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Fat Goth Clothes & Query


So in my last post I mentioned trying to get a great goth outfit together in time for this weekend. My BFF & I are hitting up our local goth club in San Jose for their annual bash. We go about once every 6-9 months and have been for the last two years. The first time we went it had been 11 years since I had been to a goth club. I didn’t know what to expect at this new club and since I was much larger in size than the old days I struggled with finding cute clothes for it.

I threw together some black slacks from my old corporate days (LB’s Madison trousers, how I loved thee) and a cute red tee under a black lace top from Avenue and some comfy black shoes.We had a total blast and that’s what matters, but we were dancing for four hours, y’all! It was hot and we were sweaty as hell. And that outfit? No good for dancing!

The second time we went I managed to find an etsy seller to make me a custom skirt which I LOVE! I paired that with a black Old Navy top and some hand dyed (by none other than Marianne Kirby of tights in bright red. I added my own little accents and voila:
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It was cute, comfy and I danced my ass off! The only issues I had with this outfit were the ribbon & lace gloves I had made, they kept coming untied, but my lovely BFF was right there to help. Such a sweetheart! But when I posted this outfit on Fatshionista (LJ community) I got a lot of “That’s not goth!” and such and while I had said I knew it wasn’t traditional goth, I thought it more of a Tim Burton/circus goth. Wevs. I love this one!

The time after the above outfit, I wore a similar style top from Torrid, but it had white lace around the neckline and fell off my shoulders so much that I finally stopped caring and just let my bra straps be seen as they were. Ha! I don’t remember if I wore a skirt or pants. I sadly, don’t have a picture, either. Boo!

Now I want a full-on Loli-goth (Gothic Lolita or Victorian style inspired by the lovely and gorgeous Japanese trends) outfit though. But dammit if those aren’t the most expensive of things to get. And well, I did find someone on eBay who does custom ones for like $80 (Not bad at all, trust me!), they are in Asia and thus wouldn’t work for my goth night this weekend. And I never have that kind of money to spend on a damned thing. Ha-ha!

So, I am not trying to figure out a way to create my own version of this. I have some ideas, but I fear I’ll be treading in the non-trad-goth waters and well, part of me doesn’t care but part wants to look like the cool kids, ya know? But without an income I just can’t get the sweet threads I long for. I have minimal sewing skills, but I do have a sewing machine.

I was thinking of wearing this Torrid top with a Victorian collar, but it’s a t-shirt ish material and so would the skirt I wear with it. Is it okay to double up on the jersey knit? For dancing? I’m hesitant. The tights? They rock! They’re so comfortable that I will probably wear them again and again until they die.

Also, if you know of a gorgeously bright red stay-put lipstick, please let me know! And a great red lipstick for someone of my complexion would be nice. Two separate needs actually. I’m clueless about makeup though, so I am in your hands.

So I turn to you brilliant lovelies, please, give me your suggestions and pics and thoughts and let me know what you think I could/should do for my upcoming goth night. I can’t wait!  =0)

8 Comments to

“Fat Goth Clothes & Query”

  1. On August 16th, 2010 at 11:07 am RachelB Says:

    Have fun!

    Not lipstick per se, but Ecco Bella makes a lip crayon (think liner, but a much thicker, matte line) in a bunch of colors, including cranberry (brighter) and crimson (darker). I’ve only tried the terra cotta color, but I can vouch for the long-lastingness; it stays on until I wipe it off. I’ve seen it at Rainbow Grocery in SF, but Whole Foods might also carry it.

  2. On August 16th, 2010 at 1:07 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    OOooooh! Thank you! I will have to check it out. I keep hearing about this Rainbow Grocery, guess none are in the South Bay. Does Molly Stones carry cosmetics, too? Hmmm…

  3. On August 16th, 2010 at 7:07 pm Bri Says:

    Manic Panic make a great bright red lippy called Vampire Red. Another shade of theirs that I like is Black Rose.

    I tend toward goth in my fashion sense, sometimes gothic lolita and sometimes rockabilly/psychobilly goth. Do you have a plain skirt like the one in the photo above? You could take some lace around the bottom of it (which you could remove later if you wanted to) and the same with a plain tshirt. Add the lacy gloves and a lace edged velvet ribbon choker and you would be set!

  4. On August 17th, 2010 at 10:38 am Not Blue at All Says:

    I had no idea Manic Panic made lip colors. Hmm…where to find though? Thanks for the suggestions. I think I will end up just using a plain black skirt.

  5. On August 17th, 2010 at 7:34 pm Bri Says:

    EBay is one place you can score Manic Panic products. It is where I get mine : )

  6. On August 18th, 2010 at 9:30 am Not Blue at All Says:

    I get so much on eBay…I shall have to add that to my list! Thanks!

  7. On June 13th, 2012 at 4:14 pm clikket000 Says:

    I’ve gotten some of my makeup from hot topic but found the best was on I love being Gothic,lol!

  8. On June 13th, 2012 at 4:17 pm clikket000 Says:

    I have been Gothic with a little Punk since birth and the best brands are ‘Fantasy-Makers’ “blue magic” lipstick,Splat purple hair dye etc. I’m no expert,just giving ideas.

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