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How to Hijab Cosplay?

The Basics

Welcome to our website! We are excited to introduce you to the world of Hijab Cosplay, a unique form of self-expression that combines the beauty of Hijab (or also known as Covered Cosplay, Hijabi Cosplay), with the creativity of cosplay. That said, we will guide you through the basics of Hijab Cosplay and provide some important tips to ensure a respectful and enjoyable experience.

The first criterion for Hijab Cosplay is the extent of the body that should be covered. For ladies (Muslim Ladies) interested in Hijab Cosplay, it is obligatory to cover the complete body except the face and the hands up to the wrist. However, if desired, even these parts can be covered. The key aspect is modesty while dressing up in Hijab Cosplay.

When selecting clothing for Hijab Cosplay, it is important to choose loose-fitting garments that do not reveal the figure. The purpose is to maintain modesty in line with Islamic values. Additionally, garments should not be transparent or resemble the skin color. Opting for white-colored clothing can be a suitable alternative.

It is crucial to avoid wearing overly glamorous outfits that may attract the opposite gender. Flashiness can be seen as a beginner's mistake, and it is advisable to seek guidance from senior Hijab Cosplayers to make appropriate dressing choices. Similarly, clothing should not resemble that of the opposite gender or symbols of other religions, as it is essential to respect the Muslimah community's sensitivity.

For any uncertainties or further guidance, it is highly recommended to consult with experienced Hijab Cosplayers. They can provide invaluable insight and support to ensure a respectful and enjoyable Hijab Cosplay experience.

Lastly, it is important to note that Hijab Cosplay should avoid depicting characters that have relevance to deities or godlike figures, as it goes against the Islamic way of life (however so, it depends on your current understanding of Islam as well). We encourage you to explore the vast world of Hijab Cosplay while staying true to your values and enjoying the beauty of self-expression within the fashion boundaries of Islamic principles.

We hope this brief introduction has piqued your interest in Hijab Cosplay. Feel free to explore our website for more information, inspiration, and resources to embark on this exciting journey. Join us in celebrating diversity, creativity, and the power of Islamic culture expressed through Hijab Cosplay.

Ai Nurul giving Hijab Tutorial during JOM (Japan Otaku Matsuri), a locally initiative Cosplay Event Held in Malaysia

Hijab Styling

1.  In Hijab Cosplay, one of the major difference compared to normal cosplay is rather than using wigs for hair styling, Hijab Cosplay uses "Hijab" or a cloth that majority of Muslim ladies wear to cover the head with as a symbol of modesty.

2. Experimental,  for those whom are new to Hijab Cosplay, it will take some time to learn and experiment on Hijab Dressing, which can be learned from the senior Hijab Cosplayers. Thankfully they have volunteered and upload Hijab Dressing tutorials over at youtube.

3. Make up,  in Hijab Cosplay is also as equally important as the styling of the Hijab. However, it is recommended to not over spend too much, but at the same time is recommended to use make up materials of good quality as to avoid skin irritations. You may refer to the make up artists for tips and recommendation regarding this.

Sarada and Boruto Hijab Cosplayers

Where to buy or make Cosplay Costumes?

1. There are various places of buying cosplay costumes, one of them is through ACG event areas.

2. Facebook shops or cosplay pages, again just search for the costume that you wanted. However be advise that not all costumes are available online. You might need to make your own if you just cant find it.

3. If your on a budget, can try to order from Mandarake Japan if your wanted costume is a bit rare to be found. However, we advise as online shopping has its known risks. Its the same when you shop on Lazada or Shopee, ebay or on Ali-express etc. These risks may include lost shipment, inaccurate colors, or sizes and that risks is all on you.

4. Purchase at a Cosplay store near you. You probably need to google on this. Add in your nearest location as well when searching.

5. Make your own. We at Hijab Cosplay also provides you with guidance on how to DIY your costumes from scratch. However you may still need some help from the Cosplay community that are more than willing to help you.

