The Oddities Flea Market: The Goths Invade LA [EVENT ARTICLE]
The Oddities Flea Market was held over the weekend of Rocktober 5th and 6th. As DarkestGoth Girl 2019, I decided to attend and take in the activities. What a fascinating find. Right dead smack in the middle of LA, a few blocks from “Skid Row”, is a diamond in the haystack called “The Globe Theater.”
In 1913, The Globe Theater, a performing arts center, opened it’s doors and now is the oldest functioning theater on Downtown LA’s Broadway Street. This 27,000 square foot historic landmark is full of plush grandeur and is true to it’s time (forget finding an elevator, use the stairs).
Amaranth Cosplay: Bowsette Faces Gen Con [EVENT GALLERY]
Bowsette takes on Gen Con 2019 and she’s gonna pick a battle with a lot of people and franchises! Model Amaranth Cosplay guest stars with photoshoot by Goth Viking Photography!
The New Batch: Lexington Comic & Toy Con 2019 [EVENT/GALLERY]
We had a chance to check out the new Lexington Comic & Toy Convention and were really impressed by what was on display!
Elitists: The Cancer in Every Subculture [ARTICLE]
“You’re not Goth because…” Take your pick: Because you like a particular band/genre, because of your personal religious beliefs, because your aesthetics aren’t “Goth enough,” or even because you don’t know the entire history of the subculture. Whatever the case may be, if you’ve ever been told this or even said it yourself, congratulations. You’ve had an encounter with one of the most annoying, self-righteous pricks in the scene: The elitist.
Beautiful Nightmares 2: A Midwest Alternative Classic Returns [EVENT/GALLERY]
This past Friday, alternative people from around the Midwest descended on The Bar Complex in Lexington, KY to see some amazing DJ’ing, to hang out with some awesome hosts, and to have their mind’s blown by spectacular light displays. The joy people felt in the club as they got to come out, let their hair down, and move was a joy to behold!
On the Edge: Goths and Bullies [ARTICLE]
Bullying, sociologically speaking, is an unwanted behavior that brings a power imbalance. You are surely bullied if someone spreads rumors about you or attacks you physically or verbally, and you feel excluded by the rest of the group (ex: work team, class, etc). In recent times is born cyber-bullying that takes place using modern technology (ex: creating fake social network profiles, e-mails, text messages, and phone calls). One in every four children is bullied, but in 85% of case, there is no intervention.
Rocky Doll’s Bluegrass Voyage: Exploring Lexington Comic & Toy Convention 2017 [VIDEO/CONVENTIONS]
Explore the sights and people at the 2017 Lexington Comic & Toy Convention in Lexington, KY with your amazingly outrageous (and extremely ADD) host, Rocky Doll.
Exploring Underneath Skeletons: A Tour through Camp ScareFest 2016 [EVENT/VIDEO]
Our DarkestGoth staff went through Camp ScareFest last year and focused more on the vendors and attendees rather than celebrities. We compiled our best footage into this little video here. See Calypso Clown, 13 Pagan Holiday 13, Rocky Doll and Kristiva Diva, Christine and Bill Gibson, Nic Brown and other attendees. Enjoy! And come see us this year!
Featuring music by First Jason, 13 Pagan Holiday 13 and Grave Robber
Where is the Funeral? How the Color Black Became Associated with Death and Mourning. [SPOKESMODEL ARTICLE]
Where is the funeral? is a question that many Gothic people have been asked while out and about in their Gothic garb. In modern society much of the population considers the color black to be the color of mourning, with entirely black outfits being viewed as funeral attire. Black clothing as the fashion for mourning is not a modern idea. It is routed in western/European tradition beginning as early as the formation of Rome itself and has continued to evolve into the mourning clothes worn in the present day.
From Critic to Costar: A Nightmare Come True [RETROSPECTIVE/ARTICLE]
Hanging out at the Rotting Corpse Production table during ScareFest 2015 would prove to be a life-changing experience. A young actress by the name of Sonya Delormier asked if I would help to promote an upcoming Kentucky film called The Wicked One, and handed me a postcard-sized picture of the movie cover. Being a huge fan of independent horror films I was more than happy to spread the word. Never did I imagine I’d also end up being part of this slasher flick!
Night School 2016: Dance is Now in Session! [EVENT/GALLERY]
This gallery is from 2016’s Night School Dance held on August 26th, 2016 at the Bar Complex in Lexington, KY. The Undead were out of class early to tear it up on the dance floor!