Two teens who invented their own Halloween costumes not only get an A for creativity, but for inspiring the world.
Casey Pearlman and Yasmin Idris are best friends from Laguna Niguel, California, who have different faiths. Casey is Jewish, while Yasmin is Muslim.
Last year, with the help of Casey’s dad, the 13-year-olds came up with the term “Juslim” to describe what their religions have in common. The term stuck with the girls ever since and inspired their epic superhero Halloween costume this year: The Juslims.
My daughter is Jewish. Her best pal is Muslim. For Halloween they created a superhero team: The Juslims. I've rarely been more proud. Truly. pic.twitter.com/zqPCCwzshR
— jeffpearlman (@jeffpearlman) October 30, 2016
Casey and Yasmin created their own costumes which comprised of yellow t-shirts, striped leggings and capes. Both their T-shirts and capes were decorated in glitter with the logo “JM,” which stands for Jewish-Muslim.
According to Casey, the teens' superhero costume was about more than just integrating their two faiths. “Me and Yasmin both disagree with almost everything that [Trump’s] deciding to do,” she told BuzzFeed. “That didn’t at first influence our costume idea. But when we realized it was standing up to what he believes in, that kind of made me really happy.”
As a result, Yasmin explained that their superpower is “to watch each other’s back.”
“We’re a super team, like friends forever,” she said.
After Casey’s dad, author Jeff Pearlman, posted a photo of the best friends’ costume to Twitter on Saturday, it quickly went viral. Many users applauded the costume and agreed that the Juslims are the superheroes we all need.
Everything that is right in the world is in this picture. Can these two teach the rest of the world how to love your neighborhood?? Please. https://t.co/5FuXRPqID3
— Brooke J (@BrookeJ79) October 30, 2016
— Patty McLeod (@PattyMC22) October 30, 2016
Q: how do you make America great again?
A: these kids. https://t.co/MuLZIpNwa5
— sara baker-carraway (@Yay_Its_Sara) October 30, 2016
As a Muslim man, this gave me all the chills. You, sir, and this Muslim girls' parents are truly remarkable people https://t.co/I96u45qmwP
— Nizar Bekai (@Nizzzar) October 30, 2016
— Catherine Pearlman (@thefamilycoach) October 30, 2016
The teens went to school dressed as the Juslims on Monday and also received a lot of positive feedback.
In response to the kids’ inspiring invention, Casey’s mom, Catherine, told Upworthy: “The delightful thing about their costume is that it was thoughtless. It was so authentic to the nature of who they are and their friendship.”