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Nostalgiacore is an aesthetic involving nostalgia and archived history. Most senses of nostalgia focus on childhood/teenhood TV/Web shows, movies, music, snacks, trends, fashion, video games and other forms of technology, Hangout places (such as malls), books, comics, and many other things.

Visuals[]

The visual aspect of Nostalgiacore can include pixel-art, low-poly 3D models, the fuzziness of a CRT screen, and whatever else could be associated with it, whether it be famous quotes (i.e, The Legend of Zelda's “It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.”), sound effects, or the machines the games were played on. It can also include images and other things that were popular during nostalgic times, such as TV shows, music, movies, amusement parks, malls, movie theaters, arcades, stores, fashion trends of the period, etc.

Fashion[]

In this time period, if you lived at the time, 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 prints (tiger, leopard, etc.)
  • Colored skinny jeans
  • Slim belt
  • Skirt and jeans combo

Media[]

Television[]

  • 2 Stupid Dogs (1993-1995)
  • 3-2-1 Penguins! (2000-2008)
  • 64 Zoo Lane (1999-2013)
  • 6teen (2004–2010)
  • 31 Minutos (2003-2014)
  • A.N.T. Farm (2011-2014)
  • Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994–1997)
  • Adventure Time (2010-2018)
  • Alfred J. Kwak (1989-1991)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks (1961-2023)
  • Animaniacs (1993-1998, 2020-2023)
  • Animalia (2007-2008)
  • Animal Mechanicals (2008-2011)
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000-present)
  • Are You Afraid of The Dark? (1990-2000)
  • Arthur (1996-2022)
  • Astro Boy (1963-2004)
  • Atomic Betty (2004-2008)
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008)
  • Babar (1989-2001)
  • Back at the Barnyard (2007-2011)
  • Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995)
  • Beavis & Butt-Head (1993-present)
  • Being Ian (2005-2008)
  • Ben 10 (2005–2021)
  • Between the Lions (2000-2010)
  • Beyblade (2001-2005)
  • Blue's Clues (1996-2006)
  • Bo on the Go! (2007-2009)
  • Bob the Builder (1999-2011)
  • Bobby's World (1990-1998)
  • Boohbah (2003-2006)
  • Braceface (2001–2004)
  • Brandy & Mr. Whiskers (2004-2006)
  • Breadwinners (2014-2016)
  • Bubble Guppies (2011-2023)
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
  • Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000-2001)
  • Caillou (1997-2010)
  • Camp Lazlo (2005-2008)
  • Captain N: The Game Master (1989-1991)
  • Care Bears (1985-2006)
  • CatDog (1998-2005)
  • ChalkZone (2002-2008)
  • Charlie and Lola (2005-2008)
  • Chowder (2007-2010)
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog (2000-2003)
  • Clone High (2002-2003, 2023-present)
  • Code Lyoko (2003-2007)
  • Codename: Kids Next Door (2002-2008)
  • Count Duckula (1988-1993)
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog (1999-2002)
  • Cow and Chicken (1997-1999)
  • Curious George (2006-2022)
  • Cyberchase (2002-present)
  • Dan Vs. (2011-2013)
  • Danger Mouse (1981-1992)
  • Danny Phantom (2004-2007)
  • Dexter's Laboratory (1996-2003)
  • Digimon (1999-2001)
  • Dora the Explorer (2000-2019)
  • Doug (1991-1999)
  • Dragon Ball (1986–present)
  • DragonflyTV (2002-2008)
  • Dragon Tales (1999-2005)
  • Drake and Josh (2004-2007)
  • DuckTales (1987-1990)
  • Doraemon (1973-present)
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999-2009)
  • Erky Perky (2006-2009)
  • Evil Con Carne (2001-2004)
  • Family Guy (1999-present)
  • Fanboy & Chum Chum (2009-2014)
  • Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman (2006-2011)
  • Fifi and the Flowertots (2005-2010)
  • Fish Hooks (2010–2014)
  • Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (2004-2009)
  • Franklin (1997–2004)
  • Fun with Claude (2008-2009)
  • Funniest Pets and People (2006)
  • Futurama (1999-present)
  • Garfield and Friends (1988-1994)
  • George Shrinks (2000–2003)
  • Go, Diego, Go! (2005-2011)
  • Goosebumps (1995-1998)
  • Gravity Falls (2012–2016)
  • Grossology (2006-2009)
  • Gumby (1956-1988)
  • Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs (2005-2008)
  • Hey Arnold! (1996-2004)
  • Hetalia (2009-2021)
  • Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (2004-2006)
  • Home Movies (1999, 2001-2004)
  • House of Mouse (2001-2003)
  • iCarly (2007-2012)
  • In the Night Garden (2007-2009)
  • Inspector Gadget (1982-1985)
  • Invader Zim (2001-2006)
  • It's a Big Big World (2006-2010)
  • Jakers! The Adventures of Piggly Winks (2003-2007)
  • Jay Jay the Jet Plane (1998-2005)
  • Jessie (2011-2015)
  • Johnny Bravo (1997-2004)
