Goths, I love 'em! I even used to be one for a bit (well, I was a Didi-Goth for at least 6 months). But there's one thing that troubles me about our cheery friends: what to do they do in summer? All that makeup, long black leather and rubber must get very sticky. I think we should show our respect for these poor unfortunates, struggling to stand out from the vanilla crowd despite blazing temperatures and sunshine that puts the rest of us in shorts and vest tops. Join me in celebrating the majesty of the Goth, who, eschewing any practicality whatever, still has the commitment to don a full length leather trenchcoat, stupid New Rock boots, and half a Superdrug counter of makeup. All hail the Hot Goth!


Mascara - the Goth's worst enemy

Thanks to Scragz - Original poster's identity kept anonymous to protect the secrecy of their lurve for the subject!

Gothiness: 7 Sweatiness: 8
The fur stole's not helping, but the combination of summer sun and tightly laced corset is MAKING HER EYES BLEED! BLEED I TELL YOU!
(edit: what do you mean it's makeup?)

14 comments:

Miranda said...

*whispers*

Waterproof mascara!

DQTVisual said...

Actualy, there's a good possibility that that is intentional. a lot of Goths like to the the Dawn-Mascara-teardrop thing, and that's what this looks like

Anonymous said...

only a 7 for gothiness? this girl is as goth as it gets.

Anonymous said...

Too much hentei at comicon made her eyes bleed. That's the breaks.

Anonymous said...

Kreeree!!!

Anonymous said...

that comicon burrito needs some hot sauceunaru

Patrick said...

Note the San Diego Comic Con badge and the obvious San Diego Convention Center roof in the background.

This photo was taken in San Diego sometime around late July. Since she's at Con, not only is she dealing with southern california summer heat, but she's also surrounded by thousands of other sweaty nerds in a confined convention floor space.

I'd chock the sweatiness factor of this up to 9 if I was you.

Kat said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one whose first thought after looking at this photo was "omg Comic Con I remember the roof!"

stiffler said...

Comic convention indeed. look at the pass.

Roxy Cook said...

Wow, I was there too and I missed that! How?! I really hope she's dressed as something Anime-esque because that just doesn't look good (imho).

Qat said...

Ah, CCI SD. The finest excuse to wear really bizarre pseudoclothes ever invented.

The color scheme dissonance actually makes me snicker a bit and the creepyface doll head cameo...I'm so making one of those once I finish my face-shaped pincushion bracelet. The massacred fake'n'bake corset though...That ruins it for me. Those things hurt and are ugly.

Qat said...

Add: The worst part is that you can tell she spent forever putting all that stuff together.

Anonymous said...

Now that's a cry for help if I ever saw one...looks like a blind person rummaged through the goodwill dumpster...

Anonymous said...

(the corset is died in pig's blood if that helps at all.)

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