Crowcore is primarily derived from Goblincore and Cottagecore. This aesthetic focuses mainly on nature, environmentalism, crows and collecting (usually shiny) objects from nature and urban environments. Crowcore is generally darker than either of its initial inspirations.
Crowcore is sometimes used as an alternative to Goblincore, which has been criticized as anti-Semitic, but which shares the value of collecting small, lost, broken, thrown away, or conventionally trivial objects, and nature visuals.
There is significant Tumblr cross-tagging between Crowcore, Gremlincore, Cottagecore, and various other related aesthetics.
Some of these can include:
- Old coins
- Tiny glittery pebbles/stones
- Bones/Animal skulls
- Rusty bottle caps
- Tiny sculptures (usually of birds or other forest friends)
- Vintage brooches/lockets
- Items with crows present on them
- Shiny sharp things like swords, knives, or daggers
Activities include (but are not limited to):
- Wading in creeks looking for frogs or salamanders
- Organize your collections (putting them in pretty containers)
- Making charcoal drawings
- Spending time with friends
- A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie