Fairycore (or Fairywave) is an aesthetic surrounding the theme of nature, soft pastels, butterflies, magic, flowers, soft animals like bunnies, and the vibe of springtime. The term was coined by an unknown Tumblr user.


Fairycore overlaps a lot with two aesthetics in particular, cottagecore and goblincore.

Cottage/fairy similarities:

  • Old/rustic things
  • Animals and forest creatures
  • Gardens and plant life

Goblin/fairy similarities

  • A passion for shiny objects and mischief
  • A love for animals of the wild variety
  • Gardens because of the dirt and sometimes bugs


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Fairycore fashions include things like:

  • Wire-rimmed glasses
  • Bows and ribbons
  • Lace and sheer fabrics
  • Dresses
  • Glittery, shimmery, or glowing makeup
  • Slippers, open-toe shoes, or sometimes no shoes at all
  • Hair worn down or in loose hairstyles such as messy buns and quick braids, sometimes messy
  • Pastel painted nails or no polish at all, occasionally dirt beneath nails to reference gardening
  • Jewelry like long gold necklaces and moonstone/opal rings and bracelets


Fairies, or people who are fairycore, often have rather nature-y or crafty hobbies such as:

  • Going for long walks
  • Picking wild berries such as raspberries and blueberries
  • Pressing flowers and making flower crowns
  • Playing harmless pranks on people, such as apple-pie beds, in the case of fairies who are more like tricksters
  • Scavenging or looking for shiny objects
  • Gardening
  • Embroidery, sewing or knitting
  • Writing, drawing or reading



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