Goth Me Going: Here’s How to Live a Goth Lifestyle

Goth is a dark and mysterious subculture that has been around for decades.

It’s not just about music, fashion, or makeup. Goth is an attitude as well as a lifestyle. Goths believe in the beauty of dark things and do not conform to conventional standards. They find individuality and freedom in being different.

The concept of death is strongly associated with the idea of ‘eternal peace’. Contrary to popular belief, goths are not devoid of emotions. They simply choose to see the other perspective and look at death with acceptance.

At Cradle of Goth, we bring you the best of goth accessories, apparel, jewelry, and home décor so that you can get started with your gothic journey and express yourself freely.

Here’s how to live a Goth lifestyle!

Know the Fundamentals

Goths are people who live alternative lifestyles, usually characterized by horror-influenced dark fashion and a goth subculture.

It was in the late 1970s and early 1980s that this subculture emerged in the United Kingdom; however, the fascination with dark elements had inevitably always been around.

If you’re looking to adopt a goth lifestyle, know that being gothic does not mean being evil. Goths are not inclined to harm, violence, or death. They simply adopt a different perspective toward the dark side by embracing it and not fearing it.

Goths don’t believe that there is something inherently wrong with being different or eccentric; instead, they celebrate the differences and enable each other to explore themselves completely.

Embracing Gothicism does not demand a change of religion. You can hold onto your or your family’s beliefs while embracing the dark culture.

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Express Yourself

You don’t have to wear black all the time to be goth. The beauty of the gothic culture is that it’s open to any and all change. 

There are several styles that you can choose to adopt, such as classic/deathrock, Victorian, Steampunk, Pastel, or Cyber. Fuse a few, bring in more creativity, and feel free to create your own. The options are endless.

Here are some classic goth symbols and accessories you need to style yourself with:

Goth Pentagram

The goth pentagram is a 5-pointed star enclosed in a circle. Each point symbolizes one of the elements: fire, water, earth, air, and spirit. There are several meanings that the symbol holds, one being completeness. The goth lifestyle calls for it to stand out from the crowd.

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Fishnet Tights

Fishnet tights are another one of those sultry, dark fashion accessories that you’ll see most goths wearing. By revealing some skin, yet concealing some, these tights are a bold accessory that catches everybody’s attention. 

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This shiny fabric has made its way into the gothic culture because of its dark shine. The toughness of the fabric makes a great style statement for those who want to stand out from the crowd.

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Once you’ve got the hang of expressing yourself, you might want to delve into the world of goth music and entertainment. 

There are several songs and shows out there for you to get connected with and celebrate your culture.

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