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An Emo Goth, from total-imperfection's photobucket

As many people know (and don't know), Emo and Goth are two distinct subcultures that both branched off from the Punk music genre. Even though they're different, the Goth subculture being more macabre and delving into all kinds of types with several muslcal preferences and Emo (short for Emotion or Emotive Hardcore) more based around a modern version of 80's Trad Goth with alternative rock, metal and grunge music that's more popular with the teens, they can and have been blended. Today, the Emo crowd wear less elegant, aristocratic clothing and even less hardcore edgy clothing like their Punk and Trad Goth forefathers. They instead dress in skinny jeans, band tees, Converse sneakers and boots, and tank tops. The music of this hybrid type also leans between Goth and Emo, with darker, emotive bands like My Chemical Romance and The Rasmus (a personal favorite of mine) very popular among them.

Typical dress includes the average Emo fashions, skinny jeans, band tees and convverse, with dark eye makeup, dark, sleek or fluffy hair, and skull, bat and coffin accessories.  Their styles often cross modern Emo and Trad Goth, with occasional studded bracelets and belts and leather accessories or jackets also thrown in the mix.

Think Emo Goth could be your thing?

  • You like alternative rock or softer metal
  • You like brooding and dark, emotional themes
  • You prefer more modern, less extreme themed clothes than Trad Goth
  • You love skulls, bats, and graveyards or coffins
  • You love dark eye makeup, hair, and clothes
  • You love band tees and converse
  • You love spiked bracelets and other such accessories

These are just some of the things that could make Emo 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!

Other Types of Goth
Trad Goth Romantic Goth ~ Cyber Goth ~ Fetish Goth ~ Victorian Goth ~ Vampire Goth ~ Bubble Goth ~ J-Goth ~ Medival Goth ~ Hippy Goth ~ Tribal Goth  ~ Fairy Goth ~ Steampunk ~ Cabaret Goth ~ Gothabilly ~ Geek Goth ~ Corp Goth ~ Baby Bat
Goth Cousins
PunkRivithead ~ Metalhead ~ Deathrocker ~ Emo