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Witchy Academia or Occult 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, and 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[]

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
  • The Worst Witch series by Jill Murphy

Movies[]

  • The Craft (1996)
  • The Witch (2015)
  • Teen Witch (1989)
  • The Harry Potter film series
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
  • Constantine (2014)
  • Grimm (2011)
  • Supernatural (2005)
  • The Magicians (2015)
  • A Discovery of Witches (2018)

TV Shows[]

  • Charmed (1998—2006)
  • A Discovery of Witches (2018—)
  • Little Witch Academia
  • The Worst Witch (2017—)
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018—2020)
  • The Owl House (2020—2023)

Games[]

  • Academagia: The Making of Mages
  • Magical Diary: Horse Hall
  • Magical Diary: Wolf Hall
  • Ikenfell
  • Spellcaster University
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Songs of Glimmerwick
  • Witchbrook
  • Lawmage Academy
  • Kitori Academy
  • Whimel Academy

Resources[]

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

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