Next Photoshoot Party!

gloomth photoshoot party

Our next Photoshoot Party is July 16th! We always have a ton of fun at these and we’d love to see you there. This will also be our last one of these til likely November, as we won’t be hosting any during our rush season. 🙂

Included in your ticket is a choice of dress (made to measure), a full Gloomth Girl makeover, and a professional photoshoot in a studio with a model coach!

Spots are limited to a maximum of 6 and we only have a couple left so grab yours today!
Full details here.

-Taeden

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I am an actual person.

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About once every year we get a client transaction that ends in me crying at my desk.

I know you can’t please everyone and some people just don’t want to be pleased- they want an excuse to “fight” to rant and carry on at someone else, to feel “right” (even if they aren’t actually). I understand these impulses exist in others and I’ve encountered them at day jobs years ago unruffled. However Gloomth is my soul, I work endless hours basically unpaid to move forward something I love dearly, something I passionately believe in.

I know I shouldn’t take these experiences personally- logically I know where they come from, why it’s happening, that it’s the cost of doing business online- but I have a lot of difficulty with that. It’s my soul. And of course whenever these things happen they always coincide with times when the rest of my life is a mess. Thus crying.

So if you do business online please remember the person you’re sending crazy emails to at 1am ranting is an ACTUAL HUMAN. Who may very well be crying at her desk because she can’t fix this in the middle of the night for you, because it’s just a big straw on a straw heap of a bad week. Who maybe hasn’t even screwed up to begin with.

Maybe take up boxing or yoga instead of yelling at people to get your stress out? Because I hate crying, it makes my face blotchy.

And to everyone else who’s purchased from us and been kind and amazing, you all FAR out number these annual crying-at-desk experiences and I am so grateful for you. Every day you inspire me to keep going with my weird little world. Thank you.

-Taeden

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How to Throw A Gothic Tea Party DIY’s and Recipes

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We love a good Tea Party! They’re a great option for a birthday or event where you want to dress up with your friends but maybe not venture out of the air conditioning (or be bothered by strangers asking if you are “in a play” on the street). There are a few things you need to make your Tea Party special! And we’ve also collected some great DIY’s and tutorials from other sites to help get you inspired.

With a little planning ahead and some clever diy’s your Gothic Tea Party can really stand out!

gothic tea party invitations

Invitations: If you’re planning a smaller party paper invitations are so charming and rare in these days of facebook event planning. Mail them or hand deliver paper ones to your guests- you can really go all out with these to inspire your guests ahead of time! Coffin shaped, full of pressed flowers and glitter, tea soaked paper, or simple on black cardstock with gold pen. There are endless options. You can find printable ones to do at home on etsy with elaborate Gothic themes also!

gothic tea party flowers

Table Decor: Whether you’re hosting a Tea Party at your home or at a venue consider decorations and how to fancy up the tables. Buy coordinating dark blossoms in rich colors and create your own arrangement in a big silver vase in the center of the table, tuck some dark jewelry and strange tiny objects in among the flowers or around the base of the vase for added detail. An arrangement of dead or dried flowers would be lovely too! Or place your favorite eerie doll in a Gothic ensemble in the center of the table. Just about anything can be used as table decor as long as it isn’t in the way of serving and chatting! Add some lovely touches to the rest of the room with things like black helium balloons, draping black lace or fabric, spiderwebs, swagged black crepe paper ribbons, etc.

gothic tea set sterling silver

Dishes and Tea Sets: Not everyone can go out and purchase the perfect Gothic themed tea sets (though there are some gorgeous sets available these days). One thing we’ve used at all of our Gloomth Tea Parties are vintage sterling silver serving trays and tea serving pieces, you can often find them at thrift stores as people don’t want the hassle of polishing silver. Silver polish is cheap and easy to use and makes your silver thrift store finds look brand new! The great thing about the silver sets is they’re packed with detail and when mixed into a fancy table setting really add some luxe effect. You can also thrift mis-matched teacups and saucers easily, the more patterns the better- a table full of mixed items looks intentional and allows guests to choose the teacup theme they like best.

