Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Skulls

Welcome to the special edition of Darker Fashions. We shall now look at three different examples of a given theme, one of them labeled good, one bad, and one ugly. Let us proceed.

Theme: Skulls


The overall pattern carries the skulls well and almost hides their form, making them not the main focus of the garment and hence quite pleasing to the eye. Overall the corset has an almost Gothabilly-like quality to it, even if skulls aren't very Gothabilly-ish as such. It may be the colour combination that does it, and the colour balance as well.

(get it here)


My problem with this shirt lies only in the print, as you can imagine, the shirt being just an ordinary cap sleeve t-shirt. A blade-vomiting skull is not cool, my fellow goths, it is quite simply ridiculous. And whereas a skull may be teamed with roses and the thing might still be tolerable (see above), the combination of skull and roses and wings is too much altogether.

On a slightly unrelated note, I dislike wearing anything that shouts any brand at people's faces, unless it can be classified as a vintage or retro piece. Text on shirt has to be really good to make it work.

(found here)


Let us make one thing clear right away: Leggings do not magically transform into gothic by adding skulls to them, especially if you add hearts as well. I have nothing good to say about these, except that the skull as themselves are not on fire or something, and they also noticeably lack any pink bows. Other than that, oh no you le didn't.

(found here)


  1. Wehey! You found something with skulls that you actually like? Splendid, we shall corrupt you, someday...

    But aha, those leggings. Just no.