Musings from the Underground

Why Not Fitting In Is GOOD For You - And For Everyone Else

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Why Not Fitting In Is GOOD For You - And For Everyone Else

The following is a guest article from our own Ophelia P. Enjoy! * Does that hair really go with that top? We hope not and probably, so does she. Image: pinterest.com When I grew up, I immersed myself in my odd hobbies with gusto, wore what I wanted (within school and parental limitations - who likes being grounded and phone-less, really?) and spoke up when something was REALLY important to me. When my mother grew up, it was a different story. Whereas I fought valiantly to change minds and change the world, my mother carefully hiked her skirt up just...

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Grab Your Gear - the Steampunk World's Fair is Coming

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Grab Your Gear - the Steampunk World's Fair is Coming

Grab an electric lightbulb-powered pen and a lambskin parchment- the Steampunk World's Fair has announced its dates and agenda for 2018. Following on the success of the 2017 incarnation, next year's Steampunk World's Fair will take place May 4-6 at the Radisson and Embassy Suites, Piscataway, NJ. Tickets start at $70 for adult general admission, with other options available for individual events. Youth general admission tickets are $40. VIP ticket options are also available. The Fair was conceived in 2010 and since then has blossomed into a highly attended event. Panel discussions on a variety of steampunk topics, shopping, live-action and game...

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A ~ Very Goth ~ HALLOWEEN (With BONUS Makeup Tutorial Vids)

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A ~ Very Goth ~ HALLOWEEN (With BONUS Makeup Tutorial Vids)

When "just spooky" is NOT enough...you're in luck: there's goth Halloween! Here are our favorite alt ways to celebrate the season of individuality.   If you're part of the alt community (or if you simply have your own off-the-grid style), you may get tired of being asked, "It's not Halloween for a while yet, is it?" while receiving the side-eye. We know we do. What ever happened to individuality, self-expression and personal style? Luckily for those of us who don't quite walk the beaten path, there's Halloween. It's the ONE day when we don't get 20 Questions based on our boots...

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You Know You're Goth If: The Ultimate List

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You Know You're Goth If: The Ultimate List

Is this you...or do they have too much color? Image: Wikimedia Commons   We know you've seen a dozen (or is it a hundred?) of these, but we had so much fun searching out the BEST "you know you're goth if"s that we just knew we had to share what we found with you. Following is our best-of, lovingly compiled with creepy care by our very own staff member and blogger Ophelia. Credit is given at the end of the article for our sources. Give yourself one point for each answer and additional points as noted; a score above 30 is Great...

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Steampunk On a Dime: 7 Tips You Can't Live Without

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Steampunk On a Dime: 7 Tips You Can't Live Without

Image: flickr (Username: nathansandiego)   Ready to get your steampunk on - but low on those unlimited funds you wish would fall from the sky? Then try these tips to pull together an AMAZING anachronistic ensemble.   What it Is Image: inkedweddings.com In order to create an awesome steampunk ensemble, you'll want to know what you're generally going for, then pinpoint your own style and preferences. So what is steampunk, anyway? According to Wikipedia, steampunk is: a subgenre of...science fantasy that incorporates technology and...designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Merriam-Webster adds its double-pence: ...a style of design and fashion...

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