Goblincore is an aesthetic which seems to have originated on Tumblr, as a twist on ‘dragoncore’. While both dragoncore and goblincore seem to focus on collections (or hoards), goblincore leans into the grimier, grittier, and just more generally cluttered look. Goblincore celebrates not just flawless gems, dazzling metals, and meticulously kept treasuries, but also damaged coins, cool rocks, bits of scrap metal, maybe even beads, bugs, and buttons.

If you have a disordered, unlabeled collection of rocks, shells, buttons, or trinkets (or all the above), goblincore might be the aesthetic for you. Some call it hoarding, but we call it ‘collecting’.
“Wow, Dan sure does have a lot of shit. When did he get so many bits of sea glass? And is that just a pile of shells?”
“Yeah, he found a goblincore blog on tumblr and just kinda lost himself in it.”
by Caodhan February 11, 2019
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