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Sadpeople is an aesthetic on Tumblr best known for its black & white edits of shows and anime between the 80s and 90s, cigarettes and trippy imagery, blood, sexual imagery, Vaporwave-based visuals, and mentions of depression and self-harm. Within the Sadpeople group, there are Sadbois/Sadboys, Sadenbies and Sadgirls-- these are simply gender terms and do not change the aesthetic's visuals for the person. Sadpeople often feel lost either mentally or physically, which is the reason why they revel in the aesthetic's tones. It has some relation to Traumacore, but Traumacore deals with physical abuse and abandonment, while Sadpeople is more about mental trauma. The Sadpeople aesthetic involves mental space, loneliness, and abandonment.


Unlike Traumacore, the Sadpeople aesthetic tends to focus more on feelings of isolation, loneliness, and anxiety that don't necessarily come from CSA or some form of PTSD and distinctly lacks the child-like nature Traumacore tends to have. However, it can be a popular partner with a Liminal Space aesthetic to show off that loneliness the Sadpeople aesthetic is associated with as well as a sense of dread.



Sadbois don't usually come with a specific style of clothes but they usually dress anywhere from Normcore to Grunge.


Sadgirls don't usually come with a specific style of clothes but they usually dress anywhere from Grunge. There is also an element of the E-Girl aesthetic that can apply to Sadgirls, but the mentality that Sadgirls have makes the fashions hit different compared to their E-Girl counterparts.


Sadenbies, similar to the Sadbois and Sadgirls, usually do not wear a specific kind of fashion and wear something similar to Grunge or Normcore trends usually.



  • Bojack Horseman


  • Atonement
  • Blue Valentine
  • Come and See
  • Cries & Whispers
  • Dancer in the Dark
  • Gummo
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Kids
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Melancholia
  • Mouchette
  • Monster's Ball
  • Never Let Me Go
  • Nomadland
  • Requiem For A Dream
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • The Hunt
  • The Sweet Hereafter
  • The Vanishing (1988)


Sadcore is a subgenre of music that is an example of alternative rock characterized by bleak lyrics, downbeat melodies and slower tempos, or alternatively, songs with deceivingly upbeat melodies that are simultaneously characterized by depressive lyrical undertones or imagery. Also, the music is sometimes played over degraded Bart Simpson edits.

Sadpeople Artists[]

  • gabriel black
  • Crywank
  • Salvia Plath
  • Halsey
  • Joji
  • Billie Eilish
  • XXXtentacion
  • Juice WRLD
  • Lil Peep
  • Aakon Keetreh
  • $uicideboy$
  • Lael Hansen
  • Elvis Depressedly
  • Nicole Dollanganger
  • Red House Painters
  • Twenty-One Pilots
  • Codeine


  • "bury a friend" - Billie Eilish
  • "needy" by Ariana Grande
  • "What was I made for" by Billie Eilish
  • "no tears left to cry" by Ariana Grande
  • "Crybaby" by Melanie Martinez
  • "everything i wanted" - Billie Eilish
  • "death bed" - Powfu and Beabadoobee
  • "garbage bag" - Lael Hansen
  • "listen before i go" - Billie Eilish
  • "Empty" - Olivia O'Brien
  • "Everybody Dies in the Nighttime" - XXXtentacion
  • "You'll Miss Me When I'm Not Around" - Grimes
  • "my life is boring" - Lael Hansen
  • "Isle of Flightless Birds" - Twenty-One Pilots
  • "Semi-Automatic" - Twenty-One Pilots


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





General Sadpeople and Sadenby[]