January 31, 2014

New Dark Links for the End of January


Natasha Lawes

Natasha Lawes is a costume, mask, prop and prosthetics maker; plus a makeup artist, body painter, wig and headdress maker. Check out her stunning portfolio here.

My favorite piece here is her work for the La Caixia campaign.


The Specimens of Alex CF

Alex creates "original cryptozoological scientific specimens." On the Specimens page, you can view an "adult taxidermied Lycanthrope," some nymphs, dryads and elves, bizarre infants, and a host of other interesting things to look at.


The Merrylin Cryptid Collection, on Facebook


Notes of the Wicked

"Neo victorian inspired horror artist and odd jewelry creators. Morose and Macabre's House of Oddities is the collaboration of 2 creeps who found each other through the love of all things dark and dead." These bloggers haven't been able to update since October, but when they do, you'll be glad you checked back. I've always been highly interested in their blog posts and I'm eager to see what they share with us next.


Petit Lutin

This blog is by a French girl who is studying textile design. Most of her posts of course are in French, but she intersperses English sentences here and there so you can still figure out what's going on. And I love looking at the pictures and fashions she posts.


The Poison Apple Witch

Kriss Poison's blog. She's an Australian goth/deathrocker who likes classic horror movies and vampires, antiques and belly dancing. She works as a hairdresser by day.
Today I'm enjoying checking out the pics she shared of bats in her home and her shopping haul from a day in the city.



Death Wish Coffee

"The world's strongest coffee." I'm just adding this here because I love the skull on the logo and the way the black packaging looks.


Eerie Pubs

Who among us doesn't find the prospect of wandering into an eerie pub after a long wintry workday enormously appealing? This pub franchise operates four establishments: Jekyll & Hyde in Edinburgh, London Stone in London, Pit & Pendulum in Nottingham, and Stains Castle in Aberdeen. You can peer at the photo galleries and check out the menus - the drink menus are highly themed, but the food menus don't seem to adhere to the themes. I would so love to visit one of these pubs someday if I'm lucky enough to travel to the UK!



Bad Pollyanna

From the UK and Finland. They recently played at Whitby Gothic Weekend.


Bad Pollyanna on Facebook

Bad Pollyanna on Twitter


Corsets AU

"Corset story." They sell corsets, corset dresses, burlesque costumes, rockabilly, and steampunk clothing. They also sell a few lovely hair fascinators. The beautiful photography here really helps tempt you to purchase!


Corsets AU on Facebook

Louise Black

This Austin, Texas based designer sells beautiful corsets, dresses, scarves, capes, and jewelry.

My favorite thing here is this skeleton striped circus corset.


Macabre Gadgets

This made quite a stir a while back, so I'm fairly certain you've already seen it. Just in case, though, here are polymer plastic jewelry pieces "inspired by the infernal aesthetics of the dark side." This isn't actually a store, just a showcase for things you can find at the stockists. There are skull shaped rings here mostly, made to look like raven skulls, human skulls, ox skulls, and various bird skulls. Extremely unique jewelry styling I haven't seen elsewhere.


Macabre Gadgets on Facebook

Skull Sugar Cosmetics

Not a goth store, but I like the cute skull packaging, and I'm tempted by the intensely colorful eye pigments. They also sell lip color pots, eyeliners and other goodies.


Sugared Bones

A goth girl's shop in the UK. She sells "creepy cute" hair accessories, plus jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings).

My favorite piece here is her Lady Scarlet Rococo lace necklace.

Sugared Bones on Etsy


Sugared Bones on Facebook



This deathrock/batcave club night is held every third Saturday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Batastrophe on Facebook


Austin, Texas's alternative nightlife venue. In May, Combichrist and William Control will be appearing.


Elysium on Facebook

Elysium on Twitter

Rituals NYC

This New York City club plays darkwave, goth, and post punk. There are live bands as well as dark DJs.


Rituals NYC on Facebook


CZ Sanctuary

Incredibly large and useful resource for Czech and Slovak goths and dark alternative people. Kept very up to date, with lots of upcoming event listings.


Sanctuary.Cz on Facebook

Elders of Goth

A Facebook group with over 1000 crusty old goths in it. (Including me!) Not spammy and kept well moderated, there are quite a few interesting posts every few days you won't want to miss out on.

Elders of Goth Group on Facebook

Goth After 30

Another Facebook group catering to older goths who want to network with others that have a few cobwebs under their boots ;)

Eldergoths Group on Facebook

Goth Crafts

This Facebook group welcomes both goth crafters and the people who like to buy and collect handmade gothy little items.

Goth Crafts Group on Facebook

Haute Gothique

"High Class Goth" group on Facebook, with nearly a thousand members. I just found out about Myth Masque due to a post on this group, so I want to check back more often to see the lovely things people are finding.

Haute Gothique Group on Facebook

Seattle Gothic

I am a super antisocial goth (naw, not really, but very busy with my kids) so I don't utilize this group and its resources nearly as much as I should!

Seattle Gothic Group on Facebook

--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin

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