C l u b C r e s c e n t Afterdark (Goth Night) April 1st, 2017
Thank you to all who showed up this month! It was a really fun theme and seeing everyone dress up and participate is the absolute best part! If you spot your friends, please do tag them – look forward to our annual PROM next month!!
I was just typing up an email about what kind of work I do, and it occurred to me that I have never posted pictures of my Ridiculous Dragon Hat! This is a hideous oversight on my part that requires immediate correction.
-It’s completely handstitched from black straw braid. -The horns are thick braids of knit (cut up tshirt, actually) with thick wire through the middle, and then wrapped in black spandex. -The back is a bunch of braided scrap fabric sewn into an elaborate hairdo, and also beaded. My real hair is under it. - All the jewelry bits on it came from The Treasure Mart, an absolutely bizarre antique consignment shop in Ann Arbor. It defies description, but if you are in the area, GO. You will not regret it. -The red glow bracelet was put on there at the very first event that I ever wore this hat to, Chaos in the Red Room’s Funeral for 2015. Totally fun goth club night in Kalamazoo. The DJ will actually be DJing my wedding. I’m so freaking excited. -Originally, it didn’t have any combs inside, because when I made it, I was just starting to grow out a buzz cut. Now it has two (one at the front, one just under the fancy purple braids. Hilariously, some tourist in Midwestern Mom clothes came up to me at the Ren Faire, yanked one of the horns, and shouted to her husband how cool it was. I shouted something like OW OW OW IT’S PINNED TO MY HEAD PLEASE STOP PULLING IT YOU ARE YANKING MY HAIR OUT. I think sometimes the Mundanes get so excited that they forget to be polite. Whoopsie.
-Yes, almost everyone asks me if I am Maleficent. Well…kind of. That WAS the inspiration. These days, I like to combine it with more dark mori fashions, for that retired evil sorceress look. Gothic Charm School (HI JILLI!) occasionally likes to joke that these fashions might result in her looking like a walking pile of laundry. I find this funny, because I am a slob, my clothes live in piles on the floor, and all my favorite dresses/skirts go really well all layered on top of each other. I am literally a walking pile of laundry. Not just in this outfit. All the time.
(Insert tiny reminder that I do this professionally and I take commissions. cough cough.)
me: rose and dave made this song and its beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! give me the au where they wrote this in their janky van and performed it for 18 people in a hipster goth club that night and got paid 50 bucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!! give me the introspective fanfiction where they express their dumb emotions thru music because they cant be sincere in words im alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What you probably couldn’t tell from my ongoing Christina Aguilera project is that I love dark shit. No, you probably won’t find me at the local goth club nights (in suburban Florida, we don’t have those), or crying to Sisters of Mercy, or blowing an entire week’s paycheck at M.A.C. just for eyeliner (because ya girl is broke). Still, I enjoy a good vampire flick (and a lot of bad ones), prefer to rock a good dark lip, and one time blew $50 at Hot Topic on a coat that makes me feel like a tragic Edgar Allan Poe heroine. I guess you could say I’m barely a low-budget goth, but that’s okay. That’s just my vibe, I guess.