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Carnivalcore is an aesthetic based around the nostalgic and joyful experience of visiting the carnival. It focuses on carefree and childlike ideals and break from the real world. Themes often associated with this aesthetic are neon signs, sweets, muffled pop songs and fairground rides. It is used to create an innocent and playful atmosphere, and often is centered around the summer and long days.

Visuals

Motifs

  • Carnival rides
  • Cotton candy/candy floss
  • Claw games
  • Tickets
  • Big wheels/Ferris wheels
  • Carousels
  • Harlequins/Jesters
  • Clowns
  • Children

Colors

Common colors are pinks and the colors of the rainbow. Specifically, the common shades are:

  • Pastel
  • Neon
  • Bright but fading colors

Fashion

These items are commonly seen, however not necessary.

Clothing

  • lolita dresses
  • petticoats
  • striped tees
  • shorts
  • colourful tights/socks-often knee high and pastel stripes
  • cartoon character graphics
  • Images of fairgrounds
  • Mismatched socks
  • Jester hats
  • Colorful gloves

Make up

  • Harlequin/Jester outfits
  • Face paint

Media

Television

  • Black Butler: Book of circus
  • Sailor Moon
  • Carebears
  • Powerpuff Girls
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Goosebumps: One Day at Horrorland

Books

  • Alice in Wonderland

Music

  • Melanie Martinez
    • Carousel (Melanie Martinez)
  • Early 2000s pop
  • Music-box tunes
  • Merry-go-round of Life (Howl's Moving Castle soundtrack)
  • Darktown Strutters Ball
  • In the Good Old Summertime
  • Yankee-doodle Boy
  • Row Row Your Boat
  • You're a Grand Old flag
  • Entrance of the Gladiators - Julius Fucik[1]

Activities

  • Calling friends
  • Playing arcade games
  • Watching the clouds
  • Playing tag
  • Rides on Rollercoasters
  • Going on the big-wheel
  • Riding the merry-go-round
  • Watching clowns and entertainers
  • Eating Candyfloss
  • Looking at neon lights
  • Visiting Carnivals and Fares
  • Attending plays
  • Dancing
  • Laughing and chatting with friends
  • Collecting fair game prizes

Cuisine

Foods included in the Carnivalcore aesthetic are foods that are commonly found at carnivals. Including, but not limited to:

Food

  • Candy floss/Cotton candy
  • Funnel cake
  • Corn dogs
  • Kettle corn
  • Caramel corn
  • Ice cream
  • Dippin' Dots
  • Soft serve ice cream

Drinks

  • Soda/Pop
  • Italian ice
  • Slushies
  • Lemonade
  • Pink lemonade

Gallery

References

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