I had an anonymous reader request wondering what the well-dressed Goth might attire themselves in for the season of mince pies, goodwill and all things jolly. I have to point out that I spent last Christmas Eve at work; where my red velvet top, long black scarf and knee-high boots were oh-so-charmingly accessorised with an elf hat. Complete with huge pointy elf ears. So I am not necessarily the most sartorially-elegant Gothling during this season, but I'll do my best...
Some go a step further. You've already seen LeahMouse's fabulously-dyed Christmas hair; akumaxkami at Spooky University has also taken this step with two-tone red and green hair (whether or not this is a salute to the season is unspecified, but it IS awesome).
In between black Santa hats and dying one's hair Christmas colours (I'd love to see white hair with 'frosty' blue tips, just sayin'...), there's a whole wealth of Christmas-friendly Gothy ideas that will see you through until New Year's. Here are a few, very basic, ideas:
- Switch your black-and-white striped socks, tights or stockings for red and white or red and green.
- Grab some glitter hairspray from Claire's and get sparkling. (You could complete the Gothic-Christmas-tree-fairy effect with snowflake earrings and an all-white outfit.)
- You know those cheesy Christmas earrings? Oh, you know there's nothing cuter than little silver bells in your ears and tinsel in your hair with a black lacy dress.
- Guys, you're not escaping so easily. Online, you can find white faux fur boot toppers to dress up your Doc Martens or New Rocks (also oh-so-cute on Demonias for the girls too).
- Green corset. Red skirt. Nuff said?
- Pop some lights in your hair for those Christmas parties (also reusable for clubwear throughout the year). These would look great with falls or natural hair for the girls, and I can see them looking awesome on guys with dreads.
- Re-use those green and red clip-in hair extensions you bought at Halloween - but this time, wear them together!
- Antlers were a big accessory at some of the major festivals this year. And apart from festival-going faerie Goths, what has antlers? Yup, reindeer. Very Xmassy, well done.