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Have you ever thought ‘’ AM I REALLY GOTH ‘’ or ‘’WHAT TYPE OF GOTH AM I‘’?

Have you ever thought ‘’ AM I REALLY GOTH ‘’ or ‘’WHAT TYPE OF GOTH AM I‘’?

While fashion is often the first thing that comes to mind when people hear the word Goth, it is only one aspect of a larger culture that encompasses a wide range of elements, including music, fashion, aesthetics, and more.

The bold and alluring fashion choices associated with Goth have attracted a lot of attention and interest from people both within the Goth community and outside of it, whether out of a genuine affinity for the aesthetic or simply out of curiosity about a different cultural perspective. Overall, the Goth subculture is a unique aspect of contemporary culture that has captured the attention of many people for its diverse and pliable approach to life. 

Goth fashion is highly individualized and open to interpretation, with no right or wrong way to achieve it. It can range from simple outfits with a few accessories to more elaborate and statement-making pieces and can be tailored to suit a variety of personal tastes and preferences. 

Understanding the different types of Goth can help you find a style that resonates with you and help you feel a sense of belonging and authenticity within the community.

There are three main types of Goth: Punk, Goth, and Emo. 

Traditional Goth tends to have a more Victorian-inspired aesthetic. 

Punk Goth often incorporates elements of punk culture and fashion. 

Emo Goth combines elements of Emo and Goth and often focuses on emotional expression and introspection.

 

🌊 So let's plunge into this dark and mysterious adventure together to help you uncover your true self. 

 

⛓ ARE YOU REALLY GOTH ?

1️⃣ Do you identify with the Goth subculture or have an interest in the Gothic arts?

2️⃣ Do you enjoy listening to alternative or gothic music such as Goth rock, industrial, or deathrock?

3️⃣ Do you dress in a gothic style, wearing dark or unconventional clothing and makeup?

4️⃣ Do you have an interest in gothic literature, art, or film?

5️⃣ What draws you to the gothic culture? Is it the aesthetic, the music, the literature, or something else? Do you feel a sense of belonging within the goth community?

6️⃣ How do you express your goth identity? Do you embrace the gothic aesthetic through your clothing, makeup, and accessories, or do you express it through your art, music, or literature?

7️⃣ How does the gothic culture fit into your life? Is it a central part of your identity or just one aspect of who you are?

If your answers match within the contest of 4+ of the questions above, then you are indeed a goth and a proud one! Still, it is important to remember that using a set of questions or criteria to determine whether or not someone is a part of the goth subculture is not a definitive way of identifying his/her cultural or subcultural identity. 

People's interests, values, and ways of defining and incorporating concepts into their lives can vary greatly, and goth culture itself can change and evolve over time and from one generation to the next. Therefore, everyone's right to self-identify and use the labels or terms they feel best reflect their identity and cultural experiences must be respected.

 

⛓ WHAT TYPE OF GOTH ARE YOU?

Goth culture is diverse and there is no one way to be goth, and people who identify as goth may express their identity in different ways. Some common subtypes within the goth subculture include:

☠️ Traditional goth: This subtype is often associated with the original goth scene of the 1980s and is characterized by a focus on gothic rock music and a darker, more romantic aesthetic.

☠️ Cybergoth/punk: This subtype is influenced by electronic dance music and features a futuristic, cybernetic aesthetic.

☠️ Industrial goth: This subtype is influenced by industrial music and often incorporates elements of punk and cyberpunk into its aesthetic.

☠️ Steampunk goth/punk: This subtype combines elements of Victorian-era fashion and technology with gothic aesthetics.

☠️ Hardcore punk: This subtype is characterized by fast, aggressive music and a focus on social and political activism.

☠️ Oil punk: This subtype is characterized by working-class themes and a rough, street-punk aesthetic.

☠️ Pop punk: This subtype is characterized by catchy, upbeat music and a more mainstream-friendly aesthetic.

☠️ Psychobilly: This subtype combines elements of punk, rockabilly, and horror into a unique style that is characterized by fast, upbeat music and a horror-themed aesthetic.

☠️ Screamo: This subtype of emo is characterized by a combination of emo and punk elements, with a heavy focus on emotional and aggressive lyrics. It often features fast, chaotic music with screamed vocals.

☠️ Emo rap: This subtype of emo combines elements of emo and hiphop and is characterized by emotional, introspective lyrics and a rap-style delivery.

☠️ Emo pop: This subtype of emo is characterized by a more mainstream, pop-oriented sound and often incorporates elements of electronic and dance music.

☠️ Emo revival: This subtype of emo is characterized by a revival of the emo sound and aesthetic that was popular in the 2000s, often incorporating elements of punk, indie, and alternative rock.

These are just a few examples, and there are many other subtypes and variations within the goth subculture. It is important to remember that these subtypes are not mutually exclusive and that many people may identify with more than one subtype or blend elements from different subtypes in their style.

To know which one fits you best, ask yourself the following questions: 

1️⃣ What types of music do you enjoy? Do you prefer traditional gothic rock bands, or are you more drawn to electronic or industrial music?

2️⃣ What kind of fashion style do you enjoy? Do you prefer a more Victorian-inspired aesthetic, or do you like a more futuristic or cyberpunk look?

3️⃣ What types of events and communities do you feel most comfortable in? Do you enjoy attending gothic festivals and events, or do you prefer underground clubs and concerts?

4️⃣ What themes and subjects interest you? Do you enjoy gothic literature and culture, or are you more drawn to science fiction and fantasy?

Ultimately, being Goth is about being true to yourself and embracing your unique style and interests. If Goth culture resonates with you and helps you to express your individuality, then you are truly goth. Don’t worry about fitting into any particular mold or expectations – just be yourself and embrace your unique style! Luckily, there are many ways to achieve that:

👻 Experimenting with different gothic fashion styles and finding what feels most comfortable and authentic for you.

👻 Exploring your interests: Dive into gothic literature, music, and art and discover what resonates with you.

👻 Seeking out communities and events: Look for gothic festivals, concerts, and events in your area and connect with other people who share your interests. A good idea is to join our army of darkness!

👻 Expressing yourself through art and creativity: use art, writing, or other creative outlets to express your interests and explore your gothic identity.

👻 Remember that it’s natural to change and evolve as you grow and learn more about yourself. Embrace this process and allow yourself to be open to new experiences and interests.

At AuthenticGoth, we are all about embracing our flaws and loving them by creating fashion to showcase our beauty and worth. We don’t need to change for the world to love us, we are the world and we make the rules!

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