Box Of Goth “Horror Queens” Box Review – November 2018
Box of Goth “is an alternative subscription box service that delivers a mix of dark and delightful, gothic and horror-inspired goodies to your door every month! Based in the UK, but shipping is available worldwide, Box of Goth is for ladies with a love for the dark side. (Though we occasionally chuck in some unisex themed boxes!)”
The big showstopper for Box of Goth is their fantastic coffin boxes – they’re actually handmade by the company! I can’t wait to repurpose this box for pencils or makeup or something; it is just begging to be displayed.
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About Box of Goth
The Subscription Box: Box of Goth
The Cost: $29.11 a month (£23.00) + shipping. One time boxes cost $30.38 (£24.00)
The Products: “You can expect between 6-10 items ranging from jewellery, accessories, home-wares, candy, fashion, stickers, candles, bath & body, make-up, arts, stationery, trinkets, crafts and art.”
Good to Know: If in stock, the team sometimes puts up past boxes for sale on their site at the month’s end, and they’re always taking theme requests from subscribers!
Ships to: Worldwide. Shipping to PA is $14.45.
Box of Goth “Horror Queens” Box Review
Inside is a card detailing all the goodies found within; this is really useful just in case the visual references aren’t immediately recognized!
Theme Pin Badge
I love this mashup of Wednesday Addams’ profile paired with Carrie’s bloody crown – I’d say this cool pin is a great introduction to the box and the other items we have waiting for us!
Samara Morgan Lego
Starting off strong with one of the creepiest characters in modern horror movies; at least, I thought she was scary! Who could forget the first time they saw Samara skitter-crawl her way through the tv in The Ring? I saw this movie for the first time with friends in high school and spent most of it clinging in fear to a classmate’s leg. This figurine is super upsetting-cute for a desk or shelf, and even comes with the tape that is supposed to kill you, seven days after you see it!
Wednesday Addams Detachable Collar
There is never a time I’m not in the mood to watch The Addams Family remakes from the ’90s; they’re just so universal. They’re great for snuggling in on these cold months, and I’d be a total liar if I didn’t say Wednesday’s sense of style wasn’t my own definition of #outfitgoals. This collar lets me transform a number of my own outfits and add a little bit of goth-girl flair when I’m feeling it! I actually love collars on tops, so this is a perfect item for me!
Anne Wilkes Bookmark
I’ll admit – I didn’t get at first that this bookmark is in the shape of a sledgehammer, but I’m totally here for it! That scene in Misery is terrifying, and I love the image they chose. Kathy Bates is so good in this movie; she was mostly just a theater actress at the time she was cast, and I think this film really kicked off her movie career in a big way.
My husband loved this magnet – we’re always collecting pop culture ones for our fridge, and as film buffs, this is a great addition to the ones we’ve already amassed. The Exorcist was one of the first horror films I can remember seeing as a kid, and its musical score is one of my very favorites.
Don’t Mess with Tiff Sticker and Psycho Sticker
I’m not going to lie – as the series goes on, the Child’s Play movies get pretty bad, haha! However, I’ve always enjoyed Tiffany, the titular Bride of Chucky featured on this artist-rendered sticker. I also really like its sister item, if you will – a sticker depicting Marion Crane from Psycho as she’s attacked in the shower. I always have little notebooks and stationery supplies kicking around, and these stickers will really up my goth style around the office!
Elvira Sleep Mask
If this month’s box is an army of Horror Queens, I would definitely say Elvira is their Empress! She is pretty much the embodiment of campy-horror-kitsch, and she’s had an incredibly interesting life. I met her at a ‘Con once, and she was super-nice and down-to-Earth, to boot! This sleeping mask is so cute I can’t stand it; the purple ink color is one of my favorite hues, and the stylization of her eyes is a great design.
Carrie Blood Bucket Necklace
This might be the most unique item in the entire box! I love that many of the items in this box are handmade, and this was a really original idea for an accessory that will definitely make people look twice! The length of the chain is perfect for my neck; not too short, not too long, so it’ll be great with most of my tops. The charm has a nice heft to it, too – it doesn’t feel cheap at all.
Overlook Hotel Twins Earrings
What a perfect idea for a pair of earrings! For pop-culture accessories, I think that a larger size like these can be nice because it makes a big impact, and they also provide a nice pop of color from their outfits. I can’t wait to wear these out to a niche film event in my city – I’m sure someone will recognize them instantly!
Morticia Addams Quote Pin
I love it when sweet and goth intersect – I firmly believe that you can be both at the same time! “When we’re together darling, every night is Halloween,” is actually a very romantic sentiment; at least for me – I love Halloween! I like for this item they referenced the original show, too.
Bonus item: Vampire Fizzy Candy
Yay! A British sweet was tucked into the box as well. This was a sweet and tangy ball of blue candy that eventually turned into gum, and definitely turned my tongue blue! I didn’t get a ton of the fizzy aspect; maybe I’m just more used to actual popping candy, but I was excited to try something I’ve never had before.
Verdict: Overall, I would say Box of Goth left me mostly screaming in delight! I really liked the characters they picked and thought that the film references were nice and unique but still really accessible. The Wednesday collar and Overlook earrings went immediately into my accessories rotation, I loved the handmade bucket necklace, and can’t wait to use my Elvira mask! The only way I’d improve upon this box is to perhaps fill it with fewer, higher-quality items. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the stickers and buttons, but I really liked the jewelry and would’ve enjoyed seeing another piece or two instead of four lower-quality items. However, the curation was excellent, and I felt like these items were picked by people who really know about horror movies!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign-up today? No, you will receive the January box. As per Box of Goth’s website, all boxes are sent out on the 28th of the month (or the next day, if the 28th falls on a Sunday!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $29.11 + $14.45 shipping, which means that each of the 9 items in the box (not counting the candy) has an average cost of $4.84.
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