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Plus-Size Performers: The Lusty Ladies of Burlesque

Rachael Brennan February 16, 2018
Plus-Size Performers: The Lusty Ladies of Burlesque

In a world where hating yourself is the norm, these plus-size burleque dancers use comedy, dance, music, and striptease to embrace every inch of themselves

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NSFW Fashion Guide: How to Add a Touch of Gothic Flair to Your Sexy Outfits

Daniel Hughes February 13, 2018
NSFW Fashion Guide: How to Add a Touch of Gothic Flair to Your Sexy Outfits

Burlesque is beautiful, but what if you threw a touch of dark gothic flair into the mix? Check out our burlesque outfits guide, perfect for date night fashion!

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Six Reasons Every Woman Should Try Burlesque Dance At Least Once

Haleigh Missildine February 08, 2018
Six Reasons Every Woman Should Try Burlesque Dance At Least Once

Ever thought about trying burlesque dance? Here are six solid reasons why you should.

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Brave New Girls: Smashing the Dystopian Patriarchy Through Pop Culture

Rachael Brennan February 05, 2018
Brave New Girls: Smashing the Dystopian Patriarchy Through Pop Culture

Movies, books, and TV shows that are all about how the patriarchy destroyed everything - except the women who are fighting back.

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10 Tips for Creating a Pastel Goth Style

Haleigh Missildine February 01, 2018
10 Tips for Creating a Pastel Goth Style

Pastel goth clothing is a relatively new trend, but it appears to be a lasting one. Read on for some updated tips on how to create a kickass new look this year. With these tips, you’ll be looking pastel goth from head to toe in no time.

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Beyond Dracula: Awesome Goth Literary Characters

Rachael Brennan January 30, 2018
Beyond Dracula: Awesome Goth Literary Characters

Whether you're looking for a Victorian classic or something much more modern, there are a ton of books out there with terrific goth characters. If you've read your fill of Anne Rice and H.P. Lovecraft, consider branching out into new territory for more literary soulmates.

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What’s a Health Goth and How Do I Become One?

Daniel Hughes January 25, 2018
What’s a Health Goth and How Do I Become One?

Health goth is a relatively new craze that is taking the alternative world by storm. But what is a health goth exactly and how do you become one? Find out here.

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10 Ways To Have A Gothic Valentine's Day

Haleigh Missildine January 23, 2018
10 Ways To Have A Gothic Valentine's Day

You don't have to love red roses and pink hearts to have a fun Valentine's Day. Here are 10 ways to shake things up and have a Gothic Valentine's celebration!

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5 Definitive Goth Albums You Need to Listen To

Daniel Hughes January 19, 2018
5 Definitive Goth Albums You Need to Listen To

As a subculture, goth has given us so much, including stacks of incredible music. That said, here are five definitive goth albums you need to listen to, today.

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Black Dahlia: More Famous In Death Than In Life

Interstate Love Shop January 16, 2018
Black Dahlia: More Famous In Death Than In Life

In January of 1947 aspiring actress, and Hollywood socialite, Elizabeth Short was brutally murdered in Leimert, Los Angeles. Her body was cut in half at the waist, devoid of any blood, face slashed into a Glasgow smile, and posed elegantly outside in an empty lot to be discovered by any who happened by that morning. It isn’t the gruesome death, but rather the story’s twist that still makes it a mystery to us 71 years later, and makes her mark on history.

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Got the January Blues? These 5 Mod Tunes Will Get You into Gear This Year

Daniel Hughes January 15, 2018
Got the January Blues? These 5 Mod Tunes Will Get You into Gear This Year

If you're neck deep in the January blues and you want them to go away, fast, these five mod tunes will get you into gear to take on this year. Enjoy.

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5 Gothic Pop Culture Icons You Should Know About

Daniel Hughes January 11, 2018
5 Gothic Pop Culture Icons You Should Know About

Goth is one of the world's most iconic subcultures, spawning icons that have changed the world as we know it. Speaking of which, here are five you should definitely know about.

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Make 2018 Your Year! Here's 6 New Years Resolutions That Don't Suck

Rachael Brennan January 09, 2018
Make 2018 Your Year! Here's 6 New Years Resolutions That Don't Suck

Don’t resolve to lose 10 lbs again this year, choose a resolution that brings you joy and confidence instead!

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How to Find Gothic Evening Dresses That Flatter a Smaller Bust

Haleigh Missildine January 05, 2018
How to Find Gothic Evening Dresses That Flatter a Smaller Bust

Your guide to the best gothic dresses to flatter a smaller bust. Perfect styles for evening wear; go braless and wear one of these elegant goth dresses to your next big event!

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RebelsMarket Reviews: Schattenwelt Festival 2017

Nevena Bjelic December 31, 2017
RebelsMarket Reviews: Schattenwelt Festival 2017

Vienna Schattenwelt Festival 2017 is the largest gothic festival in Austria! Get a glimpse of the gloomy atmosphere!

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Alternative Fashion Trends That Ended up Turning Mainstream

Steph Simpson December 29, 2017
Alternative Fashion Trends That Ended up Turning Mainstream

From Punk, to Grunge - to simply having crazy hair, we take a look at some notable alternative fashion trends that somehow ended up becoming mainstream.

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Vintage Wonderland: How to Rock a Retro Look This Winter

Rachael Brennan December 27, 2017
Vintage Wonderland: How to Rock a Retro Look This Winter

Winter is the perfect time to show off your collection of vintage apparel! Harken back to some of the most iconic looks of all time while keeping toasty warm this winter.

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How to Be a Steampunk Dandy: Fashion, Accessories and Attitude!

December 21, 2017
How to Be a Steampunk Dandy: Fashion, Accessories and Attitude!

It is rare to find a fashion trend more aesthetically pleasing than steampunk. It’s elegant and quirky and always well put together; members of the steampunk community wear their threads, leather, and buckles with immense pride

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Why You Need a Cardigan (And How To Style It in a Goth Fashion)

Haleigh Missildine December 18, 2017
Why You Need a Cardigan (And How To Style It in a Goth Fashion)

Whether you tend to go for a softer goth style, a more traditional gothic aesthetic - or something straight up nu-goth, there’s a cardigan for you. Learn how to style a cardigan in a gothic fashion

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Alternative Holiday Guide: Yule Traditions and Celebrations

Rachael Brennan December 14, 2017
Alternative Holiday Guide: Yule Traditions and Celebrations

Its the most wonderful time of the year - Yule! Pagans are gearing up for their annual winter solstice celebration, and they have lots of fantastic traditions as part of the holiday. If you're looking for a few new Yule traditions of your own or simply want to understand the connections between Yule and Christmas, you'll want to read this article.

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