Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Halloween Oufits: The Witch , The Bat and The Spider

With less than a week to go until Halloween celebrations begin we have put together a few tempting looks to choose from, no matter what you have planned.

Transform yourself into a stunning sorceress, with these spectacular items from The Gothic Shop.  The Maria High Low Sinister Dress is a great place to start with a diamond neckline, criss cross velvet and soft satin with french lace overlay.

Calling all bat lovers, we have a fantastic selection of bat-inspired outfits, accessories and more. We LOVE this Bat Lace Sleeve Long Goth Dress, fitted knit and winged sleeves. The Secret Obession Bat handbag, featuring a halloween style purple and white print of owls, bats, a haunted house

Spin a web to catch your prey with these delightful arachnid designs. Miss Muffet Spider Skirt teamed with Venus Vest will look smashing!

Elisanth - Lyricism Blouse

Model: Elisanth
Photo: Silver Pearl Photography
Jewelry: Alchemy Gothic
Corset: FORGE
Lyricism Top
Hat: Jazzafine.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Ophelie Dress - Gaelira Gwaelon

Model: Gaelira Gwaelon
Photo: Dusan Knezevic
Ophelie Dress by Burleska Corsets
Jewelry: Wonderlandmc

Happy Halloween - The Perfect Halloween Outfit

It's every Goths favourite time of the year - Halloween is approaching!

We are all very excited and love to see the world a little spookier and a little scarier, but in a good way.  Of course, it's time to plan our perfect Halloween outfit, and since we are horribly indecisive about it, we made several versions, and decided to share them with you!

The first one is a sweet little Succubus, just because we feel like being flirty and wicked and having tons of fun! That's why this set has a bondage style top, wicked horns and a distressed looking mini skirt. Of course, a hooded jacket is needed to make that perfect dramatic entrance!

Of course, no Halloween is complete without a proper Witch costume! Even though half of our closet looks like it belongs to a witch, Halloween is the perfect excuse to go over the top and be a little silly, but still look stunning! The slit gown is sure to turn some heads, and we added only a pair of bat shaped earrings as accessories. The moon purse is there so you have some place to keep your essential makeup.

A delicate and ethereal Ghost is always a good choice, and a great excuse to wear one of our favourite dresses ever, the Ophelie, especially paired with some beautiful Alchemy Gothic jewellery.
A black gown for a black veiled Skeletal Bride.  We love playing around with makeup, and this is a perfect chance to try out our skeleton look!

What's Halloween without a Vampire? We reached again for the incredibly flattering and comfortable Ophelie corset dress, and are using our brand new Manic Panic makeup and Alchemy Gothic jewellery to create that perfect Vampire Queen look.
 Ah the ethereal, the tormented, the damned... Fallen Angel. With a ballet inspired dress that flows with every step and thorn-shaped jewellery, you're ready to break hearts and tempt mortals to their downfall!

We decided to test our makeup skills again, this time choosing the Scarecrow as our costume. With a tattered top, a dramatic ragged skirt and crow shaped necklaces by Pendulous Threads and Curiology, all that's left is to find the perfect spooky makeup tutorial!
But sometimes we just want to go for a more relaxed look, so what better way than with a Pirate costume? And while every other pirate out there will be wearing brown and tan, we stay true and go with black and purple with dramatic jewellery!

We left our Zombie costume for last. The witchery dress we fell in love with this summer was made autumn-friendly with this eclectic cardigan, and we completed the look with green and purple makeup and lipstick, and a voodoo doll necklace.
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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Nautilus top - The Black Metal Barbie

The Black Metal Barbie wears the Nautilus Top by Punkrave.
Photographer: RoseGoldPortraits

Bag by Alchemy Gothic.

Halloween: The Vampire, The Zombie or The Warlock

Our ancestors believed that on October 31 the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and wreck havoc in the living world, so masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them.

So with old Hallows eve almost upon us,  we thought it fitting to share some outfit ideas   if you are looking for a way to cradle this emerging custom then take a look at these inspiring outfit ideas:

Featured above to get you started with your Vampire inspired style is the  Sinister Hooded Cape, Restyle Satchel, Venetian Mask  and then for the make-up here are the basics which include Stargazer, Manic Panic and HexSoaps.

Or if you are a fan of the sallow walking dead complexion of zombies,  you are in for a real treat with shredded trousers, torn shirts and ripped skirts and skulls.

For the blokes we have selected our best selling items to help you create your look:
Tee:          St Leventius Remains

**Additional Information from:
Halloween History http://www.halloweenhistory.org/

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Ghost Dress - Skitaa

Model: Skitaa
Photography: Kerubyn Photography
Ghost Dress by Darkinlove
Necklace: Lilithium
For Gothic and Amazing

Ophelie Dress - Mai Magi

Model/Photo: Mai Magi
Ophelie Dress
Beaded Choker
Furia Jacket

October Prize Giveaway

Enter our October prize draw to win a gorgeous selection of goodies from The Gothic Shop.  This month we are giving away 2 prizes as detailed below.

First Prize:
Pressed Powder by Stargazer.
Handbag by Sinister.
Bat Earrings.
Lipstick by Manic Panic

Second Prize:
Lace Gloves.
Bathbomb by Hexbomb.
Strappy Bracelet.

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The competition closes 9pm 4 October 2017.  The winners will be chosen at random and announced on facebook and here within 24 hours. We will also email the winners.  If a winner doesn't claim their prize within 48 hours we will select another winner at random.