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WHITBY GOTHIC WEEKEND 2009: PRETTY GOTH GIRL PHOTOS, VICTORIAN MOURNING CLOTHING, STEAMPUNK & FETISH FASHION AT UK FESTIVAL.


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Remember my lovely friend Zoe from the Mad Hatter Tea Party and Wizard of the Opera outing? When I saw her photos from October’s Whitby Gothic Weekend, I had to ask her for a report — you can tell she had the time of her life! Better late than never, right? So here we go.

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Whitby Gothic Weekend is a twice-a-year Goth extravaganza in Whitby, North Yorkshire. The cobbled streets turn into a gridlock of black clothing — it’s like travelling back in time to sooty England!

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The Abbey’s ruins are a favorite spot for phototaking. Whitby’s ocean and mountain views are breathtaking.

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Zoe says: “The best car in the world (that I’m naming the ‘Sir William Welles Mobile’) was parked outside our hotel- awesome! I wish it was my car SO badly!” She also visited a cool custom car show; love the Wallace and Gromit (top left) and the Pink Panther (bottom right).

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Zoe has been to Whitby numerous times. Did anything surprise her? “I discovered that the house Lewis Caroll stayed at is now a tea shop — how appropriate! Also, the Japanese band Psydoll were playing at one of the fringe events. It was a huge surprise to bump into Nekoi-san in a small Yorkshire fishing village!”

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Left: glorious La Vey corsets and Cruella de Ville hair. Right: Watchmen fetish cosplayers!

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What did Zoe think of the fashion? “Fantastic as always! Steampunk seems to be the big thing in UK Goth fashion right now, and it’s currently my favourite trend. At Whitby there were so many creative outfits with handmade accessories and it was nice to see some colour variation too. Thomas of Brute Force Leather and Amanda AKA Professor Maelstromme were my absolute favourite couple: Amanda wore a fantastic custom-made dress uniform jacket and corset with a pith helmet — fantastic!”

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Any tips for travellers? “I would advise potential festival-goers to book their accommodation early. I book around March for the October event so that I get my usual room at my favourite guest house overlooking the sea. It is a brilliant weekend even if you don’t fancy the bands that play at the main festival event. There is always great shopping and the atmospheric Abbey and town to look around.”

Have you been to Whitby Gothic Weekend? What do you think of the event? I’ve never been… augh, one day!

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  1. Posted December 22, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Hahahaha, wow when I saw the title in my RSS feed i was like “What?!?!” because I actually live in another Whitby… although its in Ontario and I don’t believe we have a gothic weekend, unfortunately! >.<

    Such awesome fashion! It looks like so much fun! I hope sometime in my life I can go to it. :P

    • Posted December 23, 2009 at 12:25 am | Permalink

      Oh that’s so funny! It’s also one of my life goals, to go to Whitby Gothic Weekend… I haven’t been to many European Goth events. I better catch up!

  2. Posted December 22, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    I really really wanna go to the Whitby Gothic Weekend someday! really badly but I dont know what my outfit would be, sigh.”

    • Posted December 23, 2009 at 12:25 am | Permalink

      There are Lolita groups that go there. :)

    • Posted December 23, 2009 at 10:26 am | Permalink

      Whitby Gothic, why i never heard of that name before, hey, if we go together, we can share the cost, anyone want go for the holiday?

  3. Posted December 22, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    Wow interesting, never knew about this we should go some time ^_^

    • Posted December 23, 2009 at 12:25 am | Permalink

      We totally should. It’s on my list of things to do before I am undead.

      • Posted December 24, 2009 at 4:41 am | Permalink

        Bela Carmina’s un-dead
        The bats have left the bell tower
        The victims have been bled
        Red velvet lines the black box
        Bela Carmina’s un-dead

  4. Posted December 23, 2009 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Happy holidays!

  5. Posted December 22, 2009 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Hahahaha, wow when I saw the title in my RSS feed i was like “What?!?!” because I actually live in another Whitby… although its in Ontario and I don't believe we have a gothic weekend, unfortunately! >.<

    Such awesome fashion! It looks like so much fun! I hope sometime in my life I can go to it. :P

  6. Posted December 22, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    I really really wanna go to the Whitby Gothic Weekend someday! really badly but I dont know what my outfit would be, sigh.”

  7. Posted December 22, 2009 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    Wow interesting, never knew about this we should go some time ^_^

  8. Posted December 23, 2009 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Oh that's so funny! It's also one of my life goals, to go to Whitby Gothic Weekend… I haven't been to many European Goth events. I better catch up!

  9. Posted December 23, 2009 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    There are Lolita groups that go there. :)

  10. Posted December 23, 2009 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    We totally should. It's on my list of things to do before I am undead.

