Vampira from Plan 9 From Outer Space
Finding good goth clothing for a low price is difficult, especially for the unemployed teenager; we can’t all afford that $300 corset.
BUT, we can afford most of these stores’ clothing prices!
I’d like to add a few to the list:
And I’d also like to remind you that before you buy anything online, try to get as much information about the products as possible. Are they true to their size? Are they good quality? Is the lace itchy, are the bones real steel? Is the store reliable? Do they take items back if they are damaged during shipping, do they have a good reputation, are their prices right?
Very often stores will say corsets have steel bones but they won’t say what the quality is like. Not all steelboned corsets are durable or even good quality so read the reviews to save you from disappointment. (In my experience this is the case with Dracula Clothing but I’m hoping they’ve changed their ways since I last bought from them.)
And I can’t stress this enough: thrift stores and auction sites are full of treasures! Second-hand clothes are cheap, they are ecological, and they make such great bases for crafting your clothes to look exactly like you want them!
Fantasia, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (1940)
Thank you so much <3
The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
social anxiety goth
This has been one of my biggest dilemmas in going out in “full gear” for years. On the one hand, I find people staring and leering quite uncomfortable even when they are just intrigued and not giving dirty looks. I try to smile and be nice but being the center of attention is something I don’t really enjoy. But on the other hand, if I don’t dress the way I want, I don’t feel comfortable and get insecure anyway.
Luckily I’ve gained a lot of confidence over the years and can handle the reactions (both positive and negative) much better than before, so going out all dressed up has become more frequent now.
My dad always says he wants to attach a hidden camera to my clothes so we can watch people’s reactions later. That would be really interesting but I don’t know if I could handle it; So many looks are given when they have already passed you…