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{{Aesthetic
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|title1 = Kidcore
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|key_motifs = Toys, rainbows, age regression
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|decade_of_origin = 1990s, 2010s
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|image1 = Gymboree-Store.jpg
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|related_aesthetics = [[Cleancore]]<br>[[Old Web]]<br>[[Clowncore]]<br>[[Pop Kei]]<br>[[Decora]]<br>[[Cuddle Party]]<br>[[Tweencore]]<br>[[Real Life Super Hero]]<br>[[Glowwave]]<br>[[Rainbowcore]]<br>[[Nostalgiacore]]<br>[[Sanriocore]]<br>[[Memphis]]
[[Category:Music]]
 
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|key_values = Reliving your childhood, living the childhood you wish you had
[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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|key_colours = Bright colors, rainbow, pastel, neon
[[Category:Cute]]
 
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|related_brands = Sanrio, Disney, Lisa Frank, Mattel, Hasbro
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|related_media = Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network or any other show or movie aimed at kids.}}
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'''Kidcore''' is an aesthetic that centers around bright colors, nostalgia for icons from the 90s, and kid themes. While its origins can be traced back to the 1990s/80s, it appears the aesthetic is a nostalgia-based creation of the 2010s.
[[Category:Visual]]
 
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[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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==Visual==
[[Category:Music]]
 
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Common motifs in Kidcore visuals are bright colors frequently used on children's toys, most frequently highly saturated versions of the traditional primary colors (red, yellow, and blue), playgrounds, stuffed animals such as Beanie Babies and TY, robot pets like Furbies, Lisa Frank artwork, rainbows, and other kid themes. Other common themes involved in Kidcore include:
[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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*Bedtime stories
[[Category:Cute]]
 
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*Books
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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*Colorful bookshelves
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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*Watercolors and detailed linework
[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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*Rabbits and mice
[[Category:Visual]]
 
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*Alphabet blocks
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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*Games Cupboard
[[Category:Music]]
 
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*Balloons
[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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[[Category:Cute]]
 
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===Pinterest Boards===
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*[https://www.pinterest.com/tothelastdetail/childrens-books-ii-antique/ Children's Books II - Antique by Elaine Gitzel]
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*[https://www.pinterest.com/carolroarktice/old-childrens-books/ Old Childrens books by Carol Tice]
[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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*[https://www.pinterest.com/carpelibrum/childrens-books-and-illustrations Children's Books and Illustrations by Dona Novak]
[[Category:Visual]]
 
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*[https://www.pinterest.com/amandahroper/bedrooms-1900-1920/ Bedrooms 1900-1920 by Amanda Roper]
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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*[https://www.pinterest.com/carolynlenz98/victorian-girls-room/ victorian girls room by Carolyn]
[[Category:Music]]
 
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[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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==Fashion==
[[Category:Cute]]
 
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Kidcore fashion is typically colorful and highly saturated, and predominantly utilizes the traditional primary colors, but it does sometimes include neutrals, secondary colors and pastels. Fashion pieces include:
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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*Collared shirts
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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*Light-up shoes, old sneakers
[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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*Denim overalls (preferably short)
[[Category:Visual]]
 
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*Tee-shirts of kids shows/simple patterns/animals
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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*Striped socks, stockings, or knee/ankle-high socks
[[Category:Music]]
 
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*Denim shorts/jeans adorned with stickers/glitter
[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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*Puffy sleeves
[[Category:Cute]]
 
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*Overalls or suspenders
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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*High-tops
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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*Baseball tees
[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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*Jeans
[[Category:Visual]]
 
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*Pajamas
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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*Earrings
[[Category:Music]]
 
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*Friendship necklaces
[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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*Bandages
[[Category:Cute]]
 
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*Kandi
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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*A stuffed animal/plushie
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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*Temporary tattoos
[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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*Slap on bracelets
[[Category:Visual]]
 
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*Rainbow loom
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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*Stickers
[[Category:Music]]
 
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[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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=== Vendors ===
[[Category:Cute]]
 
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[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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* [https://orezoria.com/collection/kidcore-outfits/ Orezoria Aesthetic Clothes]
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==Architecture==
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The architectural variants of kidcore - known as "Wonka PoMo", or Memphis Jr. due to it being inspired by the 1980s Memphis aesthetic - predate the rest of the genre, and can be said to have inspired the 2010s popularity via nostalgia. Examples typically come from theme parks and stores which market goods to children such as Toys 'R' Us and Gymboree.
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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[[Category:Music]]
 
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==Music==
[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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*Kero Kero Bonito - "I'd Rather Sleep"
[[Category:Cute]]
 
