Monday, July 16, 2012

I Won A Goth Outfit Contest!

It's true! I did! I've never won ANYTHING before, and I'm super happy that I did!

On YouTube, there is a vlogger named Synthetic Doll (a GORGEOUS British Goth with porcelain skin that makes the moon weep with envy) and I entered into her contest for Outfit of the Day and I won! She starts talking about the winners about 1:07 if you're impatient, but the other girls outfits are pretty beautiful as well.

I had posted my outfit a while back in December for Christmas, but I'll repost them here. I got swag, PIRATE SWAG.
 I made my lace sleeves and my parasol (I posted a tutorial a while back). Everything else was store bought but I modified somehow.
 Haha, back when I was still new to that corset.
 I have a veil cap, a red glitter skeleton hand with a black rose attached, and a red, hear-shaped eye patch that my friend Jessica gave me as a present.
 And yes, a small heart under my other eye. I have to match! :P
One thing that made me really happy was that I've been getting some flack lately on people rating my "gothness" factor. Being a girl with brown hair, brown eyes, mid-to-normal paleness, no piercings, no tattoos, and no crazy hair colors or hair cuts, I'm ... average. People might say I'm pretty, but I'm very average looking. I can put on a Gothic outfit and look Goth, or put on a pink dress and look normal. And there are people (I'm looking at you YouTube) that "judge my gothness" based upon these things. 

Just because I don't have tattoos, stretched earlobes, studs in my lips, or pink hair shaved on one side does not mean that I am not Goth. We cannot all be Joji Grey. I don't look good with colored hair, shaved hair would look bad on my misshapen head, piercings would be a nuisance in my long hair, tattoos aren't my thing (I think they're gorgeous on others and had a subscription to Suicide Girls, but they wouldn't look good on me). 

And you know what, that doesn't matter. As long as you are comfortable with YOURSELF, no one else's opinion matters. 

So be you. Be your own signature brand of Goth. If being Gothic is about being unique, just be you. You're doing just fine. :] <3!


Skamatics. said...

Before reading what your blogpost was about, i was going to comment that i love your style so much!

I've been wanting to say that for a long time now (: .

Serenity said...

Skamatics.- D'aw, thank you so much. I'm glad my oddness is appreciated. :D <3!

Anonymous said...


CatacombxKitten said...

Congratulations, you totally deserve it, your outfit is stunning.

CatacombxKitten said...

Also, I tagged you for the Liebster Award:

Anonymous said...

I'm an avid reader of your blog although I never comment (I lurk, everywhere lol) However, your outfits are ALWAYS amazing and you should get more recognition for that :D

p.s more OOTD please !

Serenity said...

Anonymous- Why thank you, my kind lurker! I will be sure to do more of just that. Thank you. :3 <3!

Jakk "The Kaptin" Gomez said...

I raise a flaggon of rum to this piratey awesomness!!!

Serenity said...

KaptainJakk- Arr matey! *Toasts cup to your own* <3!