Internet Legend Shows His Followers How To Make Contest-Winning Cosplays On A Budget

By Sachin P

This article was originally published on whythese

Cosplay is more than a hobby; it’s an art. And, just as any painter will spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars to make their masterpiece, cosplayers invest a lot of time and money to make their costumes. Of course, results may vary, which is why some cosplayers feel the need to settle for characters with simpler outfits (e.g., Coraline, Where’s Waldo, L, etc.).

However, there’s one genius online who shows fans that they don’t need hundreds of dollars and countless hours to piece together the perfect cosplay. Anucha “Cha” Saengchart, aka Lowcostcosplay, tells his fans that “everything is cosplay.” And, looking at his pictures, he’s proven that — anything and everything can be used to make your cosplay! Sure, they won’t hold up at a Con, but the pictures are funny enough to keep us going.

Such talent, much likeness, very wow

It’s been almost a decade since the internet first met Doge. Now, it’s only used ironically, often accompanied by an eye roll. Even if you hate the meme, everyone knows what you’re referencing when that Shiba Inu picture comes around.

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With a little bit of paint (okay, a lot of paint), a wig cap, and printouts of the beloved dog’s ears, Anucha transformed into the perfect Shiba Inu. Those eyes say “don’t judge me,” but we can’t help but weigh in on the look. It’s a ten out of ten from us!

Colonel Sanders

Even vegans know the iconic Colonel Sanders. Unlike many other mascots, Harland Sanders was a real person, and technically, he was a colonel — in 1935, Kentucky governor Ruby Laffoon granted him the honorary title. Now, the face of KFC, we’re not sure which “title” is more legendary.

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Colonel Sanders has a recognizable outfit, but getting a white suit can be pricey, and the potential food stains aren’t worth the stress. If you want to dress up as the fast food icon, a black outfit and a giant cut-out of his face will do the trick.

Cruella de Vil

Cruella De Vil is an absolutely classic Disney villain. We first met her in the animated film 101 Dalmatians in 1961, but we’ve since seen several live-action versions. For this cosplay, Anucha looked at Emma Stone’s outfit from the 2021 film.

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Anucha doesn’t have any dogs, and he certainly wouldn’t turn them into a coat. However, what he does have are cats. The credit for this cosplay goes to his cats. What’s most impressive here is how he managed to keep those two on his head!


Ah, croissants! The quintessential French breakfast food that symbolizes a nation. And how Anucha just transformed himself into a pastry makes us laugh uproariously and marvel at his thinking process. Here is a guy who sees things from a new perspective 24×7.

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The guy saw a cream-colored blanket and thought, “Hey, I should contort my body to resemble a crescent shape and then wrap myself in this blanket.” He’s an absolute legend, and he looks like the beloved French pastry to boot.

Minion from Despicable Me

Who can forget the darling Minions from the Despicable Me series? Although they were the secondary characters in the first film, the little guys won over everyone’s hearts and even got their own spinoffs — two of them, in fact.

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They’re collectively known as Minions, but some of them have names. For this cosplay, Anucha chose Carl, the one-eyed Minion. We love his outfit, but just looking at his enlarged eye through the two magnifying glasses is making us dizzy.

Beerus and Whis

No matter how much we grow up, we’ll always have a special place in our hearts for Dragon Ball Z. For many of us, it was the “gateway anime” that opened our eyes to the marvelous world of Japanese animation.

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Here we have Beerus and Whis, two very powerful individuals. Beerus is the god of destruction from the Universe 7, and Whis is his attendant and martial arts teacher. We are puzzled by how Anucha managed to get the cat to pose for this photo.

Sailor Moon

Usagi Tsukino is just an average, compassionate high-school student. It’s only when she meets the talkative cat Luna that she learns who she really is — Sailor Moon. Just the mention of her name sends us back in time to when we first discovered the show.

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Those classic “anime eyes” are hard to work into a cosplay. No matter how good the outfit is, it’s difficult to get the face right. But not for Anucha. A little bit of nail polish and twisting his hand was all it took to get the powerful protagonist’s look.

Jason Voorhees

Anucha never needs to step up his cosplay game. The guy literally nails every single one so well that you can’t put together a top-ten list. He covers everything from anime to video games and even movies. Just take a look at this Jason Voorhees cosplay.

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He couldn’t source the hockey mask, which is Jason’s signature look, so he turned to the next best thing — a pair of Crocs. Fit them together, pen some of those red stripes on the white crocs, and voila! He’s Jason!

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We were really at a loss for words when we saw this cosplay. Okay, we get the use of a brown towel to emulate the model’s brown hair. He somehow found the exact same rose-colored jacket and a red t-shirt to match the blouse.

