Today I’m going to make a confession. It is my most hidden, deepest, darkest, and most embarrassing secret..

I was a ten year old mall goth.

In the era when Myspace emo kids ran rampant, everyone thought it was completely acceptable to let my kid self go with the trend. There were an embarrassing amount of “pop-punk” band t-shirts in my past, an unnecessary amount of eyeliner, and there may have been chains attached to my pants once or twice.

(Here’s some advice no one gave 10 year old me: don’t wear that shit to the airport, because chains and airport metal detectors don’t mix.)

Whatever, okay? So I may have exclusively shopped at Hot Topic for a year of my life and I really wish I could Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind those memories out of everyone. But I like to think I wasn’t totally off the mark.


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We don’t have to go the chains-on-your-pants Good Charlotte t-shirt route, but there’s a reason why everyone tries to make some random color “the new black” each season. Maybe some goth inspo can be a good thing. I know I’ll always have a soft spot for it in my heart.


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You may just go dark and dreary (but stunning) like Yiqing Yin or Alice Auaa.


Or let’s just go straight to the source and have some classic scary movie action (Via THE BLONDS). Because B rated horror films are good for any age.


Thom has got the vague sad nurse zombie clown down, uh… let’s be real, I have no idea what’s going on here, but I’d like to live in a society where this was the daily apparel.

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And Marc, how did you know I’ve always wanted to look like a goth ostrich?

So maybe not so much this:


But definitely a lot of this:


I mean, I guess we can’t all rock the almost-dead looking ostrich nurse knife-wielding baby doll look (uh, myself not included, because I look amazing in it), so I’ll leave you with these words to live by.




And in the spirit, I leave you with this:

(gifs via Tumblr)