Monday, January 14, 2013

The Goth Challenge 2013- Parts 1 and 2

This series of posts is based upon the Goth Challenge that was devised by the lovely Darstalker Girl which was based off the Lolita Challenge. For all the details, be sure to check our her post!

Also, but I'm sure this won't come as a suprise, but I can't guarantee that I'll be able to post regularly. But, I will give every effort to complete it, as I think this is really creative and interesting. To speed things up, I'll try to do a few questions each time, in chronological order. =) Enjoy

 1. 5 pieces that every Goth wardrobe should have, regardless of style

 - A basic black, well fitting T shirt. Something comfortable, that can be worn underneath shirts, blouses, dresses or pretty much anything else to provide extra warmth. This can also be worn as a pajama top for something comfy and snuggly.

-Black boots. These are another 'staple' of mine. I tend to wear my boots until they literally fall apart (I need to get my Docs repaired =S), and they can be really comfortable for everyday wear, yet have lots of style and attitude for club or dressed up attire.

-Long black pants/ skirt. Personally I rarely wear pants, but I literally live in maxi skirts. They can be suitable year-round. Teamed with thick stockings and socks for winter and with little else in summer. Pants are also suitable to wear to a job interview, work or other similar occasions, and paired with leggings or stockings underneath, can provide lots of much needed protection against the winter cold.

-Black overcoat or trench coat. Something that can be pulled on over absolutely anything if you cannot face changing into something else before leaving the house, as well as being the first line of defence in winter. On the weekend I have put my previous trench coat into semi-retirement as I found, at an everything- $5 Vintage warehouse clearence sale, a pure wool black knee length overcoat that is amazing! XD

-A special piece. Within your budget of course, let's be realistic,, but I think that everyone should have a piece or two that make you feel amazing, looks good almost all the time and really reflects who you are, whether this is a luxury dress or a loved to bits pair of jeans that are falling apart! Even better if this is something you have saved up for yourself or an heirloom piece, as it will be sentimental and personal.

 2. 5 movies for Goths

 Well, really, this will just be a list of my personal favourites that I believe are Gothy. If you don't like them, or they aren't to your taste, then that's fine. Also, these will be in no particular order, and will be a range of genres. =) Oh, and I won't put ALL Tim Burton XD

- Beetlejuice, for Lydia and Betelgeuse's style attitude and the general lighthearted interpretation of the underworld/afterlife. A firm favourite of mine

-Repo- The Genetic Opera. Again, for the Gothy Cyberpunk/fetish styles of the cast and aesthetic, but also the catchy and great soundtrack and general awesomeness. Like, DJs play Zydrate Anatomy in clubs as dancefloor-fillers!

-The Addams Family Values. This is a chlidhood favourite of mine. Just because

-Chicago. Sex, sleaze, jazz, flappers, vauderville, booze and murder.! If you can handle the musical-ness, definately see it. Even better would be to see a live production, as long as it was high quality.

-Van Helsing. Frankly this movie has a crappy scrpit and is pretty shallow, but it has great special effects and lovely costumes. Particuarly, the outfits of the vampire brides, played by Josie Maran, Elena Anaya and Silvia Colloca have been outfit and style inspirations of mine since I first saw this movie...

  It is great for silly afternoon viewing, or just for pure cheesey vampire goodness.

I hope you enjoyed the first installment of the Goth Challenge 2013! Please let my know what you think!

xxx Lilly


  1. Beetlejuice, Repo, and The Adams Family Values are all favorites of mine too. Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams is the best thing that's ever happened.

  2. Grace, clearly we enjoy similar films! I love Christina in almost all of her roles that I have seen. XD x

  3. Me too! There's just something great about her. I can't actually think of any movies I've seen her in where I didn't like her.