Category: Lifestyle

In your gothic garden – 5 spooky plants and herbs to grow

As numerous gothic films and books have demonstrated, gardens can be more than just pretty blooms. The garden can be a mysterious, romantic and sometimes terrifying place. Crumbling gothic mansions are always surrounded with extensive, labyrinthine spaces, where one might find a hidden grotto or a long-forgotten grave. Of course, you probably don’t have the…

How to create the perfect steampunk outfit

Ah, steampunk – the cultural phenomena currently sweeping through the alternative community like an elaborately clad Victorian forest fire. As a genre, steampunk combines aspects of Victorian adventure stories (in the vein of Jules Verne and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) with more modern science fiction, dystopian and even horror. There are steampunk books like S.M….

A nice day for a black wedding…tying the knot goth-style

If you are lucky enough to have found a mate who is just as enamoured with all things Goth as you are, congratulations! Keep hold of that one, he (or she) is a good’un. If you’ve really hit the jackpot and not managed to kill each other during the early stages of your relationship, have…

Links in the Rue Morgue: May round-up

Every month we’re going to do a roundup of delightful, dark and interesting links from around the web. If you’re stuck for something to read this month, just click your way through this list and I guarantee you’ll be dragged down a rabbit hole of gothicky goodness. Onward, with the links: Gothic fashion blogger Sophistique…

8 festivals you MUST attend this summer

Summer is coming, which means that the festival season is nearly upon us. For anyone who is a fan of music, wild costumes, and general shenanigans, the festival circuit is definitely the place to be. Where else can you see your favourite goth, rock, metal and alternative artists all in one weekend, while enjoying good…

Gothic Aesthetic Enters Mainstream Fashion

In September, Business of Fashion published an article analyzing the gothic subculture’s integration with the mainstream of the fashion world in recent times ( There’s no denying how easily adaptable goth’s core elements are. Drama and romanticism come in all colors and varieties—black is surely the most captivating of them all. The article was not…

Gothic Make-Up

All the best make-up looks, especially dramatic ones, start with a great base. Preparing the skin for make-up is vital for a smooth and professional finish. A good exfoliator as well as a regular cleanse/tone/moisturise regimen will do more for your face than any other product designed to cover or accentuate – so start with…

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