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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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Mimiruyumi

104/Female
Tega Cay, SC
Posted On: October 18, 2006
Killer info ^^2 thumbs up
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Lia3220

23/Female
Japan
Posted On: October 18, 2006
Most goths I know are really really nice!
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XxL3m0nxX

23/Female
Posted On: October 18, 2006
Nice article..athough I really am not ""goth"" or anything like that. I don't like to label myself and others because it makes me feel bad..
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want_some_of_d

22/Female
Hudson, FL
Posted On: October 18, 2006
Yea, we're cool...hate on it...lmao
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autumn_falls_d

24/Female
Ipswich, SD
Posted On: October 18, 2006
Wow that actually makes a very excellent point. I never thought of it that way before. I think thats awsome. You should definitly make a doll maker with the dolls in this article for sure.
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crazykiek

46/Female
North Huntingdon, PA
Posted On: October 18, 2006
nice article. exceelnt point about the people who refuse to conform to the usual sterotypes have created their own stereotype i cant stand sterotypes i do t judge anyone untill i know them. i could really say alot on tsterotypes maybe il write a news article about it. lol nah.
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Infernus

24/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: October 18, 2006
Interesting. You are quite correct, by refusing to conform, the typical High School Goth is conforming to nonconformity. Which is why I'm the only 'Goth' at our school. Everybody else conforms to 'LY3K, O-M-F-G! L00|< @+ +h@+ s|
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xsweetxnxsexyx

22/Female
Georgia Southwes, GA
Posted On: October 17, 2006
even tho im not gothic but i so luv there style and i luv there sexya dn dark appeal even the guys have it i wuld so totally like a goth dollmaker!!!!
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Xiaolin_Showdo

21/Female
AZ
Posted On: October 17, 2006
I love being goth. I never "fit-in" with the preps. So I decided to go goth. I dont regret!
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faeriegurl

24/Female
Mount Holly, SC
Posted On: October 17, 2006
I think a gothic doll maker would be awesome! I have my own style and it's is a combination of other styles, true most people would call what I wear Gothic but I dress my moods and if i feel dark and sexy then that's what i wear. Not neccesarily gothic but oh well. But I totally agree with a Gothic Dollmaker, it would be so awesome!
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memo1994

20/Female
Reno, NV
Posted On: October 17, 2006
uhh... cool but i'm not goth.
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Windy2

21/Female
Henderson, LA
Posted On: October 17, 2006
We rock yeah!
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Parintachan

24/Female
Mill Spring, NC
Posted On: October 17, 2006
I never understood why someone would be afraid of someone for what they wear. o.o

I wear black alot of the time (Victorian style clothing mostly), and I've got looks of disnain from people, and others that comment me on my hair (Cause it's really long and blonde, yes natural, don't like the smell of hair dye ^_^; . Once when I went out to eat some woman asked my mother if she had ever thought of therapy for me, and I turned around and another woman that was eating told me that my hair was really pretty. o.0

People are just odd I guess.
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Smuglyrose

25/Female
Plymouth, MI
Posted On: October 17, 2006
I really liked this article

You should make a doll maker with the goths used in this article
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nenajade13

21/Female
Glen Ridge, FL
Posted On: October 17, 2006
This article is really great. I personally don't hang out with just one type of group I have many goth friends, but I'm not goth. I can pull off the goth look cuz I'm pale though.
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