If you're new to the online world, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about cryptids. Cryptids are mythological creatures such as Bigfoot, the Yeti and the Loch
If you're new to the online world, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about cryptids. Cryptids are mythological creatures such as Bigfoot, the Yeti and the Loch Ness monster. They're the stuff of legend and folklore, and they're attracting a growing online community.
So, what is cryptidcore?
In short, it's an aesthetic based around cryptids. Cryptidcore fans are passionate about all things cryptid, from sightings and encounters to art and fashion. If you're thinking of dipping your toe into the world of cryptidcore, here's what you need to know.
The Origins of Cryptidcore
The term 'cryptid' was first coined in 1959 by Bernard Heuvelmans in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals. Wall defined a cryptid as "a living creature whose existence has been suggested but not proven scientifically." This definition has since been expanded to include any creature that is considered to be a mystery to science.
Cryptids have been fascinating people for centuries. Some of the most famous cryptids include Bigfoot, the Yeti, the Loch Ness monster and the Chupacabra. These mythical creatures have inspired countless stories, films and TV shows, and they continue to capture the public imagination.
In recent years, there's been a resurgence of interest in cryptids thanks to the rise of social media. There's now a thriving online community of cryptid fans, who share their stories, artwork and fashion inspired by these mythical creatures.
What You Need to Know About Cryptidcore
If you're thinking of joining the world of cryptidcore, here are a few things you need to know.
1. It's all about community: One of the best things about cryptidcore is the sense of community that comes with it. People from all over the world come together to share their love of cryptids. Whether you're chatting on social media, attending a meet-up or going to a convention, you'll always find friendly faces in the cryptid community.
2. There's more to it than meets the eye: At first glance,cryptidcore might seem like nothing more than a light-hearted bit of fun. But there's more to it than that — cryptids can be used as a tool for exploring some serious topics, such as mental health, grief and loss. For many people in the community, cryptids are a way of dealing with personal issues in a creative and supportive way.
3) Get involved: There are lots of ways to get involved in cryptidcore. You can start by following somecryptid accounts on social media — @16percentnation is good one ;)
You can also buy or make your own cryptid-inspired art, fashion and accessories — some great places to start are @phantomentitydesigns (@phantomentitydesigns), @strangecattoys (@strangecattoys)and @teeferyeti (@teeferyeti). And if you're feeling really adventurous, you could even try your hand at Cryptozoology — the study of hidden animals — with books like On The Track Of Unknown Animals by Bernard Heuvelmans
so there you have it — everything you need to know about cryptidcore! Whether you're just getting started or you've been following along for awhile, we hope this has given you some insight into this fascinating online community.
Handmade Paranormal Cryptids Plushies
Utterly obsessed!!! I love this sweater! I wear it every other day! And because of that I’ve washed it a bunch and it’s still in like new condition!! I LOVE this sweatshirt!!! And I get so many compliments when I go out in it! Everyone loves Nessie!!! Thank you 16 Percent Nation!!! Looooove this store!!!!
I bought some Nessie stuff but I definitely needed this Mothman pillow for my podcast studio! It goes with everything I have PERFECTLY!! It’s super good quality material which is good for furniture pillows, especially when you have pets! It looks so good in my studio on my fancy chair!! Thank you 16Percent Nation!! Can’t wait to make my next order!!!
I got this super awesome fossil replica and I’m obsessed!! It’s good quality and looks absolutely amazing up on my shelf with all my other weird and fun items!! Nessie is my favorite cryptid so I had to have this!’ And it did not disappoint!! I’m also buying one for my friend for Christmas. Shh! Haha she’s gonna love it!! Thank you for this amazing little shop!! I’ll be returning again and again!!!
I'm not normally much of a Bigfoot fan (I'm more of a Mothman and Fresno Nightcrawlers girl) but the cute design of this one absolutely stole my heart! The big eyes are too adorable, it's just the right size and shape for cuddling, and the fur is soft without shedding or matting like some other long furs do. I'll definitely be back for more plushies from this shop!
We are OBSESSED with our plushie. The only problem is now we need MORE. Super soft, excellent handmade quality. These “haunted pants” are the perfect adorably creepy addition to any collection. We can’t wait to get our hands on more! So glad to have found these!
I love my Mothman plushy! He’s so cute and fuzzy. The wings are the best part, so soft! The only problem is keeping them away from my pups! (And the catastrophic bad omen of having him nearby) 🤣
This Fresno Nightcrawler Stuffed Cryptid is the perfect companion for camping trips. It is cozy, charming, and adventurous. It looks like it belongs in the woods and blends in with nature. I took a photo of it on a tree and it looked amazing. It is a great gift for anyone who loves camping and cryptids. I adore it and recommend it.
This company is exactly what I needed in my life!! I have been obsessed with cryptids for as long as I can remember but I’ve never owned a cryptid plushie.. until this company!! I now have this beyond adorable Yeti plush and I love him!!! He sits on my stand with some of my other weird and wonderful items and I can’t get over how cute he is! I cannot wait to get more!!!
I always loved cryptids growing up seeing YouTube videos and tv shows talking about them always fascinated me and then years later I stubbled to this site from Instagram and fell further in love with the merch! The plushies really have me in a chokehold I currently own the Fresno nightcrawler and plan on buying them all! Even plan on buy them as presents for family members! So damn adorable!
Love how furry and fluffy the stuffed cryptids are.
these are so well made, you can feel the quality as soon as you open the package. the eyes are beaded on very securely and despite how fluffy they look, they still have minimal shedding which is super convenient. obviously adorable, but also extremely worth the price. don’t hesitate to buy!
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