New “Retro Space Odyssey” Photoshoot!

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SHE CAME FROM OUTER SPACE!!!!! This shoot was an absolute joy to create! The space helmet was made by a friend of Hexcelle’s and he graciously let us use it to create this super fun scifi inspired retrofuturistic series!

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Inspired by bad 50s/60s science fiction and horror films and retro television shows. We shot with Russel also so we have a whole second chunk of photos from this day!

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retro space scifi photoshoot editorial space-helmet

For Hexcelle’s makeup and hair in this shoot I kept to a varied purple color range! Lots of glitter and touches of metallics and black. I contoured Hexcelle’s face with purple and finished the look with a spray of star shapes to further add to her alien aesthetic.

I wound Hexcelle’s hair around coated wire to make the twin alien-antlers and then festooned them with stars and glitter clips! Super easy and it looks adorable.

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Hexcelle is wearing our new “Sweetheart” jsk in wine red!

More photos here.

THANK YOU to Hexcelle for modeling inside a giant plexiglass ball that made it impossible to hear anything and to my brother for also shooting with us! This was one of those shoot days where everything just feels so *right* and fun. 🙂


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New “Candy” Dress!

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All the sweetness of candy and none of the cavities! Our new “Candy” dress pulls elements from our discontinued Black Licorice collection into a fun updated style.

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Shown modeled in rose pink with cream elements, it’s also available in our full range of colors which makes it easy to match with other items in your wardrobe. Available in sizes xs-2xl or custom made (including plus sizes).

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Packed with unique details this dress is an adorable option for casual days! Ruffles frame the contrasting yoke, false front button closure, and sweet Peter Pan style collar. Finished with ruffle framed candy-shaped pockets! Delish! 🙂

Check it out here.


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New “Sweetheart” Heart Pocket Dress!

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We’re introducing all the new designs from our “Fashion Clown” mini-collection this week! The first is our “Sweetheart” jumperskirt.

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This simple cotton dress is available in all of our shades of fabric- black, wine red (as shown), rose pink, cream, white, and navy! So it’s easy to pick one that works perfectly with your wardrobe and style.

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It takes fun elements from our discontinued Black Licorice collection and blends them into this new cute style. This dress has a heart detail on the bodice and two ruffle-framed heart patch style pockets on the skirt. Adorable!

Available in sizes XS-2XL or custom made to measure, including plus sizes.

Check out more photos of it here!


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New “Fashion Clowns” Mini Collection!

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To celebrate Gloomth’s 10th anniversary we’re doing several themed mini-collections throughout the year! Our newest is FASHION CLOWN! We released it Friday, right in time for the movie “It”s release in Canada. 🙂

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This collection features little touches from previous discontinued collections revamped into something fresh and adorable! CheshireCat, Kuroihitomi, and Sandra Von Ruin transformed into creepy clown models for this fun shoot.

Amber Thomas Penchoff created the amazing hair-party-hats you see!

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There are heaps more photos from this shoot on our flickr!

We’ll be sharing detail photos and info on each of the new designs themselves on the Gloomthzine this week! 🙂 Heaps of gratitude to our amazing team of models and our hair stylist for helping bring my weird ideas to life!!!!


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Bad Costumes 7.0!

It’s hard to believe how quickly our favorite season sprung up! We’re so excited to celebrate all things autumn and Halloween. But FIRST we need to do our annual tradition around here at the Gloomthzine- the BAD COSTUME ROUND UP!

We scour the mainstream costume websites for the worst, tackiest, distasteful, or just plain dumb costumes available for sale this year. And we mock them. 🙂

Here’s a link to last year’s Bad Costumes! Just in case you need more atrocity in your life.

Seashell Mermaid CostumeHas Seen Better Days Mermaid: Personally I find the mermaid trend about as interesting as linoleum, but there are so many mermaid themed costumes available this year. The above mermaid costume looks so tattered and sad. I imagine the girl wearing it at some rundown “Mermaid attraction” place where she paddles about in a cloudy pool before the bored glazed eyes of tourists. Ariel as a Myspace scene kid? Discount prom mermaid?

Women's Sexy Noir Mermaid

Dumpster Mermaid- Swimming elegantly through a sea of garbage-water? 😛 This mermaid costume is neither sexy nor really identifiable as a mermaid on first glance. It’s like someone crammed this poor model in a ripped garbage bag.

