Today, May 22, just so happens to be World Goth Day. And we would be remiss if we didn’t take this opportunity to highlight some of our favorite goth movie hairstyles over the years. So scroll below for the very best goth hairstyles in movies! Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to try one on for size during the holiday?
1. Morticia Addams (The Addams Family)
Morticia has one of the most well-known goth hairstyles of all time. Those flowing raven-colored locks are what goth dreams (or should we say, nightmares) are made of. We still want to know her secret to keeping her strands so silky.
2. Wednesday Addams (The Addams Family)
Like mother, like daughter. Wednesday’s sleek, dark braids are just as iconic as her mother’s goth look. They may be simple, but there is something so dreary about the hairstyle. Maybe it’s just Wednesday’s facial expressions?
3. Elvira (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark)
How could we round up the best goth movie hairstyles without discussing the Mistress of the Dark. From the jet black shade to the spiky beehive and long mullet mashup, Elvira’s traditional vampy ‘do is an all around goth masterpiece.
4. Nancy Downs (The Craft)
When we first thought of some of the most iconic goth movie hairstyles, Nancy from The Craft was one of the first to come to mind. Every single one of her hairstyles throughout the film really amped up her mysterious, eerie nature. Our favorite? The frazzled curls, of course.
5. Lydia Deetz (Beetlejuice)
Lydia is another great example of goth done right. That messy updo paired with those pointy bangs is just too good. She will forever remain one of our ultimate goth icons.
6. Emily (Corpse Bride)
Though not necessarily a goth, so much as a corpse, Emily’s tousled blue curls are about as goth as they come. And they’re a nice departure from the many black colors we tend to see associated with goth hairstyles. You can still be goth without black hair.
7. Eric Draven (The Crow)
Eric from The Crow is definitely a goth. Just look at his hair for crying out loud! We feel like this hairstyle often gets overlooked, so we wanted to remind everyone of it.
8. Janis Ian (Mean Girls)
How do we even being to explain Janis Ian’s goth look? There is so much going on here, bu we love every aspect of it. It’s dark, sleek, and goth. What more could we ask for?
9. Blind Mag (Repo! The Genetic Opera)
Many of you reading this might not even have heard of Repo! The Genetic Opera until now. Watch it, especially today of all days, because it’s so worth it. Anyway, Blind Mag’s voluminous goth half-updo is something we will never forget about the film.
10. Lisbeth Salander (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo)
That mohawk? Truly incredible! Lisbeth was not playing around with her rough and tumble goth hairstyles.
11. Allison Reynolds (The Breakfast Club)
While Allison may not come to mind for everyone when you think of goth hairstyles, she definitely was a little bit gothy. Though her hairstyle felt a bit more grunge than some of the others on this list, we think that shag still has gothic elements in it.
12. Stokely “Stokes” Mitchell (The Faculty)
A blonde goth? Yes, they exist. Stokes’ slicked back wet hairstyle takes us back to the early ’00s goth phase we kind of want to relive. Anyone else?