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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 cameras
  • Rotary dial phones
  • Pocket knives
  • Bookshelves
  • Candles
  • Newspapers
  • Binoculars
  • Museums
  • Typewriters
  • Encyclopedia
  • Briefcase
  • Notebooks
  • VHS tapes
  • Field Diary
  • Conspiracy Theories
  • Investigation

Fashion

Cryptid Academia fashion is mainly casual and vintage, like Cryptidcore. It has mainly comfortable outfits, that would be easy to hunt Cryptids at 3am.

Tops

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

Bottoms

  • Dress pants
  • Plaid skirt
  • 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

  • Gravity Falls (2012-2016)
  • Stranger Things (2016- )

Manga & Comics

  • Lalin's Curse

Video Games

  • The Suffering
  • American McGee's Alice
  • Alice: Madness Returns

Podcasts

  • Welcome to Night Vale

Activities

Sports

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

Games

  • Chess
  • Clue(do)
  • Cards

Crafts

  • Knitting
  • Sewing
  • Bookbinding
  • Making your own journals
  • Gardening
  • Journalling
  • Drawing
  • Jewellery making
  • Whittling
  • Candle making
  • Woodworking

Outings

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

Other

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


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