  11. Posted December 23, 2009 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Happy holidays!

  12. Posted December 23, 2009 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Omg I went both time this year I wasn’t allowed to stay over night though.

    I saw some people in lolita and there were even lolita dresses on sale ^^

    • Posted December 23, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

      You are so lucky… >< I would love to go! What were your favorite bands or events?

  13. Posted December 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    I went to Whitby goth weekend by accident this year, i was so dissapointed i hadn’t realised it was on, i would’ve dressed up! I live really near Whitby, and i was going to Scarborough, which is really near there, and when i looked for driving directions all i got was ‘follow signs to Whitby’, so i did. I’m glad i went there instead though, there was some amazing costumes. Maybe next year!!

    • Posted December 23, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

      By accident — that is so funny! You’re lucky to live nearby — Whitby happens in April and October every year, so you can even check it out this spring.

  14. Posted December 23, 2009 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Whitby Gothic, why i never heard of that name before, hey, if we go together, we can share the cost, anyone want go for the holiday?

  15. Posted December 23, 2009 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Omg I went both time this year I wasn't allowed to stay over night though.

    I saw some people in lolita and there were even lolita dresses on sale ^^

  16. Posted December 23, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    I went to Whitby goth weekend by accident this year, i was so dissapointed i hadn't realised it was on, i would've dressed up! I live really near Whitby, and i was going to Scarborough, which is really near there, and when i looked for driving directions all i got was 'follow signs to Whitby', so i did. I'm glad i went there instead though, there was some amazing costumes. Maybe next year!!

  17. Posted December 23, 2009 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Carmina, I think we need to make THIS trip too. What do you say?

    • Posted December 23, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

      Ye olde England! Hm, I say we stop first at London’s Camden Market to pick up some Goth boots, then head to Whitby and do a photoshoot amidst the crumbling ruins… :)

  18. Posted December 24, 2009 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    “Whitby Goth weekend is great. I’ve been to the April one twice – 2008 and 2009. Great people and great bands both times, although I must say the high point was meeting steampunk band Abney Park

  19. Posted December 24, 2009 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    amazing!

  20. Posted December 23, 2009 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Carmina, I think we need to make THIS trip too. What do you say?

  21. Posted December 23, 2009 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Ye olde England! Hm, I say we stop first at London's Camden Market to pick up some Goth boots, then head to Whitby and do a photoshoot amidst the crumbling ruins… :)

  22. Posted December 23, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    By accident — that is so funny! You're lucky to live nearby — Whitby happens in April and October every year, so you can even check it out this spring.

  23. Posted December 23, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    You are so lucky… >< I would love to go! What were your favorite bands or events?

  24. Posted December 24, 2009 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    Oh My Friggen Awesome! I think I’ll have to plan a whole trip to Jolly Ol’ England for this!

    • Posted December 24, 2009 at 4:43 am | Permalink

      I think the consensus is that there should be a grand field trip to Whitby… :D

  25. Posted December 24, 2009 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    “Whitby Goth weekend is great. I've been to the April one twice – 2008 and 2009. Great people and great bands both times, although I must say the high point was meeting steampunk band Abney Park

  26. Posted December 24, 2009 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    amazing!

  27. Posted December 24, 2009 at 4:41 am | Permalink

    Bela Carmina's un-dead
    The bats have left the bell tower
    The victims have been bled
    Red velvet lines the black box
    Bela Carmina's un-dead

  28. Posted December 24, 2009 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    Oh My Friggen Awesome! I think I'll have to plan a whole trip to Jolly Ol' England for this!

  29. Posted December 24, 2009 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    I think the consensus is that there should be a grand field trip to Whitby… :D

  30. Posted December 24, 2009 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    OH WOW that maroon dress is FREAKING-TASTIC-AWESOME!!! that must cost a fortune @_@

    oh may, and what lovely bunch of kids. how adorable!

    happy holidays everybody

    • Posted December 24, 2009 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

      It was Zoe’s tip of the hat to Japanese Gothic style! Happy nightmare before Xmas to you too!!!

  31. Posted December 24, 2009 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    OH WOW that maroon dress is FREAKING-TASTIC-AWESOME!!! that must cost a fortune @_@

    oh may, and what lovely bunch of kids. how adorable!

    happy holidays everybody

  32. Posted December 24, 2009 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    It was Zoe's tip of the hat to Japanese Gothic style! Happy nightmare before Xmas to you too!!!

  33. Posted December 24, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    I'm game!

  34. Posted December 25, 2009 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    I have never been to a goth event. The photos tell me that it would be an interesting event to attend.

    -Denise

  35. Posted December 25, 2009 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    I have never been to a goth event. The photos tell me that it would be an interesting event to attend.

    -Denise

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