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Old 12-07-2008, 03:04 PM   #1
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Helping suggestions for those who get heckled

Lately and over time, I've noticed a trend of young goths and spooky kids who complain about getting heckled by the masses. Most of the time, I think it's safe to assume that they get picked on because of how they look and then continue to get picked on by how they act or behave.

What this thread is for is to conjure up some creativity amongst the members to come up with ideas that can still be a fashionably dark aesthetic without putting said fashionista in a pigeon hole of ridicule and mockery.

From my experiences, the more "evil" one looks, the more mockery is bestowed on them. I have come to realize that outlandish fashion isn't so much looked down on as it's more about what kind of message you're really conveying in said image.

So come up with some ideas on how to be "outlandish" that's original or actually unique, or state some things that you've found doesn't help you when you try to look different, but it incites friction amongst the laymen.

What I've found is jewelry. Pentacles, especially upside down ones, will cause people to think you worship satan.

So what about you guys? Maybe this could become a thread of "gothic" dos and suggested "gothic" don'ts.
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:25 PM   #2
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DON'T draw extra attention to yourself by screaming, over reacting to things on purpose, or shouting words like "penis", "death", or anything else.
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:25 PM   #3
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Who in the world does that?? o_0
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:33 PM   #4
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Donts would be wearing cloaks in midsummer. And no white makeup on the face. It looks just silly.
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:39 PM   #5
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Who in the world does that?? o_0
You'd be surprised at the amount of idiots who do.
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:51 PM   #6
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Who in the world does that?? o_0
I wish I had your experience.
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:53 PM   #7
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Here's some sound advice:

GROW THE FUCK UP.
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:53 PM   #8
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DON'T go to the club in your underwear if you're seriously overweight.

Ugh...last time I was at the club this chick showed up in just her panties. She HAD to have been at least 50lbs overweight for her height.
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:06 PM   #9
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DON'T go to the club in your underwear if you're seriously overweight.

Ugh...last time I was at the club this chick showed up in just her panties. She HAD to have been at least 50lbs overweight for her height.
A couple of "cyber" girls do that around here.
But their panties are PVC...
Along with the PVC vest.
And hairfalls.
MASSIVELY overweight.
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:34 PM   #10
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People go clubbing in their underwear? o.O I have yet to go to a club that doesn't have really sketchy pervs just waiting to pounce, that would seem like wearing a sign that says "R@pe me!"
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:41 PM   #11
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Overweight people are taking over the goth scene.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:38 PM   #12
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People go clubbing in their underwear? o.O I have yet to go to a club that doesn't have really sketchy pervs just waiting to pounce, that would seem like wearing a sign that says "R@pe me!"
Yeah.
I have.

And no, it's not wearing a sign that asks to be r.aped if your demeanor says "FUCK. OFF."

If you're actually a slut, then yeah, it can be dangerous.
It also helps to roll with a bunch of really big guy friends in case someone does get brave.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:31 AM   #13
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My advice=black lipstick is bad.
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:33 AM   #14
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Overweight people are taking over the goth scene.
I saw this page called "the goth workout" or something specifically for goth fatties.



Edit: I found it.
http://members.tripod.com/~LadyJane6...m/workout.html
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:44 AM   #15
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Overweight people are taking over the American goth scene.
Fixed.

lets face it, almost everyone in America is at least 15lbs overweight
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:56 AM   #16
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The same sort of thing is happening in Australia, too much beer making a generation of pot-bellied goths.

Actually, get yourself one of those wide-brimmed hats with corks hanging off. Won't make anyone look evil but it'll draw a few funny looks! :P
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:11 AM   #17
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Just mind yourself and don't be obnoxious. Don't dress just to draw unneeded attention. And if someone does say something, I just stop dead in my tracks and stare blankly at them with no expression until the leave, lol.
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Old 12-08-2008, 06:57 AM   #18
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Not getting heckled? Easy - don't wear anything outlandish unless you are ridiculosly good-looking and sexy, enough to obscure the patent absurdity of your choice in clothing. Also, do NOT assume this to be the case until it has been confirmed by at least 8 people who are not one of the following: friends who only speak when they have something nice to say (i.e. pussies), a drunken stranger in a bar who wants to sleep with you, a person who is trying to cheer you up after a break-up, or your mom.

If this isn't you, then either dress inconspicuously or STFU.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:37 AM   #19
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This is for everyone, but goths often wear heels, so...

IF YOU CAN'T WALK IN HEELS NORMALLY, DON'T FUCKING WEAR THEM.

Ugh. These bitches look like 5 year olds playing dress up in their mother's closet.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:50 AM   #20
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This is for everyone, but goths often wear heels, so...

IF YOU CAN'T WALK IN HEELS NORMALLY, DON'T FUCKING WEAR THEM.

Ugh. These bitches look like 5 year olds playing dress up in their mother's closet.
My knees tend to give out, so I look like an idiot...especially when I'm wearing heels. I eventually decided to stop wearing heels, though they are ever so pretty.

My suggestion is that you should NEVER cover over 20% of your face with eyeliner.
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Old 12-08-2008, 02:36 PM   #21
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Another suggestion is to accept attention if you cry for it. I hate the way some people virtually scream for attention and then get all blubbery about everyone staring at them.
Plus, If you dress outlandishly, then at least pull the act off, no-one ever dressed outlandishly to be subtle.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:13 PM   #22
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Fat people - Velvet is always better than latex, pvc, silk or satin in tops , skirts and trousers. Also, avoid corsets and tightlacing. I have never ever seen this look good on anyone more than half a stone overweight, overspill in any direction is appalling even if you are wearing some sort of shrug. Just don't.

Before anyone thinks I am anti fat person, I am 112lbs ( 8 stone ) overweight myself . Some say I don't look it but all the same, I avoid committing all over the above clothing mistakes because I know how bad they can look . I have seen some HORRIFIC sights, and committed one or two myself ( involving silk and satin , I am not stupid enough to attempt any sort of corsetry and do not wish to taste the horror of pvc as I don't think it suits anyone whatsoever, fat or slim ).
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:00 PM   #23
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Honeythorn, pvc and most silks are dangerous even for average-sized folks!
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:15 PM   #24
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Haha! Indeed. Seriously, I don't like PVC at all for clothing. I have never worn it and never will. Boots are ok. As are cute bags. but not clothing.

Silks and satins are really lovely , and I do own one satin-ish top, but it is cut in such a way as not to show all my lumps and bumps so that one I do wear. If it's a jacket or something then fair enough they look ok on most people big or small, but close fitting tops, skirts and trousers are just such a no no . Shows all your worst bits.

Velvet is really great. Even with a stomach like mine ( sticks out a lot at the bottom ) it works ok as it gives a much softer outline and feels really nice.
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:22 PM   #25
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Ah, most people have a bit of a pooch down at the bottom. I wear skirts and tights every day except for work, so what I do when I'm sporting a food baby is just hike my tights up a bit and it squishes my undergut in a little, ha.
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