The area between “sort of edgy” and “likes old-fashioned things” is usually the realm of hipsters.
But what if “hipster” doesn’t feel right? You don’t have enough of a beard, or you don’t love beer, or you just want to wear black all the time?
Have you considered becoming a tea goth?
Whether you love coffee, tea, or gothy things, here are five Etsy (buy handmade!) finds for you:
1. This skull mug ($42). Skulls are in everybody’s head. But for some reason not everyone celebrates them. This is a body-positivity fail. Enjoy your body, and its underpinnings, while you wake up.
2. This spiky mug with a purple interior ($35). The spikes say “I’m tough!” but the fact that you’re a Goth in the first place says “I have a lot of tender feelings in here.”
3. A teaspoon that says “poison” ($11.42). How funny would it be if you actually poisoned someone with this? (I mean, don’t. This is a hypothetical thought exercise.)
4. A skull mug enamel pin ($7). In case you can’t afford the real skull mug, or want to add to the bounty of pins on your black denim jacket.
Any other suggestions for this list?