Romantic Goth

While I’m still wanting to make “Viking Goth” a thing, I’m starting to drift more toward a “Romantic Goth” look.

“Romantic” here doesn’t mean love, although that can certainly be a part of it, but rather the “Romantacism” of the romantic period of history.  Romantic goths focus on beauty in darkness: dead roses, moonlight illuminating a graveyard, ravens and wolves, and so forth.

Fashion tends to be flowing, lace and velvet are quite common.  Styles from the Victorian and Edwardian ages, or even further back to Medieval times, are popular.

“An elegant goth, for a more civilized day.”

Indeed, it’s the exact opposite of that silly screed I fisked before:

Goth deliberately crosses all the lines of proper dress, manners, refinement, and decency.

Stuff and nonsense.  There’s nothing the least bit indecent about any of this:

And, if I might be so bold as to suggest:


5 thoughts on “Romantic Goth”

  1. That last picture doesn’t do anything for me. 😈

    Although, I suppose that some ladies might enjoy the look. 😉


    1. Huh. I thought I’d replied to this. The photo is enough older that it’s no longer the best representation. I’ve lost a bit more weight and I’ve got some pants that actually fit rather than the baggy, overlong ones I was wearing there. Need to get some new pictures.


  2. For reference, i looked up “Romantic music” on Wikipedia and found these traits attributed to romanticism:
    a new preoccupation with and surrender to Nature;
    a fascination with the past, particularly the Middle Ages and legends of medieval chivalry;
    a turn towards the mystic and supernatural, both religious and merely spooky;
    a longing for the infinite;
    mysterious connotations of remoteness, the unusual and fabulous, the strange and surprising;
    a focus on the nocturnal, the ghostly, the frightful, and terrifying;
    fantastic seeing and spiritual experiences;
    a new attention given to national identity;
    emphasis on extreme subjectivism;
    interest in the autobiographical;
    discontent with musical formulas and conventions.

    No mention, unlike the Romance languages, of the city of Rome.


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