A solid Halloween costume usually involves a wig and some makeup to transform into a character for the night. But for Malaysian makeup artist Saraswati, her hijab plays an important role in all her character creations. Instead of swapping her head covering for a wig, Sarawati, also known as@queenofluna on Instagram, incorporates it as an integral part to her expertly crafted costumes.
Sarawati’s creations are incredibly impressive, and her makeup application in itself is something worth celebrating (that contouring though!). But it’s the way she wields her hijab to suit each persona that is really worth a standing ovation.
Check out her take on children’s cartoon Kim Possible. Sarawati uses an orange hijab to mimic Kim’s long red locks, and pops in a pair of green contact lenses. She also uses black eyeliner around her chin, nose and lips to make her face appear more 2-D.
In another costume, the super creepy doll Annabelle, the artist twists a tan coloured hijab into long braids.
A black hijab draped around Sarawati’s face gives her long raven hair and mimics cartoon villain Shego.
And a red hijab coupled with seriously rad makeup skills creates Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas.
In case you’re curious, here’s what she looks like sans Halloween makeup.
This young makeup artist is going beyond cosmetics and embracing her cultural heritage to make the most epic Halloween costumes and the results are terrifyingly awesome. Sweet dreams!