Sabeen recreates characters along with her hijab (Image: Mercury Press)
Sabeen Faheem Minhaz loves popular culture however as a Muslim girl she felt underrepresented.
The lawyer’s hottest appears to be like embrace Hades from Hercules, Batgirl from DC Comics, and Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians.
Sabeen, from California, USA, stated: ‘After I was rising up, I didn’t see anybody who appeared like me in popular culture corresponding to in motion pictures and TV adverts.
‘However I really feel like I’ve sort of been dressing like this all my life with out figuring out as a result of who doesn’t need to be a Disney princess every single day.’
Sabeen as Cruella DeVille (Image: @thehijabibounder/Mercury Press)
She shortly realised that what she was doing had an actual impression on her followers.
She added: ‘I started posting my character-inspired outfits for enjoyable after which it grew to become a factor I wished to do to be impactful and assist others.
‘Now lastly there are extra characters popping out which are South Asian, Muslim or carrying a headband which is absolutely cool.
Sabeen recreating Adele’s album cowl (Image: @thehijabibounder/Mercury Press)
‘I do know loads of younger women who put on headscarves or are of South Asian heritage that say they need they might do what I’m doing as a result of they’re fearful different individuals may have a look at them otherwise.
‘Non-headscarf carrying individuals comply with me and discover it attention-grabbing how I create these outfits – it’s actually encouraging and humbling that I get constructive reactions and I’m very grateful.
‘I believed I’d get unhealthy consideration for being a Muslim however I haven’t and I really feel blessed.
Sabeen recreating Princess Jasmine in a market scene (Image: @thehijabibounder/Mercury Press)
‘I’m hoping my expression will encourage all women to do and put on what they love and be true to themselves.’
The entire concept began with the quilt for Ariana Grande’s ‘No Tears Left to Cry’ utilizing a white hijab to emulate the songstress’ platinum blonde ponytail.
Her concepts flooded in after that, and he or she started tailoring outfits to develop into Princess Jasmine, Sally from The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas, and Raven from DC comics – all with an informal twist.
Sabeen as Sally from the Nightmare Earlier than Christmas (Image: @thehijabibounder/Mercury Press)
She then edits the images to put herself in a fictional universe or well-known album artwork, earlier than posting on her Instagram web page for her followers to take pleasure in.
Sabeen added: ‘Each time I get a brand new outfit I at all times consider how I can incorporate that into a brand new character.
‘I attempt to discover essentially the most iconic and thrilling characters and stars so I can do one thing vibrant and completely different.
‘Probably the most enjoyable factor is modifying them afterwards – it’s thrilling to have the ability to put myself in a Disney scene or iconic album cowl.
‘It’s undoubtedly develop into a ardour of mine and I hope it could encourage others to consider together with a constructive illustration of Muslims and South Asians in popular culture.’
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