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Shadowcore relates to the subject of shadows and the mysterious. Shadowcore is inspired by dark horror, and exploring abandoned places. This aesthetic gives off dark and scary vibes, but can also give off the vibe of curiosity, wondering what's hiding in the past. Shadow core is about feeling old and young, curious and scared, all at the same time.


Shadowcore includes myths, monsters, abandoned places, thunderstorms, creepy forests, rain, mud, and dirt. Shadows are the biggest part of Shadowcore, since they can represent mystery and curiosity. People who like shadowcore typically believe in myths and monsters, and prefer the darker times of day. Popular shadowcore books talk about myths, fantasy, and sci-fi. Shadowcore interests are reading, studying, learning about myths and monsters, and writing. Shadowcore images often feature abandoned places, fog, rain, mud, shadows, monsters, myths, and vintage paraphernalia.


Visual

Shadowcore is similar to Grunge, Dark Naturalism and Cryptidcore. The main theme is abandoned places, like houses and primary buildings, and neutrality. Usually visuals are dark, full of shadows and mysterious subjects, like an abandoned warehouse at midnight. Visuals also include rainy days, mist, and fog, adding more mystery to any subject.


Fashion

Shadowcore fashion can have survivalist and explorer vibes, for example an old leather jacket or a plain sweatshirt. Shadowcore fashion doesn't need a lot of accessories, but you don't have to follow the guidelines exactly. Wear whatever makes you comfortable.

  • Old shirts
  • Black denim jackets
  • Doc martens
  • Gray ruffle socks
  • Black plain shirt
  • Black stockings/tights
  • Backpack
  • Bucket hat
  • Denim skirt
  • boots
  • D.I.Y paint drip shoes (preferably gray or black)
  • 1900s-2010s old dolls (preferably black, white, or gray)
  • Black high heel boots
  • Black Birkenstocks
  • Black converse


Film and television

Genres

  • Horror
  • Action & Adventure

Movies

  • A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
  • Cruelle (2021)
  • Any DC movie
  • Any Marvel movie

Television

  • The Owl House
  • Amphibia
  • She Ra and the princess of power

Anime

  • Bungo Stray Dogs

Books

  • The Night Gardener
  • The Ghost of Graylock
  • The Graveyard Book
  • The ghosts Grave
  • The screaming staircase
  • City of ghosts
  • Spirit hunters
  • Eva Evergreen semi magical witch
  • Charlie Hernandez and the league of shadows
  • Twinchantment
  • Untwisted
  • Dracula

Music

Genres

  • Lo-fi
  • Rock
  • Alternative
  • Indie
  • Goth
  • Emo
  • Folk

Room decorations

  • Fake tooth necklace
  • Led lights (preferably gray, black, or white)
  • Dark stuffed animals with Xs as eyes
  • Drip painted art
  • Gray bookshelf
  • Stick on ceiling stars
  • Dark blue or blood red beanbag chair
  • Dark light sources

Video games

  • Piggy
  • The asylum
  • Baldi's Basics
  • Oxenfree
  • Undertale
  • Silent hill
  • Outlast

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