World Goth Day: Exploring Through The Dark Beauty of Goth 

Happy World Goth Day, Bats!

There are a lot of misconceptions about the Goth community. Some believe that they are psychopaths, suicidal, evil people, and that they praise satan. Is that really true? 

Ironically, goths are one of the nicest people that you’ll know! Despite their dark charisma and edgy looks, they are sweet and kind! Literally hard on the outside, but soft on the inside.  But wait, where and how did the goth community start? What even is goth?

The Goth Movement 

The goth movement began in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the UK, particularly in London and Leeds. It was a time of great social change, with the punk rock movement having recently emerged and the rise of post-punk and new wave music. From these musical roots, the goth movement grew, drawing inspiration from classical music, literature, and art. 

Association of Goth Fashion and Music 

The goth aesthetic is actually a visual representation of the music that goths listen to. Although you do not have to embody being goth and just listen to goth music which includes the following genres: 

  • Gothic rock
  • Death rock
  • Cold wave 
  • Dark wave 
  • Ethereal wave
  • Alternative Rock
  • EBM (Electro Body Music) 
  • Alternative Metal

However, you can still be goth while enjoying other genres of music!  

The goth aesthetic is characterized by its dark and dramatic style. This includes clothing made of black velvet, lace, and leather, as well as elaborate hairstyles and makeup. The use of heavy eyeliner, black lipstick, and nail polish is a common feature of the goth look. The style is often described as “dark romantic,” with a focus on elegance and sophistication. But these descriptions are only the common features to be found on goths. There are different types of goths! 

Goth Subcultures

There are a lot of subcultures under this aesthetic. It is not just traditional goth, the most common and known kind. There are mall goths, lolita goths, witch goths, cyber goths, romantic goths, white goths, fairy goths, and many others. 

Misconceptions About Goths  

Despite its popularity and widespread influence, the goth community is often misunderstood by outsiders. Many people assume that all goths are depressed or suicidal, or that they are all affiliated with Satanism or other occult practices. However, these stereotypes are largely inaccurate. In reality, the goth community is a diverse group of individuals who share a love of music, art, and aesthetics. While some may identify as melancholic or introverted, many others are outgoing and confident.

The goth community is a unique and fascinating subculture that has been thriving for decades. Despite its dark aesthetic and love of all things macabre, it is a culture that values creativity, individuality, and self-expression. Whether you’re a fan of music, art, literature, or film noir, there’s something in the goth community for everyone. So if you’re feeling drawn to the dark side, don’t be afraid to explore – you might just find yourself at home among the shadows.

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