Its that time of year again when the Guild of Gloom rolls their carnival into town in support of the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. Many of your favourite dark 'n' twisted designers, such as beauty killer, dilly dolls, violet voltaire, pinkmares house, razorblade jacket, immateria, have lent their support to this worthwhile cause by creating new and, sometimes, exclusive items for sale at the carnival. Each designer has made at least one item specifically as a donation item for the cause. There's only a few days left til the Carnival leaves town again, so today I went shopping at Carnival Sinster, and here is what I came away with:
And heres' the obligatory close-up:
Sophie Lancaster, off course, was the young UK goth girl who was attacked, along with her boyfriend Rob Maltby, for being dressed as a goth. Sophie bravely shielded Rob to protect him from the brutal attack. Rob survived the attack, but Sophie lost her fight for life in the hospital. The Sophie Lancaster Foundation aims to create more awareness of these kinds of hate-crime and to stamp out intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures, and to have the UK Hate Crime legislation extended to include people from “alternative subcultures” or “Lifestyle and Dress".
Skin: Dilly Dolls - (currently on the lucky boards),
Eyes: Repulse (Carnival Sinister),
Dress: Beauty Killer (Carnival Sinister),
Umbrella: Beauty Killer (Carnival Sinister),
Saw-blade: Razorblade Jacket (Carnival Sinister),
Necklace: Violet Voltaire (Carnival Sinister),
Boots: Favole (Lament, Zombie Killers Hunt, available til 30th May).
Happy shopping freaks!