Cheap Cosplay Guy Creates More Low-Cost Costumes From Household Objects

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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.

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.

Captain America

1 Captain America

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The Terminator

2 The Terminator

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Genie

3 Genie

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Nicky Minaj

4 Nicky Minaj

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Rainbow Hair Dude

5 Rainbow Hair Dude

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The Thing

6 The Thing

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Anna From Frozen

7 Anna From Frozen

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Pluto

8 Pluto

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The Matrix

9 The Matrix

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Groot

10 Groot

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Davy Jones

11 Davy Jones

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Belle

12 Belle

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Pinhead

13 Pinhead

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Sandman

14 Sandman

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Taylor Swift

15 Taylor Swift

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Guile

16 Guile

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Emperor Zurg

17 Emperor Zurg

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Jigsaw

19 Jigsaw

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Mario

20 Mario

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Two-face

21 Two-face

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Mystique

22 Mystique

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Cheap Cosplay Guy Creates More Low-Cost Costumes From Household Objects