Well, this was an unexpected blast from the past!
Way back in the mists of time (otherwise known as 2001) I ran a business called "GothStuff". It did what it said in the tin - I made and sold a variety of clothing, jewellery and footwear, online and at various goth/alternative events. One of those events was Infest, a music festival that's enjoying its 20th anniversary this weekend. My husband is there... and he spotted one of our t-shirts out in the wild! We haven't sold these for at least a decade, so I'm extremely impressed that this one still going!
(Particular thanks must go to this lovely man, and also to my husband who, when he texted this to me, was met with the reply "GDPR!! Ask him if I can blog the picture!!")
This is what Baby Cthulhu looked like when he was brand new! Paul designed the characters, and we heat pressed them onto heavyweight t-shirts using a flock medium, so the images were fuzzy. Each colour had to be cut out and pressed separately.
All of the characters were horror literature or movie themed - we called them "Baby Horrors". This one, as you can see, is a baby Frankenstein's monster...
...and this one is a Baby Mummy. (I know. Very confusing.)
We also had a range of... I suppose you could call it "casual clubwear", if that's a thing. You can't really tell from a picture taken in daylight, but this silver bat silhouette was light-reflective.
We also had neon colours that were blacklight/uv responsive, which we printed onto more formal workwear, as well as onto t-shirts.
(I don't think I ever went to work looking quite like this, but those actually were my work trousers for a while!)
These photos were taken in the summer of 2004, and while I was digging around in the depths of my computer looking for them, I also turned up some other photos of things I've made over the past few years. So, prepare yourselves - there's a new Blast from the Past coming every day for the rest of the week!