The Vampire Goth
No. These Goths are unlikely to have come from Twilight…. Actually, they are far more likely to have come from Buffy and Angel.
The Vampire Goth has a particular preoccupation for those creatures of the night. With the stereotype of Goths only coming out at night, this actually makes a lot of sense for there to be a Goth Type just for them. Many Goth clubs cater to this crowd with specific vampire nights.
Specialist services also exist for Vampire Goths. People who will carve out teeth into fangs. Yes, the teeth in the mouth. Some Vampire Goths would get on really well with your typical Body Modification Goth
The Vampire Goth is likely to have come from the typical Goth leanings towards finding beauty in death. Most vampire stories are about seduction in some way. The seduction of death. A Vampire typically charms their way into the life of a normal human. And then shows them a gift. All life is precious, and death is what makes it precious. Personified in folklore.
The Vampire Goth can also be seen as an expected offshoot of the Causal Goth and Romantic Goth styles. A similar theme, thematically and aesthetically, exists between the two groups.
Vampire Goth Fashion
Pick a vampire horror movie, book or TV Show. Chances are, a Vampire Goth will find fashion inspiration in it.
The classic shirt with ruffles on it is a key component of many Vampire Goth’s wardrobe. Here a little dripping of colour can be used. Deep Purples. Blood Red. Black is also acceptable.
Black is used virtually everywhere else with a vampire goth. Black Trousers or Skirts. Black coats. Black hats. If it’s wearable, it’ll be black.
The exception being the accessories. Vampire Goths are fans of putting flowers in their hair. Okay, so black roses are sometimes used. You will also see red roses though. Or purple. Yeah, Vampire Goths have a tri-colour scheme, black being the main base.
Other accessories that a Vampire Goth may use include necklaces and chains. Some will even have a choker. Maybe, like with The Fetish Goth, as a BSDM symbol. However, there is also the sexuality of the neck involved with this accessory as well.
Jabot and Cravats are also very common accessories. Or scarfs. Many Vampire Goths will also enhance what’s around their neck with a simple accessory. A broach. Vampire Goths will have a large collection of them. Wherever they be for pinning on neckwear or coats and jackets.
When makeup is put on, deep dark red hue are used. A biting area of focus for this are the lips. The only other colour you might see is blue or purple, as a mimicry of a loss of breathing. Heavy eye shadow, also in these shades, are very common.
Because of the vampire influence, heavy eye shadow and light, almost white foundation is also common makeup choice. No matter the gender of the Vampire Goth.
Vamprie Goth Music
Vampire Goths have an easy time with their music choice. They will be fans of many other music genres, know all of the usual goth bands, but there are also loads of bands out there that cater towards Vampire Goths.
The biggest name is perhaps Blutengel (Blood Angel in English). A band that sings in both German and English. Almost all of their songs have vampiric undertones. And that’s not just an over interpretation of the lyrics. That is the way Blutengel want it. Musically, they are a darkwave, electronic style band with both male and female vocals. Aesthetically, they show and embody all of the tropes of Vampire Goth.
Similarly, with more darkwave and gothic metal influences, is Untoten (The Undead in English). Another band that sings in German and English. Once again, you will find lyrical content and thematic references to Vampires everywhere within an Untoten song.
Moving away from electronic stylings, there is the band Theatres des Vampires. Their music is a lot more metal. yet, there is still all of the Vampire tropes on full display. All of their older stuff provides a metal heavy sound, with their newer songs dipping their toes into an electronic influence.
Inkubus Sukkubus is also a player here. A British band, and more something that Pagan Goths and Hippie Goths would listen to. Inkubus Sukkubus have plenty of songs themed around vampires in their catalogue. Plus, rituals, of witchcraft, also helps the inner fire of many Vampire Goths.
Other than these key bands, Vampire Goths will also listen to something with heavy sexual undertones. Be it erotic sexuality. Seductive Sexuality. Or Fetish Sexuality. Something that gets the blood racing is perfect.
Vampire Goth Interests
What books do Vampire Goths like? All Vampire Fiction. Except Twilight. Seriously. Never talk about Twilight in front of a true vampire goth. All goths tend to be nice people. But if you want to see a pissed off goth? Well, you now know how to do it. So don’t.
Movie wise? Of course, vampires also feature heavily. The Lost Boys is a classic in the community. Sometimes people like it ironically. Sometimes they love it for what it is.
Because of the romantic nature of many vampire goths, you can also expect them to express themselves in the classic arts. Be this painting. Or writing love poetry. Or playing classical instruments and composing songs.
There is also a love of life inherent in many Vampire Goths. As part of the vampire mythos is that death is a gift to life, there is a respect for living things. Despite the blood drinking, Vampire Goths are likely to be vegan. They are also likely to honour animals. Think ethically sourced taxidermy. Or ethically sourced bones collections put on loving display.
You can also expect a Vampire Goth’s home to be completely decked out. Things that would not be out of place in a castle will surround you. Chandeliers. Long candlesticks. Expensive large mirrors. Entering a Vampire Goth’s home is a trip to wonderland.
And to end with the question that has probably been lurking around the corner. Yes. There are members of the scene that do live the vampire lifestyle completely. It’s an interesting subculture. And not at all violent. Even if there is such a vampire community in your town, you are as likely to get hit by a meteor as to get attacked by one.
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