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TikTok trends: Why TikTokkers are making cartoon versions of themselves

Published: 5/Jun/2020 17:44 Updated: 5/Jun/2020 18:19

by Alice Hearing


Kristen Hancher and Abby Artistry are among the creators on TikTok who are imagining what they’d look like as a cartoon character, in one of the latest trends on the app.

What’s the trend?

To the tune of Dirty Harry by Gorillaz, creators film themselves in different outfits depending on what situation their cartoon character might be in including every day, fighting crime, night out, and sleepover. Creators appear to ‘drop’ into the shot and turn as though they’re in a ‘choose your character’ montage.

Why are people doing it?

What better way to show off the coolest clothes you own? Influencers best known for their fashion and sense of style are taking the trend by storm with unique and unusual pieces that might not be so practical for a trip to the grocery store, such as giant platforms and prom dresses.

Others are getting imaginative and creating outfits for more than just their own characters. It’s no surprise when cosplayers have enough outfits to make at least ten TikToks under the same trend. Some creators are taking on different genres of cartoon – @nathns reveals how he would look as a preppy anime character. Others have taken on building outfits for the London Tipton, a Knight, and Disney princesses.

Who’s in on it?

YouTuber and Instagram influencer Ashley ‘Best Dressed’, Kristen Hancher, Sarah Magusara, and Abby Artistry are some of the TikTokkers with the biggest hits on their cartoon character montages. They’re by no mean the only ones; #cartooncharacter has 1.8 billion views on TikTok.

@bestdressedhow do people rotate so damn smoothly in these ##fyp♬ Dirty Harry – Gorillaz

Gorillaz themselves posted at TikTok with a montage of what band member 2D would wear as a cartoon character (even though he is one already).

Which ones should I watch?

Watch Kristen Hancher dress up for fighting crime

@kristenhancherLove this trend!♬ Dirty Harry – Gorillaz

Watch TikTokker Janice Glimmer dress up as the Adams Family with her mum

@janiceglimmerBe nice, it’s my mom’s first TikTok video!! ##whatidwear ##style ##tiktokfashion ##fyp ##adamsfamily ##foryou ##cartooncharacter♬ Dirty Harry – Gorillaz

Watch anitjessclub dress up as this highly specific ‘main character’s older sibling’

@antijessclubi feel like i fit the angsty older brother role well ##foryou♬ Dirty Harry – Gorillaz

Are there similar trends?

Fans of this trend don’t have to be limited to cartoon characters. Currently, creators including Michael Le, Benji Krol, and Sofia Wylie have been using the track ‘Stunnin’ by Curtis Waters in videos documenting different outfits inspired by artists, TV shows, and games.


xQc responds to Hungrybox’s Super Smash Bros challenge

Published: 29/Nov/2020 11:44

by Connor Bennett


Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has responded to Smash Bros pro Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma’s challenge of a game after the streamer had a few issues with the iconic Nintendo title. 

Just like plenty of Twitch’s other top streamers, xQc isn’t tied to one game. Sure, his fans would love to see him grinding Overwatch again, but the Canadian likes to dabble in other titles during his streams. 

Most recently, some fans got their wish as the former Overwatch League star decided to have a go at playing Super Smash Bros Ultimate online against other players. However, it didn’t work out all that well for xQc. 

The Canadian streamer let loose on his opponent, the connection, and how “trash” Smash is after a few issues with lag. However, Hungrybox wants to give him a helping hand and get xQc back playing Smash. 

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Hungrybox is considered one of the “Five Gods” of Smash.

After xQc started playing Smash during his November 27 stream, Hungrybox quickly floated a challenge out on Twitter. “@xQc let’s play smash this week,” he posted, sparking excitement from fans who wanted to see the pair go head-to-head. 

Though, xQc didn’t respond as quickly as some may have liked, taking a few hours to get back to the Smash star. 

When he did, however, he was seeking Hungrybox’s help rather than hitting him with some trash talk about a potential match. “You better teach me how to not get rolled by bottom 1% players,” the former Overwatch star replied. 

Seeing the pair join forces on one stream will, no doubt, delight fans of both – especially if Hungrybox is able to coach xQc up and turn him into a solid Smash player. 

Who knows, we might even see xQc ultimately take on Tyler1 after he managed to impress a number of Smash players with his performance against Hungrybox’s fellow pro MKLeo.