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Cryptid Academia is an aesthetic based off of Dark Academia and Cryptidcore. It was inspired by the aesthetic of cryptozoologists and journalists in the 1960s.

Visual[]

  • Abandoned buildings
  • Polaroid/film cameras
  • Rotary dial phones
  • Pocket knives
  • Bookshelves
  • Candles
  • Newspapers
  • Binoculars
  • Museums
  • Typewriters
  • Encyclopedias
  • Briefcase
  • Notebooks
  • VHS tapes
  • Field diaries
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Investigation

Fashion[]

Cryptid Academia fashion is mainly casual and vintage, like Cryptidcore. It mainly consists of comfortable outfits (suitable for activities such as hunting cryptids at 3 AM).

Tops[]

  • Oxford shirts
  • Sweater vests
  • Big sweaters
  • Graphic Tees
  • Turtlenecks
  • Blouses

Bottoms[]

  • Dress pants
  • Plaid skirts
  • Jean shorts
  • Cargo pants
  • Cigarette pants
  • Trousers
  • Pencil skirts

Outerwear[]

  • Trenchcoats
  • Cardigans
  • Blazers
  • Suit jackets
  • Plaid jackets
  • Hoodies
  • Overcoats
  • Duffle coats

Shoes[]

  • Oxfords
  • Loafers
  • Boat shoes
  • Doc Martens
  • Mary Janes[1]
  • Brogues

Accessories[]

  • Iron-on patches
  • Simple rings
  • Backpacks
  • Knee-high socks
  • Watches
  • Scarves
  • Bandanas
  • Loosely tied ties

Media[]

TV Shows[]

  • Creepschool (2004)
  • Gravity Falls (2012-2016)
  • Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-1975)
  • Stranger Things (2016-present)
  • The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)
  • The X-Files (1993-2002)
  • Wednesday (2022-present)

Comics[]

  • Lalin's Curse

Video Games[]

  • Alice: Madness Returns
  • American McGee's Alice
  • The Suffering
  • Unsolved: Hidden Mystery Games

Podcasts[]

  • Live From Averno
  • The Cryptid Sisters
  • The Magnus Archives
  • Welcome to Night Vale

Music[]

Artists[]

  • Bears in Trees
  • Florence + the Machine
  • Hozier
  • The Amazing Devil

Other[]

  • Averno - Deleted transmedia work

Playlists[]

Activities[]

Sports[]

  • Archery
  • Boxing
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Running (to practice running toward or from cryptids)
  • Skating/figure skating
  • Swimming
  • Sword fighting or fencing

Games[]

  • Chess
  • Clue(do)
  • Cards

Crafts[]

  • Bookbinding
  • Candle making
  • Drawing
  • Gardening
  • Jewelry making
  • Journaling
  • Knitting
  • Making your own journals
  • Sewing
  • Whittling
  • Woodworking

Outings[]

  • A convenience store, but only at night
  • Explore abandoned buildings
  • Exploring caves
  • Exploring haunted places
  • Investigating government cover-ups
  • Small bookstores
  • Thrift shop
  • Visit an old library
  • Visiting graveyards
  • Visiting places of historical interest
  • Walking around town
  • Wandering around the forest at night

Other[]

  • Coming up with a secret code of your own
  • Decoding random messages
  • Fake your death but tailor it specifically to how a certain cryptid would do it
  • Photography
  • Read classic books
  • Reading about conspiracy theories
  • Watch documentaries
  • Write articles about local cryptids and ghosts

Gallery[]


Resources[]

Tumblr[]

https://cryptoacademia.tumblr.com/ https://www.tumblr.com/search/cryptid+academia https://genesiscabrera.tumblr.com/post/630082987591073792/cryptid-academia https://genesiscabrera.tumblr.com/post/631718645714894848/cryptid-academia

References[]

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