6. Most important is to have fun exploring cosplay!

Getting Started in Hijab Cosplay ♡ 

"Hijab Cosplay, based from one lady from Indonesia. She said it is one form of fanart type of Cosplay. Others might say, and even argue that it is a form of OOC (Out of Character) or simply like a different version than the official cosplay of the character they would like to do. This may include, like Gijinka Hijab Cosplay, using traditional dress like Kimono or Yukata, and other kinds of dress match up. These does arise some questions when it comes to cosplay compeititon, just that it is up to the creativity of the hijab cosplayer on making their character closest to its original state, even trying to match the color of the hijab and styling of the hair style (however, in this case using the hijab to style it). In most cases this is what Hijab Cosplay actually meant. Just that, hijab part is only one-half. While the next half is the cosplay dress-up, on its accuracy, selection of fabric, costume, design. Everything must comply to modesty fashion sense, having loose dresses setting, and not showing the body parts is also crucial in getting the hijab cosplay done correctly."

You can read more on her blog post here @ linaheartfantasy's  Hijab Cosplay Frequently Asked Question (Bahasa Indonesia)

Mineko Dae - Hijab Cosplayer

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Wednesday Addams Hijab Cosplayer at Japan Otaku Matsuri 2019 (Event) #hijabcosplay . Special thanks to Rioka for the Hijab Styling.


Frequently Asked Questions

Question: One day, a non-Muslim friend of mine asked me if she could join in Hijab Cosplay, even if she is not Muslim?

Hijab Cosplay is actually open for all other beliefs as long as they respect the basic rules in Hijab Cosplay as above. Meaning, you can start right away and try out Hijab Cosplay during the nearest Cosplay Conventions near you. However it is advisable that when people (General Public) may ask you follow up questions, just mention (in your words) that Hijab Cosplay is your method to express your love towards modesty.

Question: Is there any cosplan or cosplay that I should avoid when doing Hijab Cosplay? 

Yes. Apparently there are some cosplan or cosplay that you should avoid when doing Hijab Cosplay. So remember, its not allowed to cosplay as these characters below, other than that is all good.

Question: What is cosplay?

Cosplay is defined as "a type of performance art" in which participants whom wore costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Basically, cosplay means that you dress up in a costume. While in Hijab Cosplay, it also in-cooperates with wearing a hijab and also overall clothing style and modesty while Cosplaying.

Question: Do I have to act like my character while I am in costume?

No. Some people do choose to role-play while they are in costume, but it is by no means required, unless you are participating in an event or in a cosplay competition.

Question: Where do I get a costume?

Some people make their own costumes, some buy them from places like Lazada, Shoppee or specific costume retailers. Still others commission people to make their costume for them. It is not required that you make your own costume unless you are competing, where you will be judged on your craftsmanship.

Question: How do I decide who to dress up as?

In Hijab Cosplay, you can dress up as whomever you like except you may need to avoid sensitive characters especially that may offend other religion, or parties. Try to get a second opinion from other senior Hijab Cosplayers regarding this.

Question: Can I wear a costume that isn't from an Anime or Japanese video game?

Yes! Its called OC (or Own Character) while in an anime convention, it is not require that cosplays be exclusive to Japanese media, unless you are planning on wearing the costume to participate in a specific cosplay event, in which case you will need to check the guidelines for each specific event. If you are just planning on walking around the convention halls, feel free to wear your favorite costume which also align withe the Hijab Cosplay values.

Question: Will people take my picture if I cosplay?

Almost certainly. It is very common for people to request photographs from people wearing costumes, particularly of popular characters. Practice your poses, just in case (important). This said, if you aren't comfortable with people taking your picture, don't be afraid to say "no". The vast majority of people are respectful of the cosplayer's wishes and will not photograph you without your consent. If someone does snap a photo without asking, you may politely ask them to delete it. If you encounter any problems with people taking unwanted photographs of you, feel free to contact any member, staff or security and they will be happy to help you.