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*"PoPiPo" - Hatsune Miku
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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*"It’s a Kids World" - Masafumi Takada
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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*"Two time" - Jack Stauber
[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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*Kero Kero Bonito - "Flamingo"
[[Category:Visual]]
 
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*Lemon Demon - "Dead Sea Monkeys" (Along with "Sky Is Not Blue", and "Geeks In Love".)
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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[[Category:Music]]
 
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===Playlists===
[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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====[https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6sLDsfI2H30dt35zFiVkAG?si=f185fd90b1b247ce Official Aesthetics Wiki Spotify playlist]====
[[Category:Cute]]
 
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The Aesthetics Wiki staff creates official Spotify playlists for aesthetics, which compile the songs most frequently featured on existing playlists dedicated to those aesthetics. Pages about aesthetics that have an official wiki playlist will not include other playlists.<!-- Updated: Tues. August 10, 2021 -->
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== Media ==
[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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Kidcore is centered around media.
[[Category:Visual]]
 
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=== Books ===
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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* ''Chrysanthemum''
[[Category:Music]]
 
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* ''Click, Clack, Moo'' by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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* ''Frog and Toad''
[[Category:Cute]]
 
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==== Authors & publishers ====
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* Dr. Seuss
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* Mo Willems
[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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* P. D. Eastman
[[Category:Visual]]
 
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* Priddy Books
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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*Adarna House
[[Category:Music]]
 
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[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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=== TV shows ===
[[Category:Cute]]
 
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* Steven Spielberg Presents: Animaniacs
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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* Arthur
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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* Blue's Clues shows
[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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* Clifford the Big Red Dog
[[Category:Visual]]
 
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*Calliou
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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* Curious George
[[Category:Music]]
 
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* Cyberchase
[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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* Dinosaur Train
[[Category:Cute]]
 
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*Dragon Tales
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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* Inspector Gadget
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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* Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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*The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
[[Category:Visual]]
 
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*Numberblocks
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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* Octonauts
[[Category:Music]]
 
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* Reading Rainbow
[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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* Sesame Street
[[Category:Cute]]
 
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* Super Why
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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* Shaun the Sheep
[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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*The Backyardigans
[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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* The Magic School Bus shows
[[Category:Visual]]
 
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* Thomas and Friends
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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* Wild Kratts
[[Category:Music]]
 
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*Wow Wow Wubbzy
[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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*My Little Pony
[[Category:Cute]]
 
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*Alphablocks
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==Subgenres==
[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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===Spooky Kidcore===
[[Category:Visual]]
 
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'''Spooky Kidcore''' is a subgenre of kidcore that mixes the cute things and bright colors of kidcore with Halloween themes, such as witches, skeletons, and jack-o-lanterns. It often overlaps with [[Halloween]].
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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[[Category:Music]]
 
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===Loudcore===
[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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'''Loudcore''' is a subgenre of kidcore which revolves around loud, noisy objects and toys that are associated with early childhood. Key motifs include bells, fireworks, birthday party-esque or "school treasure box" related items, and instruments such as kazoos.
[[Category:Cute]]
 
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[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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===Stickercore===
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'''Stickercore''' is an aesthetic that focuses mainly on children's stickers. Some of the most common types are My Little Pony, CareBears, Sanrio, Sandylion, and Lisa Frank’s artwork. Anime girls are also seen, but uncommon. The stickers are mostly placed on ones face, but can also go on other parts of the body and objects.
[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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[[Category:Visual]]
 
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== Resources ==
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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[[Category:Music]]
 
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===VendorGallery===
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Tumblr ocbb79n9lT1tehrvco1 500.jpg|A Winnie the Pooh-inspired Kidcore outfit mooboard by Tumblr user @boybears (formerly @softhugs).
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Tumblr p3neep7MCg1rd5d8co1 1280.jpg|Some Kidcore hammers for arts and crafts.
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[[Category:Visual]]
 
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Tumblr phkl0cystq1s0s8m8 1280.jpg|Art by Twitter user @bugsonas (also known as @dusty_doodles).
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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[[Category:Music]]
 
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Kidcore.jpg|A Kidcore collage wallpaper by @b_softboy on Picsart.
[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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[[Category:Cute]]
 
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[[File:Happy fun!.mp4|thumb|640x640px]]
 
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Tumblr aad386b44478ceea04b3d8dc5fcbd049 1511ecfd 640.jpg|Sticker eye art by Sarai Mena (@gemsonmyface on Instagram).
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[[Category:Visual]]
 
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[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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[[Category:Music]]
 
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Tumblr po6htoRrgP1wzci4l 1280.jpg|Beads from Nunoya, photographed by @candy__ppp on Instagram.
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[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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[[Category:Visual]]
 
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[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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[[Category:Music]]
 
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[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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[[Category:Cute]]
 
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[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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Woman.PNG|Stickers are popular in Kidcore visuals. Makeup by Sasha Koss (@sanyababygirl on Instagram).
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[[Category:Cute]]
 
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[[Category:Core Suffix]]
 
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[[Category:Visual]]
 
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Nails classic.jpeg|Nail art by @__xxman on Instagram.
[[Category:Fashion]]
 
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[[Category:Music]]
 
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[[Category:Youthful]]
 
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[[Category:Cute]]
 
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Revision as of 22:52, 23 September 2021


Kidcore is an aesthetic that centers around bright colors, nostalgia for icons from the 90s, and kid themes. While its origins can be traced back to the 1990s/80s, it appears the aesthetic is a nostalgia-based creation of the 2010s.

