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Gloomcore is an aesthetic inspired by the tranquil forests and foggy beaches of the Pacific Northwest, and obscure hobbies and interests. The aim is to appreciate the quiet through dim surroundings. Those who take a liking to this genre tend to find beauty in cloudy skies, foggy coastlines and tall, endless green forests. Gloomcore folks love all things odd and otherworldly. It's like nature, but with a darker tone.


Forests with mosses and lichens, lots of plants, tall trees, and fog covering up the tops of the trees are the noticeable things you can find in forests that aren't bustling with energy or have any crowded spaces. Another good example is a hazy beach with no sun anywhere to be seen, just light brown sand and water with slow, grey waves stretching for miles.

Most places revolve around forests and beaches, though there also might be rivers, streams, lakes, and other bodies of water, including puddles. Moors, mountains and other landforms where you can overlook a beautiful view are also appreciated natural aspects of Gloomcore. People who associate themselves with this aesthetic tend to focus on irregular and wondrous things or ideas, like the angle of light on water, cryptid sightings and long forest walks.

The weather is supposed to have mellow, dreamy and slightly ethereal undertones that possibly lead to long thought processes and the bubbling of one's imagination. Though something like the rain, cold seasons, fall, winter, thunderstorms and lightning storms are prevalent, quiet foggy days mist, and even dry skies filled with petrichor count as well.


The clothes must be related to the dull, mysterious atmosphere and cold weather. Since most of the forests and environments that fit into Gloomcore are usually cool and damp, warm clothing is common. Some of the items are:

  • Oversized, loose-fitting clothing
  • Pullover sweaters
  • Corduroy pants and jackets
  • Mom jeans
  • Vintage graphic tees
  • Overall pants/shorts
  • Pleated skirts
  • Ripped/patterned tights
  • Leg and arm warmers
  • Hiking boots
  • Slip-on Converse or Vans
  • Argyle sweater vests
  • Raincoats
  • Ripped tights
  • Green and brown sweaters
  • Band shirts

Summer Outfits[]


  • Overall shorts + oversized shirt under + combat/hiking boots
  • Black tank top + baggy jeans/cargo jeans + tennis shoes
  • Black shorts + tucked in shirt + combat/hiking boots
  • Black shorts + sweater vest

Swimming/beach trip[]

  • One of those beach robes + dark colored long-sleeved swimsuit + sunglasses


  • Dark colored overall dress + white/grey shirt + combat/hiking boots
  • Black tennis skirt + light sweater (not for super hot days)


Although the most prominent activity in Gloomcore is enjoying spending one's time looking at the aspects of nature, there are other things, such as:

  • Gardening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Sketching or painting natural scenes
  • Cryptid hunting
  • Collecting cute/weird objects
  • Writing love letters
  • Painting
  • Making potions
  • Counting clouds


Because of the nature this aesthetic is based on, Gloomcore music is soft, based on the ideas of being in nature and other Gloomcore hobbies. Of course, the perfect music would be something mysterious and soft, perfect to meditate or "gloom" to. Background ambience from nature such as rain is often added to the music. Some examples are below:


Movies & TV Shows[]

  • Twin Peaks (1990-1991)
  • Coraline (2009)
  • Dark Shadows (2012)
  • Twilight (2008)