Know your Goths: Glitter Goth

3513193iw3seuoms6As I mentioned in a post some time back, I have made it my mission to seek out and hunt down all of the various subsets of Goth styling and lifestyle, learn a little about them and post a quick intro or 101 to each style I can find.

Whilst Googling other stuff, I found a new target: Glitter Goth, which sounded like a total oxymoron from the start, but I’m going to run with it anyway.

So, what is glitter Goth, and is it for you? Read my short primer to find out.

What is glitter Goth?

Glitter Goth is also sometimes known as glam Goth or Babydoll Goth, and it incorporates a combination of the usual trad Goth look-lots of black and so on-with sparkly shit like rhinestones, sequins and actual glitter, and often, pink-coloured stuff as well.


There are as many ways to do this as there are types of glitter, and so there is a reasonable amount of variety to be had, from ditsy unicorn sparkly stuff and twisted baby looks, to a more 80’s type of glam in the style of Bowie and The Cure.

Whilst glitter Goth is usually a style worn by girls, plenty of guys can work the glitter too, as the late great Mr. Bowie so neatly demonstrated.

An intro to working the look

First up, deciding how you want your look to come off is a good start-are you thinking unicorn My Little Pony with fangs, or New Wave 80’s?

Regardless, start building your look without the glitter, and once you are happy with it, then start adding your accents-a little bit of sparkle goes a long way, after all.

You can make it as subtle or brash as you like-a little black glitter eyeliner in a black wing is just as impactful in its own way as a metric fucktone of pink rhinestones and perk.

Glitter Goth tends to incorporate more non-Goth colours than other looks, such as pastels (pink being a big one) but again, there are no hard and fast rules-all-black with some silver sparkle is subtle but unmissable too.


Find out more

A good place to start when you’re looking into a new look is of course Google, where you can find all manner of pinboards and other social media feeds dedicated to the look. For the makeup:

Also, check out Stripy Tights and Dark Delights’ post from a few years back on the topic, as well as some of the discussion comments.

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