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Being a teenager can be hard. Learn how to make the most of your teen years with the advice in these Howcast videos. We'll teach you how to practice your first kiss; tell your parents you're sexually active (or pregnant!); sneak out of the house at night (and back in after curfew); apply makeup; be an emo, a goth, or a punk; go on your first date; help a friend who's cutting themselves; have a summer romance; and much more.
You Will Need
- Goth music
- Hair dye
- Black clothing
- Military boots
- White foundation and powder
- Black eyeliner
- Blood-red or black lipstick
- Black nail polish
- Goth accessories, like spikes and silver chains
Buy some gothic music. Goth rock bands include Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Cure, and Bauhaus.
Dye your hair
Dye your hair. Black is traditional, but any unusual color will do. Create spikes with gel if you like.
Dress in black
Dress all in black to express your belief in the meaninglessness of life, to make the statement that everything eventually decays and spirals into chaos, and to signify your contempt for 'pretty' colors.
Accessorize to taste with silver chains and jewelry, spiked collars, black leather glovelettes, skull belt buckles, studded bootstraps, and so on. Consider getting your lip, tongue, nose, and/or an eyebrow pierced.
Put on black military boots.
Cover your face in white foundation and powder. Go heavy on the black eyeliner, and finish it off with black or blood-red lipstick. Paint your nails black.
Go to the library. Most goths are well read in philosophy, classic literature, history, religion, history, and politics. In fact, psychologists have noted that goths tend to be more intelligent and creative than the average person.