(image via rookie)
As a lifelong card-carrying member of the, ahem, g0th persuasion, I've always been happily attracted to classic symbols of the subculture. Things like bats and skulls and skeletons and Djarum Blacks (which yes I know will kill you but THE SMELL OF CLOVES! AHHHH it brings me right back to The Outland and being 20 and loving Combichrist) are neat because they are so highly associated with The Goth. We all know that Halloween is the best time of year to stock up on home decorations. And consider this: wearing black clothes isn't much of a stylistic stretch for most people, but pairing black clothes with this giant Meadham Kirchhoff bat necklace instantly transforms you into a delightful gothy creature of the night. I really doubt most mainstreamies would feel comfortable wearing a symbol that so strongly identifies with a subculture they do not belong to, and may even find kind of dumb. This necklace, in all its Hot Topic/dingy goth bar/Deathrock glory, is my necessary accessory of the year. Who can I talk to about bringing this beauty into my life?!