Saturday, 29 September 2012

Halloween is Banned!

The big day is getting closer, one of the highlights of our calender here at The Gothic Shop is the 31st of October! Halloween will be here sooner than we think after all it is only a month away!
Most of us will have amazing parties or spooky events to go to, but even if you don't there's no need to feel left out of the celebrations! Gothic Fashion is very much on the cards this winter with skull and crossbones motifs found everywhere, but we know skulls are not just for Halloween and can be worn all year round!

The Gothic Shop have just restocked on Banned clothing and accessories- a brand that takes Goth style, along with punk, steam punk and retro aspects and makes them wearable everyday. But there are pieces in the Banned collection that I have fallen head over heels in love with - as I am sure you will too!

While Banned have some pretty amazing accessories and t-shirts this week it is the frocks that seem to have caught my eye! The Gothic Shop team have restocked some of the Banned dresses on the website- newly listed and just in time for Samhain too. The Banned range is totally adorable! You can find those spookily themed dresses made from fabrics that are ever so flattering on your figure, wear any one of the fabulous frocks from the Banned range and you will be onto a winner!
Brown and Black Stripe Steampunk Victorian Dress by Banned  £52.50
Love anything Steampunk? Well Banned have the quintessential dress for you! This gown has all the required characteristics and more! You have the Victorian stripes in the very Gothic black and brown shades on a lush full length gown, a corset style fitted bodice with cute front fastening. I adore the pretty frilled high collar which fits like a half shrug around the shoulders. Everything about this gown is lavish and lush! Try teaming with any of the cameo and Victoriana inspired accessories from The Gothic Shop.

Frankenstein Monster and Bride Vampire Mini Dress by Banned £22.50 
At the other end of the spooky style spectrum it this quirky little retro number from Banned. You could always opt for any of Banned's great range of 1950's Space age and Zombie inspired mini dresses. This ghoulishly gorgeous gown is really something: Think the Jetsons meets the Bride of Frankenstein! The very cute comic inspired print makes for a very eye-catching print, with the neon being perfect for that Halloween knees up! Whether you decide to wear with that oversized flower hair accessories or bright fish net stockings  you will turn heads! (hopefully not in a 'zombie' way!)

Glow in the Dark Skeleton Dress by Banned £23.50
Want to be scary but stylish? Look no further than Banned's Glow in the Dark Skeleton Dress! This is the epitome of the Halloween dress but only with added bags of style! In a body hugging elastane jersey fabric the skeleton really does 'glow green in the dark!' With two looks in one it's the absolute perfect trick or treating outfit!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Veil of Visions at the Gothic Shop

The nights have turned cooler, the darker hours are stretching out longer before us- yes as you may have already gathered the spooky season is almost upon us. Now we know you love being ghoulishly gothic  all year round and this changes nothing! But there is something undeniably extra special in the air as we reach Halloween.

Going trick or treating on the big night? Sorted out your chilling costume yet or are you still searching for your perfect ghoulish get up? There is so much to chose from at The Gothic Shop when it comes to Halloween fashion, especially this year! With brands on the website like Kreepsville 666 and Hell Bunny we are totally spoilt for choice. One particular favorite of mine is the zombie style, I love how guts and gore are really on trend when it comes to all things living dead- a big thumbs up if you are going zombie for Halloween night!
Staying on the theme of death and the undead, one cannot cast aside the good old fashioned gothic look! Combined with Victoriana, Steampunk and all things unnatural you can't beat this look for a real old world glamour and a sensual elegance!

The Gothic Shop have a spookily superb collection of Gothic clothing and accessories especially tailored for your Halloween outfit. There is so much to choose from and it has been a guilty pleasure of mine this week to salivate over some of the new acquisitions on the Gothic Shop website!

Veil of Visions Burgundy Velvet Lace and Rose Gothic Mourning Hat£39.95  
I adore the new range of accessories from Veil of Visions at The Gothic Shop and have fallen head over heels in love with the burgundy velvet mourning hat. A completely stylish addition to any Halloween outfit, it's stunning with it's black net trimmings and Gothic rose detail. It's tied to your head with elegant side ribbons which fasten under the chin. Need to mourn? Then why not do it in true Victorian Gothic style?

