some poser wanna bes that have interest in a store at a mall called "hot topic" due to the darkness of the lights and how the lights don't hurt their corneas(funny part of the eye). They do it because they say they want to be unique, these type of goths can be reconised by their:
1. Chains wrapped around certain parts of the body(usually the crotch and the breast)
2. Outrageous hairstyles, these include: mohawks longer than 7 inches, 75% of their hair shaven off(with the other 25% hanging on the one sideusually the front right side
), extreme hair color(pink with black, red with black, etc.), or the whole head shaven in random areas of the head.
3. wear a lot of black, band t-shirts, levi's dipped in black dye, then having the sleeves torn off(they usually use knives, due to their weakness powered by their misery), Converse high tops with misc. patches, tears, and pins placed in certain parts of the shoe. write band names all over their backpacks, hands, and clothing...to be continued.
4. Like to wear black make-up and nail polish.
5. listen to junky music(not all of them are that bad though).
6. Pretend to commit suicide.
to be continued in volume two.
Ben: hahaha, look at those mall goths waiting outside of hot topic, just waiting for someone to notice them!!
*mall goth looks up, and tries to spit in his eye*
Ben: haha, sucker.
People, generally between the ages of 13 and 17, that think they are uber cool because they shop exclusivly at Hot Topic. Run around the mall in black jnco's, band shirts, bad make-up, and even worse homemade peircings. Truely believe that they are goth as fuck. See also- "poser"
These pricks hang outside of Hot Topic. Waiting for it to open so they can spend more of Mommy's and Daddy's money. They can be seen walking around the mall (obviously), looking down at the ground faking depression. sporting bad ICP make-up and wearing a Slipknot shirt. Laughing at Abercrombie, Cause obviously laughing and pointing at a clothing store is SOOO hardcore and rebellious. Age group for this abomination of a subculture is usually 12-15. Usually after 15 they grow up and realise how stupid they looked. But some people never grow up.
Mallgoth sarah: I HATE LIFE!! ::crying in the corner of her room::
Mother: C'mon dear, I'll give you money to spend at Hot Topic
Mallgoth sarah: I HATE YOU MOM! YOU MAKE MY LIFE A LIVING HELL!!!
Mother: But we always bought you everything you wanted. a Laptop, the pony you picked out, your stereo, you get a 100$ a week allowance..
Mallgoth sarah: AHHHH I HATE YOU!!! I'M GONNA GO HANG OUT WITH MY FRIENDS, THEY UNDERSTAND MY PAIN!
Yuppy teens (or real stupid adults) that try too hard to look unique at the mall. But fail miserably since their mallgoth culture is manufactured as the alternative culture for those who act cynnical towards rap and pop, spawning a legion of pale faced losers and making Hot Topic rich.
Ironically Marilyn Manson, their God, is a marketed popstar as well.
Mallgoths lack knowledge about tr00 black metal and real goths, who were nomads during ancient times. They think you just have to listen to Marilyn Manson and shop at Hot Topic to be "unique" and "depressed".
At the mall (which they practically live in), they complain about everything, even about how commercial the mall is.
The mallgoth was depressed that his mommy didn't buy him a new over priced trench coat at Hot Topic so he locked himself up in his black room and listened to Marilyn Manson all day.
Damn kids. They usually hate corporations and the machine
...or the man
...so they topple the corporations, the man, and the machine by going to hot topic and BUYING...yes BUYING a $40.00 anarchy t-shirt
.......I know...it makes no sense.
DAMN THESE MALL GOTHS...damn them to hell.
A person (usually a teenager,) who tries to follow with the new pseudo-goth trends (usually the ones they pick up at the mall) and try to show it off like it's some sort of uber-fucking evil religion.
Hot Topic is the mallgoth's place of worship. I don't recommend going there on weekends when schools out.
An individual calling themself "goth"/"gothic" that ,in actuality, is not involved in the subculture.
They listen to overhyped nu-metal/emo bands that they like for the simple fact that they believe it will make them 'cool',or more 'gothic'.
Usually between the ages of 12-17, they have a very blatant fashion sense; commonly wearing baggy, black pants with chains draped from them, spiked wristbands/collars, beanies, and especially Slipknot, HIM, or Korn tees.
Their chief source of fashion is Hot Topic (owned by Abercrombie & Fitch)
Some will don a depressed visage, never smile or speak, and others will don a moody, angry tone.
None of these 'goths' are generally 'gothic' at all. None of these people understand the origins, roots, or influences of the subculture, nor would they likely to be interested in any of its true aspects.
"You're indefinitely not involved in the gothic subculture; you would appear to be a mall goth."
"My friend only listens to HIM and Slipknot, and pretends to be depressed all the time; he's a mall goth."
Trendy kids who believe that they are "goths" when they have no understanding of the scene. Typically have baggy jeans, black dyed hair and trendy band t-shirts. Often associate their knowledge of HIM (who are a good band nonetheless) with connection to underground, when they have no real knowledge of real gothic music. While these people are often worthless as human beings, they can often be hot, and easily persuaded to do whatever you want them to for attention, particularly if they think you are "evil". They are also fun to scare the shit out of if you have an understand of real goth/black metal culture.
I have personally scared a mallgoth into a preppy by showing them a Countess album.