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  Goths: What's All the Black For? (Doll Article)

(October 17, 2006 by support Send DollMail )
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Goths - they seem to be in every school and neighborhood. Kids, and sometimes adults, dress completely in black with pale faces and dark make-up. The all black attire usually means one of two things, either it's Halloween, or you're looking at a Goth.

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What is Goth?

The word Goth is short for Gothic. The term Gothic as we know it today was originally a style of literature highly focused on the dark aspects of life and heavily infused with romance. Darkly romantic novels carried through the centuries to become darkly romantic people, or the Goths we see presently.

Typically speaking, Goths dress in black or other dark colors and tend to favor romantic styles of clothing. Long skirts, ruffles, or frills are true of some Goth girls, while clothing styles more commonly defined as Punk might better suit others.

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Where did Goths Come From?

The first Goths were actually German and partially responsible for the fall of the Roman Empire, but they have no bearing on the Goths we know today. Our Goths began as Punks during the 1970s and 1980s. Punk Rock bands originated during this time and gained in popularity as the voice for those refusing to conform to stereotypes.

In the early 1980s, some bands spun off into a slightly different sound and appearance and became known as Gothic or death rock bands. Over time, new bands without the same style of music began to call themselves Goth, and the term no longer held any musical value, but rather described appearances and attitude.

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Goth Appearances

Early Goth style came directly from the big screen. Horror movies spawned the modern Goth styles. Vampires and femme fatales are the grandparents of the Goth clothing so common today. Pale faces, dark eyes, and sometime dark lips combine with long, occasionally unkempt hair to create the traditional look. Clothing is dark, and traditionally attitudes were somber and even depressed.

Of course today, thirty-five years of Goth have evolved into any number of “normal” Goth appearances. Just like everyone else, Goths dress as they please and may look nothing like the Goths of the 80s and 90s. Movies, books, and bands have all put a new twist on what is cool within Goth circles, so there is not really a right or wrong way to be Goth. Really, all you have to do is say you're Goth, and nobody will be able to say otherwise.

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Goth Today

Goths today may or may not be deeply romantic, and they might be the funniest person you know. Many Goths simply enjoy wearing all black or other gothic attire. Goths are easily confused with punks, and even with those who seek no grouping, but prefer to dress a certain way. The irony of course, is that Goths, and Punks for that matter, all set out to be different from stereotypes, but have created a stereotype all their own.

Are you a Goth? Find or practice your own unique Goth style here at the Doll Palace, or see if perhaps it's time to put away your preppy clothes and take on a whole new, darker persona.


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tf_girl6

22/Female
Chana, IL
Posted On: November 5, 2006
i personaly don't think how anyone dresses should be ho w they are "labled" i have friends of all cliques and i prefer to judge on the individual not their attire. people often lable me goth,punk,emo, and hippie. but i'm just me.

-the fly-
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brandnew1430

24/Female
Carbonado, WA
Posted On: November 4, 2006
just because someone wherez black doesNOT mean they are gothic!!i wear black im not gothic!and why do you do people even label others!!??THIS IS LAME
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jenni123435

22/Female
Lacey, WA
Posted On: November 3, 2006
Emo is a slang term derived from the word "emotional", used to describe a range of fashion styles and attitudes somewhat affiliated with emo music and its related scene. As an adjective, emo can describe a style of fashion or music; or a general state of unhappiness or melancholy (as in "to feel emo"), as those stereotyped of emo are often unhappy, think they are misunderstood, and may have mild paranoia. Emo is also used as a noun, often pejoratively, to identify a member of the "emo scene" (or more and more often, just "The Scene") or someone viewed as fitting the "emo" stereotype.

The information on Goth is above.
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liriodendron

37/Female
Mobile, AL
Posted On: November 1, 2006
Alrighty so I'm ignorant...but what is the difference between Goth and Emo?
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Spiritwolf15

24/Female
Henry, VA
Posted On: November 1, 2006
like i said before it really depends on the person. some people like being labeled and some don't. if the person don't like being labed then don't label them but if they do than it's ok. Mainly it depends on the person and how that person looks at it.

I, myself really don't care but others may care.

All i'm saying is just respect the pesons wants and beliefs and if you don't like that person Well Get Over it and keep it to yourself no one is perfect and some just don't care.

and When is the goth maker coming to all the members in TDP
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Twikky_the_Imp

23/Female
Lawrence, NY
Posted On: November 1, 2006
This is a great article. Goths are cool, as are non-goths. .....but when is the goth dollmaker becoming un-premium? *pouts*
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XrunnerXchicX

20/Female
Vietnam
Posted On: October 31, 2006
i love it

it's really true and factual

and to all you ppl that say "don't label other ppl", it's really just an easier way to describe what people look like. And did you learn nothing from reading this??? well anyways. just accept what you are and get on with your life. I'm a prep and I know it. yeah, ppl make fun of me, but i laugh at it too, because it's true

just accept what you are and don't get offended so easily

gosh!

lol. well anyways. I loved it!!!
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imi_11

23/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 31, 2006
well everyones got an oppinion to goths n other things but you dont have to share them with everyone goths are cool lots of things ppl have got opinionson so dont just go offending them respect them and maybe they might be nice to you back

so ppl who hate goths get a life there just like you ppl n if your not a person go back to planet zorg before the F.B.I get ya

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loveisdead2

24/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 31, 2006
hey goths are cool. i got lots of mates who are goths
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Spiritwolf15

24/Female
Henry, VA
Posted On: October 30, 2006
Stop labeling people!! So what if ppl where black or pink or any other colour!! don't hate people of what they are or what they wear, but who they are on the inside.

It's not what you are but who you are!
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MermaidGem76

17/Female
Union, KY
Posted On: October 30, 2006
Emos are horrible I think jerrybob18 has an anger problem.Why do people fight here It's not right
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Hollimer

22/Female
Torrance, CA
Posted On: October 29, 2006
FRICKIN EMOS THEY SUCK!!!!!!!!! :icon 8:
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ladybirdsarah

21/Female
Plainfield, IL
Posted On: October 29, 2006
I dont think this is right.Labeling people.Goths vs. preps, what is the dif?Really nly the colors and the price tag.Alot of people are preps where I live.Deal with em,yeah alot of 'em are rich and snotty,but alot of 'em are down to earth!Don't say they make youre life miserble,and dont say goth are bad because they where black,heck,alot of people who where black,arent TRUE goths.My sister has a blak and white striped sweater,BIG V-Neck,it is cute,she wears it all the time.She uaslly wears it with plain black pants,and these gothis flats.Does that means shes goth or emo?Lables Suck!
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arabamericansw

21/Female
Japan
Posted On: October 28, 2006
Anyway, this is a really true factual article. Get an education, learn about history, and you will realize these people did exisit and they are completley fascinating! Currently teens have their own style and are very easily infulenced, therefore teens mimic gothic style and make it their own. Consider yourself a goth or deny it, the style you are pursuing came from a group of people called GOTHS.
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arabamericansw

21/Female
Japan
Posted On: October 28, 2006
Actually, This article is really great, it describes what Goths really are. And for all of you "Don't label them" people, everyone should except who they really are. Aloth if Gothic people except that and say yes, i am a goth!
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