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Twilightcore, or Twilight Autumn, is an aesthetic that rose to prominence in Autumn 2021 on TikTok. The trend is primarily focused on the fashion of the late 2000s, specifically emulating Bella Swan from the Twilight franchise and Elena Gilbert from The Vampire Diaries. Despite the fact this aesthetic is mostly associated with these characters from pop culture, it can also be seen in the style and actions of Violet Harmon in American Horror Story: Murder House and also Tracy in Thirteen.

History[]

During the COVID-19 pandemic of Autumn 2021, the app TikTok experienced a Twilight renaissance. It might seem unusual at first glance, but nostalgia is quite strong in this generation. Combined with pop culture's "20 year rule", people revived the late 2000s.

Nostalgia is only one of the factors that ushered in Twilightcore. With 2000s fashion making a return, Netflix introducing the Twilight franchise to their platform at the time, the weather progressing into winter, and the aforementioned nostalgia coincided perfectly and created what we now know as Twilightcore.

Visuals[]

Twilightcore has muted colors and dark hues. The aesthetic is meant to have romanticized overcast scenes and desaturated clothing. This aesthetic is usually based in suburban neighborhoods and schools or deep in forests. The fashion for Twilightcore is based on the Twilight series and the Vampire Diaries series.

Fashion[]

  • Muted colors such as greys, greens, reds, blues
  • Light jackets in dark colors
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Wide-leg or flare dark jeans
  • Slip-on sneakers
  • Warm form-fitting clothing
  • Layered outfits
  • Black dresses
  • Flannel shirts
  • Gold necklaces/lockets
  • Chokers

Activities[]

  • Reading (Bella Swan and Violet Harmon)
  • Writing in a diary (Elena Gilbert)
  • Going to high school night football games (Elena Gilbert)
  • Cheerleading (Elena Gilbert)
  • Listening to music (Violet Harmon)

Media[]

TV Series[]

  • American Horror Story
  • Supernatural
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • True Blood

Movies[]

  • Thirteen
  • Twilight

Music[]

Artists[]

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • bôa
  • Calla
  • Current Joys
  • Deftones
  • Evanescence
  • Hannah Peel
  • Hole
  • Imogen Heap
  • Mazzy Star
  • Mitski
  • Muse
  • Nirvana
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • PinkPantheress
  • Pixies
  • Poppy
  • Ramones
  • The Cure
  • The Doors
  • The Smiths/Morrissey
  • Strawberry Guy
  • Suki Waterhouse

Albums[]

  • Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? by The Cranberries
  • Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths
  • Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
  • So Tonight That I Might See by Mazzy Star
  • Twilight by bôa
  • Fallen by Evanescence
  • Saturday Night Wrists by deftones.

Songs[]

  • Duvet by bôa
  • Twilight by bôa
  • All The Things She Said by t.A.T.u
  • The Perfect Girl by Mareux
  • Oh Klahoma by Jack Stauber
  • Bring Me To Life by Evanescence
  • Lovesong by The Cure
  • A Forest by The Cure
  • Pet Sematary by Ramones
  • The Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen
  • People Are Strange by The Doors
  • Your Face by Wisp
  • Мало by Акула

Resources[]

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

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