Woman Uses Her Hijab to Creatively Cosplay as Japanese Anime Characters

Hijab Cosplay in Anime Cosplay

Sailor Moon

Wearing a hijab might seem like it’d make cosplay quite difficult, but as Miisa MHC shows, it’s no challenge with a little creativity. The 21-year-old from Perlis, Malaysia faithfully captures the essence of different Japanese anime characters by trading conventional wigs for an array of colorful head coverings.

Miisa isn’t the only pop culture-loving woman to experiment with costuming her hijab. Last year, Malaysian makeup artist Saraswati wowed us with her interpretations of Disney princesses wearing hijab. To mimic the look of their hair, she shaped and accessorized each of her coverings in the same way she would a wig. Miisa styles her hijab in a similar fashion. By gathering, twisting, and adding things like ears and bows, she produces instantly recognizable anime cosplay. It proves that, sometimes, constraints to a project or problem can lead to fantastic creative solutions.

Miisa shares her looks on her Instagram. Check out her latest tributes to Naruto, Sailor Moon, and Adventure Time, below.

21-year-old Miisa MHC shows that cosplay can look fabulous with a head covering.

Anime Cosplay by Miisa MHC


Her hijab cosplay features characters from Japanese anime, whose essence has been faithfully recreated with special styling and accessories.

Anime Cosplay by Miisa MHC


Anime Cosplay by Miisa MHC

Mikasa Ackerman

Anime Cosplay by Miisa MHC

Kakashi Sem

Anime Cosplay by Miisa MHC

Yamatonokami Yasusada

Hijab Cosplay in Anime Cosplay

Runa from Kakegurui

Hijab Cosplay in Anime Cosplay

Kanna Kamui

Anime Cosplay by Miisa MHC

Benio Adashino

Not all of Miisa's characters are anime cosplay, and she includes tributes to American shows like Adventure Time

Hijab Cosplay in Anime Cosplay

Lumpy Space Princess

… or a spooky-looking bat!

Hijab Cosplay in Anime Cosplay

Spooky girl

Miisa MHC: Website | Instagram | Facebook
h/t: [SoraNews24]

All images via Miisa MHC. 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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