Applecore is a semi-ironic name for an aesthetic that centers around apples, and is commonly associated with lust, temptation, coming-of-age, power, and dramatica. Apples used in the aesthetic are almost always a bright, luminous red, characterized by polish, clean lines, harsh lighting, and the interplay of light and shadow. Alongside the traditional red, applecore commonly uses black and dark grey backgrounds, alongside bright white accents.

Sub-aesthetics of applecore include:

  • Religious applecore, which is very closely related to Christcore, explores apples in angelic and demonic settings. Religious applecore is often associated with sin, especially original sin, and sensuality.
  • Applepunk, a much less common aesthetic focusing on apple cores and decay.

In addition, elements of applecore are often borrowed from in many common aesthetics, especially Goth and Lolita. While other aesthetics may depict apples, such as Americana or Foodie, they are rarely considered to be applecore, due to lack of contrast, lighting, and monochromatic theming.

Applecore is not to be confused with iCore, an aesthetic associated with Apple products.

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