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Labcore is an aesthetic characterized by bright colors, especially purple and green, and to a lesser extent monochrome black and whites. This aesthetic combines the academia aspects of Science Academia and the 80s aspects of Vaporwave to make a mad scientist fashion aesthetic. This aesthetic was heavily influenced by films such as Frankenstein and Reanimator.


Labcore fashion mostly uses bright colors, inspired by the 80s. Particular combinations include purple and green, and to a lesser extent, orange and teal. Fashion usually features the signature lab coat and black turtleneck combination that most mad scientist characters wear, although can differ from person to person. Accessories include plain hair bands, drawn accessories such as stitches drawn with a marker or other writing tool.

This style also mixes aesthetics of academia with 80s aesthetics. Think study papers only illuminated by a neon light. This style is particularly combined with motifs of homoeroticism and mental illness.


  • Lab coats
  • Black turtlenecks
  • Iridescent clothing
  • Hibiscus shirts
  • Clothing without decals or words
  • Loose clothing
  • Combat boots
  • Ripped jeans
  • Black, or grayscale jeans
  • Platform shoes


  • Plain earrings
  • Goggles
  • Hair bands
  • Watches
  • Rubber bracelets


  • Drawn on stitches or scars
  • Dark eyeshadow
  • Thick eyeliner



Green and Purple are the most common colors in labcore aesthetic

Other colors that may appear include:

  • Teal
  • Orange
  • Hot Pink
  • Dark Blues

Textures and Patterns[]

  • Slime
  • Paper
  • Hawaiian shirt pattern
  • Grids
  • Glass


  • Bright, eyestrain art (usually with medical or science themes)
  • Purple and green color combination
  • Glass tubes
  • Glow-in-the-dark slime
  • Glow-in-the-dark stars
  • Futuristic fonts
  • Star maps
  • Textbooks
  • Anatomical skeletons
  • Sodas, energy drinks


Labcore tends to not have as analytical media as Science Academia, but still has classic literature show up as a theme.


  • The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
  • Reanimator (1985)
  • Frankenstein (1931)
  • Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
  • Back To The Future trilogy

TV Shows[]

  • Unsolved Mysteries (1987)
  • Beakman's World (1992)
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993)
  • Dexter's Laboratory (1996)
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002)
  • Johnny Test (2005)
  • Rick and Morty (2013)
  • Inside Job (2021)

Web Series[]


SCP Foundation



  • Lemon Demon
    • "Touch-Tone Telephone"
    • "Amnesia was her Name"
    • "Lifetime Achievement Award"
  • Tally Hall
    • "Turn the Lights Off"
    • "Ruler of Everything"
  • Oingo Boingo
    • "Weird Science"
  • Insane Clown Posse
  • Thomas Dolby