If you’ve ever watched a Tim Burton film and admired the gothic characters that lurk in the shadows, maybe Johnny Depp’s Edward Scissorhands, or his more recent vampire look in Dark Shadows. If you’ve ever fancied yourself as Christina Ricci in The Addams Family, and longed to learn how to master the heavy eyeliner and gothic clothing, then this may be for you.
Scarborough Museum Trust have teamed up with the Yorkshire Coast College to create a workshop called, “Goth’s Fashion Fix.” The drop-in workshop is on Monday 7 May at Scarborough Museum Art Gallery, and they welcome anyone from the young to the elderly to drop in between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
You’ll be completely made up in full gothic splendour by students and staff from the costume design department in the Yorkshire Coast College. Expect to look like you’ve just stepped off a Tim Burton film after your session. “We’ll create a suitable look for you. You can leave the Gallery wearing it, or take it off before you go – we’ll have a good supply of cleansing wipes!” stated Scarborough Museum’s Trust Learning manager Ian Read.
The staff and students will have plenty of Gothic fashion accessories for you to try on, however they encourage participants to bring along their own to be made over to the best of their ability.
The workshop was inspired by the current exhibition at the Scarborough Art Gallery, called “Fears, Foes and Faeries.” It focuses on superstitions, folklore, witches and faeries, with the use of charms and amulets by artist William James Clarke. The exhibition is on until 30 September if you want to take a look. Visitors will not have to take part in the workshop.
DV8 Fest is set to return to York on 28 June. The festival celebrates the alternative and the gothic, from music, film, art and fashion. So come along to the workshop and figure out your new gothic look, ready to show off for the festival.
Entrance to both the Gallery and the Fashion Fix workshop is £2. Under 18s come in for free.