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Gothic fashion is a clothing style worn by members of the Goth subculture; a dark, sometimes morbid, eroticized fashion and style of dress. Typical Gothic fashion includes black dyed and crimped hair, black lips and black clothes. Androgynity is common, with both female and male goths wearing cosmetics, skirts or high heels. Styles are often borrowed from the Punks, Victorians and Elizabethans.

Gothic Fashion
When gothic people get married the women use a chain on their neck.



Gothic girls and guys alike wear both silver and pewter jewelry in the form of symbols to compliment their outfits. Some symbols are worn upside down to imply a reversal of meanings. Just because a goth wears a cross upside down does not mean they are a Satanist. Goths wear symbols but mostly to shock people or for effect.  Gothic crosses, crucifixes, runes, ankhs and pentagrams seem to be a staple for Goths as well as these symbols: daggers, silver bullets, bats, dragons, coffins, crosses, devils & demons, grim reaper, skulls and skeletons, barbs and spikes, serpents, spider webs and graveyards. The are a few and there are more symbols that Goths associate with their lifestyle, but this list gives you a good start.

The pentagram is a fivepointed star, a pagan symbol for fire, earth, air, water and spirit. The pentacle is a pentagram with a circle around it. 


 Popular in ancient Egypt, the Ankh held strong cultural significance, and is often interpreted as the key of life. In Egyptian tomb paintings, the gods used the ankh to awaken the souls of the dead to a new life. 


The Gothic cross is usually dark Germanic. Popular in the gothic and vampire cultures.

Gothic Crosses

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