Saturday, October 6, 2012

'Round the World: Pastel Goth

Honestly, the first time I heard of Pastel Goth, all I could think was "Why is it Goth?!". It was never really a trend I felt like I could get into.

Despite having "Goth" in its name, Pastel Goth isn't really much Goth at all: just the crosses, skeletons and bats. It's predominantly a mixture of Japanese street fashion and scene with subtle punk, grunge and goth influences (at least it is in my eyes). It's pretty much just another branch off from Scene. Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd probably know it has been popularised through Tumblr.

Some of the Pastel Goth icons include Charlotte Free and Audrey Kitching (who was formerly a Scene Queen). I don't know if they would call themselves Pastel Goths but they do influence those who are.

Audrey Kitching

Charlotte Free
Here are some pictures of that depict pastel goth:



So if you're a Pastel goth, some of the things in your wardrobe might be:
Pastel Tie-dye Shorts (studs are a bonus)

Bat tights (it can be printed on any piece of clothing)

Eyeball bow clips (popularised by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu)
Crosses... lots of them, either inverted or right way.
Spiked chokers work too
G-Dragon isn't Pastel Goth... but his skeleton hair clip counts.

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