Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Painted Goth Jacket

If you've followed me or been in the same online hangouts as I have during lockdown, you'll know and probably have seen pictures of the jacket I've been working on since the start of May. I saw a regular store here had this jacket earlier this year, and waited for it to come on sale before I snagged it. I really wanted to try to paint, something I have never done before. I'll just show you the finished product at once, then you can see the before and during!


Got the Lebanon Hanover pin for free when I ordered all their CDs during Bandcamp Friday :D
Sadgoth, Obscura Undead and Love Goth Hate Racism, all gotten during WGT last year.
Lip Service pin also free when I ordered from them (I'll post a clothing haul soon).
Spontis 2019 and 2020 buttons (see my last post for this year's Spontis magazine issue!)
Oh, and spikes from Ebay (took like 2 months to arrive). The leather hole puncher wouldn't cut through, so I seriously poked and poked with a leather needle until I could get the screws through.

This is from when I had finished painting the back, so before spikes, Modpodge etc.

And here's the before! It's a cool jacket (with ACTUAL pockets), but it's even cooler now!

The very first painting I did.
I used a ruler and chalk, before doing 2-3 coats of acrylic paint, later coated with Modpodge.
But I also did a bunch of the designs completely freehand.

Thought this little cemetery ended up so cute!
Since June I have been wearing the jacket, and noticed after a couple of months that the paint started to crack. So I got some outdoor Modpodge to seal it. I fixed up some parts, but kept some of the cracks.

This Drab Majesty design was a bitch, let me tell you. I used a ruler for some of it.

I am a perfectionist, so I think the band logos aren't perfect, but they did turn out pretty well still!

I'll throw in some photos of me wearing it from the past months!
It's not completely finished in any of these, I'll take more photos next time I do myself up!

Hope you enjoyed!
Maybe you get inspired to paint a jacket as well?
Would love to hear your thoughts on my newbie job!
I'll be back soon showing you some clothes I've ordered recently.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Spontis Magazine 2020


Hello hello! I know it's been a while, but obviously, not a lot has been happening the past months. I've done some DJ streams as well as watching them and the wedding planning is still going. 2 months left today! There was no WGT or other festivals or concerts this year, but a few days ago I got something that helps; the Spontis magazine! Spontis is a German blog about the goth scene, and every year they have a meetup at WGT (you may have seen the big pike circle photos) where they hand out a physical magazine as well as other goodies. This year the button is corona-themed obviously, and there's even ''WGT'' wristbands! Oh, and I have also contributed to this year's issue myself! Let's take a peek inside.

Since there was no WGT or meetup, people sent in their own photos!

Oh how I miss it...

When I turned to this page, I went WOW! I didn't know how my article or photos would look in the magazine, and it looks amazing! I was asked to write about the scene here in Norway, about my hometown Bergen, black metal and other things.

My favorite places in Bergen, photos from my favorite cemetery!

How I got into the scene, events and so on.

My (FMPUS!) friend Michelle also wrote an article for the magazine!

Goth horoscope! These are also published on the Spontis site monthly, I believe.

This year's issue is a whopping 48 pages! I'm gonna have a great time reading it, and it will probably take a while, since I'm not fluent in German. Spontis helps me learn more and maintain it, which I guess is needed this year since I won't be in Germany again until hopefully next WGT.
If you want an issue for yourself (they might not be sold out yet), you can order one here. It's completely free within Germany, but if you live outside of Germany, they just ask you to cover the postage costs.

Spontis is a great blog that contributes to the scene, you also get to see how the german scene used to be back in the day. Thank you to Robert and Sabrina, and everyone else who helped make this happen!
Can't wait to see you again next year.

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