Cosplay is expensive. Japanese manufacturers of cosplay costumes reported a profit of 35 billion yen in 2008, but evidently Anucha "Cha" Saengchart didn't get the message when he started the “Lowcost Cosplay” Facebook page in 2013. You can read our previous about him here.


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The term 'cosplay,' a Japanese portmanteau of the words 'costume' and 'role-play,' was first coined by Nobuyuki Takahashi during the 1984 World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon). But cosplay is not unique to Asia: it has been a hobby in the West since the science fiction character "Mr. Skygack, from Mars" was the subject of cosplay in 1908.

Saengchart, a 25 year-old caretaker for the elderly, got the idea for cosplay on-the-cheap when he saw different-colored towels at work. His first costuming attempt was of Piccolo from Dragon Ball; soon, Saengchart became famous for his hilarious, low-budget costumes. See below for some of his work, and vote on which one you think is best!

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#1 Captain America

Captain America

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wolvesrcool 2 years ago

this one is actually very clever!!

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#2 The Terminator

The Terminator

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cest_nayce 2 years ago

hahah this guy won't be back coz he won't see at all Lol

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#3 Genie

Genie

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ChinmayPatel 1 year ago

wtf this guy... but this one is scary

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#4 Nicky Minaj

Nicky Minaj

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TungBoong 2 years ago

lol =)))

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#5 The Thing

The Thing

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#6 Rainbow Hair Dude

Rainbow Hair Dude

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cest_nayce 2 years ago

haaaaaaaaaahahahaha

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#7 Groot

Groot

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TanjaZuckmantel 2 years ago

ha ha ha perfect!

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#8 Davy Jones

Davy Jones

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cest_nayce 2 years ago

lmao

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#9 Pluto

Pluto

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IchiRarámuri 2 years ago

hahaha, cheap!

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#10 Pinhead

Pinhead

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ZeniSetiawati 2 years ago

creative

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#11 Sandman

Sandman

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MCambra 2 years ago

I love sand the cat! :-D

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#12 Anna From Frozen

Anna From Frozen

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OrCarmon 2 years ago

creepy

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#13 The Matrix

The Matrix

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KlaudiaPiotrowska 2 years ago

loooooooooooooooooooool

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#14 Belle

Belle

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DimitrisIordanidis 2 years ago

..though I'm quite sure that a rose is cheaper than a brush :d

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#15 Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

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JoBarbee 2 years ago

Lol!

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#16 Jigsaw

Jigsaw

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Inzane_sniper 2 years ago

It's creepier than the original o_O

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#17 Mario

Mario

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AmeetaBajwa 2 years ago

can he jump into the toilet

#18 Emperor Zurg

Emperor Zurg

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#19 Coca Cola Bottle

Coca Cola Bottle

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cest_nayce 2 years ago

bahahaa good one!

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#20 Guile

Guile

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JesterAquino 1 year ago

epic! hahahaha

#21 Two-face

Two-face

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BenWiener 1 year ago

Um ok this one's actually really awesome tho

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#22 Mystique

Mystique

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tamyraa_baggett 1 year ago

This one is silly

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#23 Cyclops

Cyclops

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JewelRi 2 years ago

This guy is really genius.

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#24 Batman

Batman

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helena_trentor 2 years ago

Haha they are sure cheap, but very creative!

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#25 Frieza

Frieza

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NoamSalingre 1 year ago

thats a good one