Goths appeared in the late seventies of the last century, based at the beginning of their inception on the punk movement. Today, once the youth subculture includes both representatives of school age and people who are over forty years old. All of them are united by a love of gothic music and black color.
Worldview. Although the word gothic is translated from English as “barbaric, rude”, most people associate this concept with gloom and death. The image of death becomes symbols of the Gothic subculture, manifested in their lives, the manner of dressing, as well as in their views on the world around them and values. As such a desire for death among the Goths is not observed, however, reverence and respect for her image, coupled with aesthetic pleasure when talking about her, make the Goths as gloomy as possible for those around them. The usual state of the Goth is melancholy and despondency, constant immersion in "oneself" and comprehension of life and the process of transition to the afterlife.
Music. The Gothic subculture has a fairly wide ramification into substyles and directions, however, all Goths are united by a love of gothic music. Initially, it was classic gothic rock, combining languid electric guitar riffs and heavy drums, as well as moaning vocals with a shadow of sadness. The direction developed, and today you can find a lot of gothic styles such as gothic industrial, dark electro, dark ambient, synth gothic, electro goth, cyber gothic, ethereal, dream pop, gothic folk, apocalyptic folk, etc. Each style retains a common and characteristic Gothic feature - the gloom of the melody, decadent and depressive lyrics. Representatives of the gothic subculture gather at themed parties accompanied by similar music. Also, the gathering place for the Goths is rock concerts of famous bands playing in the gothic style.
The image is ready. Representatives of the subculture are ready to be easily recognized by their appearance, since they are all united by a great love for black color, leather and latex. Long leather coats, black skirts, silver jewelry, black hair and matching dark makeup are the hallmarks of any goth. Besides leather, the Goths love black and red velvet. The style of clothing combines the presence of elements of punk culture and images of the Renaissance and early Middle Ages. You can meet a goth girl in a lush medieval dress with an abundance of black lace, as well as in latex trousers and heavy shoes with thick soles. As for accessories, usually these are pendants, earrings and rings with some kind of symbolism (crucifixes, runes, etc.), as well as folklore ornaments and piercings. In addition, Goths often wear tattoos. Any hairstyle can be ready, but the hair must be dyed black. A kind of "trick" of the Goths are shaved whiskey on one or both sides.