The days are becoming longer and the weather is becoming warm, but Lady Simeon does not care when she is obsessed with her Victorian fashion. Passionate about her stunning lace sheer skirts and corset tanks, she seeks items suitable for summer wear. Although it can be challenging, it doesn’t overwhelm her, in fact it makes her even more creative.
For all of you in Gothland and Industrial Cyberspace, there is no such thing as being too old! There is no cut-off age to Goth subculture. Not even a sign outside a club that says it. None! A person can decide whether they want to be Goth whenever they want, and it doesn’t’ have to be determined from a previous birthday.
Here are some things to consider when you are in your twenties, wearing thick black eyeliner and a vampire cape during broad daylight might be a little complex or out of place. The joy of growing older is that one becomes more comfortable with oneself. This means not needing to prove how Gothic you are by how many stereotypes one lives up to. So what if you don’t wear black 24/7? So what if you decide that getting enough sleep is more important than staying out all night, so that you can go to work or a family function?
With age comes good judgment and fashion. With time also comes the probability that a person will be more established in their life. One may be able to manage their time, energy, and money into their wardrobe and hobbies more so than when they were less established. Sure, the general public that knows nothing of the culture may associate Goth with depressed teenagers or devil worshippers, but in reality most Goths are intellectuals and have decent jobs and in turn may have more funds to blow on really extravagant Goth toys or clothes. Who wouldn’t? I know I do!
Also, older Goths (Or ElderGoths, if you prefer) know the difference between something unruffled and something that is strictly a marketing gimmick aimed at weird people in black. I'd say most intellectuals living among us are Goth.
What's the best thing about being an older Goth? The fact that no one tries to tell you what to wear or how to behave anymore. *wink-wink*