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Best of TikTok’s viral pumpkin designs trend: Among Us, Pokemon, WAP

Published: 25/Oct/2020 15:59

by Georgina Smith

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It’s the spookiest time of the year, and many creatively inclined TikTok users have been in their element, producing some fantastic pumpkin designs inspired by a huge range of different sources. Here’s some of the best, just in time for Halloween.

Video sharing app TikTok has become a hub for explosive trends, and Halloween inspired videos have been popping up left, right, and center.

People have already been getting in the Halloween spirit by participating in the hugely popular Tim Burton challenge. The trend sees TikTok users utilize the blue line filter, a filter that allows you to freeze the screen as a line passes by, to see what they would look like as a character in a creepy Tim Burton film.

But not every trend needs a filter to get popular, and as October has swung around, people have been sharpening their carving tools and getting to work on some fantastic pumpkin designs, many going viral on the app.

Between last Halloween and this one, countless new trends and pop culture hits have surfaced, and just about all of them have made their way onto a pumpkin. Here are some of our favorites.

Gaming pumpkin designs

Naturally, one of the biggest gaming sensations of 2020, Among Us, has served as a great inspiration for designs this year, and the simplistic nature of the sprites make it a perfect candidate for a pumpkin. That along with some other classic gaming favorites have garnered popularity on the app.

Among Us

@cosmeticswithcourtsAmong us pumpkin !! 🎃 ##pumpkin ##pumpkincarving ##fyp ##amongus ##amongusvideo ##foryoupage ##viral ##halloween2020 ##halloween♬ original sound – 🕷🎃👻

@humblesimpyea i’m a gaymer girl ##fyp ##foryou ##pumpkincarving ##amongus ##gaming ##lgbtq ##spookyseason ##queer♬ spooky season – 𝖑𝖎𝖑 𝖎𝖉𝖎𝖔𝖙 🏹✰

Pokemon

@thevintagerealm🎃Working on Pokémon Pumpkins! ##pumpkin ##pumpkincarving ##pokemon ##pokémon ##pokemonart ##animeart ##halloween ##halloweendiy ##gengar ##mimikyu♬ Halloween Party – MaxMusicMax

TikTok inspired pumpkin designs

Some users have been inspired by the app itself, recreating some TikTok branded Halloween gear, along with taking notes from one of the biggest trends of the year, the WAP dance, which stars like Addison Rae went viral for.

TikTok logo

@jacibutlerCelebrating ##tiktoktober with ##pumpkincarving 💚👻 Which pumpkin is your favorite!? 🎃♬ Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid) [feat. Missy Elliott] – Fall Out Boy

WAP dance

@benryan3792There’s some ghosts in this house ##wap ##pumpkincarving♬ WAP(feat. Megan Thee Stallion) – Cardi B

Movie pumpkin designs

Many have tried their hand at some intricate movie-related designs, but ‘noordinarypumpkin’ has lived up to his username with a stunning carving of the Nightmare Before Christmas.

Additionally, former NASA engineer Mark Rober went viral with his video of NASA’s pumpkin carving contest, featuring hilariously over-engineered pumpkins. This included a green-colored Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. with a moving eyeball – if you felt like being ambitious this year.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

@noordinarypumpkin##nightmareb##halloween ##pumpkin ##jackolantern ##carving ##art ##fyp♬ RTJ – DJ 420

Monsters, Inc.

@markroberNASA pumpkin carving contest- it’s not rocket science. ##pumpkinseason♬ original sound – Mark Rober

Viral pumpkin hits

Some of the most viral videos have been spins on the standard smiley face design seen each year, with designs for every skill level. One user got creative with a piece of string, and another got over one million views for his simple but effective approach.

Using string

@squishyvangoghYou just witnessed a murder pt. 2 🎃 ##halloween ##pumpkin ##october ##diy ##fall ##fyp ##foryoupage ##foryou ##spooky ##pumpkinfriend ##spooky ##spoopy ##carving♬ original sound – 🕷Daycore ver.🕷


Tiny face

@steveng868Don’t stress about pumpkin carving guys ##vivalaswing ##pumpkins ##pumpkincarving ##ProblemSolved ##itsthemostwonderfultimeoftheyear ##fyp♬ Viva La Swing ps. tugboat_spenny is OG spinner – Mingaling 2.0


And with time still left before Halloween there’s no doubt that the pumpkin fun is only just beginning, with plenty more brilliant designs left to pop up before the big night.

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PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.