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A style of mohawk worn by goths and deathrockers. A good example would be Johnny Slut from the band Specimen.
The death-hawk is typically dyed black and backcombed/teased rather than combed straight up as in the punk mohawk.
Jonny Slut's deathhawk is angled. It is thicker in the back and angles inward as you get to his forehead.
by Zoggi June 06, 2006

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A bodice designed to shape the torso into the desired form, usually reducing the waist size and enhancing the bosom to give a more alluring, feminine figure.

Modern tight-lacing corsets are constructed from coutil, (pronounced "coo-teel") a tough, densely-woven canvas-like fabric, and reinforced with many steel bones. The front of a corset fastens with a steel busk. The back is laced up through eyelets, usually with two laces meeting at the waist. Sometimes the eyelets are closer together at the waist for a tighter and more controlled waist reduction.

Many corsets sold as "tight-lacing" or "waist reducing" are not in fact suitable for this purpose. Important features to check for are:

Must be made from at least 1, preferably 2 layers of coutil. No other fabric is stiff enough.
Must have a lot of steel boning, usually about 1 bone every 1 1/2 inches around the waist. Spiral steels are most commonly used, as they are the most comfortable and realistic replacement for whalebone, but the boning at the back must be more rigid.
Must have stiff boning either side of the eyelets, to even out the tension and keep the fabric taut.
A strong waist tape sewn inside the corset takes the strain and prevents the fabric stretching out of shape.
A steel busk at the front is essential (unless the corset does not open at the front at all, in which case a piece of rigid steel is used instead.)

Off-the-peg corsets are sold in waist sizes going up in two inch incraments. They will theoretically reduce the wearer's waist by up to 4 inches, but this depends on body shape. Some people are very squishy, some have very flexible lower ribs, while others do not. Also, if you already have a small waist, a standard size corset won't do much. Personally, I don't see the point in buying a corset off-the-peg. If you want a comfortable corset which actually fits and laces you in, you will need to get one made to measure.

Full bust corsets typically cost at least £100. This may seem extortionate, but bear in mind the materials are very expensive, and a lot of skilled work goes into making one. If you see "tight-lacing" or "waist-reducing" corsets for less than £100 or so, be suspicious!

Corsets are becoming more and more popular for fashion and evening wear, possibly due to larger women desiring a curvy figure, or possibly due to the influence of goth and fetish fashion on mainstream trends.
Dita von Teese's love of feminine finery, particularly of classic seamed stockings and garters soon inspired her to acquire the ultimate lingerie piece... a Victorian corset!

by Zoggi June 07, 2006

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A kid or teenager who tries to be a goth, but gets the wrong end of the stick. Usually seems to think it revolves around metal, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, and other similar bands, wearing as much make-up as possible and hating your parents.

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"I listen to Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Green Day, Good Charlotte and other sorts of punk metal or gothic rock.
I like to do magic spells and to look at runes books.
I wear black lipstick and black nail vanish and I also wear black eyeliner" - Shadow Mercy

"Near the end of year 7 I went to a school disco and I was completely gothic. It was so funny because I got a lot of attention." - Misery Whispers

"After a while I saw a few Goths in a group outside McDonalds I thought that they looked really cool.
After a while I decided to try and dress like it and soon I was dressed like it all the time. It was great to be able to express my feelings through the way I dressed." - Lord Mercy
"she thinks she's so original, but she's just a wannabe goth"
by Zoggi June 07, 2006

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A "goth-pop" band, fronted by Megan Burns aka Betty Curse.

The genre of "goth-pop" is a manufactured genre with no relevance to goth or gothic rock

Megan Burns also acted in the film 28 days later.

The debut album "Excuse All The Blood" takes its name from the suicide note left by Death from the black metal band Mahem. This must be very insulting to Death's family and to all black metal fans!!

Her music sounds a lot like Avril Lavigne, but she is more "gothy" in appearance. However, Betty Curse is not a gothic rock band.

By trying (and failing) to combine different genres, she is an insult to goth, pop and black metal.

"I like dressing up. I like drinking wine. I enjoy loneliness. I like romance. I like being in control. I like being submissive. I like reading poetry aloud. I like absinth. I like parisian prostitutes from the early 1900s, true ladies. I like tattoos. I'd like Nick Cave to sing to me as I bled to death. I like making up stories. I like to lie, it makes life more interesting. I LOVE The Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster. I kill people and sell the bodies. I'm in a band, but then who isnt?"
"No-one really knows how Betty Curse pounced into the world, or from whence she crept, but the legends are legion. Some say shes some venom-pretty monster cloned by mad scientists from the spittle of Siouxie Sioux, the tears of Christina Ricci and the shotgun brain mulch of Dead from Mayhem"
by Zoggi June 07, 2006

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A recent craze in which chavs ambush an innocent passer-by, and beat them up while one of the gang videos the whole episode on their mobile phone. The video is kept as a trophy and passed round the class at school.

The chavs who engage in this don't seem to recognise it as assault or have any kind of conscience, which is very worrying. How long will it be before we read about "happy rapes" or "happy murders"?
In London, British Transport police have investigated 200 happy-slapping incidents in the past six months, with eight people charged with attacks at south London stations and bus stops in January alone
by Zoggi June 07, 2006

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There is much confusion about this term. It appears to have two meanings:

1: Same as Gothic Metal. People often call gothic metal "goth metal" because they assume the two words are interchangable, or because they assume that because it's called "gothic" it must have something to do with goth. It does not.

2: Any metal that so-called goths (usually wannabe goths) listen to. Could be anything from Nightwish to Slipknot depending on the whim of the speaker. This is a ficticous genre, ie there is no such thing as "goth metal"!! Gothic Rock and Metal are POLLS APART!!!
There is no genre of goth music which sounds anthing like metal. Period. Although there is no reason a goth cannot have a varied music taste, there is no connection whatsoever between goth and any form of metal.

For the true definition of gothic metal see gothic metal
kid 1: "So you into goth metal?"
kid 2: "Yeah, I love Nightwish she's so GoThiC, I wish I had enough pocket money to get whiteface AND eyeliner"
by Zoggi June 07, 2006

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Pointed shoes worn by goths, like winklepickers.
Usually ankleboots with buckles. Pikes are a staple of the classic "trad" goth look, usually worn with tight jeans or leggings tucked inside them. Usually flat soled, (for the blokes) but some women wear a stiletto heeled version.
"Typical Goth dress items include capes, pikes, long coats and laced-up trousers."
by Zoggi July 02, 2006

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