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!


Dirty Gothy

Thanks to: Madam Zebra www.madamzebra.net



Gothiness: 10 Sweatiness: 9.9

I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Gothnum, the most powerful Gothgun in the world, and would turn your head into a black moth, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, steampunk?

Give it up for Clint Gothwood. In a top hat.

31 comments:

j said...

I'm not sure that qualifies as goth. It's actually Steampunk. Not that it makes it any better, of course.

Dirgesinger said...

It depends on how do we classify these kinds of creatures. Myself counts them to goths mainly because of their clinging to rpg-s and olden times nostalgia, but well its only me.

Hypersteve said...

This outfit is awesome...any full body shots?

Steve Ellis
www.highmooncomic.com

Anonymous said...

Goth/Steampunk. Not really an issue when it looks this good. In either category a very cool look.

_carrie said...

Steampunk as a fashion scene/whatever it is relates more closely to the goth and industrial subculture than to the punk subculture, so I believe it's well placed.

Chooch said...

That's what I was gonna say -- I never thought goth and steampunk were associated, though there are certainly similarities.

Shannon said...

Does Warehouse 13 know that their Tessla gun is missing?

Alice said...

Ha! Is that some sort of Asian brocade-patterned fabric I see by the neck? An interesting addition to the whole steampunk look.

Bushido Hacks said...

More steampunk than goth.

That and I didn't know you could use a protective cup as part of a face mask.

D said...

Very Steampunk. Not everything black is goth.

Vincent said...

I happen to agree with j; Goths do not go in for gaudy retro-tech. Methinks you have gotten the two confused.

Anonymous said...

Stop being so damn picky about if its goth or not.

Its still fun to laugh at.

ron said...

What in the HE double hockey sticks is Steam/punk? Either this is a reject from "Wild Wild West" w/ Will Smith, or one of the new Goth Cyborgs.

Hmm, I kind of like the way that sounds. Goth Cyborg.

Anabel said...

This is my personal favorite! The outfit is absolutely amazing!!!

joshposh said...

This photo is from the Wave Gotik Treffen 2009 in Leipzig, Germany

Rubber Douchey said...

Amazing outfit…who new that a codpiece could look so good over your mouth? Oh yeah….this guy. Seriously though, 10 stars on the getup!!

Tim said...

Hm. This guy actually looks kind of badass.

Anonymous said...

pshhhh! steampunks are cool, goths are not!
DUHHH

Lisa said...

this is the most completely awesome steampunk costume ever. i'm absolutely in love with it.

Anonymous said...

yeah, i have to agree with above comments...this outfit is fucking awesome. i've wanted a top hat like that for years.

Steampunk Tales said...

Thats TOM!
He made everything you see in that photo he runs this
http://www.bruteforceleather.com/
Thats Steampunk not goth.

Lilian said...

Oh my God, this pic is fantastic. Where do these people get their memorabilia? lol

Shannon said...

That guy is bad ass... some of you people need to think outside that big box store of boring crap you shop at. Sheesh...

Thanks for the Brute Force link... I'll be happily perusing that later. :D

Maryke said...

Hey I know this guys! He makes steampunk accessories :)

The Steampunk said...

F-f-father? Is...is that YOU?!

Just found this post, made my effing day.

I don't know about the firm delineation many seem to insist upon here, ME and MY brass fittings are goth as all get-out.

Vald The Impaler said...

Although very worthy of your fine site there is only one fly in the white face paint...it's not goth.

"Gothic" yeah, no problem, in the way that Jonny Depp in a costume drama comes across as gothic, but not "Goth"

Anyway, they only pitch up in Whitby to get their photo taken then go home wondering why there was all these other people going to bands or something odd like that. "Sisters of Mercy...who?"

:D

Anonymous said...

Wow - that's an awesome outfit.

Anonymous said...

Seriously. I don't care what kind of disgusting sweaty mass is hiding inside of that outfit, it's amazing.

S.Azrael said...

Ah, Steampunk so amuses me. They're always so shinny as well as so dark...makes me want to rub their shinny parts for good luck...or is it bad luck...either way, I like shinny just fine.

Tessla gun comment, even more amusing to me...

*evil giggle*

Qat said...

This guy reminds me of two local gents I know. If Andrew and Mr. E. somehow mutated together, this is who they'd become...I'm both frightened and amused.

Anonymous said...

Steampunk.
What happens when Goths discover the color Brown.

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