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Witchcore is an aesthetic centered around the themes of modern witchcraft. It often involves magic, herbs, and 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

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

Interior Design[]

Decor for witches is typically very natural and have some kind of use. Decor is usually foraged, thrifted, or made, but there are certain items that are strongly suggested 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[]

  • Suspiria de Profundis
  • Harry Potter books
  • All Souls Trilogy

Movies[]

  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  • Teen Witch (1989)
  • The Witches (1990)
  • Hocus Pocus (1993)
  • Matilda (1996)
  • The Craft (1996)
  • Halloweentown films (1998-2006)
  • Practical Magic (1998)
  • Harry Potter films
  • Mother of Tears (2007)
  • The Witch (2015)
  • The Love Witch (2016)
  • Fantastic Beasts films
  • Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017)
  • Gwen (2018)
  • Earwig and the Witch (2020)
  • The Witches (2020)
  • Suspiria
  • Inferno

TV[]

  • American Horror Story: Coven
  • Bewitched
  • Charmed
  • Good Witch
  • Legacies
  • Little Witch Academia
  • Motherland: Fort Salem
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • W.I.T.C.H.
  • Sabrina The Teenage Witch
  • Salem
  • Flying Witch
  • Fate: Winx Saga
  • The Originals
  • The Owl House
  • Wandering Witch/The Journey of Elaina
  • Witches of East End
  • Wizards of Waverly Place
  • The Addams Family
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • Nowhere Boys
  • Locke and Key
  • High Guardian Spice

Manga/Comics/Webtoon[]

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

Characters[]

Games[]

  • Nancy Drew: Midnight In Salem
  • The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood
  • Academagia: The Making of Mages
  • Witchy Life Story
  • Little Witch in the Woods
  • The Witch of Fern Island
  • Wylde Flowers
  • Wytchwood
  • Magical Delicacy
  • Hades II

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

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