The 22-year-old singer of the Beyoncé-approved musical duo Chloe x Halle popularized the steamy challenge, called the Silhouette Challenge, in January. Here’s why people haven’t stopped talking about the Silhouette Challenge since then.
What is the Silhouette Challenge?
The Silhouette Challenge requires TikTokers to make a video that only shows their silhouette, often against the backdrop of colorful lighting.
In Bailey’s video, she danced on her bedroom rug as pink and purple lights flickered in the background. Only her shadowy figure was visible while she slinked around and did splits on the ground.
How do you create a Silhouette Challenge video?
Setting up your own lighting can be tricky. Thankfully, you don’t have to. TikTok user @nursewilling demonstrated how to make a Silhouette Challenge video using a Snapchat filter called “Vin Rouge.”
First, select the “Vin Rouge” filter on Snapchat. The filter will give the appearance of red lighting.
Next, prop the phone so it’s facing toward the nearest doorway. Keep the doorway open and the lights on outside.
Finally, turn the lights off in your room with the doorway still lit. This will make it look like your silhouette is in front of red lighting.
The Silhouette Challenge is all over TikTok.
“I’m absolutely howling,” one person said.
“I get it. She’s a werewolf,” another joked.
Meanwhile, @kaybownes used it as an opportunity to show off her heels.
“OK. With the hair flip. Love it,” someone commented.
“I’m obsessed,” another user wrote.
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