Do you have any tips on dressing Goth on a tight budget? I love the look but can´t afford clothes like Killstar and end up looking ugly -_-
I’m sure you don’t look ugly! Keep in mind that goth is not all about the clothes, and loads of goths don’t dress as is expected of them or even own brand label clothes!
The best advice I can give is to get second hand and discounted clothes. Charity shops, recycling centres, eBay, and online buy/sell/swap groups are goldmines if you keep your eyes open. It can be very hit-and-miss at times, but it’s always good to be on the look out. The fact that goth is a phase for some people comes in very handy for those of us who stick with it, because people are often trying to get rid of their clothes fast and for cheap. If you don’t have second hand shops around you, there are many specific groups created for selling, buying and swapping clothes online, so if you’re on Facebook search groups for goth clothing. Don’t forget to check out mainstream stores during sales and bargain stores like TK/TJ Maxx either, they can have great offers! (And never underestimate Halloween sections and sales!) Mainstream fashion borrows from the goth fashion every few years and at the moment many sales feature a lot of dark velvet garments and lace. What comes to make-up, cheaper generic brands are often just as good as expensive brands; You just have to find the ones that work the best on you.
DIY (do it yourself) skills are also great to have. Teach yourself some basic stitching techniques and you’ll be able to make not-so-perfect clothing fit you better and you can mix and match pieces together. (Love the ruffle on an otherwise ugly skirt? Cut it out and add it to a basic blouse to make a pretty neo-Victorian shirt.) This makes second hand shopping a lot easier because you won’t always be bound to your style, body shape, size, or style or even the colour palette of the garment. You can also make your patches, add your own studs or lace, change colour of jewellery with nail polish, and dye your own clothes. You can even dye natural fibres easily in a microwave with Kool Aid! (That includes your hair, but obviously don’t put your head in a microwave, lol.) You don’t have to own a sewing machine or know how to make clothes, just learn to do a running stitch and you can already make loads!
Another important thing is learning to match and accessories. A simple black velvet dress can give out a Wednesday Addams -vibe just by wearing your hair on braids or wearing cute shoes and tights or a collar.
You can also imitate brand clothing with smart accessorising. Last summer I bought a £10 harness on Amazon and wore it on top of a £4 dress from a charity shop. I can’t even tell you how many people asked me if I was wearing Killstar! (And I can wear that harness with practically every top over and over again.) Get those old clothes that you think are too plain out of your closet and play around with belts, scarves and jewellery to find the right balance for the look you’re going for and repurpose the old garments. (I used the skirt from my old school uniform as my go-to gothy skirt for years until it broke and it looked great when matched with the right top.) This goes for make-up and hair as well: Finding what works for you can do wonders for your gothy look and you can get fantastic results with something as little as changing your hairstyle or the size of your winged eyeliner.
Last but not least, if it’s possible, try to save up for one big, quality investment instead of buying cheaper products of poorer quality. For example, save up for New Rock shoes that cost £150 but will last years and years instead of getting the £30 creepers that will break in six months. (Loads of these quality shoes are also available on places like eBay: just last year I bought a pair for £30, which was over £200 under the original price!) I know it can’t always be done, but if possible it’s worth it in the long run. Also, don’t just buy the first thing you see! Whether you’re shopping online or at stores, check out the price ranges on similar items to know you’re getting the best deal. You might instinctively want to go for the £4 item over the one that costs £5 but if the former has shipping costs and the latter doesn’t, the item that seemed more expensive to begin with might actually end up being the cheaper one.
Thrift stores. You can find almost anything there! 🙌🏼 I know it’s been said but seriously ~ you’ll be finding affordable beautiful one of a kind vintage items 😍 I’ve found seashells, crystals, cauldrons, chalices, books, mortar and pestles, boxes, spice shelves, books, candles, an altar cloth or decorations plus sooo many jars! 🌙🎀🔮✨
Where can i buy cheap vegan friendly shoes? I plan on making the change soon but i think almost all the shoes i own have some sort of leather in them. When i look on websites vegan shoes are kind of pricey or maybe im just looking at the wrong places? Im not sure honestly some feedback would be appreciated ^.^ have a nice day!
Shoes specifically marketed towards vegans tend to be on the expensive side, but plenty of cheap shoes are accidentally vegan, or at least non-leather. Your cheaper high street stores are a good bet, just ask an assistant what they’re made of or check the label. If you’re buying from specific brands you like, most companies will have a list of vegan products if you email them, but likelihood is someone has already done it and you’ll find a list if you google it. There are also a few good stores on etsy and other sites, I’d need to know where you are to be more specific but they shouldn’t be hard to find.
Hey tired the Kid. He had a family funeral today, I didn’t go, I don’t talk to that part of the freak show, but they had lunch so he went. There was a tie, but it came off. Then we had no dress shoes that fit, not even my old unisex doc martens, no dress pants, so it was dark jeans. They grow out of stuff so fast and we had to get new daily clothes, no budget for special clothes. That dress shirt has fit for three years though.
So much of an average mu’s clothing budget goes into our human disguises and buying clothes for our human disguises that not much is left for emu clothing. There’s some emu manufacturers but they’re pricey and often overseas.
I can also learn to sew, but ain’t nobody got time fo dat
But generally I’m only in my natural emu form while lounging at home. I just need some lounging clothing, a couple outfits for when I’m around family, and my traditional outfit for emu cultural events.
