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Auxiliary Kaytlyn Stewart Interview

Goth YouTuber Kaytlyn Stewart on Growth and Change

We chat with Australian goth YouTuber Kaytlyn Stewart about her growth and current determination to create beauty, and only beauty, for herself.

An interview with German industrial dancer Ciwana Black

Born in Berlin, Ciwana Black is a German industrial dancer, influencer, alternative model, and content creator. She stands out for her ability to embrace different genres of dance, although the pure industrial constitutes a large part of her artistic panel. From industrial and tech bands like FCFGH20, Faderhead, Synthattack, and Cook & Stans to the EDM DJ Mike Candys, she sets no limits. Ciwana likes to dance but it is also a way to release her stress. We caught up with her to learn more about the chilliest dancer on the industrial scene.

Fallka and Amadi aka The Gothic Family continue our countdown to Halloween

This week leading up to Halloween, we interviewed several notable creatives to get in the spirit. Next we met the most vampiric and steampunk gothic couple, the Addams Family from Warsaw, Poland, Fallka and Amadi aka The Gothic Family.

Amy Taylor of The Art of Tea and Tasseomancy and Mystic Tearoom continues our countdown to Halloween

This week leading up to Halloween, we interviewed several notable creatives to get in the spirit. We leave Europe to go this time to Canada where Amy Taylor, magician of tea, of The Art of Tea and Tasseomancy and Mystic Tearoom delivers to us the hidden secrets of leaves and flavors.

Alternative Model Damona Démonic-Angel continues our countdown to Halloween

This week leading up to Halloween, we interviewed several notable creatives to get in the spirit. Next we head to Belgium where the alternative model, Damona Démonic-Angel, awaits us.

Daphne aka La Sorgente Pagana of the Esoteric Boutique Sorgente helps us countdown to Halloween

This week leading up to Halloween, we interviewed several notable creatives to get in the spirit. The spooky path takes us first to Rome, Italy, where Daphne aka La Sorgente Pagana, a model and owner of the esoteric boutique Sorgente welcomes us to her esoteric lair.

Launching Mystical Twists a Macrame Craft Business during the Pandemic

With the major changes the pandemic has brought about, many creatives have switched gears, started new businesses, and developed new skills. Toronto, Canada based makeup artist Melissa Nicholl channeled her creativity into a new craft, macrame, and used her business skills to launch Mystical Twists. We talked with her about the new endeavor and gained some insight into the new ways people are creating and living.

7 Tarot Decks fit for Spring Revelry

Our list of seven great Tarot decks to spark great conversation and divine outdoor adventures for you and your kin this spring.

Three of the models in the newest 40 Years of Goth Style video, Global Remake.

Interviews with 40 Years of Goth Style: Global Remake director and contributors

Recently director Liisa Ladouceur released a new 40 Years of Goth Style YouTube video, 40 Years of Goth Style: Global Remake. Liisa and four of the video’s featured models found time to trade messages with Auxiliary Magazine about the creation of this new video, some gatekeeping and obstacles encountered within subculture, and what brings them joy.

Behind the Scenes of our Cleopatra Records Interview with Brian Perera

In our Summer 2020 Issue we featured Brian Perera, founder of Cleopatra Records. Take a look behind the scenes of the interview.

Nat and Dom’s perfectly boho naturey alternative wedding

In our Spring 2020 Issue we interviewed the force behind Rock N Roll Bride, Kat Williams! She helped pick some amazing real alternative weddings to share with our readers in the issue. Here’s a more in depth view of Nat and Dom’s perfectly boho naturey alternative wedding photographed by Dale Weeks Photography.

Mazz and Alex’s whimsy and pumpkin filled alternative wedding

In our Spring 2020 Issue we interviewed the force behind Rock N Roll Bride, Kat Williams! She helped pick some amazing real alternative weddings to share with our readers in the issue. Here’s a more in depth view of Mazz and Alex’s whimsy and pumpkin filled alternative wedding photographed by Elemental Photography.

Sarah and Fernanda’s opulent alternative wedding

In our Spring 2020 Issue we interviewed the force behind Rock N Roll Bride, Kat Williams! She helped pick some amazing real alternative weddings to share with our readers in the issue. Here’s a more in depth view of Sarah and Fernanda’s opulent alternative wedding photographed by Dale Weeks Photography.

Kat Williams of Rock N Roll Bride on Weddings and the Pandemic

We caught up with Kat Williams the woman behind Rock N Roll Bride to talk about her book on planning an alternative wedding, the magazine, the website, her new podcast The Confidence Club, and building a niche focused business. We ended up talking about wedding postponements, overcoming challenges, balancing positivity with the darker things in life, the power of an online community, and the best mindset one can have during a pandemic.

Karen and Steven’s real Melville Castle til death alternative wedding

In our Spring 2020 Issue we interviewed the force behind Rock N Roll Bride, Kat Williams! She helped pick some amazing real alternative weddings to share with our readers in the issue. Here’s a more in depth view of Karen and Steven’s Melville Castle til death alternative wedding photographed by Devlin Photos.

