Thursday, 20 October 2016

Halloween Giveaway

Enter our Halloween prize draw to win a gorgeous selection of goodies to the value of £75 from The Gothic Shop.

Electra Lace Shawl by Sinister.
Bat Hairclips by Curiology.
Anguis Aeternus Necklace by Alchemy Gothic.
Rose Heart Trinket Box by Alchemy Gothic.
Black Lace Gloves by Fantasmagoria.

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The competition closes 9pm 23 October 2016.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced on facebook and here within 24 hours. We will also email the winner.  If the winner doesn't claim their prize within 48 hours we will select another winner at random.  GOOD LUCK!!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Universal Monsters

It’s Halloween! And when for those like us, every day is Halloween, it can be a bit tough coming up with something extra special on that day.  So this year, we drew our inspiration from the classic Universal Monsters- Dr Frankenstein, Dracula, Phantom of the Opera and the Wolfman, all in female versions. We had a ball with this, and hope you’ll be inspired too!

We’re kicking it off with Dr. Frankenstein. We didn’t want to go full Victorian for this, but instead opted for a mix of Victoriana, steampunk and a post-apocalyptic coat to provide just that fine line of genius and madness. Tease your hair up for an extra shocking effect. The white streak in it, is optional, and only if you are a fan of the Bride of Frankenstein!

Is there a more classical monster than Dracula? Even though there were numerous female vampires throughout time, we decided that a female version of Dracula is exactly what our Halloween needs. Instead of a red lined cloak, she is wearing a red dress, and her jewellery reflects her nature, and is a subtle hint to the origin of her name.

We’ll be honest here, we have a soft spot for The Phantom of the Opera. Maybe it’s because he is the only one with a musical (and what a perfect Halloween soundtrack it is), or his choice of evil lair, or that intriguing half-mask that he wears… who knows? All we know is that dressing up as the Phantom makes for one fairly simple, and very, very effective costume, especially if you forgo the plastic mask and instead just paint a part of your face ghostly white!

The Wolman is probably the comfiest costume we came up with for this Halloween. The original Wolman wore tattered shirt and trousers in the old black and white Horror movie, but we replaced that with their modern versions. Toss on some wolf-style makeup and tease your hair into a wild yet cute mess, and you’re good to go!

Do you have any special costumes prepared for Halloween featuring our Gothic Shop stock? We’d love to see them! Don’t forget you can see all the sets in detail on our Polyvore Page!

Monday, 10 October 2016

Beautiful Gothic Coats

The chill has returned to our lands once again, so we have chosen our favourite coats to cosy up in and melt away the winter blues.   Check out this beautiful collection we have in stock for you to fast-track your style. 

Garnette Black velvet jacket by Sinister with frog fastenings down the centre front, flared sleeves, pixie pointed hood and adjustable black satin ribbon lacing at the centre back makes for a delightful in-between coat.

Angeline Black Coat by Hell Bunny is a warm winter coat made from wool-look fabric. The high collar is made from black faux-fur with a black crocheted lace frill and a bow at the centre, the collar has a large hook and eye fastening. The cuffs are also trimmed with fur

Dakota Black and Purple Sinister Coat - Long velvet gothic coat with medieval sleeves and hood trimmed with Venetian lace. The bodice of the coat is trimmed with Venetian lace at the front and back. At the back of the bodice, the coat is decorated with black velvet ribbon lacing to adjust the coat to the desired fit

Currently the top selling coat the  Lisica Gothic Kimono by Pyon Pyon  is made from a stunning butterfly design brocade fabric. It is trimmed with faux fur along the hood, hem and cuffs, grab yours before they are all gone!

Gothic Black corduroy  coat with studded straps and buttons down the centre front and on the flared sleeves. There is corset-style cord lacing and is the ultimate classic.