If Goth had a season, it would be Autumn.
But Autumn strikes me as the most quintessentially Goth season, if there can be such a thing. And not just for Halloween, either. Although, this already happened:
As the first chill of autumn creeps into the air, Goths everywhere start checking their local shops for Halloween goodies, dusting off their heavy velvets and stompy winter boots, settling down with some hot cocoa and a good book, and crunching through the fallen leaves on their walks through the cemetery. There's something romantic and a little melancholy about the eve of winter that lends itself perfectly to those who favour a darker aesthetic. Velvet and lace in darker hues always make their way onto the catwalk every year at about this time, and it's easy to understand why.
Get your autumn on:
- Warm woolly tights and a Halloween sweater, with a big fat Doctor Who scarf. And stompy boots, of course.
- Carving pumpkins. Halloween isn't just for one day, it's a lifestyle. ;-)
- Check out Juliet's Lace's suggested Autumn-y Tumblrs.
- Treat yourself to some cheesy Halloween goodies. I've already been buying...
- A photoshoot in your long coat and favourite velvets beneath orange trees and falling leaves.
- Reading a good book of poetry whilst rain pours against the window (yes, I'm breaking out ALL the stereotypes here, look away now if you're squeamish).
- Telling ghost stories around a camp fire with your friends.
- Flavoured and themed coffees! I love me some pumpkin spice latte! <3
- Planning your outfits for Whitby Goth Weekend.
- Earmuffs. Oh my fricking god, I love earmuffs. And mittens. Bring on the huge fluffy mittens!
- Stock up on make-up whilst dark wine red and purple lipstick is once again booming.
I started this blog with a post about how I wasn't getting excited about the Halloween season - it looks like this year things are back to normal! (Or what passes for normal around here, anyway.)