If you are becoming interested in the goth-fetish lifestyle, you have to know the basics first. Goth-fetishists are best known for their appearance, which of course has a lot to do with the clothes they wear and the accessories they carry. Just like any other subculture, goth-fetishism has a few recognizable staples which can immediately identify one as someone who subscribes to that lifestyle. So, here are the three most recognizable must-haves a goth-fetishist should own:
1. Belts, buckles, bracelets.
Though some might argue that these first three “B” items are also associated with the punk culture, goth-fetishism values a lot of studs, spikes, and the kind of metallic accessories many hardware stores would kill to stock up on. Belts and bracelets are made of leather or PVC, and studded with buckle and rivets.
2. Black or blood-red nail polish.
Again, black and other dark-colored nail polish do not fall entirely within the jurisdiction of the goth-fetish culture (so many celebs and supermodels now wear them to go with designer clothing), they are still considered goth and fetish staples. Both male and female goths are known to apply black nail polish and allow them to chip naturally to denote a lifestyle dedicated to strumming the guitar or harp, scratching other people’s skin, and generally doing all sorts of dark, brooding, sometimes kinky stuff with their nails.
Goth-fetishists are REQUIRED to have at least one corset, preferably with lace, in their closet. Corsets can be worn under or over the clothes. It doesn’t matter as long as it shows off a tiny waist (or a semblance of it), a bosom, and a butt that flares out, suggesting an hourglass feature that will intimidate the hell out of anyone.