Portraits Of…Euro Goth Culture 2015

Goth means different things to different people…In the 80’s, the term was a part of the hardcore community, used to describe the way women in the scene dressed, or dudes who were really into Christian Death. Fast forward to 2015, and the term Goth and the people who are a part of the community have taken it to a whole other level of self expression, especially in Europe. Check out these amazing photos from this year’s Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Germany, the biggest fest of its kind in the world.

via Lazer Horse

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LEIPZIG, SAXONY - MAY 17: A goth couple wearing masks rest on the lawn during the traditional park picnic on the first day of the annual Wave-Gotik Treffen, or Wave and Goth Festival, on May 17, 2013 in Leipzig, Germany. The four-day festival, in which elaborate fashion is a must, brings together over 20,000 Wave, Goth and steam punk enthusiasts from all over the world for concerts, readings, films, a Middle Ages market and workshops. (Photo by Marco Prosch/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 169024637
LEIPZIG, SAXONY – MAY 17: A goth couple wearing masks rest on the lawn during the traditional park picnic on the first day of the annual Wave-Gotik Treffen, or Wave and Goth Festival, on May 17, 2013 in Leipzig, Germany. The four-day festival, in which elaborate fashion is a must, brings together over 20,000 Wave, Goth and steam punk enthusiasts from all over the world for concerts, readings, films, a Middle Ages market and workshops. (Photo by Marco Prosch/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 169024637

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These big festivals attract a very diverse audience.

Dylan Farwell
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Zach Lincoln check some posers

Zach Lincoln
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Idk man, these people are commited as fuck to the scene

Dylan Farwell
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Lol

Teresa Holt
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Incredibly creative!

Rodney Justin
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WTF

Kevin Schwarz
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Burn The horseman

Grind Filth
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this is cosplay……NOT ‘real’ goth for that matter….

Eli Marsh
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Caitlin

Caitlin Mcnally
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lmao I liked this already

Plum Brierley
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Whitby next year?

Majin Kulam
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you guys are being mean to people just trying to have fun in their own way. you deadbeats remember fun, right?

Matthew Nood Beatch
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Jordyn Rijpstra these are your people

Brittany Sgnilloc
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They’re cosplaying, not goth. Still pretty rad costumes nonetheless. I like the style.

Jasmine Winchester
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Adora BatBrat (official) is in the first picture <3

Steven James Marzia Rangel
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My bands have played that festival several times and each time I return I want to cut my Mohawk off and become an accountant.
There are a number of genuinely cool people there, who gather from across the globe to make it a truly spectacularly fun drinking event, but everyone else is just a mega backdrop of Super Dork!!!

Megan Bowers
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Katrina Falke thank you for not letting me slip too far down the gothic hole. I love you mom. Hahahaha

Tiago Ferraz
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I think they’re really awesome

Emmanuel Galey
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Florian Costes Julio Perrino

Faustus F. Graves
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This doesn’t seem like goth…more like pseudo-industrial-“goth”-steampunk? Idk.

Yoshi Zeroine
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Yud Hil

Andreas Eriksson
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Linus Pettersson Du tiłl höger, nästa Hallo W. 😂

Gary Evans
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what the fuck are they trying to be,wings and a gas mask just plain stupid

Brittany Sgnilloc
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They’re creating their own unique characters. Sorry they’re not generic fags.

Chubee D. Nass
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GothiCon

GusGus Bowgown
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Fags

Bob No
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Sinistre Ivan

Sinistre Ivan
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*____*

Gioacchino Di Trapani
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gothic … in 2015…..

Mario Novak
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Roberta Tkalčec did you see it?

Roberta Tkalčec
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kak ću ić dogodine 😀

Heriot Matt
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Mitch Coon hahaha fuck

Annette Shirley
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These are not actual goths. We have a shitload of these people here in the Netherlands and what they are is attention-whoring cosplayers.

Ethan Rogers
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Thank god someone pointed that out.

Maëva Sarah-Rose Viaud-Valbousquet
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Don’t care they’re cool

Dylan Gubbels
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Jep indeed hahah

Pete Verdun Bruntdoge
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Virgin latex cretins

Carmen Stevenson
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Loving the steam punk groove.

Marco Sano
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all the good goths have died from heroin overdose, the cosplayers are left.

Iain Garvie
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The Creepiest Photo Album Part V, lol

Magdalena Maria Marta Muerte
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Phantastisch

Fox Marie
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Hernan Cortes

Hernan Cortes
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Mai laiiiiphee

Martin Repliuc
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Alma Lovela
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tenemos aliados por el mundo Polo Vega

Polo Vega
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Jajaha

Xavier Guijarro
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Il y a de ces perles là dedans …

Sebastian Necromogarip
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Scott Shepherd
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What if C-A-T Really Spelled Dog? 3:)

Alex Igorsson
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Dana Glover Kate Hutchinson Mitch Routman Pierce Lightning

Charles Gary
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privileged kids in expensive leather? yep, that seems par the course.

Scott Shepherd
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Charles Gary
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i LOOOOOVVVVEEEE turtles. …?