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!


Grave Sweats

Thanks to Elzabi
Gothiness: 8 Sweatiness: 6

Elzabi writes "This photo may not look particularly sweaty, but a friend accidentally planned a goth-graveyard-picnic on the hottest day of last summer. I learned a valuable lesson that day which I would like to share with your readers: don't wear a corset in hot weather, breathing is necessary even if you think you're undead."

4 comments:

Qat said...

Ah, the joys of picnics with dead people. In multiple layers. In summer.

As for corsets in hot weather? I admit, I left my corsets at home on Bats' Day this last year. I looked atrocious and blobby but I had fun and barely overheated at all. But NEVER AGAIN, I say.

Lucy Leadskin said...

YES! AVOID corsetry in hot weather! I nearly went to hospital last fall due to corset + 100 degree weather. Heat exhaustion is not as much fun as everyone thinks...

Anonymous said...

been goth, corseted and in the tropics for 20 years. never had a problem.

sgath92 said...

I've never had a problem either. I suspect it might be harder for some people who tight laces infrequently because they'd be less used to it.

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