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Tinycore is based around playing with the concept of size, specifically using very oversized objects to make yourself feel tiny. While tinycore can use any oversized objects, there are a few categories that are most commonly seen. The first is crafting and school supplies. This includes things such as giant pencils, paperclips, buttons, and spools of thread. The next category is based around oversized toys, making it related to kidcore. This includes things such as giant chess pieces, wooden blocks, and stuffed animals. Next is natural tinycore, which is similar to fairycore but plays especially into oversized flowers and plants. This includes things such as dresses made to look like petals, giant flowers, and acorn tea sets. Lastly is festive things, especially Christmas related things. This includes giant ornaments, Christmas lights, and present bows. There are other things that don't quite fit into any of these categories.

There is a focus in tinycore of handmade (or handmade looking) objects. This often includes things that look somewhat unskillfully made, in order to emphasize the idea that you're too small for things to be made for you, so you have to figure it out yourself.

Tinycore in someways could be considered opposite to miniaturecore.


  • Oversized objects
  • Large patterns
  • Handmade things
  • Things that many people consider trash

Specific things that commonly appear include:

  • Sewing pins and push pins
  • Paperclips
  • Flowers (especially roses and daisies)


Tinycore doesn't have any specific or clear fashion aesthetic, other than clothing that appears to be made of leaves and flower petals. If not leaning into the natural side of tinycore, fashion includes clothes with clear and large stitches, large patterns, and large buttons. Many characters associated with tinycore dress in very simple outfits. Tinycore accessories include things such as: safety pin earrings, button hair clips, flower and mushroom hats, and bags that look like clips.


  • Alice in Wonderland (book by Lewis Carroll)
  • The Burrowers (book by Mary Norton)
  • Toy Story (movie series)
  • The Secret World of Arrietty (movie)
  • A Bug's Life (movie)
  • Yoshi's Wooly World and Yoshi's Crafted World (video games)
  • Paper Mario (video game series)
  • Pikmin (video game series)
  • Mice and Mystics (board game)
  • Honey, I Shrunk The Kids (movie)
  • Chibi Robo (video game series)
  • Superliminal (video game)
  • Maquette (video game)
  • Infinity Train (animated show)
  • The legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (video game)
  • Katamari (video game series)
  • Wattam (video game)
  • Mitoza (video Game)
  • Team Umizoomi (preschool animated show)
  • Forgotton Anne (video game)
  • Spongebob Squarepants (animated show)
  • Chalkzone (animated Show)
  • Thumbelina (book by Hans Christian Andersen)
  • Lalaloopsy (toy line by MGA)
  • It Takes Two (video game)
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