Becoming a Vampire Goth - Do You Have The Bite For It?
This is the one and only must-read guide on how to become a fang-tastic Vampire.
When you think of gothic, what comes to mind? That's right - 'vampires'. When you think of vampires, you automatically think 'gothic' - right?
The terms Vampire and Gothic come hand in hand, so why not combine the two!
Follow these steps and you will learn everything you need to know to be bitten and converted into the blood-thirsty vampire goth you want to be.
Step One: Do Your Research
Look to books, the internet, and your fellow gothic friends to find out the basics of vampire culture. Vampire inspired goths developed from somewhere and it's important to know where. Wake up goth has a great fact file to introduce you to the scene.
You don't want to look like a little 'baby bat', oh no.
I've answered some gravely important questions you should familiarize yourself with before becoming a vampire goth.
1. Where did Vampire Goths take get their inspiration from?
With a Gothic style adapted from that of traditional and romantic types, the vampire goth was most likely born out of a combination of these two. Instead of simply appreciating the beautiful nature of all things spooky and dark, they take it one step further. Vampire Goths see the seductive nature in both life and death and appreciate that too.
2. What are they About?
Vampire Goths love all things dark and to do with death. Mainly, finding the beauty in it. A vampire is always an extremely sexy seductress that lures their victim towards their doomed fate. Vampire goths attempt to replicate this by being seductresses in their own lives, and celebrating all the beauty found in death and dying things.
Step Two: Listen To Vampire Music
It is mandatory to listen to all of the classic goth bands. However, there are bands that are vampire inspired and are made to lure you in.
Bands like Blood Angel (Bluetengel) and The Undead make the dead come out to play with their songs about vampiric subject matter and all things dark and deadly.
Other than the bands mentioned, anything about death or sex is fitting to the genre. This is because this gothic group is known for being devastatingly tempting and will use any powerful sexual stimulus they can.
To find out more about bluetengel or other similar bands, click this link.
Step Three: Wear The Right Clothes
Unlike the traditional gothic subcultures, Vampire goths welcome a drip of color. From deep purples to blood red, a little contrast to the black uniform pieces are welcome.
A common pairing to get that deathly desirable look is placing a black ruffle shirt underneath a fitted colored corset of some kind like this one here or sporting a sexy gothic dress.
Alternatively, this sexy all in one, lace blouse would compliment any outfit, giving you that sexy edge. This would enable you to seduce anybody you so desire.
Step Four: Make Sure You Accessorize
As black, purple and red are the main go-to colors for any vampire goth, try to stick to this when choosing gothic accessories.
Try an opt for a choker, thick or thin, to draw attention to your neck-line. There is something inherently sexual about the neck and that's probably why you want to join this subculture in the first place! Cheeky - I mean, literally.
This choker is perfect as it incorporates a black rose - the tell tale sign of anybody like you!
Step Five: Read About Them
Many novels, particularly from the 1800's, involve blood-suckers and many books have been adapted from them since. Old-school favourites include Nosferatu and Dracula. Whatever you do, don't be a poser and read Twilight, that will not do you any favours.
Step Six: Watch the Cult Classics
In order to know whether being a V.I.P (Vamp in progress) is for you, it is essential to watch these iconic movies:
Interview with the vampire
The Lost Boys
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The above are just a very select few favourites in this community.
So, get watching to get biting!
Step Seven: Get a Trusty Accomplice
Every person knows that you'll need something to carry around all of your blood-bathing essentials for those late night travels.
This rucksack is absolutely bat-tastic for carrying your possessions around so that your hands can stay free.
Bring all that wanted attention flying around your way with this perfect little addition.
Step Eight: Have Vampiric Interests
No, this does not mean actually biting people.
However, like romantic goths, vampiric goths tend to view themselves as artsy. This means that they're very into cultural things like reading, painting and writing poetry.
Get yourself out there and see if you like these activities. If you do, you've made it!
Step Nine: Get Biting!
If you have followed all the steps in this 'How to Become a Vampire Guide' then you're all ready and set to go!
Many places known for hosting goth-themed events will be sure to host specific nights just for you and your spooky dead, un-dead friends! Remember what you love too, it's important to be yourself and not pretend for anybody else!
Above I have highlighted all the things you need to do to transform yourself from sad to sexy bad-ass, fanged godess.
The Black Ravens team wish you luck on your journey six feet under (whilst holding lots of garlic - naturally, of course).
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