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Doctor Strange Cosplayer Goes Viral In Epic Photoshoot

Zainab Jiwa went viral for her incredible Doctor Strange cosplay!

Zainab Jiwa as Doctor Strange (Left) with Photography by @jasumalde. Courtesy Marvel Studios (Right)
Zainab Jiwa as Doctor Strange (Left) with Photography by @jasumalde. Courtesy Marvel Studios (Right)

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now days away from being released in theaters, and we cannot be more excited! With all the possibilities of mutants, multiversal heroes and villains, and the return of Professor X, there’s so many exciting things to look forward to.

With the anticipation of the movie, it’s no wonder that many cosplayers are also eager to cosplay the main characters of the movie. One cosplayer named Zainab Jiwa wanted to recreate Doctor Strange by designing her own cosplay of the character.

Zainab first started by drawing out her design, including the various pleats needed in the fabric and the belts that Doctor Strange wears around his waist. On her TikTok, she posted a video sharing her progress of the build.

@zeewhatidid Idk what I’m doing but here’s PART 1. ✨ #cosplay #marvel #doctorstrange #benedictcumberbatch #InstaxChallenge #womenoftiktok #hijabi #marvelfan #muslimtiktok #cosplayer #tutorial #howto #fashiontiktok #fashionhack ♬ som original - speedsongswr

Once the cosplay was complete, Zainab posted the cosplay on her social media, complete with stunning photos in a location that looks like something out of the Multiverse of Madness. The photos were taken by @jasumalde, who certainly captured the essence of Doctor Strange. Zainab also incorporated her hijab into the cosplay, complete with gold jewelry to accent the Eye of Agamotto.

The finished look instantly went viral on Twitter, with over 165,000 likes on the platform. “The amount of love on this tweet 🥺Thanks so so much!” Zainab wrote in response to the photos. “It took me a while to design and make, so this really means a lot to me! Vids and images will be on my other socials. 💙 Much love back!”

With all the incredible work done for this cosplay, we are glad that Zainab is getting the recognition she deserves! She has also done other Marvel looks such as Loki, who was approved by Tom Hiddleston himself!

To see more of Zainab’s work, be sure to follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness arrives in theaters May 4, 2022.

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Kelsey Endter


Kelsey started her cosplay adventure at a small convention outside Sacramento in 2011. Since then, she has been featured on major websites such as IMDb and Variety Magazine, and worked with companies like Besame Cosmetics featuring Disney & Marvel makeup products. Her passion for cosplay and love of the community brought her to join Cosplay Central as Editor-in-Chief in 2020. In her spare time she’s usually seen playing with her dog and scouting the next best photoshoot location for her cosplays.