Artist uses hijab, makeup to transform into cartoon characters

Domino from X-Men, Captain America, Iron Man, you name it, and this South Asian makeup artist has probably tried the look.

By Kymberlee Fernandes (Web Journalist)

Published: Fri 26 Feb 2016, 12:16 PM

Last updated: Thu 15 Dec 2022, 3:36 PM

Women in hijabs across the world have been making headlines for excelling in their respective fields. From ballet to the Olympics, another woman creating waves is makeup artist Queen of Luna from Malaysia.

Saraswati who uses the moniker Queen of Luna on social media has received a lot of attention on Instagram, for her creative ways of using a hijab to transform herself into Disney princesses and villains.

Her most recent transformation was Ariel from the Little Mermaid where she said, "Wouldn't I love, love to explore the shore up above? Out of the sea, wish I could be part of your world."

Queen of Luna aka Saraswati has more than 40 thousand followers and about 300 posts on Instagram.

We take a look at some of her recreations of the different characters:

Belle from Beauty and the Beast

Alice in Wonderland

Jafar from Aladdin

Princess Jasmine

Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland


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