Advanced Photoshop Contest - 17 high resolution entries
Many people are fond of Gothic culture these days. Goth guys are digging Nicole Richie's look. When asked whether she is anorexic or just another goth vampire wannabe, Richie said "Bite me!"
In this contest you are asked to give Gothic looks to the famous people (celebrities and politicians) of the present and the past. Any characters from paintings and art works are also allowed. You can browse our past goth contest for some inspiration.
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The goth culture is present in numerous countries around the world. Few people
know that it originated in Great Britain in the 1980s, in the Gothic
rock style of makeup, clothes, and music. Many analysts argue that it
is a spin of a punk culture which was popular in England in the 80s.
More than twenty years later goth culture has gone though many visual
and cultural changes, and thousands of followers, to become what we
know it today. Since it's inception this subculture was influenced by
the medieval Gothic literature, clothes, and makeup from vampire
Their appearance is usually characterized by the contrast white and
black colors in clothing and makeup. Typical black clothes and hair go
together with cotton white pale faces, and black eye and lip makeup.
Clothes are usually a combination of Victorian style and some modern
Unlike most other teen subcultures, goth communities usually consist
of well educated people found of literature, poetry and music, who
often are on top of their student classes, and even graduate with
honors. Their communities are not found of cheap pop culture topics like Britney Spears, but would rather read books and write poems.
Yet, goth is someone who dares to be different from the rest, differentiating himself from the crowd with their chosen subculture.