Witchy Academia is an aesthetic that revolves around folklore, the pursuit of reading, writing, and casting spells, and a general passion for potion making and spell casting. A witch can be a person of any gender, thought to have magic powers, popularly depicted in Hollywood as wearing a black cloak and pointed hat and flying on a broomstick. Academia is the environment or community concerned with the pursuit of research, education, and scholarship. Said Academia's research specifies in witchcraft.




Visual

Objects

  • Candles
  • Leather-bound books
  • Gold ink and print
  • Fire-damaged paper
  • Mirrors
    • Broken mirrors
    • Gold-frame mirrors
  • Glass bottles
    • Potion bottles
    • Brown glass bottles
  • Skulls
  • Old photos
    • Black-and-white photos
    • Sepia-toned photos
  • Cursive
  • Antique pens
    • Fountain pens
    • Feather pens
  • Plants
    • Pressed flowers
    • Dead flowers
    • Dried herbs
  • Mortar and pestles
  • Teacups
  • Keys
  • Red wine
  • Black cats
  • Lace
  • Crystals

Symbols

  • The moon
    • The crescent moon
    • The full moon
    • The moon in multiple phases
    • Triple Moon
  • The sun
  • Pentagrams
  • Skulls
  • Planets
  • Keys
  • Sigils

Locations

  • Libraries
  • Museums
    • History museums
    • Art museums
  • Historic castles
  • Graveyards
    • Graves
    • Mausoleums
  • The forest

Fashion

Witchy academia fashion takes some inspiration from Dark Academia and Witchcore. Fashion styles will vary by type of witch. One should note that, although the witchy academia aesthetic is not necessarily dark, it frequently is.

  • Translucent black blouses
  • Black dresses
  • Dark coloured turtlenecks
  • Cable-knit sweaters
  • Blazers
  • Skirts
    • Maxi, pencil skirts, school-girl
  • High-rise trousers
  • Pinafores
  • Maxi dresses
  • Pea coats
  • Cloaks, ponchos, and shawls
  • Dark, solid coloured tights
  • Boots
    • Dr. Martens, platform, heeled, Chelsea, ankle height, etc
  • Mary Janes
  • Gloves
  • Belts
  • Satchels
  • Wide brimmed hats
  • Chokers
  • Round, tinted sunglasses

Media

Music

Books

  • Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • The All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness
  • The Practical Magic series by Alice Hoffman

Movies

  • The Craft (1996)
  • The VVitch (2015)
  • The Harry Potter film series

TV Shows

  • A Discovery of Witches (2018—)
  • Little Witch Academia
  • The Worst Witch

Pinterest Boards

Gallery

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