  • Johnny Test (2005-2014)
  • Just for Laughs Gags (2000-present)
  • KaBlam! (1996-2000)
  • Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (2010-2012)
  • Kim Possible (2002-2007)
  • King of the Hill (1997-2010)
  • Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (2001-2003)
  • Kleo the Misfit Unicorn (1997-2000)
  • Lalaloopsy (2013-2015)
  • LazyTown (2004-2007; 2013-2014)
  • Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003-2006)
  • Little Bear (1995–2001)
  • Little Einsteins (2005-2009)
  • Little Ghosts (2002)
  • Little Robots (2003-2005)
  • Looney Tunes (1930–present)
  • MAD (2010-2013)
  • Madeline (1993-2001)
  • Maggie and the Ferocious Beast (2000-2002)
  • Magical DoReMi (1999-2000)
  • Maisy (1999-2000)
  • Making Fiends (2008)
  • Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies (2007-2008)
  • Max and Ruby (2002-2020)
  • Maya & Miguel (2004-2007)
  • MegaMan NT Warrior (2003-2006)
  • Miffy and Friends (2003-2005)
  • Mister Maker (2007-2009)
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)
  • Mike, Lu & Og (1999-2001)
  • Mixels (2014-2016)
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot (2003-2009)
  • My Little Pony (previous generations; G1-G4)
  • Nanalan' (2000-2006)
  • Ned's Newt (1997-1999)
  • Oggy and The Cockroaches (1998-2019)
  • Oswald (2001-2003)
  • Pablo the Little Red Fox (1999-2000)
  • Pecola (2001-2002)
  • Pepper Ann (1997–2000)
  • Phil of the Future (2004-2006)
  • Phineas and Ferb (2007-2015, 2024-present)
  • Pinky and the Brain (1995-1998)
  • Pingu (1990-2000, 2003-2006)
  • Pokémon (1997-present)
  • Pucca (2006-2008)
  • Penguins of Madagascar (2008-2015)
  • Reading Rainbow (1983-2006)
  • Recess (1997-2001)
  • Roary the Racing Car (2007-2010)
  • Robotboy (2005-2008)
  • Robot Chicken (2005-present)
  • Rocko's Modern Life (1993-1996)
  • Rolie Polie Olie (1998–2004)
  • Rugrats (1991-2004)
  • Regular Show (2010-2017)
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996-2002)
  • Sailor Moon (1992-1997)
  • Samurai Jack (2001-2004, 2017)
  • Sanjay and Craig (2013-2016)
  • Schoolhouse Rock! (1973-1985, 1992–2000, 2009)
  • Scooby-Doo (1969–present)
  • Secret Mountain Fort Awesome (2011-2012)
  • Sesame Street (1969–present)
  • Sheep in the Big City (2000-2002)
  • Sid the Science Kid (2008-2013)
  • Sonic X (2003-2005)
  • Soy Luna (2016-2018)
  • Space Goofs (1997-2006)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants (1999-present)
  • Stickin' Around (1996-1998)
  • Super Why! (2007-2016)
  • Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! (2004-2006)
  • South Park (1997-present)
  • Teletubbies (1997-2001)
  • Tenkai Knights (2013-2014)
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius (2002-2006)
  • The Amazing World of Gumball (2011-2019)
  • The Angry Beavers (1997-2003)
  • The Backyardigans (2004-2010)
  • The Big Comfy Couch (1992-2006)
  • The Blobs and Meeow! (1996-1998, 2000)
  • The Buzz on Maggie (2005-2006)
  • The Eggs (2004)
  • The Electric Company (1971-1977, 2009-2011)
  • The Fairly OddParents (2001-2017)
  • The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2003-2008)
  • The Magic School Bus (1994-1997)
  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (2008-2010)
  • The Mask: Animated Series (1995-1997)
  • The Mighty B! (2008-2011)
  • The Mr. Men Show (2008-2009)
  • The Muppets (1955–present)
  • The Oblongs (2001-2002)
  • The Powerpuff Girls (1998-2005)
  • The Pondles (1987-1988)
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show (1991-1996)
  • The Replacements (2006–2009)
  • The Simpsons (1989-present)
  • The Smurfs (1981-1989)
  • The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (1989)
  • The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (1995-1996)
  • The Weekenders (2000–2004)
  • Thomas and Friends (1984-2020)
  • Time Squad (2001-2003)
  • Tiny Toon Adventures (1990-1992)
  • ToddWorld (2004-2008)
  • Tokyo Mew Mew (2002-2003)
  • Tom and Jerry (1940-present)
  • Toopy and Binoo (2005-2006)
  • Total Drama (2007-present)
  • Totally Spies! (2001-2015, 2024-present)
  • Two and a Half Men (2003-2015)
  • VeggieTales (1993–2022)
  • Violetta (2012-2015)
  • Wallace and Gromit (1989-present)
  • Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones? (2002-2003)
  • Winx Club (2004-2009, 2011-2019)
  • Wonder Pets! (2006-2016)
  • WordWorld (2007-2011)
  • WordGirl (2007-2015)
  • Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (2006-2010)
  • Xiaolin Showdown (2003-2006)
  • Yin Yang Yo! (2006-2009)
  • Yo Gabba Gabba! (2007 - 2015)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! (2000-2006)
  • Zoboomafoo (1999-2001)
  • Zoom (1972-1978, 1999-2005)

