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Kerli Koiv, creator of Bubble Goth

Bubble Goth is a newer type of Goth created by the Estonian pop singer, Kerli Koiv. She aims to "make the beautiful, creepy and the creepy, beautiful", something that "takes light and dark and puts them together". A picture of her is to the right.

Kerli created this type since she was labeled as Goth when she published her "Love is Dead" album, Walking on Air being a particularly popular song to pin her to the subculture with. A critic described her as "bubblegum Goth", since her music is pop with hints of techno and rock, and she took to the label by creating Bubble Goth. Her followers are called Moon Children, and wear three dots on their forehead to represent Kerli's motive: Integrity, Love and Unity. (I.L.U) The music of this type are things like Kerli's work; pop or techno music with a more morbid, edgy or dark feel.

The style can hold elements from some Cyber Goth tendencies, her bear in the picture to the right always wearing a gas mask and her own attire carrying bullet belts, masks, and headphones, and it can also have corsets, platform boots (that she often makes herself), and dresses. Most of these items are typically in lighter colors, like pastel pinks, blues, and white. She also uses black, but she's known to have many colored highlights in her hair and clothes. There are absolutely no restrictions with this type, though it's more generated towards those who like the lighter colors that aren't completely neon like the Cyber Goths. Makeup is also bright in color, usually using silver, white, black and rhinestones, but also has more smokey, romantic elements and can have brighter colors. The


Think Bubble Goth could be your thing?

  • You love lighter colors like pastels and white, along with black
  • You adore blending some Cyber-like elements and lacy corsets/dresses into your wardrobe
  • You like more pop/techno music with a dark or morbid theme vs. other traditional Goth music
  • You like romantic or smoky makeup with lighter colors or white
  • You like to stand out and find a way to make cute things more morbid and Gothic
  • You like to be eccentric

These are just some of the things that could make Bubble Goth your thing. It's up to you to find out what you like and dislike, Remember, there are no rules as to what mold you have to fit in the Goth subculture. You could combine aspects from all different types and make it completely your own, or gravitate to one particular style that you really like. It's all up to you!

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