Depicted here is an oversized human t-shirt fitting oddly well
Ask meme that I should’ve done last year but was too busy and forgot I’m sorry
tagged by the cool @whydoesthisevenhappen ! (i’m sorry this took forever please keep sending me these things uwu)
LAYER ONE: THE OUTSIDE NAME: You may call me Bishie :D! GENDER: Ughhhhh AGE: 19 (turning 20 this year uhhuhuhu) EYE COLOR: Black HAIR STYLE/COLOR: Kinda wavy-straight black shoulder-length hair HEIGHT: I am 159 cm (or 5′2 for the Americans :3c) CLOTHING STYLE: Whatever the budget can afford BEST PHYSICAL FEATURE: everything duh
LAYER TWO: THE INSIDE
YOUR FEARS: not living life enough YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE:
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AMBITIONS FOR THE FUTURE: Become a commercial airline pilot lol
LAYER THREE: THOUGHTS YOUR FIRST THOUGHTS WAKING UP: “I wonder how my SO is doing I should send them a message” WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MOST: School, art, life and SO all at the same time lol WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT BEFORE BED: what I have due for the week
LAYER FOUR: WHAT’S BETTER? SINGLE OR GROUP DATES: I’ve never been on any dates so I can’t say TO BE LOVED OR RESPECTED: Respected because then they can love you afterwards BEAUTY OR BRAINS: both DOGS OR CATS: dogs but I’m willing to try cats
LAYER FIVE: DO YOU LIE: never BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: 100% all the time BELIEVE IN LOVE: WANT SOMEONE: i already have someone
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LAYER SIX: EVER? BEEN ON STAGE: nah DONE DRUGS: No and I don’t want to ever CHANGED WHO YOU WERE TO FIT IN: nah I love me! and i’ll go find people who love me for me too ;>
LAYER SEVEN: FAVORITES FAVORITE COLOR: i don’t have a fave FAVORITE ANIMAL: dogs FAVORITE MOVIE: Spirited Away! FAVORITE SHOW: it changes but right now it’s rick and morty FAVORITE BOOK: i like this self-help book called The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. 10/10 I highly recommend
LAYER EIGHT: AGE DAY YOUR NEXT BIRTHDAY WILL BE: idklol HOW OLD WILL YOU BE: 20 DOES AGE MATTER: yes
Happy birthday @quantumseraph! Hope it’s a good one. I dithered about what kind of headcanons to do, so I hope you don’t mind some Lyle Dylandy ones.
Lyle was actually a pretty important part of Katharon–not so much rank-wise, though he did have some seniority, but in that he was one of the people who knew most of the ins and outs of the organization. If he didn’t know the answer to a question, he knew someone who did; he was also more accessible than Klaus to to the average member. Giving him up to Celestial Being was a loss in more ways than one.
He actually feels pretty uncomfortable in the Celestial Being uniform–it’s the first uniform he’s worn since boarding school. Katharon couldn’t afford matching clothing, after all, they put what clothing budget they had into boots and body armor. So it’s an uncomfortable feeling of
déjà vu, at first, to put it on. He almost feels like a kid again. But after he gets used to it, it starts feeling nice. Like he’s a part of something.
He does realize that the rest of Celestial Being doesn’t always mean to make him feel like the odd one out. They aren’t all falling back on history that he doesn’t share with them out of malice. They don’t mean to leave out explanations that only he, out of the Meisters, needs–they really are just forgetting. But it still feels like coming in second to his brother, and it’s frustrating.
Space is amazing, and it is not somehow less amazing to Lyle because he’s an adult fighting against an oppressive regime. Sometimes he just spends his downtime staring out a window at the stars, and thinking about this one advantage that CB has over Katharon.
After he punches Setsuna for shooting down Anew, he thinks about the fact that he didn’t even once snap at the man for working with the people who killed his parents. Somehow, he could forgive that, but not the death of a woman he’d only met a few weeks ago. He remembers a grief counselor telling his preteen self about how grief was irrational, and tries to let that be the end of it.
He has possibly never been more jealous of anything his brother had than that silly little orange robot. Lyle loves the heck out of that thing, and tries hard to get Celestial Being to let him take Haro with him after the war.
My Planned Itinerary for my February Trip. If you find that you'd like to join me, this in what I expect from you and what you can expect from me.
I hope that you get this before the 3rd. The itinerary is, Leave for Australia first week in February. Will stay 2 or so weeks, depending on how much we enjoy the visit. Next, Greece, then Spain, then Portugal. Each visit around 2 weeks. You’ll choose next place. Then Scotland, Ireland, London. Final leg is Asia. You need to be able to have the time to do the entire trip. No worry about wardrobe, you’ll have a huge clothes budget for each place we visit. Travel first class throughout trip. Stay in private villas, penthouses, or my homes abroad or condos. You have to like getting your cock sucked several times a day. Usually at bedtime and wake-up. Sometimes you’d wake up with me sucking on your cock. Have to enjoy getting your balls licked, sucked. Enjoy me rimming you and licking between your legs. Hairy package a plus, huge cummers also a plus. If you workout, letting me lick your sweaty balls is always fun. Hopefully you’ll cum huge loads. Shoot the loads in my mouth or on my face. I believe in giving you a rest so that you can recharge your cum supply.
Hope this doesn’t scare you away. I believe in up front communication. If you’re interested but in college and if I find you attractive, if you leave college for the trip but will return next semester or academic year, I’ll pay off your tuition debt. The timing is up to you. You’ll also complete our time together with a brand new Lexus.