Friday, January 31, 2014

In the Dust: Substyles that are Not for Me

Sary of The Walrus Room recently created a post about the Goth substyles that just didn't work out for her and I thought I would do something along a similar vein. (I love being inspired by other bloggers!)

Styles I Left In The Dust:


I'm still a huge fan of punk rock music and the associated styles. I totally dig mohawks (and I'm sort of rocking one these days...) and the assortment of cliche plaid and safety pin adornments. But I just don't have the stamina to throw myself wholeheartedly into the scene or style. I DO incorporate bits and pieces of it though - combat boots, faux leather, etc.

Cyber Goth

This one takes a lot of dedication and I did make an attempt at it several years ago when I owned a pair of colorful dreadfalls. But I was terrible at makeup back then and I just can't do the super thin drawn on eyebrows. They look horrible on me. Same with colors like green, blue, or purple....mostly.

Not to mention, it's expensive.

Deathrock/Trad Goth

I refuse to dye my hair black again (surprisingly dead is not a good look for me...) and I'm far too lazy for all the backcombing. I do enjoy black eye makeup, but I'm terrible at all the sharp angles created with liquid eyeliner.

That and I sort of despise fishnets unless they're on my legs.

Romantic Goth

The gorgeous flowing dresses with Renaissance era long hair is just something I could never pull off. The whole thing reminds me WAY TOO MUCH of larping gone wrong or the kind of people who frequent Ren Faires (which I can only take in small doses.) That and I'm not particularly fond of any era before that of Industrialization. Ancient Egypt excluded, of course.

1 comment:

  1. I could have sworn I'd already commented on this! But anyway, I'm glad you were inspired.

    Oh gosh do I agree with these. Black doesn't suit my hair tone at all and backcombing takes so much time (hairspray always seems to make my hair sticky rather than hold anything still).