Tik Tok and Cosplay

Ever wondered how it would be like if you could dress in your cosplay and act out scenes from your favorite anime or make stories to different audios? And it would be as simple as using your phone to do it, no YouTube needed? Well for a few years now, there has been an app created where you can do exactly that. Granted, at first, it was named Musicaly, but now several hundred—no thousand people know it as Tik Tok.

There are quite a few people that use it to goof around and just lip-sync to their favorite quotes/songs. But, if you look hard enough you’ll find the cosplay community in the app. Which is lovingly referred to as Costok.

Now, why would I be talking about this app? Because it’s gotten bigger for the cosplay community and a great way for not only cosplayers to have fun and express themselves through these fifteen to sixty-second sound bites but to give those who have a small following—and dream of becoming more well known as some of their heroes, to get that exact attention.

That feeling you get when you’re finally noticed. Aka “Sempai noticed me!”

I want it to be known that even though it is not without its faults—Shadow banning content from time to time because it doesn’t fit the “Social standard” at the time. Which in my opinion is not right because everyone should be free to create whatever makes them happy and it has the right to be seen. Well, as long as it doesn’t contain hate speech, derogatory comments and/or actions, and instigation causing hateful or violent acts. *cough* recent events *cough*.  You’ll even find the occasional “Troll” in the comment sections of videos from time to time. But really, what social media platform doesn’t have those little buggers.

Regardless of the Shadow banning and the occasional “Troll”, it’s a great creative outlet for cosplayers. And can only grow from here. Just like the cosplayers who use it. Because not only is it an outlet, I find that Tik Tok is a great way to meet other creators, make friends, and through the duetting feature that Tik Tok has, make amazing collaborations.

The power of two is always greater than the power of one.

In my personal experience, I find that Tik Tok has even inspired new projects and cosplays to come to life. And all that I did was stumble upon another cosplayer’s storyline that they have created. But it’s not only a great way to share your cosplays. I’ve seen cosplayers who are amazing artists or just regular artists in general show their artwork and become more known through Tik Tok.

Tik Tok has been a great way for creators alike to express themselves and explore their art form to even deeper levels. Whether you’re a cosplayer, artist, comedian, crafter, anything at all. It’s nice to know that there’s another outlet for all of us nerds to just be us and have a community to just have fun.

If y’all have your own opinions on Tik Tok or just wanna plain geek out about it, I’d love to hear your comments!

That’s all for now,

Rebel Fae out!

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