Dreamcore is a surreal aesthetic that is often associated with dreams, daydreams, and nightmares. It is represented through various mediums, such as images, videos, and occasionally music. It shares many similarities with the aesthetic known as weirdcore.
Visually, Dreamcore is usually portrayed through images and videos that use different 'base images'. These could be liminal spaces, unrealistic terrains and structures such as modified hills and floating buildings, or even fantasy-like lands. The objective is to attain a dream-like quality in the visuals. The color scheme used in Dreamcore visuals is typically lighter-toned, pastel, bright and vivid. These 'base images' are then overlaid with various elements, like text and characters.
Dreamcore imagery often includes characters with surreal features. These characters help tell a story or create a scenario that one might possibly see in a dream. Text is also a common element; it can range from short phrases without much context to entire conversations or monologues.
Some other common visual elements of Dreamcore include eyes, teeth, other facial features, wings, rainbows, mention of familiar places and people, bubbles, RPG elements like text boxes, other digital elements like pop-up windows, borders, sparkles, orbs, old CRT televisions used as head elements, flowers, mushrooms, and strange creatures.
The exact origins of Dreamcore are unknown, but it seems to have gained popularity in the early-mid 2020s with the rise of TikTok videos containing dreamlike visuals. These videos often include original characters that are typically drawn or composed of numerous images.
Popular games with Dreamcore aesthetics include Omori (2020), Undertale (2015), Yume Nikki (2004), and Superliminal (2019), among others. Dreamcore music playlists and artists also exist, adding to the overall surreal experience of the aesthetic.
It's worth noting that while characters and text are common features in Dreamcore visuals, they are not essential components. The primary task is to create a dream-like ambiance and sensation through the visual media.
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