If aren't aware of Welcome to Night Vale, I want to know what internet rock you've been hiding under. The podcast's huge following seems to have permeated pretty much every corner of the internet and it is much beloved for its creepy, ethereal and funny tones.
But, if you're just now joining us, Welcome to Night Vale is a free podcast by Commonplace Books done in the style of a community radio station for the imaginary desert town of Night Vale. However, Night Vale is not what it seems. The radio host Cecil Baldwin gives his listeners updates on the town which range from average to extraordinary and include a cast of characters ranging from Old Woman Josie (out near the car lot) to angels, hooded figures, a mysterious floating cat, and Steve Carlsburg (ugh.) And, of course, a sexy new scientist in town Carlos, who is just trying to figure out what the hell is going on here.
And, since WTNV celebrated its 50th episode yesterday (not including A/B episodes, etc.), I thought I would post some style inspiration based on it (although I tried to avoid the sweater vest head-cannon that many people have for Cecil) , because why?)
Welcome to Night Vale's logo is a purple illustration of an eye hovering over a desert town, so purple is going to feature heavily in most outfits inspired by the show. If you have anything glow-in-the-dark now would be the time to bust that out, too.
Some motifs associated with the WTNV mythos would be clouds (glowing preferred), eyeballs, stars, runes, moons, spiders, galaxies, drips, and other such creepy and extra-terrestrial things.
The creepy cute aesthetic that has been recently popular will make a great addition to any Welcome to Night Vale-inspired outfit as it mirrors WTNV's love of mixing unlike elements for comedic and unsettling effect. Etsy is full of "creepy cute" items of jewelry and clothing, and it's a good change up if you (somehow) are tired of wearing all black.
While some moments in Night Vale are on the silly side, some of them can be downright existentially horrifying so here's another look that edges on the Nightmare Punk side of Goth fashion. Simple, striking, and ethereal.
Of course, if you're looking for brand merchandise, it's all available online at TopatoCo. Personally I have my eye on this flask, but for this look I went with a t-shirt.