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Dragoncore is an aesthetic that rose to relevance together with other more mythical and nature-related aesthetics, during the 2010s. It is seen as an direct foil to Goblincore and Crowcore due to its values of appreciating and collecting shiny, beautiful trinkets like jewels, coins and various gemstones, but it can also be collecting things of sentimental value to the user. The difference to the other two aesthetics lies in the hoard. Where goblins collect ugly and crows collect trivial things, a dragon collects "worthy" treasures.


Visual

Due to its relatively recent creation, it hasn't yet properly developed the true specific values of what being Dragoncore is, commonly overlapping with other aesthetics, but this can also been seen as a good thing, as there aren't a lot of rules to go by, allowing the people of this aesthetic to express themselves however they like. This is part of why Dragoncore is a favorite of the otherkin, therian and LGBTQIA+ communities, with the themes of not applying to usual gender labels.

It seems to have generally a respect of nature and its beauty, and a more elegant, refined well-kept vibe, compared to the messy aesthetic of its counterpart, more dim and darker lighting as well, and an appreciation of dragonic artwork and media of all sorts.

Dragons are connected to decadence, oppulence and elegance. Showing of your collection (be it the hoard of knowledge or the one of materialistic treasures) without it being distatefull.

Values

Note: as put in the section above, Dragoncore doesn’t really have any specific values as of now.

The values of Dragoncore are connected to the traits and personalities that are usually attributed to dragons in legends and modern media.

  • Intelligence
  • Wisdom
  • Independence
  • Strength
  • Freedom
  • Materialism
  • Selfcare
  • Ambition

Books, Manga, & Comics

  • Dragonology books
  • Dragon's Bait
  • Dragonsdale and its sequel Riding the Storm
  • Dragon Rider
  • Dragonriders of Pern series
  • Dragon Slippers series
  • Elmer and the Dragon
  • Enchanted Forest Chronicles
  • Eragon series
  • Game of Thrones
  • His Majesty's Dragon series
  • How to Train Your Dragon books
  • Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • My Fathers Dragon
  • Pit Dragon Trilogy
  • Seraphina series
  • The Hobbit
  • Wings of Fire series
  • Wings of Fire graphic novels
  • The Last Dragon Chronicles series
  • How To Become a Dragon

Movies/TV series

  • How To Train Your Dragon
  • Lord of the Rings
  • The Hobbit
  • Game of Thrones

Activities

  • Starting a new collection
  • Collecting treasure you find (coins, pins, etc.)
  • Washing and cleaning the treasures you have in your hoard
  • Organizing previous collections
  • Admiring your treasures
  • Cleaning your living space
  • Spending time with and taking care of your pets
  • Studying
  • Protecting and taking care of the other people in your flock of dragons
  • Taking time by yourself to reflect on your morals, beliefs and life decisions
  • For religious people: spending time practicing your religion
  • Pursuing your hobbies
  • Doing what you enjoy
  • Doing a Random act of kindness
  • Reading dragon related books or watching dragon related movies
  • Drawing dragons, sculpting dragons or creating dragons out of other miscellaneous things


Fashion

Fashion can be separeted into two different takes on dragoncore. One is centered around cosplaying and larping, the second idea speculates about the choices of a dragon in modern (in perspective of a dragon, for us oldfashioned) fashion. Both would make use of large amounts of jewellry.

Fantasy

  • Capes, wings, cloaks, fake tails, fake fangs, etc.
  • Black nail polish to represent talons if you really want to look every bit of a dragon as you can
  • Eyeliner
  • Dragon accessories like bracelets with wings on them, earrings with dragons on them, etc.
  • Combat boots

Modern

  • well-cut suits and waistcoats, tailor made,
  • exotic and excentric materials
  • Brogue/Full Brogue Shoes
  • pocket watches, wristwatches
  • rings and earrings, bracelets (regardless of gender)
  • Rubies and garnets
  • Gold, black and red/burgundy

Note: It may be that some things I list may seem like odd clothing choices to you, I simply tried to brainstorm based off of dragon pictures I found. These are simply ideas. Please edit this if you have more ideas or write them in the comments.

(In progress)


Elemental Categories

Air


Fashion

Key colors:

  • Blues
  • Greys
  • White
  • Pastel sunset colors

Clothing items:

  • Flowing capes or cloaks
  • Button up or fancy shirts
  • Light weight clothing
  • Lace
  • Elegant gloves
  • Suspenders
  • Fancy shoes
  • Accessories with feathers on them


Earth



Fashion

Key colors:

  • Browns
  • Sand colors
  • Khaki
  • Deep or dark greens
  • Greens
  • Maroon
  • Black
  • Warm greys

Clothing items:

  • Jeans
  • Overalls
  • Corduroy
  • T-shirts
  • Combat boots or work boots
  • Tennis shoes
  • Bandanas
  • Clothes with lots of pockets
  • Practical clothes


Fire



Fashion

Key colors:

  • Reds
  • Oranges
  • Yellows
  • Browns
  • Dark greys
  • White highlights
  • Black

Clothing items:

  • Combat boots or boots with metal on them
  • Chains
  • Pants tucked into boots
  • Boot cut pants
  • Cargo pants
  • Formal pants
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Loose t-shirts
  • Collar necklaces
  • Studs and spikes
  • Leather


Water


Fashion

Key colors:

  • Blues
  • Dark blues
  • Light blues
  • Green blues
  • Turquoise
  • Blue greys

Clothing items:

  • Short capes
  • Button down shirts with puffy sleeves
  • Faded jeans
  • Long flowing dresses
  • Dresses
  • High water pants (because why not?)
  • Bow ties
  • Crop tops


Ice


Fashion

Key colors:

  • white
  • light blue
  • dark blue
  • grey

clothing items:

  • Stiffly formal things
  • Suits
  • Tuxedos
  • Bleached things
  • Winter hats
  • Gloves
  • Thin necklaces
  • Lace

D&D Categories


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