Just like Victorian fashions inspire the Victorian Goths, the Medival fashions do the same for the Medival Goths. There's more than just an 80's music and fashion when it comes to the start of Goth; it goes to the time of medival cathedrals whose architecture was dubbed as "Gothic". For this reason, it's no wonder that many Goths enjoy the medival aesthetics, both in fashion and in buildings. This type generally loves the old tales of dungeons and dragons, knights and wizards, and loves the old buildings, lore, and history of the medival times. Renaissance fairs are a place where these Goths can be as elaborate with their clothes as they want, a perfect place for them to run wild. These Goths aren't limited to only medival clothes, typically blending in elements of Celtic origin and other old civilizations as well. Folk music and metal like Korpiklaani may be right up their alley, along with old chants and songs.
The typical fashion is one that can come close to the medival garb; corsets, long dresses with underskirts and long sleeves, or lace up shirts with boots and loose pants. Some like to have swords, others prefer wands and staffs. Witches are a common feature here as well, with cloaks and a magickal feel. Makeup can be smokey and soft like Romantic Goths, or a bit heavier around the eyes. Both aristocratic and peasant styled attire can be seen from this type, making it popular for roleplaying, Renaissance faires, and general everyday wear if done properly.
Think Medival Goth could be your thing?
- You love Renaissance faires and roleplaying
- You love fantasy and magick
- You love the old dungeons and dragons theme vs sci-fi robots
- You love long dresses and corsets
- You love the old peasant attire
- You love folk music
- You love mythical creatures like gargoyles and fairies
- You love dressing in flowy clothes
These are just some of the things that could make Medival 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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