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Fairycore, also known as fairywave or faecore, 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. The aesthetic is popular with fairykin.


Photos used in this aesthetic are often edited to have soft but vibrant colours. A blur and/or sparkle effect is also very common. Small amounts of collaging may be used to paste wings, flowers, mushrooms, etc onto the photo subject.

Motifs included in this aesthetic :
  • The forest
  • Trees
  • Fields, especially fields of flowers
  • Swamps
  • Tall, thick grass
  • Mushroom
  • Fairy rings
  • Traditionally cute or gentle forest animals
  • Rivers, streams, and creeks
  • Flowers, especially tall flowers
  • Nature paths
  • Overgrown buildings
  • Gardens
  • Deus Ex (2000)
  • Cozy cabins
  • Clotheslines
  • Butterflies
  • Picnics
    • Baskets
    • Jam jars
    • Tea
  • Throw blankets
  • Gingham


Fairycore fashion includes:

  • 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 nature-related or crafty hobbies such as:

  • Going for walks
  • Picking wild berries such as raspberries and blueberries
  • Pressing flowers
  • Making flower crowns
  • Playing harmless pranks on people, such as apple-pie beds, in the case of mischievous fairies
  • Scavenging or searching for shiny objects
  • Gardening
  • Playing Deus Ex (2000)
  • Embroidery, sewing, or knitting
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Drawing

Similar Aesthetics

Fairycore overlaps significantly with Cottagecore and Goblincore.



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



  • 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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