Incorporating your headscarf into your costume doesn’t have to be hard, as these ladies prove…
As far as subcultures go, cosplay – AKA costume play – seems to be going from strength to strength.
After the portmanteau was created back in the ’80s for those who like to dress up as their favourite characters from script or screen, the concept has grown to include dedicated conventions and competitions.
But what if your chosen character doesn’t quite fit with your everyday needs?
That’s the conundrum facing some hijabis, who have to find a way to build their headscarf into their costume of choice.
However it’s not all that hard, as many women over the last few months have proved.
So, whether you’re into role-playing events or you just need some fancy-dress inspiration, we’ve pulled together some of the best hijabi cosplays we’ve seen in recent times…
“Have courage and be kind.” 👠👑💙 . Cinderella inspired look. Requested by @bridgeteahl for her five year old baby sis. . . #cinderella #cendrillon #aschenputtel #disneyprincess #disney #hijabidisneyprincess #brothersgrimm #cosplay #disneycosplay #muamalaysia #malaysianmakeupartist #sigmabeauty #makeithappen #maybelline #makeuprevolution #queenofluna . . Products used: @sigmabeauty – Legend line ace liquid liner – Sigma pink power stick (lipstick) – Sigma pink aura powder All brushes are #Sigmabrushes @urbandecaycosmetics Naked eyeshadow palette @makeuprevolution – Vivid baked highlighter in golden lights – Conceal and Cover palette @maybelline – Clear smooth BB cream – Hyper curl mascara – Clear smooth pressed powder in nude beige
This Malaysian makeup artist produces such stunning results that she’s amassed more than 360,000 Instagram followers thanks to her otherworldly transformations. Her take on Disney’s Cinderella is particularly impressive thanks to some artful pinning.
Sailor Moon 🌙 “Dengan kuasa bulan akan menghukummu!” 😑 Requested by @otamblurr! It seems Sailor Moon is suddenly a very popular character, is there a new show or a movie coming out recently? A lot of you guys have been requesting me for this look, on the last few pictures I posted lol. Deets: @nyxcosmetics_my HD studio photogenic in natural beige @maybelline Clear smooth in honey Lips: @kameliacosmetics Mermaid lipcream in Luna Eyes: @sigmabeauty Gel liner – Wicked @nyxcosmetics_my Lush lashes mascara @nyxcosmetics_my Prismatic eye shadow in blue jeans Highlighter: @nyxcosmetics_my Bright idea stick in Lavender lust Painted headband: A red ruby @nyxcosmetics_my Vivid brights liner in halo @makeuprevolution Matte brights palette @sigmabeauty Gel liner – Liberally roasted Lashes: @muah_studio Upper lashes (Rafflesia) and lower lashes (sweet pea) . . . #sailormoon #usagi #anime #animemakeup #animeeyes #manga #chibiusa #sailorvenus #sailormars #sailormoonmakeup #sailormooncosplay #sailormercury #sailorjupiter #sailoruranus #sailorneptune #sailorpluto #sailorsaturn #animecosplay #mangamakeup
We also couldn’t resist her take on Japanese manga star Sailor Moon.
A red-hued headscarf turns this player into Toy Story‘s Jessie.
We’ve seen a few hijabi Maleficents on Instagram, but this version wins with its little hit of sparkle.
A twisted ‘do creates an instant Princess Leia.
This lady also uses lashings of blue ribbons to create the perfect Princess Jasmine.
FiTA week is approching fast, get your steampunk gear on and join our event at DATC UiTM Shah Alam from 18th to 21st of May. Bring your friends and family to have some fun and take a break 😀😀 Photographed by my lovely friend @maisarah.saharom2022 Make-up/additional touch-up by my two awesome friends @n._maal and @tim.siti And lastly, costume designer by yours truly *bows* I want to thank my friends for making me look so pretty in the pictures, and helped me elevate my craftsmanship to the next level. I love doing what i love 😍 #hijabcosplay #steampunk #diygoggles #lowbudgetcosplay #fitaweek2017
Choosing a steampunk theme gives you plenty of options to weave in that hijab.
You can also have some fun with medieval hoods and helmets.
This take on Rosie the Riveter is exceptional.
Got a Roman-themed get-together lined up? Here’s your costume sorted.