By Jessica Roy
May 22, 2014

May 22nd is World Goth Day, a “day where the goth scene gets to celebrate its own being, and an opportunity to make its presence known to the rest of the world.” As Lightbox wrote last year:

Today’s distinctive, global Goth culture can trace its black-clad lineage back several hundred years, to a revolutionary series of literary works, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 1818 to Edgar Allan Poe’s bleak, evocative novels, stories and poems to, of course, Bram Stoker’s 1897 psycho-sexual horror masterpiece, Dracula….

Millions of bottles of black eyeliner and nail polish later, Goth’s influence can be felt everywhere from Alexander McQueen’s fashion to Tim Burton’s films.

Cue up this sweet mix:

And enjoy these goth pics:

Not Halloween, just what I actually used to look like #tbt #throwbackthursday

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And never forget:

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