The festival season is on with WGT showing up. This is the best time of the year for us to ask our dear ambassadors what they would wear from their Queen of Darkness wardrobe during the festival season!!! The Goblin Queen reveals her favorite Festival’s outfit!
– Hi Allison, which festival are you planning to attend this year? What is so special about it?
I am going to Wave Gotik Treffen this year and I may also be attending Mera Luna.
Wave Gotik Treffen is, as my Papabat Thomas would say, like the goth version of Disneyland. There are not words that could do this festival justice because it is so out of this world. Last year at WGT I met people I have been acquaintances with online for years from around the globe….The festival is so cool because no matter what time of day you leave your hotel to go to Agra Hall you will always run into people you know, whether it’s an online acquaintance or a musician of a favorite band, you’ll see them just casually walking about and ready to talk with any one. The beautiful nature of the festival is that everyone is equal and we are all there to just have fun, drink and make memories. It’s about the music but it’s mostly about the gathering of like minded people and becoming a more tight knit darkly inclined family.
The people who live in Leipzig (where WGT is held) are also all very kind to us dark clad bats as we wonder about the city. I got so many compliments from little old ladies and from older gentlemen while on the train or shopping for groceries next to the train station… All the people I ran into in Leipzig spoke English as well which blew my mind. I can speak deutsch but not fluently so it was nice when a local would save me with English when their ears got tired of me fumbling all over the deutsch language. haha! I admire the kindness I experienced from everyone in that city.
Mera Luna is new to me however; This year would be my first to attend the festival… From what I have heard the festival is fashion and music oriented…. What interested me in it firstly were all my friends that are going and that I would love to spend time with my overseas friends creating memories but also the other interest was the line up of Artists that they’ll be having. VNV Nation is a band I’ve been trying to get to see for years; and it would also be great to get to see Fields of the Nephilm.
There is nothing like German Goth festivals; America currently has nothing that could remotely touch close.
– If you had to select three items on queen of darkness online boutique, which one would you consider as MUST-HAVE for the festival season and why?
My three must haves from Queen of Darkness that I personally will have while at festivals this year are:
-The Kilt Bag in Black.
And I know this sounds strange since you typically would pair this bag with a Kilt like the product is named; BUT I LIVE for this bag. I have already worn it to several American festivals just attached to a black belt or my bondage belt.
The back of the bag has snaps so you can really attach it onto any part of an outfit that can support it’s weight once your knick knacks are in it.
I can fit my camera, iPhone, wallet, runestones, lipstick, eyeliner, and car keys in it PLUS have extra room for any small things I may pick up.
The best part of this bag is that I can dance freely, carry my drink (or drinks) freely, and look at products the vendors are selling without having to sit down a purse or torturing my poor husband by making him hold onto a purse. haha! I am truly addicted to this bag and I am planning on personally wearing it at all the festivals this year.
-The Second item is the black furry vest with a safety pin.
As we all know, most of us enjoy fluffing our bat fur for these festivals to look extra deluxe while romping around and this vest is perfect for just that. It’s the icing on the cake, if you will, for any outfit. That last finishing touch that was needed to just take a well layered outfit the extra mile. I throw this vest on anytime I feel slightly under dressed.
-The third and final must have is the Long Hooded Dress with cut out shoulders. At WGT I know, for me personally, sleep never happened. There are events, parties, hang outs all day and all night so by the last day of the festival you are in complete zombie mode. You’ll be babbling nonsense on the last day thanks to sleep deprivation… This dress is your saving grace on that day. It’s edgy enough to be a dressed up look, and calm enough to be a chill day about town look depending on how you accessorize it. (Also the dress is EXTREMELY soft which is such a huge plus when you are hung over or drowsy.)
I look forward to meeting new faces and old at the upcoming festivals and if you see me please say hi and have a drink with me.