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Auroracore, also known as Ethereal Fantasy, is an ethereal aesthetic that revolves around the concept of otherworldly magic and is heavily inspired by fantasy media created for young girls. This genre focuses on the concept of magic being tied to the soul and the artistic interpretation of that feeling. It is dream-like, surreal, magical, otherworldly, and pure. It is the brightest, most colorful light that luminates hope in a dark world.

Auroracore seems to be somewhat of a combination of Snowdrop and Unicorncore, but lacks the complete requirements to fall under those aesthetics or encompasses more than what the mentioned aesthetics requirements are.

Because Auroracore is a fairly new aesthetic, the media surrounding it is limited and almost nonexistent. It primarily exists through the internet in forms such as art pieces and aesthetic boards.

The aesthetic may have originated from themes relating to the Walt Disney Company. Key examples are the Disney World 50th Anniversary and D100 aesthetic styles, as well as the visuals of the Magic Happens parade.

The term “Auroracore” was coined by Wiki user LucidDaydreamm in September 2021, named after an original character of LucidDaydreamm’s.

Visual[]

Auroracore uses both color theory and artistic expression to convey the concepts of beauty, purity, magic being tied to one's soul or identity, and the expulsion of darkness. One of the key artistic devices of this aesthetic used to convey those values is the unnatural emphasis or exaggeration of fantasy elements. For this reason, the aesthetic must always be unrealistic. Motifs such as stars, crystals, and feathers are commonly used. These elements by themselves are often tied to purity and magic use, which are two very important main themes of this aesthetic.

This aesthetic mainly consists of the colors blue and purple, although pinks and cyans can be seen as well. Whites, blacks, grays, and metallics are also often included, but are only shown accompanied by the other colors. Subjects of this aesthetic must always depict multiple of these colors and have a luminous, glowy, or surreal effect to emphasize the element of fantasy or magic. Warmer colors such as reds and oranges do not exist in this aesthetic unless they are accent colors in small quantities.

Media[]

One of the concepts that this aesthetic revolves around is the concept of an "ethereal form." These "forms" are brought to life when one discovers the power of an element about themselves that is a part of their soul identity. Examples of the demonstration of this aesthetic in media include:

  • Starlight Brigade
  • The scene paired with the bridge of Into the Unknown in Frozen II
  • The scene paired with Show Yourself in Frozen II
  • The Crystal Empire in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Twilight Sparkle's Midnight Sparkle form in Equestria Girls: Friendship Games
  • Several areas, plot points and cutscenes from Ori and the Blind Forest and Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Many of the scenes in Genshin Impact
  • Much of the scenery of Steven Universe
  • Many of the visuals from the Avatar movies
  • The mushroom colony in Hollow Earth from Inside Job

Related characters include:

  • Stringbean from The Owl House
  • Glimmer from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
  • Princess Celestia from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Princess Luna from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Princess Flurry Heart from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Silverstream from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Sangonomiya Kokomi from Genshin Impact
  • Light Fury from How to Train Your Dragon
  • Suicune from Pokémon
  • Diancie from Pokémon
  • Primarina from Pokémon
  • Alolan Ninetales from Pokémon
  • Amaura from Pokémon
  • Aurorous from Pokémon
  • Cosmog from Pokémon
  • Galarian Ponyta from Pokémon
  • Galarian Rapidash from Pokémon
  • Ceruledge from Pokémon
  • Terapagos from Pokémon
  • Nevy Nervine from Ava's Demon
  • Winter Wonder Neeko from League of Legends
  • Elsa from Frozen
  • Pearl from Steven Universe
  • Opal from Steven Universe
  • Cure Mermaid from Go! Princess Pretty Cure
  • Cure La Mer from Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure
  • Sisudatu from Raya and the Last Dragon
  • Farrah Goodfairy from Ever After High
  • Glimmerwing Dragon from DragonVale
  • Iden Dragon from DragonVale
  • Swiftgrace Dragon from DragonVale
  • Reminiscence Dragon from DragonVale
  • Mercy from Knights of the Borrowed Dark
  • Sea Fairy Cookie from Cookie Run: Ovenbreak
  • Sugar Glass Cookie from Cookie Run: Ovenbreak
  • Captain Spaceboy from Omori
  • Ori from the Ori series
  • Myc Cellium/the sentient mushrooms from Inside Job
  • Gemma Stone from Shopkins
  • Nebulia from Nebulous Stars
  • Iceana from Nebulous Stars
  • Eclipsia from Nebulous Stars
  • Estrelia from Nebulous Stars
  • Isadora from Nebulous Stars
  • Anne Artic from Novi Stars
  • Judy from Animal Crossing
  • Ione from Animal Crossing
  • Julian from Animal Crossing

Music[]

Music related to Auroracore has a mystic and fantasy feel - this means that several genres can be applied to this aesthetic. The most common genres associated with this aesthetic include Classical, Synthpop, and Dance.

Artists[]

  • Lindsey Stirling
  • Xan Griffin
  • Ahrix
  • Gareth Coker

Songs[]

  • Into the Unknown by Idina Menzel
  • Forbidden Friendship by John Powell
  • Pisces by Xan Griffin
  • Strange Clouds by ufo ufo
  • Elements by Lindsey Stirling
  • Let Love Win by TheFatRat
  • Third Date by John Powell
  • Show Yourself by Idina Menzel
  • Nova by Ahrix
  • Libra by Xan Griffin
  • Threnody by TheFatRat
  • Mirror Haus by Lindsey Stirling
  • Sleepwalking by Lindsey Sterling
  • Dark Sea by Christophe Beck
  • Monody (A TheFatRat Orchestration) by Rush Garcia
  • The Hidden World by John Powell
  • Becoming one of “The People” becoming one with Neytiri by James Horner
  • It’s Wondrous by Devan Garcia and Rudi

Resources[]

External links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.

Pinterest Boards[]

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