I know the term Gothic Christian clothing may seem like an oxymoron. But to me it makes perfect sense, well almost perfect. Goths prefer darker clothing, looking at the more morose side of life. Often their clothing takes on a slightly depressing feel to it, with the colors, sayings and styles. A lot of issues in Christianity, especially the death of Christ aren’t the rosiest occurrences. The issues deal with life and death situations and drastic decisions and choices. So to me, the term Gothic Christian clothing makes a lot of sense. The designs on Gothic Christian clothing have no fear of blood, and often incorporate skulls and swords into Christian themes. They usually have a Bible verse printed on the front of the back of the t-shirt. Some of the shirts also have chains or other attachments on them.
Gothic Christian clothing is a relatively new fad. Not many stores carry the merchandise, but there are many on line retailers that do. I have only found about two stores that sell the merchandise, and about ten Internet sites that do.
If you want to buy Gothic Christian clothing for your teen or yourself, I have actually seen some of the items, such as headband, wrist bands, shirts, jackets and hats at a local book store in Jacksonville called Paxon Book Center. I am sure that you can find a similar store in your ares, Whether or not the retailer will carry Gothic Clothing is another matter. Also, a local mall in Jacksonville has a kiosk that sells Christian clothing. Some of their items would be considered Gothic Christian clothing.
There are some wonderful on line retailers that sell Gothic Christian Clothing. One of the best sites is Pierced Clothing . com, referring to Christ’s pierced hands and feet. They have clothing for both girls and guys, selling t-shirts, jackets, hats, and miscellaneous merchandise such as arm bands and wallets. Another great web site selling Gothic Christian clothing is sianclothing.com . They sell clothing that can be worn by guys and girls. They sell t-shirts, jackets, stickers and jewelry,. They even have a yearly design contest for t-shirt design.
While some people might frown on the term or idea of Gothic Christian clothing, I think it is a very creative concept. If your intent is to draw in young people into the church , this is an excellent way to do it. Hopefully your church is open minded enough to accept all people, and wouldn’t frown on young people wearing Gothic Christian clothing.