1. First off, the store was more than a little intimidating if you'd never gone in there before. Arto Brick/Creative Commons / Via Flickr: artobrick 2. The gigantic wall of band merchandise was a sight to behold. View this image on Imgur 3. Beyond that, there were a lot of skulls. Skulls everywhere, and on everything. etsy.com 4. Hot Topic was your one-stop shop for bad-ass, fingerless gloves. Twitter: @brink Advertisement 5. And if black wasn't your color, HT provided plenty of options. ebay.com 6. There was a lot of merchandise of cute cartoon characters saying rude things. Twitter: @tenniemarie 7. You couldn't leave without buying a baggy button-up with a gigantic animé print on it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-HOT-TOPIC-VINTAGE-TRIGUN-ANIME-POLYESTER-BUTTON-UP-SHIRT-VERY-RARE-SIZE-XL-/232350215369?hash=item361926ecc9:g:9ZUAAOSwAPVZKIIp 8. Animé not really your speed? Not to worry; they had you covered. Covered in Spider-Man. reddit.com Advertisement 9. The bigger and baggier the pants, the better. http://www.ebay.com/itm/BugGirl-Blue-Wide-Leg-Size-SMALL-Rave-Hot-Topic-Vintage-KIK-girl-/272695471451?hash=item3f7deaad5b:g:hcYAAOSwuMZZLgDb http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Kik-Wear-W36-L34-Mens-Black-Pants-Raver-Goth-Hot-Topic-parachute-/282505364271?hash=item41c6a1c32f:g:RzsAAOSwjL5ZCVHV 10. And DO NOT forget the chains. Almost all Hot Topic pants needed chains back then. hottopic.com 11. Same with the shorts. Obviously. etsy.com 12. Plaid bell-bottoms were a must for any Hot Topic customer's wardrobe. etsy.com Advertisement 13. Barring that, you'd have to go for pink zebra-print pants with zippers on the calves. http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-90S-SERIOUS-pink-zebra-fur-club-pants-bondage-zipper-punk-hot-topic-11-/332259490172?hash=item4d5c35797c:g:ZncAAOSw~rpZPHLu 14. If you had a formal event but still wanted to maintain your ~goth cred~, Hot Topic was the place to go. etsy.com 15. And you FOR SURE accessorized with the tallest pair of knee-high, platform, lace-up boots you could find. etsy.com 16. Resisting the urge to buy yet another studded wrist cuff was an exercise in futility. Via hottopic.com Advertisement 17. Or else you were more of an "ironic sweatband" kind of person. Twitter: @jackalopejess 18. And, of course, it wouldn't have been Hot Topic without shelf after shelf of The Nightmare Before Christmas stuff. ebay.com Stay goth, my friends. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Columbia Pictures Share On facebook Share On facebook Share On vk Share On vk Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On lineapp Share On lineapp Share On twitter Share On twitter Share On email Share On email Share On sms Share On sms Share On whatsapp Share On whatsapp Share On more Share On more Share On tumblr Share On tumblr Share On link Share On link Share On copy Share On copy Omg It's Prime Day!