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TOKYO DARK CASTLE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: JAPANESE GOTH FETISH PERFORMANCE SHOW.

Auto-Mod performing at Tokyo Dark Castle, Operetta of Darkness Halloween special concert and Goth club event. Japanese spooky scary stage theater, bondage and fetish show, blood.

You know you’re jaded when a fetish/bondage/bloodplay show causes you to yawn uncontrollably. My Halloween hangover began yesterday with a Tokyo Dark Castle special, dramatically titled “Operetta of the Darkness.” Genet (event organizer and Auto-Mod frontman) pulled out all the fetish-grotesque stops. A Victorian magician dragged out a undead drag maid and made him vanish. Genet was forcefully bound in a straightjacket and plopped in a creaky wheelchair to be dissected by a drag nurse. I took photos of the first half (above): perverse slapstick with Lolitas and clowns, collared slaves waving their arm around, Taizo biting a half-naked girl and spewing blood. Bla bla bla.

The music was unexceptional and the crowd was a downer: strange older guys in normal clothes who came to gawk at a freakshow. During a set change, DJ Chihiro (looking spiffy as Captain Jack Sparrow) spun his “Fi-AHHH” song, and the audience stood stock still, unsure where to look and what to do. ‘Twas time to make a graceful exit… and a video blog.

Peace Now visual kei clothing, gothic and lolita brand and designer. Japanese goth club fashion, La Carmina or blogger and author Carmen Yuen.

I forgot to mention a side benefit of buying Japanese brands – you never need to hem the pants!
Veil: fishnet material from Tokyu Hands
Bracelet: handmade with beads and Daiso cell phone charms
Cut-up top: from my Black Peace Now DIY project
“Skirt-pants”: $34, vintage Peace Now from Closet Child Shinjuku
Shoes: Leche by Yosuke, $80 from Marui Young Shinjuku.

The rest of the night consisted of purikura (sticker pictures) and scandalous gossip, which are always fun. We really came to see our friend perform at Dark Castle; I filmed two videos of the horrorshow, which you can watch on my YouTube channel. Basil Farrow’s also on there!

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34 Comments

  1. Posted November 1, 2008 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    Lol, on how u're Holloween was. I mean u're in fetish party why not dress in a Nun, angel, devils & faries. I'm sure a lot of peaple have fetish for it. Oh & thanks for the video addvice. U have a nice voice by the way.

  2. Posted November 1, 2008 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    awww thanks! I'll try to make more video blogs (vlogs)!

  3. Posted November 2, 2008 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    Lol, on how u’re Holloween was. I mean u’re in fetish party why not dress in a Nun, angel, devils & faries. I’m sure a lot of peaple have fetish for it. Oh & thanks for the video addvice. U have a nice voice by the way.

    • Posted November 2, 2008 at 5:55 am | Permalink

      awww thanks! I’ll try to make more video blogs (vlogs)!

  4. Posted November 2, 2008 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    AHhh so cute I am jealous!

  5. Posted November 2, 2008 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    AHhh so cute I am jealous!

  6. Posted November 2, 2008 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    oooh nice nails and skirt
    basically awesome outfit :D

    I'm addicted to photobooths XD
    but there r no purikura stickers over in England :(

  7. Posted November 2, 2008 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    my hubby was obsessed with tokyo hands when we were over there! love your outfit!

  8. Posted November 2, 2008 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    oooh nice nails and skirt
    basically awesome outfit :D

    I’m addicted to photobooths XD
    but there r no purikura stickers over in England :(

    • Posted November 3, 2008 at 6:00 am | Permalink

      Really? I’d assume there are purikura booths in London… LA, NYC and Vancouver have ’em.

      • Posted November 3, 2008 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

        I’m around 4 – 5 hour away from London so i wouldn’t know :( but I guess I can hunt for one when I visit my bro ^^
        thanks

  9. Posted November 2, 2008 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    my hubby was obsessed with tokyo hands when we were over there! love your outfit!

