Saturday, May 09, 2009

Romantic/Retro Goth: Somnambulist Outfit(s) from Drac-In-A-Box

This (or rather, both of the outfits in the picture) were inspired by the film Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (1920) which I heartily recommend for anyone who thinks they might enjoy a gothic, surreal silent horror-y film. (I've seen it twice now, and it just keeps creeping me out.)

The outfit of the character Cesare is the one on the left, and admittedly the trousers and the shirt would best suit a person that is 1.91 m (6' 3") tall and thin as a rake. That is not obligation, however. It'd be just to maximise the creepiness.

The outfit on the right belongs to the character named Jane Olsen (played by Lil Dagover), and that one's more of a show piece than your everyday gothic clothing, but there's no denying that it is beautiful and refreshingly different from what you usually find on an alternative fashion online store. Two thumbs up. I only wish they'd styled the model's make-up more according to the film, but you can't get everything, I guess.

(get it/them here)

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