Trigger warning: This article may contain sensitive material related to gore, death and insects.
Rotcore, also known as Decaycore or Dirtcore surrounds things that related to rot, filth and decay, being in a derelict state such as being completely rotting or broken down, covered in mold and dirt or abandoned and left to rot such as rundown buildings, dirty homes and rotten/moldy fruit and plants. Content from this aesthetic usually invoke feelings of cathartic sadness or hopelessness and an odd sense of nostalgia.
This aesthetic has a lot in common with Morute and other similar aesthetics as it will commonly use cute things that are dirty or otherwise in a dilapidated state.
Rotcore aesthetic visuals include:
- Homes and other buildings in a derelict state
- Old/Broken toys and other things
- Rusted things
- Moldy fruit
- Wilting/Dead flowers and other plants
- Corpses, Bones, Gore & dead things in general
- Junk & trash
- Dirty things
- Cockroaches, Rats and other pests associated with filth
- Mold, Dirt, Dust and Decay in general
Fashion for the Rotcore aesthetic generally aligns with its visuals. Dirty-looking, ripped or distressed clothing is common. Clothes that are a bit too big or too small that have a "second-hand" look can also work. Dark, earthy colors are popular. Sometimes, warm colors such as pink and red are used as well to add a contrast of dark against light.
- Distressed Jeans
- Large, chunky shoes
- Cargo pants
- T-shirts that have been cropped or had the sleeves cut off
- Oversized shirts
- Nicole Dollanganger
External links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.