Many periods of history have proven inspirational to Goth fashion; medieval Goth is one such derivative. Unlike Victorian Goth, medieval Goth outfits are not often historically accurate - they are usually created to reflect the pageantry, superstition and romanticised aspects of the era.
The style of architecture referred to as 'Gothic' (which played its part in naming the Goth scene) developed during this period, and is held as an example of beauty by possibly the majority of lovers of Goth culture. Medieval Goths may hold other historical and Medieval-based interests such as Renaissance Faires, historical re-enactments, visiting ruins or museums and - particularly common amongst the guys - medieval weaponry.
Again the fantastical element is brought into play - medieval Goths may also enjoy fantasy novels, especially those set in a medieval-esque world, LARP-ing (Live Action Role Play), the legends of King Arthur (Merlin being an exceptionally popular film), and often wear jewellery incorporating mythical creatures like dragons and unicorns.
Medieval Goth fashion is usually very loosely based on the styles of this era - lace-up bodices, pointed sleeves, off-the-shoulder blouses and long skirts for the women, possibly accessorised with chainmaille jewellery. Men may wear 'pirate' or ruffled shirts with simple trousers or breeches. The fashion may also blend with Celtic elements; knotwork tattoos and jewellery are very popular.
Common accessories include chain belts, gauntlets and pendants (often cross pendants). Make-up is usually simple but dark, or swirly and elaborate in a 'dark fairy' manner. Medieval Goth guys often have beards. Piercings are reasonably uncommon; for both men and women, hair is usually long. Women's hair is often styled in loose waves and topped with a circlet. Colours such as blonde, brown, black and dark red are the most common.