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But the scene-stealer here is not the clothes or the impromptu wig. It’s the bike! Anucha really went all out and hand-painted the entire bike on his leg! What an absolutely skilled, mad lad he is! The painted bike looks so real!

Sith Rey or Dark Rey

Anucha’s imagination is really on another level. Just look at his take on the whole Sith Rey cosplay. It’s so innovative. Why spend all that money on lightsabers when you can use two popsicles in their place? It’s a cheaper, and tastier, solution.

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He really nailed it with the makeup, too. He might not exactly look like Daisey Ridley, but he managed to do a pretty good job with it. Hopefully, he managed to set up quickly, otherwise, there would’ve been quite a mess left over.


G-Dragon, The King of K-Pop, is a South Korean musical megastar. He is well known for his sense of fashion and as the leader of the world-famous boy band, Big Bang. Anucha wanted to cosplay G-Dragon but found a cheaper (and easier) way to color his hair.

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The guy just took out some long bean pods and layered them on his head to get G-Dragon’s world-famous green hair look. What an absolute legend he is. Too bad he doesn’t post videos of his outfits; we’d love to see the guy rock out to one of Big Bang’s songs.

It’s a cat, it’s a guy… It’s cat/Batman?

Marvel Studios has been running this town for over a decade with its excellent fan service and quality content. But no matter how many Marvel characters we meet, no one can forget the Caped Crusader. We don’t care how many remakes there are; we’ll always watch the latest Batman film.

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There’s just something about him that fans love; maybe it’s because he’s an average guy (yes, we are aware he’s a billionaire). Through steadfast dedication and a will of iron, Batman became one of the greatest superheroes ever. Anucha here does an excellent job channeling the hardman version of Batfleck.

Satoru Gojo

We’ve touched on some classic animes, but there are plenty more lovable shows out there. And, sure enough, Anucha is ready to tackle them all. For this one, he chose the gray-haired protagonist from the anime Jujutsu Kaisen, Satoru Gojo.

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Satoru Gojo is a skilled jujutsu sorcerer, meaning he can regulate the flow of cursed energy in his body. Anucha might not have that power, but he has the creativity to make us think that. Using try ice to mimic the white hair was a brilliant idea.

Kazuma Kuwabara

One thing that sets anime apart from other animation styles is the casual use of wacky hair. For some reason, in the world of anime, no one finds it odd when a character has naturally pink or green hair — we’re looking at you, Sakura.

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A good wig is expensive, so many cosplayers opt to dress up as characters with similar hairstyles to their own. But Anucha figured out how to get Kazuma’s fiery red hairdo for only a few dollars. After all, it took more than one orange to make that wig.

Kyojuro Rengoku

The character Anucha is cosplaying here is from the immensely popular anime Demon Slayer. His name is Kyojuro Rengoku, and he is one of the titular demon slayers. This particular character can be readily identified by his bright flame-colored hair and thick brows.

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Anucha really went the extra mile to get the hair right. Instead of a wig, the guy literally (painstakingly) glued together matches to get the likeness of Kyojuro’s hair. And boy, did he succeed in getting what he was after!

Krixi from Arena of Valor

Krixi is a playable character from the game Arena of Valor. The outfit Anucha so eloquently cosplays is from a skin available in the game called White Swan. Krixi is a mage and specializes in dealing with magic attacks and other related abilities.

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So, the main component of the White Swan version would be the platinum blonde hair. Instead of purchasing a wig, our guy thought of the environment and went fully natural in his costume. He used noodles as a replacement and looked dashing in it.

Tanjiro Kamado

We don’t know what was behind the thought process which led to this. This is sad because we would absolutely love to know. Just because he had no access to a flaming sword doesn’t mean that he’s not going ahead with the cosplay.

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The dedication Anucha shows is just extraordinary. He really did a good job channeling the rage of Tanjiro Kamado, one of the main protagonists of Demon Slayer. He thought of a flaming sword, and his option was to use a Fanta bottle. This guy is just god-tier.

Leona from League of Legends

Now we have a league champion in our midst. Anucha quite skillfully cosplays the champion warrior, Leona, from League of Legends here, using nothing other than bananas. This is completely bananas because of how good it looks on him. Seriously!

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He wanted to craft the sun-inspired armor of Leona, so he turned to the most cost-effective alternative, bananas. The guy really knew what he was doing because he ended up nailing the overall cosplay. We love how he arranged the fruits as an exact replica of the armor.

Dobby the House Elf

Ah, Dobby. We feel really sad when we are reminded of him as we are still not over his cruel demise in the last book. Sure, he did that doing the one thing he absolutely loved, which was serving Harry Potter.

