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Goth Type 28: The Nu Goth by Trellia Goth Type 28: The Nu Goth by Trellia
Of course, the majority of Goths are unique in their style and music preferences. However, within the subculture there are certain "types" of Goth with particular characteristics. And it can be fun to classify them. Naturally, classifications for each "type" vary from person to person, so you may disagree with what I say here!

Another one I've had a few requests for. At first, I thought Nu Goth was too similar to Pastel Goth to include, but after doing a little research I decided it was distinct enough to feature on its own. Seems fitting for the start of the New Year too. I for one think Nu Goth is an interesting look and don't really understand some of the negative reception it gets from more "traditional" goths
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Lolliangel00 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
This fits me so perfectly ;v; i've always been so old school, in a goth-grunge way, love listening to old rock music...and I love colorful hair, and dark clothes...
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Demonia89 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017
Hey! These are awesome. I really can't understand the animosity either - the goth subtypes I most often wear would probably be classed as Nu-Goth. If I'm feeling very inventive, I'll backcomb and go for a proper Trad look with pikes and diy fishnets. Mostly during the day, though, it's simple black with silver jewellery, big boots and some 'hipster-ish' stuff - plus I wear massive glasses, so that probably contributes haha.  
Though to be honest, I think I've been 'goth' before Nu-Goth became a thing. I haven't met any self-confessed Nu-Goths, but speaking for myself, I really like the ascetic. I also listen to a mix of old school and new music, so I would be quite happy to hover between styles :)

Here's a 'Nu-Goth' and a more Trad Goth look on my Instagram:

www.instagram.com/p/BPWSi3EAyV…;
www.instagram.com/p/BP6MKTuhUl…
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blackbettyboop Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
This style actually really resonates with me because as someone who is gothic but as when to school for fashion, I always combined fashion trend or classic fashion element with my goth fashion. I referred to myself as gothic chic and I was dressing like this way before the nu goth term was coined.
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FabulousCthulhu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2016  Student General Artist
I have a problem with nu goths, since they tend to "steal" from pagan/wiccan symbols without knowing they actually mean something deeper than an aesthetic. Most of the nu goths I've met are jerks.
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CharlyAachike Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Student General Artist
Indeed
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Clarapp100 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm actually like this
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nonmodal Featured By Owner Edited Feb 8, 2016
I am not much of a comment type person, but I have to say, being at this since waaaaAy back in the day, I love these new styles and bands that are  going on right now. But are not we calling this 'grave wave'?
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Ebonyhatesyou Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student General Artist
The problem with nu goth is that it involves trends. That means once the hipster trend is over, nu goth will evolve. And that happens incredibly fast. It will separate from goth scene even faster. That's what I think.
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NikkiWednesday Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is literlally me in the look but mmy music sense is goth and deathrock and black metal omg
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Karret Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Thank you. I don't really care one way or the other about Nu Goth personally, but I really hate the flack it gets. Like... wow, hypocrites much!? I've seen people complain that it's just a tumblr fashion trend and everything is ridiculously priced I'm like ... Just stop. Now. Just stop. Ugh. I guess I just hate exclusivity in general. UuU;;
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AmyVillainous Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ALSO, I love that Nu Goth combines fashion elements from the 80's AND 90's..
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AmyVillainous Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been a goth for awhile (about 20 years now...eeep!) and my fashion style has fluctuated/evolved over the years. These days I wear a mixture of Nu and Pastel Goth. I find them refreshing and fun. I also like that both styles embrace feminine elements a LOT giving them a dark and spooky, yet softer look.
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Trellia Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to see a long-term Goth who doesn't reject the newer fashions simply because they're new :)
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Danny-Vain Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014   Photographer
Style wise, its quirky, classic and pretty stylish and I personally like it. Music wise dont know much, only herd GRIMES which I love.
but the people themselfs?  most of them use it as a phase "like emos?" and move to something else "like hipsters?" and I think THAT is what pisses "elitists" or other goths about Nu-Goths, its not the modern interpretation of a classic goth but their thoughts, and how its usually just the "style" for them and not a culture or actually part of them.
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Lalunabluena Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my favorite goth style
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LethalGlitter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I still cannot stand Nu Goth haha. The music.. the semi-fashionable clothes.. half of them have no sense of humour, and the rest a very dry one.. I just can't get along with many of them, and believe me, I have tried. Honestly, it seems like they just black Rit washed the last season's fashions so they could be goth (ish) for a while.
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noakrank Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Eh. Maybe it's the fact that I'm older now, but they seem to lack real diversity that trad goths have.
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Divuar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I've been into goth for about 10 years (OMG, i'm getting old) and at first didn't like the Nu Goth trend. Now my opinion has changed, I guess Nu Goth is a nice way of evolution. Plus, the style has raised the popularity of Goth as a subculture and new members, which is awesome. I suppose. 
Thanks you for the new series and welcome back :D
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Trellia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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BlackReaper93 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As a "BabyBat" through out highschool I didn't discover actual gothic rock until my senior year and this would definitely be where I fit in.. Not that it matters, I'm me. Glad to see that you've been updating your list over time.
--Nathan--
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MurdoMurdo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
As a "Nu-goth" I would like to throw in my two cents and say that a fair bit of the music in the scene takes influence from post-punk, industrial, indie, hip-hop, ebm and dance :)
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Etchspectra Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for making this. If anybody understands Goth, it's you >->