Webfiction[]

  • Annoying Orange (2009-present)
  • Asdfmovie (2008-present)
  • Battle for Dream Island (2010-present)
  • Dick Figures (2010-2014)
  • Don't Hug Me I'm Scared (2011-2016, 2022)
  • Eddsworld (2003-present)
  • Every Newgrounds media from the 2000s/2010s
  • Fred (2006-2015, 2020-2021)
  • Game Theory (2011-present)
  • Good Mythical Morning (2012-present)
  • Happy Tree Friends (1999-2023)
  • Homestar Runner (1996, 2000-present)
  • Inanimate Insanity (2011-present)
  • Madness Combat (2002-present)
  • Salad Fingers (2004-present)
  • SMG4 (2011-present)
  • SML (2007-present)
  • Tankmen (2006)
  • The Angry Video Game Nerd (2004-present)
  • The Nostalgia Critic (2007-present)
  • The Tourettes Guy (2001-present)
  • Vete ala Versh (2009-present)

Video Games[]

  • All Atari 2600 games
  • Angry Birds franchise (2009-present)
  • Bejeweled series (2001-2010)
  • Candy Crush Saga (2012)
  • Centipede (1981)
  • Chrono Trigger (1995)
  • Club Penguin (2005)
  • Contra series (1987-present)
  • Counter-Strike series (1999-present)
  • Cut the Rope franchise (2010)
  • Dig Dug (1982)
  • Doodle Jump (2009)
  • Doom franchise (1993–present)
  • EarthBound (1994)
  • Five Nights at Freddy's series (specifically the first 5 games) (2014-present)
  • Frogger (1981)
  • Fruit Ninja (2010)
  • Galaga (1981)
  • Geometry Dash (2013)
  • Half-Life series (1998-2007, 2020)
  • JumpStart series (1994-2023)
  • Kirby franchise (1992-present)
  • Mario franchise (1981-present)
  • Math Blaster series (1983-2023)
  • Minecraft (2011)
  • Pac-Man series (1980-present)
  • Peggle (2007)
  • Pico's School (1999)
  • Plants Vs. Zombies (2009)
  • Pokémon franchise (1996-present)
  • Pong (1972)
  • Portal 1 (2007) and 2 (2011)
  • Q*bert (1982)
  • Rayman series (1995-present)
  • Raving Rabbids franchise (2006-present)
  • Reader Rabbit series (1984-2018)
  • Roblox (2006)
  • Sonic The Hedgehog franchise (1991-present)
  • Space Invaders (1978)
  • Subway Surfers (2012)
  • Street Fighter series (1987-present)
  • Team Fortress 2 (2007)
  • Temple Run (2011)
  • The Legend of Zelda series (1986-present)
  • Undertale (2015)
  • Viva Piñata (2006)
  • Wii series (2006-2022)

Film[]

