Aesthetics Wiki
Advertisement

2020s E-Kid, or 2020 Alt, is an early 2020s fashion style that originally became popular on TikTok and later spread to other social media platforms such as Pinterest.

Similar to E-Girl, the term refers to chronically-online young teens who participate in TikTok trends and wear a newer iteration of alternative fashion. Unlike E-Girl, however, there is no sexual connotation to the aesthetic due to the fact that those participating are usually minors.

Visuals[]

  • Eastern media (Anime/Manga, K-Pop)
  • Western cartoons
  • Neon lights
  • Energy drinks
  • Sanrio

Fashion[]

The fashion in 2020 Alt seems to come from newer trends seen from styles such as E-Girl, Mallgoth, and Scenecore.

Oversized graphic t-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies are worn on top of striped undershirts or simply doubles with striped arm warmers. Bottoms are usually shorts or pleated skirts. These are often paired with chunky pump sneakers and Converses, Demonia boots, or plain Crocs. Legwear tends to be ripped tights or fishnets, which can be swapped or even doubled with knee-high socks and/or leg warmers propped up with garterbelts. Accessories may include kandi bracelets, cat ears, chokers, maid bonnets, or the very popular bunny/frog hats with long "arms". Casual looks may feature pajama pants.

Activities[]

2020s E-Kids tend to participate in many online communities and are most popular on TikTok. They tend to post content related to online hobbies and are known to communicate and congregate about them on chatrooms such as Discord, and Amino, in areas related to gaming, anime/manga, K-Pop, and various niche fanbases. Recently, video games such as Minecraft and Roblox have been used similarly as social media-like platforms and is where the style is seen the most. E-Kid accounts may post content related to trendy songs (which, in turn, are often used in video edits), fan blogs/zines, and may jokingly create videos with food/drinks such as Monster, Gatorade, "Battery Acid" (made by mixing the two together with sour candy), and sometimes featuring Asian cuisine.

Criticism[]

2020 Alt is sometimes mislabled as Scene (or "Scenecore"), which resulted in further criticism from the Scene community. This likely resulted in the alternative name "Posercore".

There are concerns with the "chronically online" aspect of children who participate in this aesthetic, especially with unrestricted internet access and unchecked amount of screentime potentially impacting their mental and physical health.

Media[]

Television[]

  • Demon Slayer
  • Onegai My Melody
  • My Hero Academia
  • WataMote: No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular!
  • Hazbin Hotel
  • Helluva Boss
  • Kakegurui
  • Danganronpa (series)

Video Games[]

  • Danganronpa
  • Minecraft
  • Sally Face
  • ROBLOX
  • Doki Doki Literature Club
  • Genshin Impact
  • OMORI
  • Five Nights At Freddy's
  • Splatoon

Film[]

  • Encanto (2021)
  • Turning Red (2022)
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse (2023)

Music[]

Genres[]

Artists[]

  • 100 gecs
  • Ashnikko
  • Ayesha Erotica
  • Beach Bunny
  • Black Dresses
  • Bo Burnham
  • BLACKPINK
  • BTS
  • Calum Bowen/bo en
  • Cavetown
  • Clairo
  • Crystal Castles
  • Current Joys
  • Freddie Dredd
  • lil peep
  • The Front Bottoms
  • girl in red
  • Glass Animals
  • Gorillaz
  • GRLwood
  • Insane Clown Posse
  • Jack Stauber/Jack Stauber's Micropop
  • Jazmin Bean
  • KevinKempt
  • Kikuo
  • Lemon Demon
  • Le Tigre
  • Lil Darkie
  • The Living Tombstone
  • Maretu
  • MARINA
  • Melanie Martinez
  • Mindless Self Indulgence
  • Mother Mother
  • The Neighbourhood
  • The Oozes
  • The Orion Experience
  • Penelope Scott
  • PinkPantheress
  • Poppy
  • Rebzyyx
  • Ricky Montgomery
  • Sir Chloe
  • Sodikken
  • Tally Hall
  • TV Girl
  • WHOKILLEDXIX
  • Will Wood/Will Wood and The Tapeworms

Playlists[]

Resources[]

Pinterest Boards[]

Gallery[]

Advertisement