Gothiness: 6 Sweatiness: 8
Like a Dark Cowboy version of John Cleese, OLVR here reminds us that sitting in a beach bar sipping a cool beer is a right to be enjoyed by all of us, Goths and vanillas alike. Not strictly Goth, but extra points for the pimp moustache.
Thought for the day: If I could have invented one thing, it would be the white plastic chair. They're everywhere. When the arockalypse comes, only cockroaches and white plastic chairs will remain.
Gothiness: 7 Sweatiness: 8
The fur stole's not helping, but the combination of summer sun and tightly laced corset is MAKING HER EYES BLEED! BLEED I TELL YOU!
(edit: what do you mean it's makeup?)
Gothiness: 5 Sweatiness: 6
A Goth's favourite pursuit; subverting the traditional image of the happy family by adding suffering, in this instance forcing a family of DidiGoths to pose in the surf. Unfortunately the waves have washed away their lovingly created Sandcastle of Mordor.
Gothiness: 4 Sweatiness: 7
Congratulations to young Michael for representing NMA amongst the Gallic hoards of the Cap D'Antibes - Cromwell himself would have been proud of your insistence on wearing 18-hole boots and combats with Wayfarers - a rare cosmopolitan touch for a Goth.
Gothiness: 8 Sweatiness: 6
Congratulations, introspective young man, for braving the German sun in full velvet and leather! Extra points also for the briefcase full of poetry. Don't be fooled by the Emo glance, inside he's sunbathing.
The lace umbrella (or Gothasol) is a repeating theme for the overheated Goth, although staring at youngsters as they swing on ropes puts me in mind of Tim Burton and Helena Bonham-Carter out shopping for children.
(Thanks to Bryan Ledgard)
She's got a bat round her neck, someone's old blue dressing gown threaded through her hair but she's keeping cool with a 99 Flake! All hail the Queen of the Sunshine Goths!
Gothiness: 7 Sweatiness: 5
Sakara writes: "After spying some of my mates on this site i had to add myself and my partner. taken at Whitby Goth weekend this April, where it was probably the best weather it has been there for a long time! ...Strangely enough although I was wearing velvet and a corset underneath I wasnt hot! Years of practice i guess! Also great bonus about wearing steampunk stuff.. sunglasses work! lol"
I like your technique Sakara, although I suspect your partner was hiding the truth about his heat rating - His right arm has clearly ceased to function and is being held on only by a solid metal plate.
Gothiness: 3 Sweatiness: 10
Here a poor teenage Goth has realised that playing softball with his friends in the height of summer has made the huge spike on the front of his head collapse. Never mind, Goth Jr! Once you've unfolded those arms, you can write a poem about it. Near that satellite dish.
(edit: yes, technically this is a Juggalo. It still counts)
It's June, so it must be time for a Goth Garden Party! Here members of Alien Sex Fiend look disgruntled at the wait for cucumber sandwiches. Extra points to the one on the left whose Gothasol appears to be a bat on a stick. Not included in this shot - All About Eve who provided a string quartet for the occasion.
"When I was in metal band, once we were talked into playing an outdoor festival show in the day time in the summer here in Arkansas. I was wearing my signature very punk/metal/goth glam, ultra skimpy outfit as usual. What I didn’t think about was how long I’d be on stage in the direct sun, and my absolutely victorian pale skin was burned to a crisp. The pain of the sunburn on all but the covered (maybe a foot and half square) area of my body wasn’t the worst part,though. It was that I was wearing fishnet stockings and the sunburn left a fishnet sunburn! It looked absolutely ridiculous, even after the red burn healed, the tan left behind was still in the fishnet pattern."
Ouch! Still, good to see that Goths (and yes, punk/metal counts here) can use the sun for scarification, saving themselves a fortune at tattoo parlours. Quick thinking, Gothette!