It’s difficult to overstate the meteoric rise of TikTok. These 15-second videos have become the favorite form of self-expression for many people around the world. It’s a place where dance, lip-syncing, and comedy rule.
It’s also where new challenges are created every day that spread like wildfire among the users. A particularly popular challenge is the prank challenge that’s aptly referred to as #Prankwars.
Creating the perfect TikTok prank to pull on your family or friends seems impossible, yet many have risen to the occasion. And in this article, we’re going to go over some of the best prank challenge ideas on TikTok.
The Concept of a TikTok Prank Challenge
What are the ingredients of a perfect TikTok prank challenge? First, you need an original idea. But even a past prank can be given a fresh perspective, especially if you can put a little devious spin on it.
You also need skilled editing and perhaps a good recording angle. But most of all, what’s necessary is an unsuspecting victim.
Most TikTok pranksters are teenagers or younger. So, who are they pranking? Their parents and siblings, of course.
These challenges can often backfire in an epic way, but that’s what makes them TikTok worthy. And if it’s not family members, then it’s couples who prank each other in an often brutal but undeniably hilarious way. Here are some of the best prank challenges you might encounter on TikTok.
Everyone knows that TikTok is the place to be for learning a cool dance challenge and posting it for your followers to enjoy.
But what about integrating a dance challenge into a prank? The dance prank refers to opening TikTok to record yourself dancing to choreography when you’re secretly recording other people’s reactions.
They believe you’re in your own world and dancing your heart out, which only makes their reactions all the more authentic. The result ranges from barely interested to people having a grand time watching their partner dancing, with some perhaps simultaneously eating or changing their clothes.
Serving Fake Treats Prank
This is a universal prank in the sense that the level of disappointment on the victim’s face is the same regardless of the prank.
TikTok users are whipping up creative “sweets” and offering them to their friends and family and recording their reaction. Only that these are not sweets. In fact, anything but.
Some are disguising water-filled balloons in a bowl topped them with whipped cream and sprinkles. “Here’s that ice cream you’ve asked for, honey!” One person jabs with a spoon and the face promptly gets wet.
You think they’d love a caramelized apple? Why not a large onion dipped in ranch and some sprinkles? It might be wrong, but watching the gleeful faces transform into angry ones can be more than a little funny.
Fake Broken Screen Prank
Imagine your phone screen gets smashed after a fall. That can scare you a little, right? Well, many TikTok users have capitalized on this fear.
The fake broken screen prank is by far one of the most popular pranks on the platform. What you need is a screen cover looking like a broken display that can be easily peeled on and off.
What you need to next is to grab your friend’s phone, in secret if necessary, and attach the fake cover and then “accidentally” drop the phone and allow them to inspect the result. The reactions are many, as expected, from mildly annoyed to outright hysterical.
Fake Mannequin Prank
The most successful TikTok pranksters are the ones who are able to create a powerful illusion for a few belly laughs. But pranks are also about freaking people out because you never know what’s the next hilarious reaction you’re going to get.
The fake mannequin prank is pretty clever. You’re supposed to go to a clothing store in a mall and put a grey fabric over your head and hands so that you resemble a mannequin. Even better if you find the right clothes and put on a pair of sunglasses and a hat.
Then you stand next to a group of mannequins, strike a pose, and wait for people to walk by. Once they get close, you’d pounce, but just a little bit. The trick is to make as little as movements as possible so as to get people to doubt whether it’s a person or has the mannequin come to life.
Voice/Clap Activated Prank
If you want to have a good laugh at the expense of people who are just trying to get to wherever they’re going, you can look up the Voice/Clap activated prank.
The idea is to print small stickers saying “Clap Activated” or “Voice Activated” for attaching next to elevator buttons or escalators.
Unassuming people would walk by and start clapping or speaking to the elevator. All the while, the camera would capture what’s going on.
Is it too much? Perhaps, but not for TikTok. Who would have ever thought of pranking people into speaking to walls and stairs?
TikTok Is a Wild Ride
When you’re deep in TikTok challenges, you get accustomed to all the fast-paced rhythms of the platform. This might all seem pointless to the uninitiated, especially those who are over the age of 25.
But, with pranks, it’s either you hate them or love them so much that you can’t help but to test them on your loved ones. Either way, there are so many fun and creative pranks on TikTok, so make sure to check out those #Prankwars and have a good laugh.
What’s your take on pranks? Have you ever tried one on TikTok? Let us know in the comments section below.