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Goth Kids Suffer In The Summer

Goth kids are much more limited in their choice of dark clothing once the hot summer months roll around.

Goth kids are much more limited in their choice of dark clothing once the hot summer months roll around.

Monday, June 14, 2010 1:28 GMT

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The summer months leave everyone sweating – especially children of the dark side.

While most people brave the heat by wearing shorts and tank tops, goth kids need to maintain their credibility no matter what the weather.

Tom Lenham, creator of GothsInHotWeather.com, says goth kids must get creative to stay cool and pale in the summer.

In his research, Lenhman found that female goths employ the use of a “gothasol,” or a lacy, black parasol, and a hand-fan known as a “gothwing.”

Lenham says, “They’re more portable, less practical, and infinitely more pretentious. It suits the poetry-writing, traditional goth well.”

The men in black, however, have a much tougher time staying dry despite switching from leather trousers to rubber ones.

Even with their efforts, darklings still feel the heat, especially when it comes to their status as society’s weirdos.

Lenham says it’s been a “hard year” for goths now that Lady GaGa is “out-freaking even the freakiest of fashionistas.”

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