10 Unique Instagram Reels Ideas (2/2)

unique instagram reels ideas

Keep reading to know more unique Instagram Reels ideas to engage more people watching your channel.

Show off your talents

Instagram Reels and TikToks are filled with niche accounts where people are able to show to the audience their unique and specific talents and interests. And you can do the same!

They typically showcase a work in progress. For example, there’s this creator painting a portrait:

unique instagram reels ideas

Or this creator drawing stranger on the subway:

unique instagram reels ideas

It definitely doesn’t have to be art either. Here’s a creator who has some crazy good gymnastics skills:

Maybe there’s anyone in your office with a cool talent you may show off. It’s another great method to humanize your brand while providing engaging content along the way.

Hit the slow-mo

Like TikTok, Instagram Reels provides you the option of selecting your video’s speed setting. It ranges from slow (.3x speed) to fast (3x speed).

Oftentimes, though, the most eye-catching videos are the ones that benefit from the slow-mo feature. For example, this creator showing off their crazy cool snowboarding skills in his reel:

This also provides lots of opportunities to be creative too. Let’s take a look at this amazing example of that from a creator showing us what it would look like if humans could just fly everywhere:

unique instagram reels ideas

Of course, this comes with a caveat: Not everything should be slowed down. Only do so when there’s something uniquely cool that can be enhanced when you slow it down.

Outfit changes

One of the most unique Instagram Reels ideas that are outfit changes set to music. Not only is it enjoyable to watch, but it additionally provides you an opportunity to show off your amazing style.

These videos are also cut very cleverly as shown here from the University of Iowa’s Instagram Reel:

unique instagram reels ideas

Notice how many people got involved in this one? Maybe it’s a great way to get your team involved in an Instagram Reel too!

(Disclaimer: We are not held responsible if your team resents you for making them do a bunch of outfit changes for a single Instagram Reel.)

Show the bloopers

Let’s be honest: Mistakes happen … a lot. That is especially true if you’re trying to record audio and/or video.

Instead of being sad when those mistakes happen, embrace them! They will actually be great fodder for new Instagram Reels ideas.

Here’s a fantastic example from a creator who showed us what happened when one video filming didn’t go according to plan:

The lesson here: You can find good content everywhere—even in our “mistakes.”


TikTok and Instagram Reel dances are some of the must-try video ideas out there. It provides you a chance to jump on trends, and you get to show off your mad dance skills.

Here’s an excellent example:

unique instagram reels ideas

Or this example from a creator from the Cree nation giving viewers a glimpse into his culture:

There are a ton of different viral dances you can do too. Spend some time going through both TikTok and Instagram to find some dances you can try.

And if they’re all too difficult or you can’t find one you like, just make your own brand new! Who knows? You could be the one to begin a completely new Instagram Reel trend.

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