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Junglecore is an aesthetic relating to the vibrant and mysterious ways of a jungle, which is usually filled with thriving habitats for native animals, plants, waterfalls, and other jungle sightings. It can also be related to exploring, and even researching or preservation of the jungle. Junglecore is also associated with creatures such as orangutans, Indian elephants, treefrogs, leopards, and many more. It is calming and exciting, natural and bold, practical and aspirational all at the same time.

Visual[]

Junglecore visuals are very tropical and full of life. The visuals show the jungle's greatest qualities such as:

  • Jungle animals
  • Rainforests
  • Waterfalls
  • Dense tropical plants
  • Vines or climbing plants
  • Tropical flowers and fruits
  • Leafy trees
  • Ruins
  • Tribal and mythological sculptures
  • Large and colorful insects
  • Moss

Fashion[]

The fashion of Junglecore could be divided into two categories; the explorer and the jungle dweller.

The Jungle Explorer[]

The first category would be of a jungle explorer, an individual who is a visitor to the biome and is journeying through it.

  • Khaki or khaki colored clothes
  • Natural/sustainable materials such as hemp
  • Baggy clothing with pockets
  • Bags such as fanny packs, satchels, canvas backpacks
  • Binoculars
  • Sunhats, sunglasses, or other such sun-protective gear
  • Bandana
  • Practical hairstyles such as ponytails
  • Minimal makeup
  • Hiking boots
  • Loose button-downs
  • Loose shorts or hiking pants
  • Earth tones

The Jungle Dweller[]

The second category would be of someone who calls the jungle their home, and finds the jungle to be their comfort zone. Due to the prevalence of animal motifs, as well as conservation and naturalism as prominent inspiring values for the aesthetic, cruelty-free, sustainable, and synthetic faux-items may be preferred for things such as teeth, feathers, etc.

  • Dark colors with bright accents
  • Animal prints or motifs
  • Feathers
  • Vibrant makeup or face paint
  • Dense botanical and floral motifs
  • Floral, botanical, or tropical prints
  • Animal teeth
  • Chunky or wooden beads and jewelry

Media[]

Books[]

  • The Bushbabies
  • The Jungle Book
  • The Explorer
  • Heart of Darkness

Animes/Mangas & Light Novel[]

  • Btooom!
  • Haré+Guu
  • Ken the Wolf Boy
  • Kimba The White Lion
  • The Bush Baby

Cartoons[]

  • George of the Jungle
  • Brandy & Mr. Whiskers
  • Inami
  • Ovide and the Gang
  • Taz-Mania

Comics[]

Movies[]

Many movies take part in the Junglecore aesthetic, mostly from the adventure, action, fantasy/sci-fi and romance genres. such as;

  • Tarzan (franchise)
  • The Lost World (1925)
  • King Kong (1933)
  • The Jungle Book (1942)
  • The African Queen (1951)
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
  • Green Mansions (1958)
  • Lord Jim (1965)
  • The Jungle Book (1967)
  • Sorcerer (1977)
  • Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
  • Amazon Jail (1982)
  • Fitzcarraldo (1982)
  • Romancing the Stone (1984)
  • Mosquito Coast (1986)
  • Where the River Runs Black (1986)
  • Predator (1987)
  • FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
  • Jurassic Park Series (1993-2022)
  • Congo (1995)
  • Jumanji (1995)
  • George of the Jungle (1997)
  • Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
  • The Beach (2000)
  • The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
  • Tropical Malady (2004)
  • Madagascar (2005)
  • Rescue Dawn (2006)
  • Rio (2011)
  • Rio 2 (2014)
  • The Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
  • The Lost City of Z (2016)
  • American Girl: Lea to the Rescue (2016)
  • Jungle (2017)
  • Kong: Skull Island (2017)
  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)
  • Jungle Cruise (2021)
  • The Lost City (2022)

TV Shows[]

  • The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992)
  • The Lost World (2001)

Games[]

  • Far Cry (franchise)
  • Tomb Raider (franchise)
  • Tak and The Power of JuJu (franchise)
  • Uncharted (franchise)
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (1995) - World 3
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters (2012)
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013)
  • Risen 3 - Titan Lords (2014)

Music[]

Songs[]

Albums[]

Artists[]

  • Martin Denny
  • Les Baxter
  • Henry Mancini
  • The Beatles
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Beach Boys
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers
  • The Clash

Playlist[]

Activities[]

People with this aesthetic like down-to-earth and calming activities, as well as adventurous, exciting, and socially-conscious ones such as:

  • Exploration
  • Naturalism
  • Foraging
  • An interest in botany/any tropical species
  • Collecting and caring for plants, especially tropical varieties
  • Documenting species of plants or insects
  • Collecting insects
  • Photography
  • Keeping a journal of natural observations
  • Hiking, or taking a nature walk
  • Caring for animals
  • Conserving/protecting natural areas
  • Canoeing
  • Bird watching
  • Climbing trees/sitting in trees
  • Waterfall hunting

Resources[]

Pinterest Boards[1][]

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Gallery[]

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