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We remember seeing him first in the Chamber of Secrets movie and falling in love with him instantly. Seriously, though, how in tarnation can this guy manage his cats like this? It’s like he has a cat for every occasion.

Naruto performing the Rasengan

Which is a more iconic anime move: Kamehameha or the Rasengan? We’re having a tough time picking because everyone knows exactly what you’re trying to do when you perform either of those hand movements. If you’re planning to cosplay as Naruto, check out Anucha’s hack for making the Rasengan.

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We might not be able to manipulate chakra like the beloved jinchuriki, but a soup ladle works well enough as a replacement for the cosplay. Just make sure to hide the handle up your sleeve and position a flashlight to capture the glowing ball of chakra.

Saitama AKA One Punch Man

We remember seeing One Punch Man and instantly loving it. It has some great action scenes, fantastical overpowered as heck villains, and genuine parts of comedy which can make your sides ache from laughter. Only two seasons are out as of now.

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Saitama became so overpowered that he lost his hair. He can destroy anything with one punch, hence the name. So, how do you become Saitama without working out? Get an egg, a marker, and a white bedsheet. Oh, and don’t forget to pose with confidence.

Wolverine or 2 Batmen?

There used to be this artwork that was circulating on the internet, which could be interpreted in two ways. It looked like two Batmen were staring at each other, nose to nose. Also, it looks like Wolverine in his classic pointy-eared costume.

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It’s great to see how Anucha approached this. He used simple things like the clear reflection of a mirror to achieve his goals. This is what makes this guy a true legend. He finds simple solutions for nearly everything he comes across.


Many of you ’80s kids out there might distinctly remember the popular horror movie franchise Scream. It was fantastically spoofed in the Scary Movie parodies, too. So, if horror movies aren’t your thing, you might still know who Ghostface is.

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Anucha couldn’t get his hands on a mask. So, he did the next best thing and created a mask out of…a sneaker, and also some toilet paper rings for the eyes and bob’s your uncle — a perfect replica of the Ghostface mask.

Ryu from Street Fighter

Ryu and Ken. Two best friends turned enemies and two of the most memorable duos in gaming history. Ryu is a karate champion and is seen wearing a red headband with a white “gi,” which is the traditional karate uniform.

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Anucha faced a bit of a problem here because Ryu is muscular as heck. But that didn’t phase him. He just ordered two chicken nuggets from KFC, dipped them in ketchup, and recreated a perfect version of Ryu as shown.

Jennie from BLACKPINK

Blackpink is a world-famous girl band from South Korea. We think the term world-famous doesn’t begin to cover their overall popularity. The girls have created a global name for themselves through their singing and their eye-catching dance numbers. Who doesn’t love their songs?

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Jennie from the band wore this dress. She wore a Mihano Momosa rose top called “Top with Flower Detail” for the song “SOLO.” Anucha really does have a good eye for fashion, so he had to recreate this. And that’s what he did without exception.


We can’t stress enough how much we adore this cosplay. After all, not many people can look at a jelly pack and think “Hey, there is something I can do with these.” The cosplay king got out the body paint and got to work making himself look like the sea witch.

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He created the legendary villainess Ursula with some paint and jelly. Just have a look at the execution of the makeup. It’s flawless. Anucha really outdid himself, but that’s the case with all his work. He definitely earned a treat of grape jelly when it came time to clean up this photoshoot.

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frises are frequently pictured as Gallic dogs. Even though the Bichon breed type originated in Spain, where it was used as a seafaring dog and occasionally as a shepherd dog, the French refined that into a docile lap-dog hybrid. 

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Anucha wanted to cosplay a fancy dog breed. But lacked the, um, the pelage? The fur, if you will. So he found an excellent alternative in cauliflower. And it worked out so well. Just look at the texture he managed to execute. Awesome!

Tanjiro Kamado

Anucha wanted to emulate the checkered texture of Tanjiro Kamado’s robe in Demon Slayer. Why buy a robe when you can successfully recreate the texture with everyday available items in your household? Especially something like a courgette which suits perfectly.

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He diced the courgette and stacked the skin and flesh parts in a contrasting manner to get the cloak texture. Man has a never-ending well of patience to prepare something like this. This is like a very delicate version of a Jenga.

Barbarian from Clash of Clans

Remember the frenzy that the strategic mobile game Clash of Clans caused? Man, it was everywhere! Nearly every single pop-up ad was about that game. And headlining as the brand ambassador of sorts was one character in particular — the Barbarian.

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The barbarian has very distinct blonde mutton chops. So, Anucha naturally used banana peels to get the texture, and as always, the guy nailed it. He looks so similar to the barbarian, he could do his own version of the ad campaign.

