Between Zoe, Athena, Zelda, Sabrina, Trevor, and the many, many people that get tf'd into someone's big tiddy goth gf, there's a ton of different goths to write in Lake Point, and it's always an issue for me because I'm never really sure how to write said goths. Especially psychologically; I have no idea what sort of personality it is that distinguishes the goth from the average girl or other person, or how it is that that ends up influencing their sense of fashion to produce the usual styles.
I think I have some idea of what the fashion is supposed to be: Defined mostly by the color black, with highlights in soft colors like purple, blue, or occasionally white, the idea is to have a morose sort of color palate that brings to mind death, sadness, or mysticism, like they're at a 24/7 funeral or something. And then because confusingly we're still concerned with looking attractive, we steal the popular girl's trademarks of high heels, see-through fabric, and bust enhancement, but since we aren't the popular girls ("and how dare you compare us!?") we make these boots, fishnets, and corsets, instead of sandals, thin cloth, and bras. And of course the copious amounts of makeup, too, this time just in the morose black rather cheerful pink palate.
Honestly I have no idea what that sort of fashion is supposed to be telling me about the Goth as a person. It seems on the one hand to be designed out of a desire for seclusion or to make the statement "I don't care what you think!" but paradoxically so much effort has gone into dressing up the Goth in a unique style that isn't overtly hideous that a deep craving for some sort of validation is obvious; what is it, really, that a girl's after when they adopt the style? Maybe just attention of any kind, that's just as negative as they think they can get away with? It doesn't seem to be outright antagonistic, like the punk's angry style, which is deliberately hideous and provocative enough to get them into the sort of trouble and mayhem the punks want to bring on themselves. But it isn't at all amiable either, neither ostensibly friendly or companion-seeking in the way popular styles are, nor as upright and mature or cultured as more preppy styles strive to be. It doesn't even really seem to be an indulgence of some popular fandom or niche community, as is the style with weebs and other nerds. At least, I don't think it is; maybe the community around such figures as Edgar Allen Poe and Lord Byron goes way deeper into the mainstream than I'd figured before. Something tells me that's not it, though. Certainly I can understand the appeal of well written romantic horror and all, but that's not really a foundation for one's entire personality. Goth as I understand it is more an attitude than a community, anyway, albeit an attitude I can't make heads or tails out of.
But I digress and I ramble. tl;dr How do I write a teenage Goth girl in a way that isn't just a regular teenage girl with black makeup on?