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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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Corsetry 101

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Corsetry 101

  Come here. A little closer. That's perfect. Can we get real for a moment here? (psst) In case you haven't heard...EVERYBODY loves a great corset. (Or loves to look at one on occasion.) If you're like a pretty large segment of our customers, you've most likely either dabbled in corsets, considered it (but aren't quite sure yet - perhaps for reasons we'll discuss below), or have crossed completely over to the sculpted side and are full-throttle corsetfan, perhaps even for daily wear. But just why do we love them? (Besides the obvious - you might be surprised.) What draws certain communities to...

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