If you've ever dreamed of pulling off Harley Quinn or Sonic The Hedgehog for the next cosplay convention coming to your town, you probably had to postpone the plans after realizing just how freakin' expensive it is.
According to this survey, 70% of cosplayers spend an average of $101-$600 on each costume they make. And if you wanna make it in the big game, you’re not gonna survive on a single outfit. 64% of cosplayers attend three or more fan events a year, according to Eventbrite.
But one guy named Anucha “Cha” Saengchart, the internet’s most loved cosplay enthusiast, has been showing everyone you don’t need to starve to get into the cosplay game. The guy from Thailand has been going viral with his “Low-cost Cosplay” alternatives for quite a while now, and he has already gathered a cult following on social media with 5.6 million Facebook followers.
Saengchart’s costumes are indeed painfully hilarious and absurdly creative, but most importantly, they’re cheap. No doubt about it. After you’re done reading this one, you can find more of his ingenious cosplay on our previous articles here, here, here, and here.
Anucha’s “Low-cost Cosplay” concept has surely resonated with lots and lots of people for its creativity, humor, and DIY skills. The guy from Bangkok, Thailand has already amassed 5,641,116 followers on Facebook and 636k followers on Instagram, making him a badass social media star and legit cosplay connoisseur.
Although many professional cosplayers would probably think of Anucha’s bootleg approach as silly and not serious, the creative is proving them wrong. With the help of whatever he can find at home, from flour and baking powder to markers and towels, Anucha has been recreating low-key versions of fan-fave characters Baby Yoda, Son Goku, Alien, and many more.
The self-made cosplayer who takes care of the elderly by day said in one interview: “If you become creative and properly use your imagination, you can use anything that makes you happy to cosplay.”
After all, the spirit of cosplay is all that matters. Anucha has definitely set an example that cosplay entertainment can be budget-friendly and available to all, with some ingenuity and persistence. You may wanna try it too, especially when we are now spending more time in the comfort of our homes during the worldwide pandemic than ever before.