• Goth

    by AlphaWolf & Co.
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    Originating from the gothic rock scene in the 1980’s, the Goth dress style has spread worldwide to encompass a large subculture of gothic fashion today. The hardcore male Goth style probably will only be attractive to the hardcore Goth girl. However, light goth/pop rockers have gained mainstream popularity recently as seen in bands like My Chemical Romance and Tokyo Hotel. For style simplicity, we will refer to this archetype as “light/pop goth” rockers.

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    Unique Style Qualities:Heavy makeup, dark eyeliner, dark clothes, gothic styles, long and dark hair, scary expressions.
    Common Clothing Items:Chains & Necklaces, Heavy Makeup, Piercings, Armbands, Anything Black
    Favorite BrandsUrban Outfitters, Hot Topic, CyberPunk
    Style Attraction Switches (SAS)Rebelliousness, Unpredictableness, Danger, Mystery, Eliteness, Confidence, Non-Conformity
    What Women Think:
    • He’s got a style that stands out!
    • I wonder if he’s bad in bed too
    • I hope he can turn he into a vampire
    • That guy knows how to apply makeup better than me!
    • I love hot Emo guys
    Natural HabitatThe Scream Awards. Goth Guilds / Clubs.

    Famous Examples

    Marilyn Manson
    Marilyn Manson
    Gerald Way
    Gerald Way (My Chemical Romance)

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    The Goth Rockstar is an attractive stereotype because it breaks all the rules and defies conventions. It is rebelliousness taken to the extreme.

    The Goth look consists of an all-black outfit, contrasted with heavy makeup and silver chains. The Gothic avatar also usually includes outrageous hairstyles and piercings, along with leather jackets and dark accessories. The look symbolizes chaos and individuality as opposed to stability and conformity.

    The Goth avatar typically appeals to younger women, who are going through a rebellious phase themselves, or to women who see themselves as being weird or outside the mainstream. Dressing like a Goth can be an instant connection with other Goths, because they can relate to the feeling of being different and being part of the same subculture.

    The Gothic avatar taken to the extreme only appeals to a narrow spectrum of girls, because it is so far outside the mainstream. However, incorporating elements of Goth fashion can make for an attractive avatar.

    The popularity of the Twilight novels and other vampire themed books have associated the Gothic look with attractiveness in the minds of many girls. The Goth look is also popular in many rave and steampunk themed clubs, as can be seen in movies like the Matrix.

    Overall, the Goth look is dark and rebellious, and stands out significantly from the crowd. If you are a part of the Goth subculture or are into Goth music, the Goth Rockstar is a natural look to sport. Otherwise, it’s probably safer to just incorporate a few elements of the style to appeal to Goth chicks. The best way to experiment with this style is to try one little item at a time instead of going all out. Remember that hardcore goth style is unattractive to most girls, while light goth stylistic items can be very intriguing for most girls.

    Natural Counterparts

    Goth Girl
    Goth Chicks
    Emo Girl
    Emo Girls
    Burlesque Dancer
    Burlesque Dancers
    Young Girl
    Young Girls

    Gallery

    Marilyn Manson

    Marilyn Manson - One of the most well known Goth rockers

    Birthday Massacre

    Birthday Massacre - A synth-rock/goth band

    Redemption Goth Rockers

    Redemption - A Goth rock band

    My Chemical Romance

    My Chemical Romance - An Emo/Rock Band w/ Goth styling

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    5 comments

    Nyghtshroude July 19, 2011 - 4:30 pm

    Manson is not goth, and most “real” goths do not shop at Hot Topic. There is a lot of D.I.Y. to this scene. What you have described is basically at best, a superficial grasp of what it means to be a “goth” according to mainstream perception.

    You need to do more than just wear black and some make up to keep these ‘alternative’ girls, though I’ll admit, the look you show here will get *some* girls. All I’m saying is, if you don’t read “gothic” novels, poetry, etc you’re gonna be at a loss when you meet your gothy sweetie’s gothy friends at places other than the loud club.

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    AlphaWolf July 24, 2011 - 3:29 pm

    Thanks for the feedback on goth culture!

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    andreis August 22, 2011 - 1:58 pm

    I see rockers and gothers but I don’t see metalheads as “sexual avatars” and they should have a place here.

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    AlphaWolf August 22, 2011 - 9:27 pm

    Good Point Andreis. I’ll look into this.

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    Nyghtshroude August 25, 2011 - 10:51 am

    A metalhead is a cross between the “Mainstream Rocker” sexual avatar and the “Biker” avatar. Metal music as a whole champions “warrior culture” and masculinity. Occasionally, metal bands deviate into more androgynous territory in terms of appearance…. but usually metalheads are quite anti-fashion.

    Beards, long hair, muscles… it’s all there. Metalheads I consider to be one of the “tougher” alternative types along with the punks, because they’re used to throwing themselves around in mosh pits or whatever.

    Metal gets a bad rap from the mainstream media and popular thought, however. Seen as a musical genre and subculture for brutish, possibly Satanic misfits it is a style that brings a lot of hate on itself due to the reputation. I must repeat the idea that many metalheads would be against fashion in general, favouring again…. a more natural, rugged look over a polished style.

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