Halloween's coming up, which makes a lot of stores become saturated in things that I know my goth friends and I can't pass up.
I'd like to have a Gothic-themed swap! This swap is open to newbies as well as vets, but newbies will be expected to ship out first as per the usual Newbie vs. Vet swap rule.
<b>Sign-up deadline: October 10th
Mail-out date: October 31st</b>
If these dates don't work for you but you really want to take part, let me know and I'll change them to better suit everyone.
-2 pieces of handmade jewelry
-1 handmade hair accessory
-2-3 misc. small items (little trinkets, maybe more hair accessories, or even a small makeup kit) OR 1 larger item (like a scarf, hat, or something made from a t-shirt)
-small amount of stash OR a few candies OR a few tea bags--whatever your partner prefers
I'd like the bulk of the miscellaneous items to be handmade unless they're cosmetics.
<b>Sign up with your name, location, and whether or not you can ship internationally.</b>
Also, it's optional to include what you like when you sign up, but please make sure you and your partner discuss what your favorite sorts of things are at some point so everyone can finish this swap happy
If they haven't listed what they like in their sign-up post, consider asking about:
Favorite colors/combinations, favorite Gothic imagery, cosmetic preferences if you are sending makeup, preferred hair accessory style like clips/headbands/pins, favorite bands, wrist or neck size for jewelry, any allergy to metals if you're making earrings or metal jewelry, favorite books--really, this is a pretty open swap since the miscellaneous items can be anything!
<i>(Note, too,that it's great to post a small teaser picture and take a picture of the package you receive so the swap can be officially completed!)</i>
Monika G & Lola Ebola
DarkAshHurts & GryffindorGrl
Mary & Miki
<i>If there are any more sign-ups before the 10th, I will work something out. I'm willing to swap with an additional person if needed.</i>
Name: Monika G.
Location: South Dakota, USA
Ship internationally: Yes
Likes/Preferences: Black and purple make my favorite color combination, I like to wear headbands most of all but I also like clips and bobby pins, I don't wear much makeup but I love nail polish, I like Anne Rice's vampire novels, and my favorite bands are Das Ich and Skinny Puppy. I also love bats and gargoyles.
This sounds fun! Im good with the ship out date
Location: Manila, Philippines
Ship internationally: Yes
I like spikey things and bones and shiny things and steampunkey things and skullies and green!
Im pretty much open to anything <3
I'd love to do this one I haven't done the Newbie swap here on CO + K yet so I know I'll need to send out first.
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Ship Internationally: yes
I love: blood, anatomical illustrations of bones and organs, bats, spiderwebs, skeletons, zombies, sparkly things, nail polish and lip gloss, rings, earrings, necklaces (I don't usually wear gold colored metal jewelry, though... mostly silver, gunmetal, or bronze or copper), big flower hair accessories, fingerless gloves and arm warmers, gummy candy, and... well, I like most things (especially if they could be considered gothic!) and I always appreciate handmade items <3
I really shouldnt ....but i will. lol
Name: Ashley / DarkAshHurts
Location: Kentucky, USA
Ship internationally: No
PS: I like gorey things...like anatomical bones/skeletons/hearts/blood. lol My favorite Goth is grungy/punk, victorian, or some steampunk. (You can check my profile for more things i like) ...if i get makeup; ive been lookin for bright red eyeliner or eyeshadow forever, & i like fingernail polish. Thought id mention. ;)
Good idea on mentioning some things I'll edit my first post a little so any more that sign up will know what else to include!
Editing is a good idea, I think I'll do the same now
Awesome I hope we can get some more participants!
I am contemplating this swap, butttttt I can't mail out on the 31st, but I could mail out before. My wedding anniversary is Halloween, so we will be out of town and enjoying our favorite holiday. Let me know if mailing out a bit early would be ok for me?
I really shouldn't, but I'm signing up anyway
Name: Mary ;)
Ship internationally: Of course ^___^
Preferences: no gorey or gross stuff please. Also, no skeletons or anything related to anatomical parts (hearts, eyeballs etc.). Skulls and blood are ok as far as they're not too realistic. I like my goth stuff victorian or steampunk, I love crosses, wings and roses. I have an ugly scar on my neck I'm always trying to cover up so as far as jewellery is concerned chockers are a must. My favourite colour combinations are black and red or black and white. All black is awesome too.
Mailing out early would be fine, GryffindorGrl Just make sure that your partner will be able to as well unless you won't mind waiting until you get back to get your package.
Ship internationally: Not this time.
Likes/Preferences: I love pink, reds, and black! I love hair bows and basically anything accessory wise. I love lip glosses, lip stick, blush but no eye makeup (can't wear it right now because of eczema around my eyes due to allergies which sucks btw)
I love gargoyles, and monsters. I like bats, arm warmers, gloves, scarves. I love victorian goth and gory is great too. I love glitter! because well, it is so sparklyyy!
I like skulls, dragons, pentacles and vampires (anne rice vampire chronicles rock)
I will have to mail out early, but my partner doesn't have to!
Hoorah! Glad you could sign up.
man, I can't wait to get partnered up! ideas!
I know. Just two more days :3
If we don't have any more sign ups by the end of the day, I'm going to announce pairings early.
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