Whitby Goth Weekend 2018

… Sorry folks, but it took me nearly a week to reacclimatise to the “normal” world of bureaucracy, bullshit neatly typed in Office 365 and other assorted ghastly corporate crap.

After a wonderful 3 days at the Whitby Goth Weekend Festival – and as many outfits for me (lookbook post incoming!), going back to the office has been utterly depressing … I literally rocked up in the office looking and feeling like Abbath.  For an accurate visual representation of what this means, please picture the below creature with some blonde highlights, a black blazer and a slightly lighter lipstick. That’s it, you got Yours Truly :


But fear not, for I will reminisce about this glorious weekend by your side! And if you want to truly join me in this experience, grab a curry, some metal and splatter some black kohl all over your face because that is truly my current state – please ensure the mascara is runny vertically as illustrated!  Pout and make up to replicate above.

I will do two posts : one about the actual town event and one about the lookbook and my experience at the shows.

First of all, the town of Whitby.

Upon arrival on the Friday, I quickly dropped my things at the Arundel House Hotel  (I highly recommend it) and went for a stroll … I was NOT expecting such a cute little quaint town with a picturesque setting !

Whitby has its own charm and character and I absolutely loved it – more often than not, some English towns just end up being copies of each other, and I didn’t see this in Whitby.



The beach was gorgeous and provided (of course) a perfect background for seaside posing. I mean how neat and peaceful is this?? I even switched off Metallica from my Spotify when I arrived ! That is unheard of in my world !

Next, The Glorious Gothicness.

The effort people went into is AMAZING !!! Victorian Goths, Cyber Goths, Steampunk Goths, Pirate Goths, Fancy Metal Goths (that’s me) … a multitude of styles were represented, which made the streets of Whitby a glorious gothwalk.


Everybody was so ON POINT : canes, hat, make up, shoes, feathers, leather … everything was absolutely spot on and I felt somehow underdressed in my fancy metal goth attire.

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But who cares when you have GOTH ICE CREAM!!!!!


Basically the town was one big ol’ Gothic Extravaganza, and photographers had plenty to snap!


What can I say? This place was LITERALLY Goth Central : events, shops, gigs, food, music … everything was geared towards the Gothic Community and I was totally enchanted by it – for those on my social media accounts – you may have noticed a flurry of instagram / facebook posts about it 😉



But my, my, my … this post is getting massive and I haven’t even talked about the Greatest Goth Shop in the world, the Circus of Horrors, the Abbey, my crazy purchases …  So folks, how about a date to come back tomorrow for part 2??!

See You Then!

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Oh my gosh. All the gowns. I’m in love.



[…] epic event known as Whitby Goth Weekend. For those of you who may have missed part one, please jump here and embrace your inner Morticia / Gomez […]


I wandered here from Sarah’s blog and this post made me smile. I literally just booked my Oct accommodation for WGW this morning. Looking at your wonderful pics I can’t believe I have to wait another 6 months for all the gothy goodness 🙂


Belle of the Ball. Great site

Limbic Destruction

amazing. would love to go to the next one! your pictures really capture the moment 🙂

Caroline Carnivorous

Abbath 🖤 He actually lives just outside my city xD
Looks wonderful! I’m off to WGT in less than 2 weeks, so excited! 😀