I can't consider myself "Goth" (I don't have the wardrobe yet), however I am very intrigued by the fashion and culture, and do consider myself a Goth mentally, if that makes any sense. I'm in highschool, have no job, and have a mother who is iffy about my fashion sense XD In short, it's hard to be goth when you're in my shoes o_o

However, despite this, I am slowly inching towards my desired look, and have noticed that I am a fashionable person, or at least some who is interested in fashion, as well as a "mental" goth. With this, Nu Goth is probably what I'm looking for as a gateway to a "well-rounded Goth", because it is both dark, yet more acceptable because of modern-day fashion trends.

But then again, I am interested in all types. In fact, my mall shopping lists usually consist on key items as suggested by you XD

So considering my situation, how do you think I should go about becoming well-rounded Goth (I guess this makes me a baby bat of sorts XD?)
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Trellia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your comment :)

I really think that Goth is what you make it, although listening to the music, reading the books and watching the movies that are associated with the scene can help to deepen one's knowledge of it. Also, check out Gothic Charm School, the website of Jillian Venters (who probably has a better understanding of Goth than almost anyone else on the web) www.gothic-charm-school.com/
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Thebatcaver1982 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its a interesting style like trad goth with a modern twist
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dragon-flames Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014   Photographer
I think my style fits kind of in this type the most,  but I tend to take alittle from all the other types as well. 
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Yondaime22 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
I know a Nu Goth how works at the corner store, she always style herself as just goth, but I should show her this
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Evermore-Willow Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally like some of the things, but it is the connotation with 'hipster' that throws some goths in to a fury. Some Trad Goths I know feel like Nu Goth's are not real Goths, along with the Pastel Goths.  
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azurite Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know some of those elitists as well, and I don't know whether to laugh or cry whenever I hear these lines about some of those people being not "real" [insert respective subculture here]. Maybe we don't give a fuck about being "real" in the eyes of elitists anyway. A subversive subculture like the goths should actually understand the need to stray from too strict guidelines better than others... even if it's from their own internal rules. By denouncing those split-off groups that always arise when a subculture grows large enough, they essentially become what they criticize in the mainstream culture through this hypocrisy.

It always reeks of crippling insecurity issues when people become so rabidly protective of what they perceive "their" subculture, as if they had any more right to it than the next best person. I don't really get why anyone should give a fuck about what others do to express themselves. Alright, with one exception... if someone does criminal or otherwise awful stuff under my sub-culture's banner that reflects back on me badly, which could potentially get me into trouble with people who can't distinguish between the actions of individuals and a group and lump us all together.
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Evermore-Willow Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree! I actually like to take a little bit from every type of Goth sub-subculture and fuse it into how I want to dress. I feel like elitist just can't take change. 
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Dark-Sapphire-Lotus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Couldn't have said it better myself...You make some very good points about becoming the very thing we are trying to stay clear of...I've had the same thoughts about the idiocy and futility of inter subculture tiffs but couldn't put it to words so well...You are very well spoken...Here's hoping that people listen...,
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RogueSareth Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
When Pastel goth and Nu goth first came about, I was a tad bit apprehensive about it ( Pastel goth more so, especially as it often gets lumped in with Soft grunge....whatever soft grunge is, still haven't figured that out) But I've come to like it quite a bit ( especially as I've warmed up a bit more to some of the hipster fashion) and think that Nu goth is the logical conclusion that Trad goth would come to in the modern era.
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shyanne4cad Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think most people just have a problem with its relation to hipster.  It's a little too new for me though.  It will be a while before I can get used to all these new goth trends.
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