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Pastel Goth (not to be confused with Gurokawa or Nu-Goth) is a fashion that first emerged from groups on and later spread to Tumblr in the early 2010. It is a result of mixing goth or grunge with the sweet pastel elements of the kawaii aesthetic, but also a touch of bohemian chic. It also spread in popularity in Japan for a brief period thanks to the DJ Juria Nakagawa, whose style has always been highly influenced by what is popular on Tumblr.

Note: This is not considered a part of the OG Goth/Batcave scene in any way.


  • Pastel skies and galaxies
  • Gradient filters
  • Inverted crosses
  • Kawaii offensive text
  • Mean Girls quotes
  • Dripping things (like dripping fonts, dripping leggings, and others)
  • Eyeball bows
  • Skeletons and bones
  • Bats
  • The yin yang symbol
  • Crystals
  • Edits of Disney characters wearing the fashion



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Pastel Goth clothing and accessories are often handmade and sold by indie brands, emphasizing individuality and creativity.

  • Pastel or dip-dye hair
  • Flower crowns
  • Studded hairbands
  • Round sunglasses
  • Unusual color lipstick
  • Chunky cross necklaces
  • Peter pan collars
  • Dyed denim vests
  • Oversize sweaters or tees
  • Leather garters
  • Tattoo print tights
  • Lace ankle socks
  • Creepers (the shoes)
  • Platform boots


Many pastel goths listen to Melanie Martinez and other artists with a babyish theme.