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Gothic Victorian with Corset and Bustle Skirt in Cemetery

The Gothic Victorian lifestyle enjoys the excess of the Victorian-era and the errie mystery of the Gothic aesthetic.  Gothic Victorians imitate the behaviors of the Victorian era.

Gothic Victorians enjoy gloomy, rainy, foggy weather, and generally their preferred season is autumn.  Autumn ist beautiful as the leaves change colors, but they coolder temperatures allow Victorian Goths to wear their many layers without overheating, yet it is not so cold that they have to completely cover up in winter coats.

Furniture is generally large and imposing, well-made, and decorate in some way, such as carved wood and corved feet on tables and chairs.  Mirrors are also highly decorative.

The dream vehicle for many Gothic Victorians is a hearse.  It is a very eerie and mysterious vehicle, it is well built, and it has a lot of trunk space.

Most Gothic victorians have a deep appreciation for artwork.  This includes all arts, such as paintings, frescoes, drawings, sculptures, stained glass, printmaking, architecture, and even tattoos. 

Reading is a popular hobby, and so literature is very important to many Gothic Victorians, as they prefer to be well-read.  Also, many of these books are well-written and full of suspense and emotion.  Gothic literature combines horror and romanticism.  The name Gothic refers to the type of buildings in which these stories take place, which are pseduo-medieval.  Key aspects in much of Gothic literature include.  Some examples of popular literature include:

  • Dracula by Bram Stoker (1897)
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (1847)
  • The works of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (1847)
  • The Mysteries of Udolpho by An Radcliffe (1794)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (1818)
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (1817)
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)
  • The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (1909)
  • The Castle of Otrano by Horace Walpole (1763)


There are many types of music genres, music artists, and songs that can be included in the Gothic Victorian category or listened to by Gothic Victorians.

Drinking tea is a very popular hobby.

Victorian Goths enjoy writing letters.

A popular place for many Gothic Victorians to just hang out is a cemetery.  This is because it is quiet, full of history and mystery, and a sobering learning experience.  Also, many headstones are ornate in some way, and Gothic Victorians appreciate the artwork.

Overall actions of Gothic Victorians are proper and they have good manners.  Many are quiet as it add to their mysterious air, or because they just want to be quiet.

Gothic architecture is widely popular, and for many Gothic Victorians, describes the framework of their dreamhouses.  This would include high ceilings, large windows, chandelier, candelabras used for old-fashioned lighting, stained glass windows, and a garden.  The space within the rooms would be filled with high quality items, such as furniture and rugs.  

There are conventions and themed parties for Gothic Victorians to meet and spend time with other like-minded folks.

This is provided as an overview of what many Gothic Victorians enjoy and how they prefer to live.  However, Gothic Victorian women and men will read whatever books they want, listen to whatever music they want, and live however they want to, regardless of whether it fits into the information on this page or not.

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