A Contributor Spotlight on photographer Saryn Christina

Get to know our contributors better with our Contributor Spotlights, this time we are focusing on photographer Saryn Christina.

A Contributor Spotlight on our Associate Editor Elizabeth Rhodes

Get to know our contributors better with our Contributor Spotlights, this time we are focusing on our associate editor Elizabeth Rhodes.

Terri-Sian and Stewart’s real Bride of Frankenstein alternative wedding

In our Spring 2020 Issue we interviewed the force behind Rock N Roll Bride, Kat Williams! She helped pick some amazing real alternative weddings to share with our readers in the issue. Here’s a more in depth view of Terri-Sian and Stewart’s Bride of Frankenstein wedding photographed by Devlin Photos.

Nina and Jack’s real pink sequined alternative wedding

In our Spring 2020 Issue we interviewed the force behind Rock N Roll Bride, Kat Williams! She helped pick some amazing real alternative weddings to share with our readers in the issue. Here’s a more in depth view of Nina and Jack’s pink sequined wedding photographed by Dale Weeks.

Auxiliary Magazine Copy Editor Dylan Madeley

A Contributor Spotlight on our Copy Editor Dylan Madeley

Get to know our contributors better with our Contributor Spotlights, this time we are focusing on our copy editor Dylan Madeley.

Auxiliary Magazine Cemetery Confessions podcast interview

The Cemetery Confessions podcast delivers a community discussion across borders

Auxiliary interviews those behind the ongoing widely available podcast Cemetery Confessions on The Belfry Network and highlight its history and purpose. With each episode hosts The Count and Trae and special guests tackle deep and lengthy discussions of the goth community.

S’mores Dragon Sticker by Earl Grey Paper brings magic back to summer

When we’re young, summer holds the promise of adventure and endless possibility. Not all of us feel so free during the season once we venture deep into adulthood. Find some summer magic again with our Item Spotlight, the S’mores Dragon Sticker by Earl Grey Paper.

DJs Mistress McCutchan (left) and Batty von Bats (right)

The Cat vs Bat podcast discusses pressing issues in the subculture

On May 19, 2019, Cat vs. Bat Podcast will celebrate one year of discussing music, debating the pressing issues of the subculture, interviewing interesting people, and having many good laughs.

Baby Loch Nessie Monster by East of the Sun Studio is the easiest way to bring home a mythical pet

Nessie has been debunked according to scientist but not in our hearts. How lovely would it be to not only see her, but live with such a magical creature? Now you can with our Item Spotlight the Baby Loch Ness Monster Air Plant Holder by East of the Sun Studio.

The Opalite Glass Keyhole Ear Weights by Urban Body Jewelry are a Versatile Option for Stretched Ears

Our Item Spotlight, the Opalite Glass Keyhole Ear Weights by Urban Body Jewelry are unique handmade glass ear weights that are lightweight for all day wear and can pair with anything in your wardrobe.

Auxiliary Advertiser Introduction The Lily Dale Assembly

The Lily Dale Assembly is Full of History and Victorian Splendor

To welcome our new advertiser The Lily Dale Assembly we chatted with their Marketing Manager Christopher Shepp about their long and rich history, visiting Lily Dale, and their 2017 season.

The Auxiliary Awards Best Blog of 2016 La Carmina

La Carmina winner of Best Blog of 2016

La Carmina won the Auxiliary Award for Best Blog of 2016 and we talked with her about the past, 2016, and the future.

Auxiliary's Item of the Week witchy coffee mug The Witch's Brew Coffee Mug by Fable & Black

The Witch’s Brew Coffee Mug by Fable & Black will Rock your Morning

Start your morning off right with some me time and a witchy coffee mug. Our Item of the Week, the Witch’s Brew Coffee Mug by Fable & Black is perfect for your potion of choice be it coffee, tea, or a hot toddy.

Vote for the Best Alternative Events of 2016

Vote for the Best Events of 2016

Cast your vote for the best alternative, subculture, unique, or independent Club Night and Festival of 2016!

Vote for the Best Alternative Blog of 2016

Vote for the Best Blog of 2016

Cast your vote for the best alternative, subculture, unique, or independent Blog of 2016!

Vote for the Best Alternative Store of 2016

Vote for the Best Store of 2016

Cast your vote for the best alternative, subculture, unique, or independent Brick and Mortar Store or Online Store of 2016!

Vote for the Best Alternative Model of 2016

Vote for the Best Model of 2016

Cast your vote for the best alternative, subculture, unique, or independent Model of 2016!

New York Comic Con Cosplay

Cosplayers at New York Comic Con 2016

New York Comic Con descended over New York City for four days with many wonderful cosplayers from Joker to Dr Mrs The Monarch and lots of events at multiple venues.

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