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Witchcore is an aesthetic centered around the themes of witchcraft. It often involves how to perform spells, magic, or gem collecting. It has some elements of Cottagecore or Naturecore since some of the aesthetic revolves around the outdoor setting.

Visuals

Witchcore visuals vary by type of witchcraft; however, there are patterns of objects and places frequently involved in witchcraft and witchcore as an aesthetic. Here is a general list of such items:

  • Glass bottles
    • Smaller potion bottles
  • Plants, especially flowers
    • Succulents
    • Bouquets
    • Herbs
    • Dried plants
  • Mushrooms
  • Moss
  • Forests
  • Fields of flowers
  • Seashells
  • Candles
  • Lanterns
  • Tarot cards
  • Wands
  • Books, especially aged, leather-bound, and/or related to witchcraft
  • Crystals
  • Crystal balls
  • Potions
  • Smoke
  • Tea
  • Butterflies
  • Cats
  • Owls
  • Frogs
  • Skulls, human and animal
  • Moon, sun, and planet imagery
  • Bread, especially homemade and freshly-baked
  • Old buildings and architecture

Stores

Resources

A list of external links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.

Pinterest Boards

Fashion

Witchy fashion is pretty noticeable upon seeing it, though there is not one uniform witches must follow. Witchy fashion utilizes a variety of darker hued, natural colors and black. Vintage wear from thrift stores or hand-me-downs are often seen in this aesthetic, as well as some gothic/goth/nu-goth themes and hippie/boho themes. When in doubt, google Stevie Nicks. Keep in mind that searching for witchy clothing on Google is not reflective of the true aesthetic, search tags on social media for more relevant examples or see the Pinterest boards and photos on this page. Examples of witchy fashion are below:

  • Vintage white wedding dresses and nightgowns
  • Cloaks (usually for formal rituals)
  • Black laced camisoles
  • Shawls
  • Maxi dresses and skirts
  • Wide brim hats
  • Homemade flower crowns (see Rookie tutorial) that are often adorned with leftover craft materials such as pipe cleaners, alphabet beads, googly eyes, etc.
  • Comfy shoes
  • Barefeet
  • Creepers and laced boots

Vendors

Interior Design

Decor for witches are typically very natural and have some kind of use. Decor is usually either foraged, thrifted, or made but there are certain items that must be bought from small metaphysical shops. Some things like crystals, flowers, and incense can have a purpose for the craft while others can be for the aesthetic and for happiness. Key items include:

  • Crystals
  • Fresh or dried flowers
  • Grimoires/notebooks
  • Books relating to the craft
  • Stones
  • Mason jars
  • Plants
  • Sticks
    • Wands, drying racks, etc.
  • Trinkets you like
    • Found items in the wild, from thrift shops, or anything that has personal, spiritual, or symbolic meaning
  • Altar clothes and tapestries
  • Meditation corners
    • Canopies, floor pillows, etc
  • Incense and candles
  • Art

Media

Books

  • All Souls Trilogy
  • Harry Potter

Movies

  • Halloweentown
  • Harry Potter
  • Fantastic Beasts
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Mary and the Witch's Flower
  • Matilda
  • Practical Magic
  • The Craft
  • Gwen
  • The Witch
  • The Love Witch

TV

  • American Horror Story: Coven
  • Bewitched
  • Good Witch
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  • Flying Witch
  • The Owl House
  • Wandering Witch/The Journey of Elaina
  • The Addams Family
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • Nowhere Boys
  • Locke and Key

Manga/Comics/Webtoon

  • Aerial Magic
  • Hooky
  • Lumine
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Ran's Grey World
  • Muted

Characters

Music

Playlists

Subgenres

Teen Witch

Teen Witch was an aesthetic pioneered in the early 2010s and popularised by the online magazine, Rookie.

The aesthetic revolved around a mixture of alternative media popular with teenage girls and the iconography of Catholics and Pagans. This includes shrines, crosses, inverted crosses, Ouija boards, and white dresses. The imagery referenced in this aesthetic often sat closely with the interests of Tavi Gevinson (teenage editor of Rookie Magazine) and Petra Collins, a photographer who produced many editorials for the publication.

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