Little Monster Hat
I was originally only intending to buy a tutu from this Etsy shop, but as soon as I saw this hat I just HAD to have it. As well as being affordable, it's beautifully warm and very comfy (I have lots of ear piercings and some styles of hat press them uncomfortably into the sides of my head). The colour is fantastic, a beautiful vivid purple that goes brilliantly with black clothes.
|Just chillin'... slightly awkwardly. Bad posture much? :-S|
Most Goth girls probably own a tutu. They're cute, fun and a little bit dramatic, which makes them an ideal wardrobe staple. I own about five or six, but I've never spent £20 on a tutu before; usually I buy the single-layer £5 neon tutus from alt stores. So this was a step outside my comfort zone! I loved the outfit the model on Etsy was wearing, and spend ages trying to choose between the black and white Contradictions design, and this one. I think I made the right choice.
Instead of a single layer of scratchy net, there are instead handfuls and handfuls and handfuls of tulle strips that must have taken an absolute age to sew together. The effect is utterly fantastic - it's SO poofy! The sheer amount of fabric alone makes it worth the asking price - this is not a half-assed job.
I wore the tutu to work (as you saw in a recent outfit post) and I don't think I've received so many comments on a single item of clothing. Because it's so enormous, like a proper dance tutu, it's a real attention-grabber; the shy and retiring might prefer a darker colour scheme than vibrant red and white. Pair these bright stripes with the wrong outfit and you look like a circus escapee, but it is more versatile than you might think - I've worn it with two different ensembles so far and am going to experiment with using it as a petticoat to give extra volume to other skirt.
Sunshine Luvs U also does custom tutus, knitted armwarmers and purses, and handy craft supplies like lace. The service was fast and courteous, no complaints there. I would definitely order again, in fact I now have my eye on the Gryffindor scarf...
P.S. If you snap up your own Sunshine creation, please do mention that Amy from the Goth Guide sent you, as she's currently running a competition to win a free tutu. A girl can never have too many tutus... ;-)