Goblincore is an aesthetic which is similar to Dragoncore. Goblincore celebrates aspects of nature that most individuals would find "ugly" or "dirty." These aspects can range from animals such as frogs and snails to materials such as moss, mud, plants, and fungi such as mushrooms. As a part of this beloved "ugliness" is the Goblin itself, a malevolent thieving creature in European folklore but in Goblincore a carefree representation of one's infatuation with nature's "ugliness" and general unpredictability.
Goblincore is popular in the LGBTQ+ community, especially among non-binary people.
A part of Goblincore is the desire to collect and hoard small, often shiny objects, affectionately named shinies by practicing Goblins. Many Goblins are closely involved in adjacent movements such as Cottagecore, and Vulture Culture.
- Rocks and pebbles
- Bones and animal skulls
- Old necklaces
A list of external links to get a better understanding of this aesthetic.
Goblincore fashion can involve any clothing that is suitable for adventure, but most goblincore fans seem to like outfits with several clashing patterns/colors. Lots of the clothing is worn-out, thrifted, or second-hand for a more comfortable feel. Most goblincore fans enjoy getting dirty, so keeping their clothes fresh and clean isn't a top priority. Sweaters, worn-out or customized jeans/overalls, and unique socks are often staples of a goblincore wardrobe.
Goblins are often seen in dark green or brown clothes. Sometimes, they will also have belts with alchemists pouches or a satchel to store shiny objects.
Websites & Stores
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Goblincore has been criticized of being anti-Semitic. This is because Goblins, especially when depicted as ugly, thieving or greedy creatures obsessed with shiny things, are frequently used as an anti-Semitic caricature. People have suggested alternatives to the name, calling it Gremlincore instead of Goblincore, or simply changing it to Crowcore, Dragoncore, or other aesthetics similar to Goblincore. There are Jewish people who are against Goblincore, but also those who are not.
Goblincore has also been accused of excessively cross-tagging in the Witchblr community, something taken very seriously on the website Tumblr.