WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN PHOTOS, 2012 LEIPZIG GOTH FESTIVAL! PIRATE, STEAMPUNK, DEATHROCK, CYBERGOTH MUSIC & FASHION.


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Arr, me dream has become reality! European apartment rental gurus, Go With Oh, sent La Carmina to Wave Gotik Treffen, the world’s largest Goth music, fashion and culture festival.

Day 1. We arrived at Arthotel Leipzig, and immediately got dolled up. I put on Sugarpill fake eyelashes, defined my eyes with Sugarpill black eyeshadow, and dotted my lips with glitter.

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Pirate hat: gifted by Caribbean Rose (more photos and review)
Silver chain necklace: provided by Angelica Brigade
Pirate jacket: Alice and the Pirates, from Closet Child Tokyo
Ruffle pirate skirt: gifted by Wheels and Dollbaby (more photos and review)
Spiky boots: Tripp NYC, from Trash and Vaudeville NYC (see store photos)

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In an ocean of black clothes, Yukiro stood out with his Hatsune Miku cosplay. Love the X-eyed contacts.

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Wave Gotik Treffen takes place every year in Leipzig, for 3 days. The festival is overwhelming: at any moment, dozens of performances and events are happening.

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To get to Agra (the main site of WGT festival), we took a train from Leipzig central station. The ride takes 30 minutes — be sure to budget the time — and was crammed with dark souls.

We met spooky new friends on the ride. Her neck ornament is made from liquid latex and gems, and took an hour to create!

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Somehow, we managed to meet up with our friends from Japan.

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Can you believe… 20,000 Goths came to WGT, from all over the world!

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The festival buzzed with dark energy and inspiration. In the next posts, I’ll share professional photos of Wave Gotik Treffen fashion.

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Lots of lengthy colorful dreads, steampunk couture, and glam deathrockers.

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The main site has areas for shopping, food, concerts.

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“Pall Mall” is a rest area, to take a break from the madness.

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We missed Grendel’s performance, but saw Aesthetic Perfection and Combichrist (above) — brilliant shows, full of depth and drama. With a WGT wristband, you get access to all concerts and parties.

Then we headed to “When we were young,” an old school Gothic / deathrock party at Werk II.

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Things got heated. Blood may or may not have been spilled…

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Hungry for more Spooky Europe coverage? This is only the start — I have 3 videos and 200 photos to come! You can add Go With Oh on Facebook for updates on my journey.

PS: thanks to Giglio for the Meet the Fashion Bloggers: La Carmina interview and feature.

Have you been to Wave Gotik Treffen? What was the experience like for you? Got any travel tips for festival-goers? (I say… drink lots of water and absinthe.)

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  • Gary

    THanks for sharing! Pics came out incredible! :) on to hawaii next?

  • 100

     xoxoxo ^0^/

  • Dee

    You look amazing! Loving the pirate hat! x

  • Silvia

    Can’t wait to see more!! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/sHIbUcHan Shibu Ratoshi Marsberg

    I love going to Leipzig at the WGT weekend. I’m living in a city not far away from Leipzig and on the Saturday evening during the WGT weekend there is always the VKone, a party with Japanese music and stuff. My friends and I always go to this party and it’s always awesome :)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Ahhh we tried to go to the VK party – were you there this year? Sadly we weren’t able to make it. Too much going on!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Dravarious Yukiro Dravarious

    Fabulous! I had such a good time! <3
    I hope I can re-visit WGT another year :)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      PRESS ROOM FOOD!!

      • http://twitter.com/Dravarious Yukiro Dravarious

        artist press room food!

  • Tank9

    Your pirate outfit was lovely^^

  • Mary

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see the videos and other photos! :)

  • Emilia

    The photos are great! Really wish I were there~

    Everybody’s individuality shows through their style and it’s all so cool and fun mixed!♥ *dying over all those amazing punk & goth looks*

    Your boots are AMAZING! Love their design♥ The dress looks stunning on you~ really compliments your figure v(^ ^ @)

  • Jay

    Love it

  • Jacob

    :)

  • Matt 77

     YAY

  • Hyo

    Adorable outfit :)

  • Ursula

    youre a marvellous girl because you are pretty,clever,and you show your things because youre a friendly person .kisses.followyou

  • Jenfelker

    oh wow! so wonderful!!!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Glad you like it!! can’t wait to show you the pro fashion pics.

  • Suz

     looks like the most glorious event!!!

  • Shana

    Uwaaaaa so cute~!!!

  • Son

    i love everything about harajuku!! lovely!<3

  • Angela

    Absolutely love this look!!!

  • Sofia

    l
    ove the hat so much!

  • Magical

    wooow you look absolutelly stunning *___*

  • Gabi

     LOVE that look!!! Beautiful!

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      thanks!

  • Emi

    cool :3

  • Morky

    The hat is just AWESOME

  • Sara

    awesome :D!!!

  • Vlady

    awesome! :D

  • Kreativmiez

    I saw you, but I was too shy :(

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Awww!! Next time, come say hi – we look spooky but we don’t bite! ;)

  • Maqui

    wow ! so amazing !

  • Spring

     ♥ HAT!

  • Imani

     Love the hair color and outfit ♥♥♥

  • Patricia

     Love everything.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      yayyyy

  • KurO

    t
    u as une nouvelle couleur? j aime bien comme ca fait dans ta frange

  • Friday

    Greatest of all ! Perfect ! lol Welcome in the redhead club, sister !

  • Adrienne

    Gee golly willakers, you sure are pretty! ;)

  • http://robinfritz.wordpress.com/ RobinFritz

    One thing is clear… I do NOT have the legs to pull of any of these looks.  Way to rock it, girls.  You look FAB!

  • Zara ahmed

    this blog is very good