    • Posted November 3, 2008 at 5:59 am | Permalink

      I know, I am inspired every time I visit Tokyo Hands! I need to pick up more stickers for my face…

      • Posted November 3, 2008 at 11:54 am | Permalink

        i just loved all the crafty stuff!

  10. Posted November 2, 2008 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    How Pretty!

  11. Posted November 2, 2008 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Your the coolest chick in da planet!

  12. Posted November 2, 2008 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    I like the stocking effect you achieved,it is much like when I have cut off the sleeves of a dress and worn them as footless stockings.I thought the matching strap and buckle was very clever as a garter strap to hook it onto the matching skirt.

    I love your style hun.

  13. Posted November 2, 2008 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    How Pretty!

  14. Posted November 2, 2008 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Your the coolest chick in da planet!

  15. Posted November 2, 2008 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    I like the stocking effect you achieved,it is much like when I have cut off the sleeves of a dress and worn them as footless stockings.I thought the matching strap and buckle was very clever as a garter strap to hook it onto the matching skirt.

    I love your style hun.

  16. Posted November 2, 2008 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    † Hi! My name is Jade and i just wanted to say that I LOVE your blog! Seeing how many loli stores are in Japan, my dad and I are planning a trip to Tokyo and Hong Kong to shop and stuff! (also to visit family too lol. Im Chinese Japanese and Hawaiian) But yeah.
    Your fashion sense in amazing and im so jealous that you know Jimi Blumer! Keep writing your blog, because I seriously dont know what I would do without it!!

  17. Posted November 2, 2008 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    I know, I am inspired every time I visit Tokyo Hands! I need to pick up more stickers for my face…

  18. Posted November 2, 2008 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Really? I'd assume there are purikura booths in London… LA, NYC and Vancouver have 'em.

  19. Posted November 3, 2008 at 4:18 am | Permalink

    † Hi! My name is Jade and i just wanted to say that I LOVE your blog! Seeing how many loli stores are in Japan, my dad and I are planning a trip to Tokyo and Hong Kong to shop and stuff! (also to visit family too lol. Im Chinese Japanese and Hawaiian) But yeah.
    Your fashion sense in amazing and im so jealous that you know Jimi Blumer! Keep writing your blog, because I seriously dont know what I would do without it!!

  20. Posted November 3, 2008 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    ††† Carmina i came across your blog site and i can't get enough! i love it :D i never knew what gothic lolita was before and i think it is so beautiful! thank u for the add <3 †††

  21. Posted November 3, 2008 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    i just loved all the crafty stuff!

  22. Posted November 3, 2008 at 4:21 am | Permalink

    Hello there!
    You really do an amazing job with your blog and your clothingline and the rest! Good luck!

    xxx

  23. Posted November 3, 2008 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    ††† Carmina i came across your blog site and i can’t get enough! i love it :D i never knew what gothic lolita was before and i think it is so beautiful! thank u for the add <3 †††

  24. Posted November 3, 2008 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Hello there!
    You really do an amazing job with your blog and your clothingline and the rest! Good luck!

    xxx

  25. Posted November 3, 2008 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    I'm around 4 – 5 hour away from London so i wouldn't know :( but I guess I can hunt for one when I visit my bro ^^
    thanks

  26. Posted November 3, 2008 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    ††† Carmina i came across your blog site and i can't get enough! i love it :D i never knew what gothic lolita was before and i think it is so beautiful! thank u for the add <3 †††

  27. Posted November 3, 2008 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    i just loved all the crafty stuff!

  28. Posted November 3, 2008 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Hello there!
    You really do an amazing job with your blog and your clothingline and the rest! Good luck!

    xxx

  29. Posted November 3, 2008 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    I'm around 4 – 5 hour away from London so i wouldn't know :( but I guess I can hunt for one when I visit my bro ^^
    thanks

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