Candy Goth has been mentioned on this blog previously as a variation on the term 'perkygoth', and perkygoth is certainly this style's closest relative.
An informant told me that candy Goth is similar to perkygoth style, but mixed with other pastel colours rather than the traditional perkygoth pink. Other online sources reveal that the common image of candy Goth involves neon colours rather than pastel, typically pink and green. Either way, this is another colourful, bouncier subset of Goth - more whimsical and less futuristic than cybergoth, but the candy Goth may also enjoy electronic-based music.
Cyber falls, pleated skirts, tutus, neon fishnets, cat ears and colourful make-up are also popular. Aficionados of candy Goth style may be attracted to other looks with a similar sweet or colourful aesthetic, for example Sweet Lolita, babydoll Goth, Graver and glitter Goth, and as such may also borrow from these styles.
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Bands I would associate with this style are bouncier, peppier acts such as The Cruxshadows, The Birthday Massacre, Aural Vampire, Apoptygma Berserk, Ayria and Modulate.