Sunday, 8 March 2015

Goth Food - Amazing Gothic Cakes

On our travels around the internet, we've come across some of the most extraordinary gothic cakes you're ever likely to see. The creativity and work involved is absolutely incredible and these cakes are really stunning works of sculptural art in their own right. As you might expect, lots of these cakes feature skulls in either 2D or 3D form and for a goth themed wedding, they are often partnered with roses resulting in a very romantic centrepiece.

Tim Burton seems to inspire many a gothic wedding cake, which, given the wonderful imagery in his films, is no surprise. The Corpse Bride is obviously a favourite and if you look at the pictures below, you can see some really good examples of this. However, one of the cakes has managed to combine Edward Scissorhands, Alice in Wonderland and The Nightmare Before Christmas with Jack Skellington all in one! Amazing.

As you can imagine, to commission one of these cakes is extremely expensive. But if you can bake and you have a vision, it's possible to create your own. If it's for a very special occasion like a wedding, it's probably best to practice lots before the big day and your initial idea may very well change along the way as is the case with lots of art. And this, after all, is what it is, a masterpiece of edible art.

Tim Burton Inspired Cakes

Skull Cakes

We hope this post has inspired you and please feel free to comment.
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Thursday, 12 February 2015

How To Goth Up An Outfit With Accessories

Imagine you have an very plain black outfit - it could be a dress or a skirt and top but essentially it's just black, not particularly gothic. Here's where you can go to town. Accessorising gothic style couldn't be easier and really needn't cost a lot of money. It's a great way of seeing if the gothic look suits you're unsure. You may be considering embracing the whole gothic thing or it might be for just one night out. So - probably the first thing to think about is an item of jewellery, in particular necklaces and chokers. It's not just all about crosses, there is some beautiful gothic themed jewellery around which can be very dramatic or quite subtle and it won't break the bank. A single piece of statement jewellery on a plain black canvas can really lift the whole outfit. This may be all you need.

However, if this isn't enough, let's think about other accessories. If you're wearing a short sleeved or sleeveless dress or top, how about gloves? Gothic gloves come in a wide range of designs from the classic fishnet to satin, lace or netting and in different lengths from wrist gloves to elbow gloves to full arms. Sometimes just simply slipping on a pair of gloves can instantly goth up an outfit and they do make you feel very ladylike!

Still not enough? How about a gothic bag? The choice of gothic and alternative bags is huge and range from casual everyday bags to sophisticated evening bags. And as we all know, a girl can never have too many bags!

A gothic parasol is always a good way of accessorising an outfit, especially if your style tends to be leaning more towards the Victorian goth look. A lot of our Whitby going customers buy parasols from us here at The Gothic Catwalk. Not only does a parasol complete an outfit but it's also very useful for shading your pale skin from the sun.

A belt, particularly a wide underbust style belt, is always a good way to goth up an outfit and it's so easy to do. It can break up a plain block of colour and draws the eye to and accentuates the waist.

Finally, don't forget to accessorise your hair. Again, this is a very easy and affordable way to gothify those lovely locks.

Never under-estimate the effectiveness of accessorising any outfit, gothic or otherwise. It's extremely unlikely that anyone else will team together exactly the same accessories as you so you can rest assured that your look will be unique and individual.

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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Gothic Style - The Romantic Goth

The Romantic Goth (or Romantigoth) is probably our favourite gothic style. It's soft, feminine and dreamy and really easy to achieve the look. The look is very much inspired by the Victorian era and often epitomises a tragic novel heroine of the time. A long floaty skirt is a must to begin with, teamed with a flattering sweetheart neckline bodice top showing a little bit of decollete, perfect for framing some beautiful romantic gothic jewellery. Accessorising is the key to achieving this look with roses and lace being obvious choices.
Take a look at some of the items available at The Gothic Catwalk, who specialise in the Romantic Victorian Goth look. Simple touches like pretty lace gloves, gothic hair accessories, an elegant parasol and of course, statement jewellery can really complete the look.

Hair can have gentle curls or waves but straight "curtains" can also look amazing if your hair is in great condition. A half up half down style really suits this look and a gothic hairclip is perfect for keeping it in place. Make-up should be soft with the skin kept quite pale and all the emphasis on the eyes. Smokey, smudged eyeliner and eyeshadow looks fabulous on the Romantic Goth as it serves to create a slightly misty, mysterious look. It's probably best not to go for black lipstick, instead choose soft pinks, pale purples or deep red.

The Romantic Goth look is ideally suited for gothic brides.

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