobe

It’s starting to get cold, which is cause for celebration among those of us who greatly prefer layering up and leaving our leg hair to do what comes naturally. Rather than rocking the most minimalist of summer frocks. If your winter wardrobe is looking a bit patchy. Or you’re looking for an excuse to drop some cash on a new look. check out these simple tips on how to goth up your winter wardrobe on a budget with the coolest and most wearable Goth fashion. for this winter season.

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Most importantly, Invest in a few good quality pieces such as boots and a coat to keep you going for a few winters to come and then accessorise. With some basics and fun pieces that you can mix and match. Layering never goes out of fashion in Goth circles, and a few basic scarves, pairs of stockings and leggings can give you infinite variety over the colder months. without breaking the bank!


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High-waisted a-line flared trench coats are both timeless, on trend and also warm. These fitted black coats fit neatly into both Goth and alternative styling.

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For the boys, check out your local army surplus stores. Market stalls and second hand shops. Hook yourself up with a heavy barathea. Or serge wool coat with plenty of room underneath for all of your jumpers!


You can never have too many pairs of shit-kickers. But if you’re on the lookout to get boots for everyday wear during the winter that aren’t doc’s. You’ll probably want them to be comfortable. Waterproof and have the kind of sole that at least has a fighting chance of keeping you upright when walking on slush and ice.

Go for a platform rather than a heel, and something with a deep tread and flex in the ankle. such as military-style knee length leather boots. Or gorgeous glossy ankle length lace-ups. Shiny!

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Leggings and stockings

Don’t piss about with sheer nylon when the weather is cold. Rock out those stripy tights and businesslike leggings to keep you warm and comfortable.

Go homemade

It is well worth investing some money in the big basics that will keep you going for several seasons without falling apart. But when it comes to accessories and smaller pieces, it’s a great idea to buy or make cheap statement pieces and customise them to suit your look.

Basic plain scarves, t shirts and shawls can be picked up on the cheap from a whole range of retailers. With just some basic blinging up with badges, brooches and fabric pens. you can transform the simplest item and make a real feature.

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