I love my hometown San Jose Sharks. So naturally, when I go to a game, I want to dress and show my support for Our Boys in Teal. Thus was born my HockeyGoth wardrobe. It began with a sweatshirt and a lunchbox, then grew as I added T-shirts and a jersey.
Then the wonderful Original Sin PVC skirt really kicked my obsession into high gear! Jewelry, makeup, and more accessories were mandatory. My sweetie added fuel to the fire by giving me the ladies’ fitted jersey for a Christmas gift.
And finally, for the 2004 playoffs, I added shiny black PVC boots. I’ve even worn them to blisteringly hot daytime games. I figure the guys on the ice are taking the hits, so I can stand a little heat and high heels 😉
- black PVC cheerleader skirt with teal and silver contrast under the pleats and a Sharks logo at the left hem (made by Original Sin Designs — she’ll make more, just ask!)
- black Sharks ladies’ fitted jersey
- black PVC knee-high boots and black tights
- holographic San Jose Sharks lunchbox used as a purse (featuring Steve Shields’ signature on the front)
- teal, black, & silver beaded necklace with silver goalie charm
- Sharks logo silver earrings
- black leather studded bracelets
- dark teal lipstick
- silver & teal glittery eyeshadow and black eyeliner
- black nail polish with teal microglitter
HockeyGoth 2004, Playoff Editions
When our beloved Los Tiburones won the Pacific Division Championship for the second time, I had to snap up a new T-shirt with the division banner. Unfortunately, the banner was printed on the back of the shirt, where I wouldn’t see it. So I snipped off the neckline (and also cropped the shirt). That meant I could wear the shirt backwards with the banner in the front.
Other new shirts include a black cami tank top with the Stanley Cup Playoffs logo accented with glitter. Also added a black T-shirt that reads: “Property of San Jose Sharks Hockey — Est. 1990.” I cropped the shirt and cut off the neck and sleeve edges for a Flashdancey look.
Since I’d lost some weight over the years, my old black jersey was too big. But I wanted to re-use the logo somehow. So I cut it out of the jersey. For a punky look, I safety-pinned the logo on the back of my black velvet motorcycle jacket. The jacket lapels are covered with the requisite goth-punk pins. I’d already had a Sharks 10th-anniversary pin, and I added a Pacific Division Champs banner pin too.
Head to Toe Accessories
Everybody at the Tank loves my teal lips! Yet I’ve never gotten on the KissCam with them (even though my husband would happily oblige ;-). Women always ask where I got it. A few years ago, I found this dark teal lipstick at Sephora. However, I’ve never seen it there since. Sephora always has a huge range of lipstick colors in their house brand. But specific colors come and go. Keep an eye out for it — you never know when it’ll turn up.
The coach may juggle line combinations from game to game — I try new nail color combinations from game to game. Black undercoat with teal microglitter is a favourite of mine. Solid shimmery teal is also great. I also adore this Sally Hansen silver chrome polish. Looks like your nails are covered in aluminum foil!
The crowning touch is jewelry. A dear and very clever friend made an awesome xmas gift for me one year. It’s a necklace of teal, black, and silver beads on teal ribbon with a tiny silver goalie charm at center. The matching earrings are long and dangly and also have silver goalie charms at the end. You can see a little bit of the necklace in the very top picture. I have some Sharks-logo earrings that I wear, but the custom-made set rocks my world.