Halloween in Summer: Ghastly Garden Party

Hey Fab Bats! No matter where you are situated on the globe and what the weather is, I have a plan devised for you. First, get ahold of any plot of land you can legally obtain – be it your own backyard or a friend’s front lawn – then, kidnap your squad and get to work. With a Halloween twist, use the occasion to celebrate the afterlife and possibly terrify your neighbors. Here are some ideas straight out of the crematorium…

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Friday Favorites: The Homicidal Homemaker

What could you ask for more than a gorgeous ghoul cooking all of your fav foods…horror edition. Yes, my Fab Bats, this is what we will be looking at today! The chilling world of Kaci, also known as “Martha Stewart of the Macabre”, who creates and bakes your favorite recipes with a terrifying twist. They’re easy to make, the instructions are clear, and every sketch is a hit. Here is the video I adore the most…

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Racism in the Goth Subculture: Response to an Elder Goth

Hey Fab Bats! Today I wanted to delve into a bit of the nit-grits of the goth subculture. Racism, whether within or outside of the scene will always be an issue. But, there are ways to minimize it. An elder goth on Youtube going by Gothic Soulflower addressed the problem. I would like to add in my two cents from the perspective of a younger (albeit fictional character) point of view as well as offer detailed advice for other members of the scene. All ethnicities, races, and backgrounds are welcome to the discussion!

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The Commercialization of Goth Part II: Social Media and Baby Bats

Let’s have a chat about flawless makeup. Our young batlings are flocking to Instagram and eating up every piece of dark material they see. To contrast and compare (just a bit), it used to be that goth makeup was off-putting. The purpose was indeed to scare or provoke some type of reaction. We are now flooded with online celebrities who have perfected their aesthetic game. Right down from seamless symmetry to deliberate asymmetry, they have made it so that “goth looks good”. There is nothing inherently wrong with that. However, alongside makeup often comes palette promotion, expensive brand clothing and the usual outward projection of a perfect spooky lifestyle.

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