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Nostalgiacore is an aesthetic involving nostalgia and archived internet history. Most senses of nostalgia focus on childhood shows, snacks, trends, fashion, and video games.

TV Shows

This list has some examples of popular nostalgic shows that people born from the 1990s to mid-2000s may have grown up with. Feel free to add more if you feel some are missing.

  • Powerpuff Girls (1998-2005)
  • Robotboy (2005-2008)
  • Rugrats (1990-2006)
  • Are You Afraid of The Dark? (1990-2000)
  • Goosebumps (1995-1998)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! (2000-2006)
  • Beyblade (2001-2005)
  • The Magic School Bus (1994-1997)
  • Pokémon (1997- present day)
  • Reading Rainbow (1983-2006)
  • Arthur (1996-present day)
  • Hey Arnold! (1996-2004)
  • Dexter's Laboratory (1996-2003)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants (1999-present day)
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003-2009)
  • The Fairly OddParents (2001-2017)
  • Care Bears (1985-2006)
  • The Backyardigans (2004-2010)
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996-2002)
  • Recess (1997-2001)
  • Max and Ruby (2002-2019)
  • Little Einsteins (2005-2009)
  • Fetch with Ruff Ruffman (2006-2011)
  • Wonderpets (2006-2009)
  • Super Why (2007-2016)
  • WordWorld (2007-2011)
  • Invader Zim (2001-2006)
  • Maggie and the Ferocious Beast (2000-2002)
  • Oswald (2001-2003)
  • Pucca (2006-2008)
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
  • Digimon (1999-2001)
  • Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (2004-2006)
  • Totally Spies (2001-2013)
  • Samurai Jack (2001-2017)
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004-2009)
  • Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (2006-2010)
  • Total Drama (2007-20??)
  • Drake and Josh (2004-2007)
  • iCarly (2007-2012)
  • Time Warp Trio (2005-2006)
  • MegaMan NT Warrior (2003-2006)
  • Adventure Time (2010-2018)
  • The Amazing World of Gumball (2011-2019)
  • Tenkai Knights (2013-2014)
  • Mixels (2014-2016)
  • Bubble Guppies (2011-present)

Food

Whether you're a '90s kid about to plop down for the After-School programs or a 2000s baby gearing up for a marathon with Hawaiian punch and pizza, snacks play an enormous part in Nostalgiacore. If you're already into Nostalgiacore, you may consume many popular snacks depending on what generation you're in. Here are a couple of snacks that steal our little hearts.

This is for you, '90s and 2000s kids!

  • Fun Dip
  • Hubba Bubba Bubble Tape
  • Dunkaroos
  • Trader Joes Fruit Wraps
  • Instant Oatmeal with Dinosaur Eggs
  • Eggo Waffles
  • Danimals
  • Push Pop
  • Ring Pop
  • Handi-Snacks Breadsticks and Cheese Dip
  • Gushers
  • Pop Rocks
  • Laffy Taffy
  • GoGurt
  • Hi-C
  • Nerds
  • Fla-Vor-Ice
  • Warheads
  • Sixlets
  • CapriSun
  • Hawaiian Punch
  • Juice Barrels
  • Juicy Juice
  • Chuck E Cheese
  • Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner- Spiderman
  • Jujubes
  • Razzles
  • Candy Jewelry Necklaces/Bracelets
  • Dots
  • Cosmic Brownies
  • Kid Cuisine
  • Nik n' Nip Mini Drinks
  • Lunchables
  • Trolli
  • Tyson Lightning McQueen Chicken Nuggets

Video Games & Consoles

Around this era, video games have quickly became a hot new hobby, with everyone vying for the top consoles. After school, you'd see an older sibling playing or even play some yourself, know without further ado, some of our most loved video games/consoles!:

  • Nintendo 64
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Nintendo Game Boy Color/Advance
  • Nintendo DS (especially Nintendogs)
  • Nintendo Wii (especially Wii Sports)
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Sony PlayStation 2
  • Sony PlayStation Portable
  • Microsoft Xbox 360
  • Pac-Man series
  • Space Invaders
  • Frogger
  • Mortal Kombat series
  • Street Fighter series
  • Crash Bandicoot series
  • Spyro the Dragon series
  • Banjo-Kazooie duology
  • Rayman series
  • Final Fantasy series (from the first one through XII)
  • Super Monkey Ball
  • Super Mario platformers (especially Super Mario World, 64, and Sunshine)
  • Mario Kart series (especially 64 through Wii)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog series (especially the Classic, Advance, and Rush trilogies)
  • Pokémon series (from Red/Blue/Yellow up until Black 2/White 2)
  • Mega Man series (especially the Mega Man X subseries, the Mega Man Battle Network subseries, and Mega Man Legends)
  • Minecraft
  • Roblox
  • Tamagotchi Connection virtual pets
  • Various flash games
  • Animal Jam

Fashion Trends

In this time period, you either loved or hated some of the most iconic trends that came out.

For example...

  • Rice Necklaces
  • Silly Bandz
  • Slap Bracelets
  • Tattoo chokers
  • Butterfly clips
  • Mood Rings
  • Printed Cargo, Khaki, or Biker shorts
  • Airwalks
  • Long bead necklaces (usually glass beads)
  • Shutter Shades
  • Livestrong Bracelets
  • Animal Print
  • Colored skinny jeans
  • Slim Belts
  • Skirt and jeans combo
  • Fluro animal prints ( Tiger, Leopard, ect. )

Subgenres

Saturationcore

Saturationcore is an aesthetic found mostly on TikTok. It includes, but is not limited to saturated colors, fisheye lenses, and '90s inspired fashions. This aesthetic is trying to mimic the look of a lot of Hype Williams music videos from the '90s.

Fashion

Saturationcore fashion staples are:

  • Butterfly clips
  • Tye-die shirts
  • Bleached hair
  • Cow print (usually on handbags and clothing)
  • Bandanas 

However, you do not have to wear Saturationcore fashion to participate in this aesthetic.

Resources

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