gothic cupcakes with cameos

Charming Cupcakes: I am the furthest thing from a master baker so I usually order the cupcakes for our events at a local grocery store (super affordable and very delicious!). To keep costs manageable I will add something special to each cupcake as I set them out for our guests- usually a cupcake topper I’ve made and some black sprinkles. Consider using little charms or inedible details to give guests something to keep after the event! The above cupcakes have little cameos pressed into the icing (likely those in the photo are edible but you could use simple washed jewelry charms from the craft store). Anything you can wash before using and that looks inedible (as in no one is going to mistake your cameo for a snack and choke) would be great! Little plastic spiders, eyeballs, anything you like!

tombstone cupcake topper gothic tea party

Here’s a super easy DIY printable tombstone cupcake toppers! With a little photoshop magic you can customize the lettering to say whatever you like on them also! 🙂

coffin sandwich gothic tea party

Decadent and Dark Menu: Determining what to serve at your Gothic Tea Party can be tricky! We usually keep it simple and serve as a buffer style for our guests. If your party is smaller you can serve it in courses or all at once. We like a few sweet items, something savory, and something light. Beet hummus looks bloody red and absolutely beautiful in a fancy serving dish, and makes a great dip for vegetables and crackers. Decorate dishes with edible flowers. Instead of trying to figure out a tiny sandwich (50 tea party sandwich recipes) with a gothic feel simply use a knife to cut flat sandwiches into coffin shapes (or a coffin cookie cutter if you have one) for a quirky and spooky feel.

Coffin shaped pop-tarts make a super cute and unique treat for your Tea Party! 😉

gothic tea party coffin pop tarts

Music: I try to keep the music for our Tea Parties unobtrusive, I make a playlist of haunting soft songs ahead of time and hide a bluetooth speaker in the main dining room. Depending on the sort of Gothic Tea Party you’re hosting you can alter the music accordingly. Classic goth bands like the Cure and Bauhaus make a great option, or go super fancy and play haunting classical songs throughout.

gothic lolita outfit

Games and Activities: You may only want games if your guests don’t know one another already. Games are a great way to encourage mingling. At a smaller event quiet card games or that “two truths and a lie” introduction game work nicely. With larger groups scavenger hunts, trivia games, or team games at each table work better.

Dress up and have fun! Don’t stress too much if your party isn’t perfect, it’s always more about the company than the details so try and have fun with it. 🙂

-Taeden

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Last Call for Gloomth’s Gothic Garden TeaParty

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Today is the last day we will be selling tickets to our Gothic Garden TeaParty this weekend!!!!!!! We can’t wait to see everyone and their outfits at this. Tickets are available on our website or by email bank transfer/paypal (email us to arrange those please).

$20 each and half goes towards the museum maintenance foundation.

-Tae

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New “St.Gloomth Hospital” Casual Print Items!

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We’re so excited to further celebrate the launch of our “St.Gloomth Hospital” mini collection with some new casual print items! These pieces work well coordinated with our other designs or worn on days where you’d rather not totally dress up. 🙂

medical theme kawaii skater skirt gloomth

This print was illustrated by Gloomth’s designer Taeden Hall and features medical/hospital themed items against a white backdrop. Bandaids, pills, and more float round a fully detailed Gloomth Girl in a nurse outfit with minty green hair. This print is exclusive to Gloomth, you won’t find it anywhere else!!!

We offer this print as a cute a-line skater skirt in sizes XS-3XL.

Or as fully printed footless tights!!!

Order yours today!

-Taeden

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Winner of our Halfway to Halloween Giveaway!

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Thank you to everyone who entered our first mini-giveaway of the year!!!!!!!!! We used a random number generator on https://www.random.org/ to select the winner.

WINNER IS: Jacklyn Shields-McGregor

We’ll be reaching out to the winner directly to send them their gift certificate code! There will be more draws and giveaways soon. 🙂

-Tae

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New “Glitter Bruises” Photoshoot Look 2!

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The second look from our recent photoshoot with Dolly Momoiro features our new St.Gloomth Hospital “Gauze” overdress layered over an upcoming skirt and tights release! 😀

dolly momoiro gloomth medical creepy

dolly momoiro gloomth medical creepy

And we can welcome Pookah back to modeling for us, he’s been living on a shelf overlooking my desk complaining that Boyfriend (the bear) gets more photoshoot options than he does. Whine whine whine.

You can see the whole series on our flickr!

Heaps of thanks to Dolly Momoiro for modeling for us!!!!

-Taeden

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