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"Trad" is short for "Traditional". These Goths were the first to come about, setting the stage for all kinds of spooky variants later on. Starting out in the 80's with the music group, Trad Goths started setting the scene in stone as they attended concerts of bands like Bauhaus, The Cure, and Siouxsie and the Banshees in the 
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A Trad Goth Girl.

typical color; black. (And other colors. There's no rule that said a Goth had to dress in black only!)

A Trad Goth loved their big, black hair, their exaggerated pale skin and dark makeup, and their ripped fishnets, leather, and boots. Clothing from the 80's with that spooky flair was really all that was available at the time, and was influenced by the Punk genre since the Goth music genre had recently stemmed from it. No one was thinking about Cyber dreads or Steampunk cogs at the time, they were all about the music and the edgy, darker look.

Think Trad Goth could be your thing?

  • You like punk elements as well as Goth elements
  • You love the old 80's music
  • You love big hair and stark makeup
  • You love the more informal kinds of dress
  • You like the edgy fashions, the leather, the chains, the fishnet, the skulls and bats
  • You like to spend time on your appearance and really stand put

These are just some of the things that could make Trad Goth your thing. It's up to you to find out what you like and dislike, Remember, there are no rules as to what mold you have to fit in the Goth subculture. You could combine aspects from all different types and make it completely your own, or gravitate to one particular style that you really like. It's all up to you!


Other Types of Goth
Romantic Goth Cyber Goth ~ Fetish Goth ~ Victorian Goth ~ Vampire Goth ~ Bubble Goth ~ J-Goth ~ Medival Goth ~ Hippy Goth ~ Tribal Goth  ~ Fairy Goth ~ Steampunk ~ Emo Goth ~ Cabaret Goth ~ Gothabilly ~ Geek Goth ~ Corp Goth ~ Baby Bat
Goth Cousins
Punk ~ Rivithead ~ Metalhead ~ Deathrocker ~ Emo

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