How to Buy Top Biker Rings And Gothic Jewelry for Less in 2021

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Do you love the look of rockstars like Ozzy and Lemmy whose heavy metal was accompanied by a fistfull of…  heavy metal gothic jewelry? Or the more minimal but iconic biker ring – Keith Richards’ skull ring? Gothic jewelry – especially biker rings – look great wherever you are and whatever you’re wearing. The Great … Read more

London Mourns Even More Alternative Venues Shut Down

The Lounge rock venue outside Archway station in north London is to be turned into a nursery and restaurant. While the venue has only resided in part of the closed Archway Tavern building, it has grown into a huge hub for London’s goth and metal scenes that have been forced out of more central establishments like The … Read more

Check Out These Awesome Beard Beads

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Beard beads are a thing – at least they were a big thing about 1000 years ago for our Viking ancestors. But now thanks to The Internet you or a bearded gent in your life can collect a facefull of beard beads in some amazing designs to tame any wild pognotropy. The most common designs … Read more

A Celebrant’s Guide to Your Perfect Alternative Wedding

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When you start planning a wedding you enter into a world you never knew existed. It’s filled with chair covers, wedding favours and seating plans that push you to the brink of mental stability – enough to make any sensible couple want to run as far away as they can from salmon-pink bridesmaid’s dresses and … Read more

Last Minute Cheap Victorian & Steampunk Costumes on Amazon

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Have you got a last-minute Steampunk wardrobe crisis on your hands? Did you try to make a Victorian outfit and run out of time? Maybe you just need a few more accesories to complete your look. Whatever your reason, the internet – with a little help from The Costume Rag – is your saviour. Here … Read more

The Silent Oppression of Hat Wearing

There’s no denying that hats draw a lot of attention when worn out. Sometimes they win casual praise and admiration but they also inspire shocking abuse. In fact, the sensation of a headband and the captive heat can make wearers feel more self-concious and embarassed. To a certain extent hat wearers are an oppressed minority. … Read more

Superstitchious: Gorgeous Medieval Gothic Dresses

Interview with superstitchious, featuring her arwen Lord of the Rings dress in a medieval gothic style

Under the guise of Superstitchious, Zarah makes customised gothic clothing with a twist of medieval fantasy. Her most famous clients are the black metal band Hecate Enthroned. What inspired you to get into costume? My path into costume design stemmed naturally from my interest in sewing and customising things, as well as my love of … Read more

Get the Victorian Goth Look

Some Goths revel in a post-apocalyptic world of PVC, huge boots, chains and denim. But others prefer a more romantic look of lace and corsets. This look is great for sauntering around ancient ruins, confusing fellow shoppers at the supermarket or standing out at gigs. Click these images to find some excellent pieces to put … Read more