Guys, I’m really excited about this one! I do a lot of research into subscription boxes for PopHorror; it’s a lot of work and a lot of computer time, but I love seeing what is out there. There are so many cool crates and boxes in the world, and I think I found one of my all-time favorites. Those who know me or follow my Instagram know that I AM one of the weirdos, mister. I am the strange and unusual. I love goth clothing, style, lifestyle and music. So, when I found a box made for people like me, I had an internal fan girl moment.
The company is based in the UK and is run by a two-person crew that makes each box by hand… literally. Nearly everything in the shipment is designed by local or independent artists, and I truly didn’t know what to expect when I opened it. It turned out to be one of the most fun unboxings I’ve ever done. I present to you…Box of Goth! Oh, and before the bitching starts: yes, I KNOW I turned Samara’s hair on the wrong way. I’m a dumb, dumb baby, and I have now realized my mistake. Now, I have seven days to humiliate someone else or the Lego lady will kill me. NOW, ON TO THE VIDEO!
First of all, I want to send a huge thank you to Nikki at Box of Goth for sending these boxes to us to open and share with you all. This review was a long one just because there was SO MUCH packed into those boxes. It was like Mary Poppins’ bag… things just kept coming out of it, and I wasn’t sure how much more could fit in there. We were sent two different, adorable little coffin boxes, one for women and one for men… in theory. Honestly, between the boxes’ contents, they were pretty much unisex. Most of the time, Box of Goth leans toward the more feminine persuasion, but goth is for everyone. The themes of the November 2018 and the December 2018 boxes were Horror Kings and Horror Queens. Bitch, you know that was right up my alley. Let’s dig into the Horror Kings Box of Goth first. Bear with me because, like I said, there was a lot in each box.
Will you look at how much was stuffed into that box? While the honey seemed slightly out of place with the rest of the mswag, it all fit in with the theme of Candyman, Candyman, Candym… nevermind. It was adorable, and it’s flu season, so honey me. This is just the first box and there’s already just so much there. There were a few pieces of hand drawn art by SamRAW08, Brekninger, and Alliehayes_studio. Alongside them were a Nightmare on Elm Street iron-on patch (which was simple but amazing), a Shining room 237 keychain, Hannibal Lecter and Jason Voorhees enamel pins, matching Michael Myers Halloween and Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th necklaces and a Hellraiser Pinhead Lego figure. Also included in the Horror Kings Coffin Box was a themed button.
I love everything that was in this box, but more than that, I love the little touches Box of Goth did with the packaging. Whether it’s the sticker on the Overlook Hotel key chain that repeats, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” or the sticker on a magnet in the next box that says, “It’s a wonderful day for an exorcism,” those little things add up to a hell of a lot of entertainment and happiness.
On to the Horror Queens Box of Goth!
The Box of Goth Horror Queens box also housed some artwork by Brekninger, as well as another artist named MattisMatt83. One of my favorite things in this box was a tie on Wednesday Addams collar by Primm Rose Clothing. If you’re anything like me, you have many plain black dresses and this collar IMMEDIATELY turns your outfit into something more special. While it is sometimes hard to keep straight, a small addition of cute pins to the collar can keep it straight and flat. Also included in the box was a very comfortable Elvira Mistress of the Dark sleep mask, a Misery bookmark, an Exorcist magnet, a Carrie necklace of the bucket of blood, a Morticia Addams quote enamel pin, a pair of Grady Twins earrings and a Samara Morgan Lego figure (I couldn’t decide what was the front of the hair), as well as a Horror Queens button.
By far, some of the best things in these boxes were the pins. I’m a sucker for pins of all kinds, and these were well made with very cool designs. Box of Goth was honestly one of my favorite boxes to open. It packs a punch, easy to underestimate for its size, but there was a TON of amazing, handmade products inside. The boxes range between £ 23-25 pounds, and each month has a theme. I can’t recommend this subscription box enough. It’s fun, it’s goth AF, and it’s chock full of amazing items that help artists. So, get your happy ass to your computer and get one of your own right here and when you do, use code POPHORROR at checkout for 10% off.
Thank you again to Nikki at Box of Goth for sending these amazing boxes. We hope you will get one of your own, and we will see you at the next unboxing!