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05

Feb

snideremark said: Miss Auntie Jill mam', do you recommend any good places (online or brick and mortar) where I can find plus-size gothic clothing? A lot of the places I've tried seem really expensive, but I was curious if you knew of a place that won't empty the ol' bat-shaped coin purse.

Be warned, my recommendations are for places that lean more toward the Neo-Victorian and romantic styles. With that caveat, a small list:

  • Chicstar
  • FanPlusFriend regularly run up to about a US size 16, and will do custom sizes. (FYI, F+F runs to the pricy side, but I feel the selection and the offering of custom sizing is worth the extra money.)
  • Holy Clothing, with lots of flowy skirts!

And there’s the usual standbys of searching the “mainstream” plus-size clothing catalogs (Roaman’s, Jessica London, Avenue, Asos Curve) for things that appeal to you. 

Sadly, finding plus-size goth fashion usually involves a lot of searching and a lot of luck, especially if you’re on a budget. 

04

Feb

Gorgeous, gorgeous corsets. Just lovely. 

steelboneddiva:

Miss Overdose

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Via asterionss:
[magic and myth and monsters]
the varcolac
romanian folklore. the wolf demon. known to eat the moon and cover it in blood. recognized by their pale faces. they are spirits that often take the form of wolves, smaller dogs, or dragons. 

Via asterionss:

[magic and myth and monsters]

the varcolac

romanian folklore. the wolf demon. known to eat the moon and cover it in blood. recognized by their pale faces. they are spirits that often take the form of wolves, smaller dogs, or dragons. 

Let’s just look at photos of how gorgeous David Bowie is and sigh, okay?

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A note from Atticus

evilsupplyco:

It escaped me to write a public thank you note to gothiccharmschool for hosting me for an evening this past weekend. The esteemed Jillian is as belovedly fluffy and terrifying in person as she is online.

There are many things in the works from her that we’re going to help with and I haven’t been this excited since I built my first death ray.

We, of the spooky public, are indeed lucky to have such a creature as Jillian Venters creating things.

::blushes:: “belovedly fluffy and terrifying” may be the best description of myself I’ve read to date. 

Atticus, it was a delight to have you visit, and I’m so glad I know you. 

teresateresa:

pariahcarrie:

aehsaas:

Melt Cosmetics just restocked and released their new shades Blow (a really unique deep sea green) and Bane (a rich matte black), both which I’ve managed to get my hands on and am excited to swatch (along with the infamous 6six6, a beautiful burgundy shade!)

That green is mine

LOVE THESE.

Self, you do not NEED more lipsticks. Nor do you have spare spending money to BUY more lipsticks. But goodness, Bane and 6six6 are very pretty. 

The Cure announces new album ‘4:14 Scream,’ live DVDs, new ‘Trilogy’-style tour

brokenponycutiemark:

PAGING THE STUNTWIFE

SHRIEKS

Eye candy. Gorgeously haunting eye candy.

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Tea and toast with honey is a very important part of a fuzzy monster’s day. Trust Bixelbee on this, he knows.

Tea and toast with honey is a very important part of a fuzzy monster’s day. Trust Bixelbee on this, he knows.

03

Feb

Anonymous said: ive been planning my suicide for the past week and sometimes i come here and look at your blog until i start to feel better because i look up to you and youre great

Pumpkin, I don’t know you who you are, but please don’t kill  yourself. Please. http://www.tumblr.com/docs/en/counseling_prevention_resources

THAT GOES FOR ANYONE READING THIS. No matter how dark, bleak, or hopeless things are right now, suicide is NOT the answer. It won’t fix things, you’ll just be gone, and the people who care about you (AND YES, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT YOU) will never understand. 

… I’m going to wander away from Tumblr right now, make myself some tea, think kind thoughts toward all of you who are struggling. Please be kind to yourself and each other. 

Anonymous said: Do you have any advice for transgender goths?

http://gothic-charm-school.com/charm/?p=770

Please keep in mind that I’m a cis, het, monogamously-married woman, so my advice may not be as directly useful as words of wisdom from other, more trans (or is it *trans?) -focused sources. HOWEVER, my biggest piece of advice is be as true to yourself as you can be, and to always be mindful of your safety, because there are horrible people out there who take a violent and hateful stance toward anyone different from their narrow views.

notacentaur:

ravenfirethief:

wrongjohnsilver:

I knew I missed something in London!

Hoxton Street Monster Supplies exists.

Neil! Have you seen THIS? 

I love this! It’s inspired by 826, which I worked for and ADORE. Definitely on my list of places to visit next time I’m in London.

THEY DO MAIL ORDER NOW?! 

I completely forgot about trying to visit there when we were in London over the summer. BRB, must order A Vague Sense of Unease. I bet Clovis Devilbunny wants some things from there, too.

(Source: wemadethis.co.uk)

Anonymous said: Aunt Jilli, how do I get pretty goth girls to notice me?

… don’t be a jerk? Interact with people on a case-by-case basis, not with a ‘group of people I want to notice me' mindset? Keep in mind that each person (including “pretty goth girls”) has different interests and things that attract them, so there's no set of rules on how to catch their eye?

Sure, it helps if you take care with your appearance (whatever your aesthetic may be), and somehow subtly —or not subtly! — indicate your interest in goth, but you could be an exact replica of Dave Vanian or Siouxsie Sioux and still not be assured of the attention of pretty goth girls. 

I kinda-sorta want to get two of these and sew them together to make a skirt. 

I kinda-sorta want to get two of these and sew them together to make a skirt.