There is something so alluring about that stranger in a mask, and that sensual secret lies behind the intricate facade. You too can remain as femininely anonymous as possible and look super stylish at the same time! Check out the Veil of Visions Butterfly Temptations Red Victorian Style Mask. Tied at the back with pretty ribbons, this mask is adjustable and will fit all sizes and shapes of face. The design of the mask will delicately frame your features encouraging mystery and curiosity wherever you choose to be on Halloween!

Veil of Visions Butterfly Temptations Red Victorian Style mask £28.50
Want to show your fashion allegiances in a more subtle way? You can do that with the Dark Kiss Vampire Teeth Choker. It's dainty enough to be worn all the time, during the day as well as for those spooky evening shenanigans! Tied at the back of the neck with a ribbon, this piece is a fantastic way for all lovers of the dark side to make that elegant Gothic statement each day!

Dark Kiss Vampire Teeth Choker £5.95 

Friday, 14 September 2012

Spooktacular Style

With the nights closing in and the leaves begging to turn, the exciting chill in the air brings a whole new season to get freaky – From Halloween to Bonfire night and Whitby Weekend in the middle!

Here at Gothic Shop HQ we have been eyeing out the best brands and creating a few spine-chilling ideas to inspire you if you're creeping out on old Hallows Eve - the perfect occasion for fancy-dress!

Halloween styling doesn't have to be pumpkin jumpsuits, ghouls and fake blood. Opt for gothic sophisticaion with this beautiful black vampire velvet gothic gown detailed with brocade knots down the centre front, zips to the back and vampire collar around the neck.

Try enchanting glamour with Sinister Gothic Victorian skirt this Halloween with its timeless romantic feel, it's guaranteed to remain stylish.

If Corpse Bride is your muse,take a look at this delicate red petals on black tafetta silk overbust corset . This back laced corset is sure to hypnotize your fellow companions!

We also have a great selection of clips, handbags, extensions, chokers at The Gothic Shop

Monday, 10 September 2012


We will soon be away for a week - a well deserved break just before our busy season due to Halloween, the Whitby Gothic Weekend and Christmas.  Orders will be posted until 14 September and then from 25 September.

We have loads of products arriving this week including clothing by Dark Star, Hearts and Roses and Necessary Evil, and bags by Loungefly.  Towards the end of the month we are expecting a huge delivery of hairpieces by Headrazor; and clothing, bags and chokers by Sinister (including the Sinister wedding dress!).  We are also expecting some beautiful Veil of Visions hats and chokers.

Coupon code blogspot15 entitles you to 15% off your order until 14 September 2012.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Tartan at The Gothic Shop

Tartan has been around since time immemorial, in the same way as polka dots or stripes have.  Hailing back from the days way up there in the highlands, invented as a way of sussing out someone's clan! And then all over those cute little pieces of luggage back in the 1970's. Punk also made Tartan very cool soon after this in the 1980's with the likes of fashion designers Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren clocking onto the trend. Who could forget Johnny Rotten of Sex Pistols making a statement in his Tartan suit? A little kooky, yes but effortlessly punk at the same time.
But Tartan for your Gothic wardrobe? Yes! It's quirky, cute and fun making it perfect for that alternative outfit! Here are just a few pieces  from the Hell Bunny range new in at The Gothic Shop.

Tartan Zipper Halterneck Dress by Hell Bunny  £38.40
This saucy halterneck zipper dress from Hell Bunny in a Tartan fabric is available in two colour options: A traditional red and black or a pretty plum purple with black. Pinched in at the waist and when worn with a flared petticoat ensures that cool retro goth look. We just love this delicious addition to any Gothic wardrobe!

Olly Red London Tartan Uneven Witchy Skirt by Hell Bunny £23.50  

Want something daring in Tartan? Take a peek at this gorgeous skirt from Hell Bunny, another of our brand new Autumn/ Winter 2012 collection.
This adorable little number has all those essential punk aspects: The detachable silver chain, and the zipper and ribbon fastenings too. The uneven edge adds a quirky twist, short and sassy but still long enough to cover your backside! A daring daytime look as well as evening one with ripped tights, heels or your fav knee high buckled boots.

Alexander Red London Tartan-Goth Lolita Dress by Hell Bunny £48.50

Everything about this Alexander Red dress from Hell Bunny is lush! From the Broderie Anglaise  trimming along the corseted top and skirt to the cheeky frill with the black satin ribbons! 'Pretty in Punk' is the term that springs to mind!This is Lolita style at it's best and is one of our new favorites here at The Gothic Shop!