DREAMCORE is the name of a surrealist aesthetic popular on TikTok inspired by early 2000s emblems.
The topic has been brewing in farther corners of the internet for some time, but has gained traction on TikTok in recent years.
What does Dreamcore mean?
The Dreamcore TikTok hashtag has received 5.7 billion views since its launch in 2020.
Short #Dreamcore videos are made up of places that look like they’ve been woken up from a deep sleep.
The aesthetic aims to capture a dreamlike feeling in the form of surreal photos and music, while embracing elements from the childhood of those who find solace in the aesthetic.
Videos use themes commonly associated with dreams, such as glitter, flowers, winding corridors, doors that lead to nowhere, and the idea of being all alone but safe.
There is an overall sense of familiarity as you watch these clips.
Not intended to evoke uneasy feelings, Dreamcore uses bright pastel colors to set the mood for early 2000’s nostalgia.
Those who grew up in the early 2000s popularized the aesthetic, and so the images are often reminiscent of the later stages of VHS and early Y2K computers.
Fans of the aesthetic say Dreamcore is used to seek shelter from reality in a happy memory or dream.
These aesthetics can then be applied to videos, as well as clothing, design, and even music choices.
Other aesthetics that have become incredibly popular on TikTok include cottagecore and weirdcore.
Who Invented Dreamcore?
Like much of internet culture, it’s difficult to know who started what.
The exact origins of Dreamcore are unknown.
However, some have theorized that it can be traced back to a Tumblr user named yeahaaaim from 2018, according to Aesthetics Wiki.
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