Visual

Common motifs in Kidcore visuals are bright colors frequently used on children's toys, most frequently highly saturated versions of the traditional primary colors (red, yellow, and blue), playgrounds, stuffed animals such as Beanie Babies and TY, robot pets like Furbies, Lisa Frank artwork, rainbows, and other kid themes. Other common themes involved in Kidcore include:

  • Bedtime stories
  • Books
  • Colorful bookshelves
  • Watercolors and detailed linework
  • Rabbits and mice
  • Alphabet blocks
  • Games Cupboard
  • Balloons

Pinterest Boards

Fashion

Kidcore fashion is typically colorful and highly saturated, and predominantly utilizes the traditional primary colors, but it does sometimes include neutrals, secondary colors and pastels. Fashion pieces include:

  • Collared shirts
  • Light-up shoes, old sneakers
  • Denim overalls (preferably short)
  • Tee-shirts of kids shows/simple patterns/animals
  • Striped socks, stockings, or knee/ankle-high socks
  • Denim shorts/jeans adorned with stickers/glitter
  • Puffy sleeves
  • Overalls or suspenders
  • High-tops
  • Baseball tees
  • Jeans
  • Pajamas
  • Earrings
  • Friendship necklaces
  • Bandages
  • Kandi
  • A stuffed animal/plushie
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Slap on bracelets
  • Rainbow loom
  • Stickers

Vendors

Architecture

The architectural variants of kidcore - known as "Wonka PoMo", or Memphis Jr. due to it being inspired by the 1980s Memphis aesthetic - predate the rest of the genre, and can be said to have inspired the 2010s popularity via nostalgia. Examples typically come from theme parks and stores which market goods to children such as Toys 'R' Us and Gymboree.

Music

  • Kero Kero Bonito - "I'd Rather Sleep"
  • "PoPiPo" - Hatsune Miku
  • "It’s a Kids World" - Masafumi Takada
  • "Two time" - Jack Stauber
  • Kero Kero Bonito - "Flamingo"
  • Lemon Demon - "Dead Sea Monkeys" (Along with "Sky Is Not Blue", and "Geeks In Love".)

Playlists

Official Aesthetics Wiki Spotify playlist

The Aesthetics Wiki staff creates official Spotify playlists for aesthetics, which compile the songs most frequently featured on existing playlists dedicated to those aesthetics. Pages about aesthetics that have an official wiki playlist will not include other playlists.

Media

Kidcore is centered around media.

Books

  • Chrysanthemum
  • Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
  • Frog and Toad

Authors & publishers

  • Dr. Seuss
  • Mo Willems
  • P. D. Eastman
  • Priddy Books
  • Adarna House

TV shows

  • Steven Spielberg Presents: Animaniacs
  • Arthur
  • Blue's Clues shows
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
  • Calliou
  • Curious George
  • Cyberchase
  • Dinosaur Train
  • Dragon Tales
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Numberblocks
  • Octonauts
  • Reading Rainbow
  • Sesame Street
  • Super Why
  • Shaun the Sheep
  • The Backyardigans
  • The Magic School Bus shows
  • Thomas and Friends
  • Wild Kratts
  • Wow Wow Wubbzy
  • My Little Pony
  • Alphablocks

Subgenres

Spooky Kidcore

Spooky Kidcore is a subgenre of kidcore that mixes the cute things and bright colors of kidcore with Halloween themes, such as witches, skeletons, and jack-o-lanterns. It often overlaps with Halloween.

Loudcore

Loudcore is a subgenre of kidcore which revolves around loud, noisy objects and toys that are associated with early childhood. Key motifs include bells, fireworks, birthday party-esque or "school treasure box" related items, and instruments such as kazoos.

Stickercore

Stickercore is an aesthetic that focuses mainly on children's stickers. Some of the most common types are My Little Pony, CareBears, Sanrio, Sandylion, and Lisa Frank’s artwork. Anime girls are also seen, but uncommon. The stickers are mostly placed on ones face, but can also go on other parts of the body and objects.

Resources

VendorGallery