I would have to say yes. Not because I dress like this every day (I do) or because I never ever do anything that 'isn't Goth' (of course I do - I'm a person, not a robot), not even because I like to add a hint of spookiness to as many areas of my life as I can (case in point: I have begun ordering my toiletries from Antisally's Goth Rosary and when I decided it was time to learn to cook I tracked down Gothy cookbooks), but because as of right now I cannot imagine being, or wanting to be, any other way.
Sure, as I grow older my style might change, my taste in music might change, I might even decide that the way forward for me is a career as a Paris Hilton lookalike (fat chance!), but what attracts me, now, to Goth culture is the same as what attracted me to Halloween, fairy tales and eccentric clothing choices as a child, and I don't think it's something I can 'grow out of' - it's part of me, it's who I am.
For me Goth has always been about embracing and indulging that part of me, the weird little kid who genuinely believes there are fairies at the bottom of the garden and a monster under the bed, and as such I have become semi-addicted and frankly obsessed, and Goth has, to a certain extent, taken over or stretched it's black-dipped tentacles into most, if not all, areas of my life.
Within Temptation top: bootsale, £2
Belt: random alt store, £25
Choker with black diamantes: 20p, bootsale
Pentagram necklace: £1.50, Witchcraft (Burley, New Forest)
Skinnies: Tesco, £12
New Rocks: skip (note: when I say skip, I mean that literally. I have friends at the local recycling centre who rescue any good-quality Gothy things heading for oblivion.)
|Just for SiouxsieLaw, a boots pic ^^|
|Me in standard work mode. No, it's not a black coffee ACTUALLY, it's fruit tea.|