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TikTok is a short-form video hosting service that allows users to post videos under 60 seconds long. This concept is similar to the discontinued service Vine. The app provides a licensed music library for users to add to their videos. Many videos on the app are lipsynching, dancing, and/or music-based comedy.
Cosplay on Tiktok is quite popular. Common types of cosplay TikToks include:
- In-character lipsynchs to both songs and spoken voice-overs
- In-character dancing
- Cosplay Music Videos
- Process videos of putting on makeup, making costumes, etc.
- Transformation or "before and after" videos
"[fandom] as TikToks" are compilations of TikToks labeled with characters names as a subset of crack vid. These compilations are often posted to Youtube. The trend originated from similar "[fandom] as vines" videos.
TikToks referencing specific fanfiction stories have also appeared. These can include cosplay, with users acting out scenes, parodies, reader reactions or a combination of all of the above. In early 2020, Tiktoks made in response to a Star Wars reader insert fanfic, Fix Your Attitude, led to renewed interest in a work that had been completed three years before.