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Fantasy is a genre of fiction set in a fictional universe, often inspired by real world myth and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became fantasy literature and drama.

Fantasy often makes an appearance as epic fantasy inspired by the middle ages in Europe. However, fantasy can be inspired by various times and places.

The fantasy aesthetic crosses over with the Dragoncore, Royalcore/Knightcore, Wizardcore, and others such as Cottagecore depending on the subtype.

Visual[]

  • Sunlit landscapes
  • Forests
  • Castles
  • Ruins of old buildings and castles
  • Mist, sunrise, sunset
  • Swords and daggers
  • Scrolls of parchment
  • Books, both old and new
  • Crystal, gemstones and stones
  • Handmade wands
  • Old maps
  • Potions and poisons
  • Tiny potion bottles
  • Interesting keys
  • Horses, wolves and other animals
  • Dragons
  • Tiny chests
  • Beautiful waterfalls

Fashion[]

  • Long cloaks
  • Loose hooded trench coats, with lots of inner pockets
  • White poet shirts (or just regular white shirts with puff sleeves)
  • Cool leather belts, all of 'em
  • Brown corduroy jeans
  • Combat or leather boots
  • Medieval style/viking fashion
  • Brass accessories
  • Hair combs
  • Brass belts
  • Linen dresses
  • Princess dresses
  • Ball gowns
  • Corsets
  • Crowns or tiaras
  • Knives, daggers, or swords

Activities[]

  • Reading a fantasy book by a tree
  • Binge watching fantasy movies and TV shows
  • Imagining whole new realms while meditating
  • Writing your own stories and tales never written nor told before
  • Creating original characters
  • Archery
  • Fencing
  • Playing Dungeons and Dragons with your party till midnight
  • Throwing daggers or knives
  • Horse riding
  • Spending time with all of your animal friends
  • Art; draw, paint and craft to your heart's content
  • Embroidery, weaving, spinning, or other historical crafts
  • Being in nature, walking through the woods
  • Nurturing your plants/pets
  • Chilling in a treehouse
  • Playing tabletop roleplaying games

Subtypes[]

Fairytale[]

The fairytale aesthetic focuses on the more ethereal aesthetic of fairytales, especially those from childhood.

Nautical Fantasy[]

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Dark Fantasy[]

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Medieval Fantasy[]

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Urban Fantasy[]

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Media[]

Anime & Manga[]

  • Sailor Moon
  • A Lull In The Sea
  • Jewelpet
  • Seven Deadly Sins

Literature[]

  • Eragon and the Inheritance Cycle
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Dragonlance series
  • Ella Enchanted
  • Game of Thrones series
  • Harry Potter series
  • His Dark Materials trilogy
  • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
  • Mary Poppins
  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • One Thousand and One Nights
  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians
  • Keeper of the Lost Cities
  • Rangers Apprentice
  • School for Good and Evil
  • Stardust
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The Heroes of Olympus
  • The Hobbit or There and Back Again
  • The Kane Chronicles
  • The Land of Stories
  • The Lord of the Rings series
  • The Magicians
  • The Realm of the Elderlings
  • The Trials of Apollo
  • The Wings of Fire series
  • Twisted Tales
  • The Folk of the Air
  • Inkheart series
  • The City of Ember trilogy
  • The Unwanteds Series

Comics[]

  • Cucumber Quest

Film[]

  • Disney Princess Movies
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • The Princess Bride
  • Ponyo
  • Spirited Away
  • Turning Red
  • Mary and the Witch's Flower

Television[]

  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
  • Once Upon a Time
  • The Witcher
  • Ragnarok
  • The Dark Crystal
  • The Owl House
  • Amphibia
  • Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets
  • Mia and Me
  • Luna Petunia
  • Ever After High

Video Games[]

The Fantasy aesthetic is very prominent in video game genres like Role-Playing Games (RPGs) and Action-Adventure Games. Notable exemples of this aesthetic in use being series like Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda, and The Elder Scrolls.

  • The Legend of Zelda (1986-present)
  • Dragon Quest (1986-present)
  • Final Fantasy (1987-present)
  • Fire Emblem (1990-present)
  • The Elder Scrolls (1994-2020)
  • RuneScape (2001)
  • World of Warcraft (2004)
  • The Witcher (2007-present)
  • League of Legends (2009)
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth (2014)
  • Dark Souls (2011-2018)
  • Elden Ring (2022)

Music Artists[]

  • Adrain Von Zeigler
  • Brunuhville
  • Michael Ghelfi
  • Invadable Harmony
  • Peter Gundry
  • Johannes Bornlöf
  • IMAscore
  • Derek Fiechter
  • Brandon Fiechter
  • Gareth Coker
  • Thomas Bergersen
  • Two Steps From Hell

Resources[]

External links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.

Vendors[]

Playlists[]

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