The Brief: The "I Morphed My Face With The Twilight Cast" TikToks typically consist of creators using FaceApp to create a new Twilight cast. They also rate each character and detail their new character traits.
Twilight is a constant source for TikTok content. The young adult romance saga about a teenage human and vampire now sees creators morphing the cast members’ faces with their own using FaceApp. They also rate each new character and list a few of their new attributes.
These videos are set to a mash-up of songs from various Twilight soundtracks: “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” by Iron & Wine, “Eyes On Fire” by Blue Foundation, “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, “Turning Pages” by Sleeping At Last, “Rosyln” by Bon Iver & St. Vincent, “Possibility” by Lyyke Li, and “Let Me Sign” by Twilight star Robert Pattinson.
The trend began growing in popularity in early August. At the time of publication, there are over 13,000 videos linking back to the sound on the app.
TikToker @its.ruler created what she is calling “Mexican Twilight.” She’s changed the characters’ names (like Bella Swan to Anabel Suarez) and given them new qualities to reflect their cultural identity. Her video received over 194,000 likes and 810,000 views.
Creator @4bmedusa created a Black and LGBTQIA+ cast. She captioned her video, “Twilight but make it gay and give them lips.” The TikTok garnered over 138,000 likes and 529,00 views.
@Olwinniethepooh shared their Irish version. It amassed over 51,000 likes and 192,000 views.