It's that time of year again, darklings - World Goth Day is almost upon us. :-D Unfortunately I have to work that day which crimps my plans a little, but I'm intending to get all dolled up for the workplace and then meet my friend Rosie straight after work for plans involving movies, make-up, music, booze, pizza and, probably, photos!
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- Host your own Goth night. Hide the silverware, lock away the breakables, make up some mix CDs and have your friends over for a night of dancing and devilry. A fine excuse to get dressed up to the nines.
- Have an online meet-up. If your main contact with other spooky types takes place online, why not set up a forum, Facebook group, MSN chat or Skype session.
- Treat yourself to a new pair of boots.
- Do something to fundraise for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. It's a little late to organise a bake sale, but perhaps you could ask friends and neighbours to sponsor you for something. Perhaps a sponsored bike ride in some of your most opulent finery?
- Get your Goth maintenance on. Nails. Hair. Eyebrows. That whole suitcase full of clothes you have in the spare room that you keep intending to customise. Get to it!
- Two words: cemetery. Picnic. All right, so it's a cliche in motion. What's your point? If the weather's sunny, I can't think of a nicer way to spend the afternoon.
- Explore the spooky side of your town. Buy some of those guide books about local ghost stories, supernatural tales and haunted places. Find out if your area does guided ghost tours. Visit a local haunted pub or inn.
- Get nostalgic! Haul out those old snaps from the 80s / your babybat years, and, if you dare, put them online. Show us all your before and afters... ;-)
- Round up your friends and make your own spoof video to celebrate the date. Well, these guys did it...
- Have a photoshoot. Whether on your own or with friends, it's yet another chance to dress up, and gives you something pretty to look back on in a few years' time. Try your local woodland, cemetery, open fields or abandoned factory, but remember to leave it as you found it, and in the cemetery, please be respectful and don't trample on the gravestones.