I've seen a few people ask for your input, I hope its ok to do so too? I'm 20 FtoM transman and I've always loved the goth subculture except I'm too afraid to embrace it within the clothing side of things as I feel it won't help me pass espically if I play around with make up. Any help would be helpfull. Thank you very much. ~ I.J.D.
You absolutely can embrace the clothing and look! In the goth subculture, makeup has never really been seen as something with any specific gender identity; everyone put on eyeliner and powder and lipstick! The same goes for clothing; everyone wore ruffled shirts, velvet leggings, long skirts (yes, even the boys), long vests, frock coats, and so on.
I understand your worries that donning these sorts of things and playing with makeup won’t help you pass, but … don’t worry so much about it? I know, easier said than done. but realize that no matter what, what people think doesn’t change who you are.
Okay peeps, do any of you have Helpful Suggestions for this anon?