Hey everyone, haven't been on the site for a while (been busy traveling and moving). Today I was checking around some of my useual sites and stumbled upon this blog entry.
It is all about posting pics and stories about your baby bat days. Reading it I realized that I don't really like to think back on my baby bat phase... its so embarrassing! The music I liked and my awkward attire it was all so messy! I'm ashamed to think that I once considered my self... emo...There I said it! *The SHAME!* and that was my lead into alternative sub culture. I cringe to think I once enjoyed my chemical romance and a trip to hot topic excited me! Ahhh how horrid and revolting! Though I loved that time in my life it was just awkward! I am glad my taste and style have greatly evolved and matured over the years, which is how I got to be the Goth that I am today.
But that blog entry I read got me thinking that hearing how my fellow Goths of Color felt about their baby bat phase would be very interesting! I've already heard so much from spooky creep (One of this group's more active members). So feel free to post stories from that time. Do you miss those days? Do you lock those memories up in the back of your head? Any bands you are ashamed of? Post pics if you have any!
Personally I do not have many pics from those days but now I'm going to ask my friends if they have any pics of my baby bat phase. But so far I managed to find a few
IDK I guess I kinda miss my baby bat days. Sure my ideas of style were slightly skewed but I must say that I was more confident and less self concious in those days. I think my worst fashion statement was red faux leather pants. *cringe* But I wore the hell out of those pants! And those pants made me the more awesome goth chick I am today.
I don't have the picture to prove it but my Baby Bat phase was pretty terrible...especially when I was trying to get good at making hair falls. I look at what I made and wore THEN to what make & wear NOW and can't help but think, "MAN, THOSE LOOK TERRIBLE! WHY DID I WEAR THOSE!"
If it weren't for having a uber christian father, my Baby Bat phase would have been worse (I had to keep it on the DL) and then I probably WOULD have photos of a younger me in dramatic, artsy eye-liner & a mini top hat.
But now that I'm older I do it now anyways... The only difference is that the stuff I make and wear look much better now, and instead of dressing up every day, I only do it when I go to an event.
From Baby Bat to Big Bat I suppose. X-D
You describe me as one of the goths of color more active memembers? I don't think so. Granted I had something to get off my chest but I've been reluctant to return to this group because I think I may have gotten on people's nerve with my obsessing_ and you mentioning me after I have been away for a while sort of indicates that. Then again maybe not, I see you posted this in August so it's not that new. Sorry if I plucked any one's nerves.
I like your pictures but you know what? I really hate those tiny-ass hats.
when i was starting out, i used to wear this shitty black lace skirt (that i got at a thrift store for like $2) under a blue camo old navy skirt with any random black shirt.. i wore that outfit everywhere, completely convinced this was the best outfit ever thrown together.. it was a hot mess (luckily there's no pics to haunt me.. as far as i know *shiver*)
but, i kinda miss the awful outfits i wore back then.. there was a sence of joy thats not there anymore.. nowadays when i throw an outfit together, i'll like it for a minute or two, but as soon as i leave the house i'm just trying not to feel like i'm not wearing a costume..
i'm just gna stop there cuz if i go any deeper i'm gna fuck my whole day up lol