Traditional goths are the original goths, purists through and through. They’re style is classic and retro and they wouldn’t be caught dead associating with impostors like Cybergoths and J-Goths. Goth isn’t fashion, it’s a way of life. Now get out of my room, mom!
Cybergoths are futuristic and tech-savvy, and they have little regard for what goth “should be.” They fused goth and industrial culture and ran with it, and can usually be seen dancing to EDM at a rave or in an abandoned construction zone. They have entire dresser drawers devoted to just goggles.
J-Goths are inspired by the alt crowd in Japan’s Harajuku district. They fuse goth and glam into a super kawaii style. For J-Goths, it’s all about looking as fly as possible and perfecting the perfect fashion pose. チーズ!!!
The Romantic Goth is closely related to the Medieval Goth and even the Victorian Goth. They scoff at the notion of goth being born in the ’80s and know true gothic style has been around for ages. They love Victorian style, literature, and music inspired by the age of romanticism.
Corporate Goth is what happens when baby goths grow up and need to get a job, but don’t want to leave the culture behind. So they opt for tailored suits and bodices, usually in pinstripe, and flaunt super badass rings shaped like bats and skulls. They probably have an ankh tattoo somewhere.
Gothabilly, or hellbilly, fuses Goth and rockabilly fashion. It’s a goth take on ’50s Americana, sort of like if Elvis Presley came back as a zombie. Everything is retro and kitsch, and there’s never a hair out of place.
Steampunk goth is a fusion of Classic Goth, Victorian Goth, with just a touch of Rivethead. Steampunk is the most playful and creative of all goth subcultures. They love old school horror, retro futurism, and wearing hats with nonfunctional gears hot glued to them.
Ah, the unfortunate vampire goth. Cursed with a deep disdain for sunlight and an inhuman craving for human blood. They love romanticism, classical music, and sleeping in custom made coffin beds they ordered off the internet.