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!


Gothiness: 8 Sweatiness: 9
Top marks for braving a hot day in these outfits. Hooped skirts? Check. Top hats? Check. Antiqued Leather boots and holsters? Check. Iron-on Ghostbusters logo? erm...


Sakara said...

I know these was taken Whitby Goth weekend April this year.. it was warm but not hot!
and yes ghostbusters logo..cos well steampunk ghostbuster of course!

Anonymous said...

lol Fields of the Nephilim meets Sense & Sensibility

DavidP said...

That's not Whitby - that's George Street in Hastings Old Town.

Sakara said...

lol..well either they're dopplegangers or you are wrong DavidP as i was with those steampunks and i can assure you it IS Whitby - Old town, just down from Justins the chocolatiers. thats the road that leads upto the many many many steps to the Abbey.

i do know the road you refer to in Hastings and it has simiarities.

The Steampunk said...



*and sigh again*

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