  • All Barbie direct-to-DVD movies
  • All Dr. Seuss-related movies
  • A Bug's Life (1998)
  • Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks tetralogy (2007-2015)
  • An American Tail trilogy (1986-1998)
  • Antz (1998)
  • Arthur's Missing Pal (2006)
  • Anastasia (1997)
  • Back to the Future trilogy (1985-1990)
  • Bee Movie (2007)
  • Brave (2012)
  • Cars trilogy (2006-2017)
  • Casper (1995) and its spin-off movies (Casper: A Spirited Beginning, Casper Meets Wendy, Casper’s Haunted Christmas, Casper’s Scare School)
  • Cats Don't Dance (1997)
  • Chicken Run (specifically the first movie) duology (2000-2023)
  • Chicken Little (2005)
  • Cinderella (1950)
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs duology (2009-2013)
  • Coraline (2009)
  • Curious George (2006)
  • Deadpool trilogy (specifically the first movie) (2016-2024)
  • Despicable Me franchise (2010-present)
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  • Enchanted duology (2007-2022)
  • Finding Nemo duology (2003-2016)
  • Frozen franchise (specifically the first movie) (2013-present)
  • Ghostbusters franchise (1984-present)
  • Hoodwinked! duology (2005-2011)
  • Hotel Transylvania franchise (2012-present)
  • How to Train Your Dragon trilogy (2010-2019)
  • Ice Age franchise (2002-present)
  • James and the Giant Peach (1996)
  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
  • Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie (2002)
  • Kung Fu Panda franchise (2008-present)
  • Lilo & Stitch (2002)
  • Madagascar trilogy (2005-2012)
  • Meet the Robinsons (2007)
  • Monsters Inc. (2001)
  • Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
  • Open Season tetralogy (2006-2015)
  • Over The Hedge (2006)
  • Pixels (2015)
  • Ratatouille (2007)
  • Rio duology (2011-2014)
  • Robots (2005)
  • Space Jam duology (specifically the first movie) (1996-2021)
  • Shark Tale (2004)
  • Shrek tetralogy (2001-2010)
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010)
  • Spider-Man trilogy (2002-2007)
  • Stuart Little trilogy (1999-2006)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Tangled (2010)
  • The Brave Little Toaster trilogy (1987-1998)
  • The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
  • The Incredibles duology (2004-2018)
  • The Land Before Time franchise (1988-2016)
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • The Little Mermaid (1989)
  • The Magic Roundabout/Doogal (2005/2006)
  • The Mask duology (1994-2005)
  • The Polar Express (2004)
  • The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  • The Road to El Dorado (2000)
  • The Smurfs trilogy (2011-2017)
  • The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie trilogy (2004-2020)
  • Toy Story tetralogy (1995-2019)
  • Up (2009)
  • WALL-E (2008)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory franchise (1971-present)
  • Wreck-It Ralph duology (2012-2018)

Music[]

Songs[]

  • Hey Kids by Molina
  • I'd Rather Sleep by Kero Kero Bonito
  • Two Time by Jack Stauber
  • Safe And Sound by Capital Cities
  • dumb dumb by Mazie
  • Homage by Mild High Club
  • Christmas Kids by Roar
  • In My Place by Coldplay
  • Ocean Man by Ween
  • Take Me There by Blackstreet and Mya
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve
  • Save Tonight by Eagle-Eye Cherry
  • Connected by Stereo MC's
  • Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand by Primitive Radio Gods
  • Rather Be by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne
  • All That You Are (X3) by Econoline Crush
  • Glad You Came by The Wanted
  • Aquatic Ambience by Scizzie
  • I Miss Having Sleep Overs by A L E X
  • Surrender by Cheap Trick

Technology[]

  • Kid Pix (1989-present)
  • BrainPop (1999-present)
  • Windows 2000 (2000-2010)
  • Windows XP (2001-2014)
  • Windows Vista (2007-2017)
  • Vyond (2007-present; specifically the era before the creation of grounded videos)
  • Windows 7 (2009-2020)

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
  • McDonald's
  • Trader Joe's Fruit Wraps
  • Quaker Dinosaur Eggs Instant Oatmeal
  • Eggo Waffles
  • Danimals
  • Ring Pop
  • Push Pop
  • Baby Bottle Pop
  • Juicy Drop Pop
  • Handi-Snacks
  • Fruit Roll-Ups
  • Gushers
  • Fruit by the Foot
  • Pop Rocks
  • Laffy Taffy
  • GoGurt
  • Hi-C
  • Nerds
  • Fla-Vor-Ice
  • Warheads
  • Sixlets
  • CapriSun
  • Hawaiian Punch
  • Yogos
  • Little Hug Fruit Barrels
  • Chuck E. Cheese
  • Juicy Juice
  • Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
  • Jujubes
  • Razzles
  • Candy Jewelry Necklaces/Bracelets
  • Dots
  • Cosmic Brownies
  • Kid Cuisine
  • Nik-L-Nip Mini Drinks
  • Lunchables
  • Shark Bites
  • Trolli
  • Airheads
  • Tyson Fun Nuggets
  • Fruit Twistables
  • Chef Boyardee
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Bagel Bites
  • Totino's Pizza Rolls
  • Hot Pockets
  • Popsicle
  • Oreo
  • Scooby Doo Fruit Snacks
  • Cheese Nips
  • Wendy’s
  • Faygo
  • Chips Ahoy!
  • Nestlé Drumstick
  • Lucky Charms
  • Tootsie Roll (including Tootsie Pops and Tootsie Fruit Chews)
  • Froot Loops
  • Squeezit
  • Altoids Sours
  • Skittles
  • Burger King
  • Belly Washers
  • Hershey's Kissables
  • Old Dutch Potato Chips and Humpty Dumpty Snack Foods
  • Friendly’s Wattamelon Roll
  • Kellogg’s Fruit Winders
  • Chubby Soda

Resources[]

External links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.

Playlists[]

Gallery[]

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