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 post about his cheap cosplay here.

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 costumes for cosplay are 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 cheap costume idea for his easy cosplay 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 anime cosplay costumes. See below for some of his best cosplay works, and vote on which one you think is best!

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#1

Captain America

Captain America

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wolvesrcool
Community Member
4 years ago

this one is actually very clever!!

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#2

The Terminator

The Terminator

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cest_nayce
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

wtf this guy... but this one is scary

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#4

Nicky Minaj

Nicky Minaj

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TungBoong
Community Member
4 years ago

lol =)))

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#5

The Thing

The Thing

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DimitrisIordanidis
Community Member
4 years ago

Nope!!

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#6

Rainbow Hair Dude

Rainbow Hair Dude

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cest_nayce
Community Member
4 years ago

haaaaaaaaaahahahaha

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#7

Groot

Groot

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TanjaZuckmantel
Community Member
4 years ago

ha ha ha perfect!

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#8

Davy Jones

Davy Jones

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cest_nayce
Community Member
4 years ago

lmao

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#9

Pluto

Pluto

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IchiRarámuri
Community Member
4 years ago

hahaha, cheap!

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#10

Pinhead

Pinhead

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ZeniSetiawati
Community Member
4 years ago

creative

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#11

Sandman

Sandman

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MCambra
Community Member
4 years ago

I love sand the cat! :-D

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#12

Anna From Frozen

Anna From Frozen

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OrCarmon
Community Member
4 years ago

creepy

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#13

The Matrix

The Matrix

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KlaudiaPiotrowska
Community Member
4 years ago

loooooooooooooooooooool

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#14

Belle

Belle

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DimitrisIordanidis
Community Member
4 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
Community Member
4 years ago

Lol!

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#16

Jigsaw

Jigsaw

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Inzane_sniper
Community Member
4 years ago

It's creepier than the original o_O

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#17

Mario

Mario

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AmeetaBajwa
Community Member
4 years ago

can he jump into the toilet

#18

Emperor Zurg

Emperor Zurg

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AmeetaBajwa
Community Member
4 years ago

sunsilk......

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#19

Coca Cola Bottle

Coca Cola Bottle

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cest_nayce
Community Member
4 years ago

bahahaa good one!

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#20

Guile

Guile

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JesterAquino
Community Member
4 years ago

epic! hahahaha

#21

Two-face

Two-face

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BenWiener
Community Member
4 years ago

Um ok this one's actually really awesome tho

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#22

Mystique

Mystique

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tamyraa_baggett
Community Member
4 years ago

This one is silly

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#23

Cyclops

Cyclops

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JewelRi
Community Member
4 years ago

This guy is really genius.

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#24

Batman

Batman

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helena_trentor
Community Member
4 years ago

Haha they are sure cheap, but very creative!

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#25

Frieza

Frieza

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NoamSalingre
Community Member
4 years ago

thats a good one

#26

Harry Potter

Harry Potter

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helena_trentor
Community Member
4 years ago

Hrm, no... This pic doesnt got what it takes

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