Nu Goth is a sub genre of the gothic community. It is very popular among those still discovering who they are. The very base of Nu Goth is to encourage self-discovery without boundaries or judgement.
Many Nu Goths reject fitting into one box and have expanded their interests into metal, punk or other subcultures.
I’ve found that a lot of our baby bats lean towards the Nu Goth sub genre since it encourages self-expression and overlapping communities.
As humans we don’t necessarily fit compeltely into one box or stereotype. I think that’s what I love the most. We can mix in a little Boho with our Goth, a little metal, a little punk, a little steampunk and at the end of the day we have a unique culture that celebrates our differences.
Most of all…BE YOU! <3
A black t-shirt is an absolute staple. It’s like having eggs or milk in your refrigerator. Black tees are easy to find or make. And whether you like them plain or with a witty saying, the key is self-expression.
Garters are amazing. You can find body garters or leg garters in almost any Goth store or online. An even better idea is to make once yourself. The skies the limit on your creativity.
There are so many cool tights out there now days. You can buy Goth tights or you can make your own by ripping, shredding, sanding, and creating designs in them.
Leather, spikes, jewels, whatever caters to your individual taste can add personality to your outfit.
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There are so many looks and colors you can play with. Obviously the most classic is smoky eyes with black lips or red lips. But don’t just stop there, figure out what you like and rock it!
(model: ReeRee Phillips)
Adding color to your hair can really enhance your look. We always suggest you consult with a professional first and let them implement your color plan.
So the cross design has been a symbol of Goth since the beginning of time. I love Celtic crosses the most. Luckily there are a lot of stores that incorporate cross patterns into their clothing so it’s not that hard to find.
Black lipstick is like a black T-shirt. You need to have it. There are a lot of ways to wear it, matte, glossy, under another color, but however you wear it, be bold.
(model: Raye Boyce)
There are knee high socks, ankle socks, thigh high socks, so many designs to play with. Socks certainly can inject personality into your style.
Your nails are an easy way to work the Nu Goth look. Black, colored, designs, shape, all play a part in your fashion look.
Today there are so many different hats that are seriously amazing. I love beanies! They are my favorite. But you can rock wide brim hats, top hats, whatever your heart desires.
I love ink. For me it’s the most personal form of self-expression because it lasts beyond till death do you part. Showing your ink with a corset, dress, even a holey shirt or tights is sexy and fun!
There are so many piercings to get. One of the most popular among Nu Goths is a septum piercing. Almost have your piercings done by a licensed professional.
Chokers come in all shapes, designs and styles. Picking something that represents you is key since it will be the center of attention.
The pentagram has been a part of the Goth culture since the beginning. There are numerous meanings for a pentagram and a completely different meaning for an inverted pentagram. Do your homework and then choose your design.