Adult Tampon Costume

Grown Man Dressed as Tampon– No. Dude. The only time this costume would be vaguely appropriate is if he works for Tampax head office. But we all know at least one dude who’d buy this and think it was hi-lar-ious.

Pick Me Up Stripper Inflatable Mens Costume

Oh No A Fat Woman Got Me!- Fuck right off with this shit. The copy on the costume site for this delightful piece of fat-fearing-vomit really makes it: “Everyone knows how it goes down in a place like this, the ladies are kind at heart but they certainly aren’t the model types from the Los Vegas strip! They’ve got some unexpected dance moves and when we say “not in a good way” we’re being kind.” Damn, isn’t it terrible when women don’t adhere to the arbitrary and reductive conditions for “culturally attractive” you set?!!! Such a funny joke, fat women! Ha ha ha ha ha ha forever.

Women's Penguin Costume

Penguinish?– I would not have known this was supposed to be a penguin if they hadn’t used the word in it’s title. Without the dollarstore beaked winter-hat it’s basically just a black and white revealing club outfit.

Adult Rocky Dress

No! GUESS!!!!- “No! You have to GUESS my costume!” she trills, gesticulating with the sweating bottle of wine cooler in her home-manicured hand. “No silly! I’m not a doooooggy!” shoving your shoulder in a half playful half aggressive way that instantly makes you uncomfortable. Spoiler- It’s Rocky from “Rocky and Bullwinkle” (depending on your age you may have to ask your grandad what that is).

Women's Sexy Goldfish Costume

Sexy Goldfish– No, that’s what it’s officially called, yes really. SEXY GOLDFISH. Ever wanted to do it with a fish? How about a lady in a bathing suit festooned with bits of orange polyester organza who resembles a rejected Muppet? No? I’ll see myself out.

Women's Moose Costume

Awful Moose- Let me guess, you had the final costume design meeting on a Friday at like 4pm. Almost none of the development team showed up so you rubber-stamped “yes” on a bunch of really half-assed garbage ideas so you could all leave early. And mankind is given THIS. An awful “moose” costume.

Adult Bob Ross Painting Dress

Bob Ross Painting- Bless Bob Ross, honestly that kind and encouraging man was a gift to our planet. I don’t really get how this is a specifically Bob Ross painting/costume (despite that being it’s name on the shop site) but sure, okay, fine. Even the model looks underwhelmed…

Sexy Tribal Princess Costume

WE ARE NOT DOING THIS ANYMORE-  Come the fuck on costume websites. It’s 2017. In no way is it okay to keep peddling this racist trash. Tell your accountant to write the many “sexy aboriginal” variations you had manufactured off as a loss and move on.  Oppression is not a fun party look.

Adult Eggplant Costume

Eggplant Emoji- I like the model dude’s face in this, “Huh huh eggplant means DICK”. Yeah we got it. I guess it’s marginally funny….

Women's Frisky Frog Costume

And Frog- I’m just going to put this link here…..

Feel free to comment and let me know which of these are your favorites! Have you seen any truly horrible costume ideas this year?



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Current Delay

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Oof 2017, what the fuck!?

Just because this is the start of our busy season I just wanted to announce we currently have an unexpected production delay. From about Aug 25th to Sept 8th, due to a family emergency beyond our control.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time and we will be rush shipping any orders placed during this time at no additional cost to you once we’re back at it! xo


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On the Quiet Here Lately

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2017 has been a top speed year. I can’t believe we’re nearly through with August. It doesn’t show signs of slowing down either… I know the Gloomthzine has been somewhat quiet as of late, aside from posting new photoshoots and basic day to day business updates at least. It likely will remain a little quiet for a little longer, please bear with me.

Gloomth is undergoing some exciting transformations! I can’t wait to tell you all about them, we’re preparing for our future which is super scary but also really exciting. Evolution always comes through much tribulation.

In the meantime we are working on our 10th anniversary BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES A BOOK! Lots of artwork, behind the scenes bits, submissions and artwork by our models and friends, and a whole story of the label’s ups and downs by our designer Taeden. This book has been a huge labor (of love) but it’s the perfect time to create it and we hope once it’s out you’ll love it too!

We have a 10th Anniversary Party and Book Launch happening Nov. 12th in Toronto! Right now details are super vague but we’ll be posting them soon and if you’re in the area then we would *love* to meet you and celebrate together.

Working on heaps of Halloween themed shoots so we should have plenty of new photos and some tutorials to share very soon!!!!!!!!


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