Meet The Goths

The name “goth” was derived from the Germanic tribe Goths which the Romans regarded as uncultured and barbaric. In the modern times, the term goth became popular in the late 70’s and early 80’s where it was used in the post punk musical movement to describe punk bands’ fans particularly about Sex Gang Children band and their fans.

It is normal for people wanting to be part of something and belonging to a very interesting subculture called Gothics is one of them. The goth subculture is a contemporary group of people within a particular culture that adapts an interesting sense of fashion such as the love of black clothing, dark eyeliner, dyed hair, pierced body parts, black nails, and the love for gothic rock music. The gothic fashion is stereotyped as eerie, mysterious, exotic and complex.

TYPES

The traditional goths are those who idolize goth bands such as Banshees and Bauhaus. They got most of their values from the 80’s where goth began to evolve from the punk scene. Traditional goths now often believes that goth today is dead.

The romantic goth or romantigoths are focus on the sensual, dark, dreamy and creative types. They are into victorian literature and romantic, mysterious, black and white movies. They are into poetry and literature. They are identified to be wearing velvet and lace clothing which are medieval and victorian inspired.

The faerie goth are like vampires. They wanted to live in the forest and meadows. Books about the magical tales of the old are what draws their interest. Their style conjures images of folktale and mystery.

The emo goth is a crossover of the emo into goth. They are often identified by their dyed hair, black nail polish and their love for piercings and skulls. Coupon codes can now be used to avail earrings, rings and other accessories in many accessory stores . They are known to be moody and love Tim Burton movies.

The geek goth has superior knowledge about the symbolism and artistic influence behind every goth. All goths are geeks for they devote most of their time reading literature, collecting obscure music and spending long hours dressing up.

The steampunk goth is the combination of an antiquated, refined elegance of a Victorian goth and the rough and edgy style of punk. Their sense of style is highly creative.

Every goth has his/her own style, music taste, preference and aesthetic sensibilities. And all goths enjoy their freedom of choice and uniqueness.

7 Responses to “Meet The Goths”

  1. Lorna says:

    Very nice information about Gothic, I can read more of this all day.

  2. Bryan says:

    I finally know what are they, they keep buzzing in my feed lately.

  3. Always love the information you are sharing here.

  4. Sugar says:

    I don’t really like Gothic expression. The dark side never appealed on me.

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