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!


SPF 451


Delilah in the Sun, originally uploaded by cemeterygates.

Gothiness: 7 Sweatiness: 6
Delilah here is taking no risks. If she got even CLOSE to a tan, she'd be thrown out of her coven. But if she wants to stay paler than pale, she's made two fatal mistakes:
1 - cover your hands, suntanned fingers are a dead giveaway.
2 - don't get on a boat and drive into the middle of the Caribbean sea when there's not a cloud in sight.

12 comments:

DJ Consumptiva said...

I hope she doesn't think little fingerless gloves will do the trick, either. She'll end up with the Goth equivalent of a farmer's tan...

DeadmansLog said...

Best concept for a blog. I have ---ever--- seen. :)

TPA said...

POOR girl. i think it's 'have,' only because the rest was flawless. and can you say 'whatever' now? i hopeso.

Anonymous said...

hahaha. i can't believe you actually posted a photo of delilah. i posted your blog to my (protected) twitter feed a few weeks ago because i TRULY EXPECTED to find her in there and was disappointed she wasn't. crazy.

Lindsay said...

I would venture to say
3 - Don't wear a mesh shirt because there is the possibility of the sun penetrating your skin through that sucker.

Anonymous said...

She's smiling; that ought to deduct a few gothiness points, no?

Anonymous said...

Actually, that shirt is made of a material that blocks over 97% of UV light. Seriously.

weirdimals said...

isn't that noel fielding with fake boobs?
i forward the motion that this is the boosh member on his stag do

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GothsInHotWeather said...

A schoolboy error, Weirdimals. Fielding only holidays amongst the Mod Wolves.

Anonymous said...

agree- smiling a definite no-no. I love this . . . "dead giveaway"! Of what?? (human ability to tan?!) LOL

Anonymous said...

*sends this in to failblog.org*

Delilah said...

The fact that someone called me Noel Fielding with fake boobs has completely made my life.

Also, re: smiling goths
We're fond of saying that with goth you either get the joke or you ARE the joke. I get the joke. :-p

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