Nakoruru from Samurai Showdown

What seems to have flustered Anucha this time? A math problem? Well, being the resourceful guy he is, we are sure that he will find a solution to it. After all, it seems like a basic arithmetic problem you’d encounter in elementary school.

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Ahhh! We get it now! He’s teasing to showcase Nakoruru from the game Samurai Showdown. It’s a point-to-point execution as always from Anucha. It’s like we are looking at a mirror, only, only not, if we are to quote Nicholas Cage from Face/Off.

Josuke Higashikata

JoJolion’s protagonist is Josuke Higashikata, who has yet to be formally introduced. He is the eighth JoJo from the beloved series JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Josuke is a young fella who suffers from memory impairment and has no recollection of his past.

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That is until he is rediscovered by yet another significant figure. Josuke has a very flamboyant-looking coiffure which would be very expensive to emulate, but that is not a barrier for Anucha. He just cosplayed it using a gumboot. What a beast!

Daenerys Targaryen

It was about time he cosplayed Khaleesi. But how, though? Well, using the one thing anyone can find in any grocery store to replicate platinum blonde hair. Rice noodles. Anucha really must love his noodles and cats to have a supply ready at any given notice.

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But what about the dragon? What was his name? Oh, right, Drogon! Well, he might have cats on call, but not dragons. But the big TV screen came to the rescue! It actually looks like the creature is behind him!


Anucha’s had some clever solutions for oddly colored hair, but what about the eyes? Naruto famously has many characters with powerful eyes, and die-hard cosplayers will even get special contact lenses to complete the look. But Anucha figured out how to get the Rinnegan for under a dollar.

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Using onions to make Nagato’s Rinnegan is brilliant for several reasons. First off, the purple swirl is a perfect match for it. What makes this really accurate is how much it will make you cry, just like Nagato’s backstory did.

Demon’s Souls

Demon’s Souls is an action role-playing game with similarities to Dark Souls. There are demons, dragons, and all the other assorted monsters you would find in a fantasy video game. The theme is quite dark and gritty, and you portray a knight.

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Now, where can you find plate armor? Anucha is thinking about that here when suddenly the aluminum and stainless-steel plates fall on him. Instant and classic-looking plate armor. This guy is even ready to face an apocalypse by the look he composed.

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Ah, those black-tinted round glasses. They do provide a certain level of mystery and authority to whoever wears them with pride as you can see clearly here. We think it’s the Chinese actor who played the toad in Kung Fu Hustle.

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Anucha could not get his hands on glasses of this make. So, what did he do? Did he make his own? Yes, he sure did! But not using lenses or pieces of metal. By using Oreos! Wow, don’t they look stellar!?

Thai actress Pimchanok

Here we have a famous Thai actress who is cosplaying a character. She has dyed her hair into an ash color, which could pose a barrier for him to replicate. But knowing Anucha, he must have a trick up his sleeve.

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As it turns out, he did! He used a mop of all the things that could have been used, and he aced the cosplay perfectly. He even nailed the casual resting face of the Thai actress perfectly — what a talented guy he is.

Kyojuro Rengoku

Anucha’s back at it with another Kyojuro Rengoku cosplay. Perhaps he realized just how dangerous it is to have so many flammable objects so close to your face. While this version isn’t as flaming hot as a lit stack of matches, the cosplay is certainly on point.

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Anucha worked above and beyond to put together the hairdo just right. Rather than using a wig, the man meticulously pasted red and yellow chilies together to imitate Kyojuro’s hairstyle. And gosh, was he successful in obtaining what he desired!

Monster from Sweet Home

He has his way with foodstuff as he has his way with cats. The way he manipulates food as cosplay props is something that is quite beautiful to watch if we’re being honest here. One has to give credit where credit is due.

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This kind of looks like a monster from the South Korean TV series, Sweet Home. But the best thing here is the use of pizza slices to create the monster quite realistically. The guy should really get into making props as he is a natural.

Zenitsu Agatsuma

Regardless of the fact that the title of the anime Demon Slayer shares the moniker of his trade, Zenitsu Agatsuma is terrified of devils. Many admirers consider the Lightning Warrior unpleasant because he is susceptible to extraordinarily long-winded outbursts of frantic yelling.

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His utter dread there in the face of deformed, terrible creatures, but on the other hand, he is much more sympathetic. We think that’s what Anucha tried to emulate here. And boy, like with everything else, didn’t he manage to succeed quite well.

Ran Mouri from Detective Conan

Ran Mouri, who Anucha is cosplaying here, is one of the main protagonists of the anime series Detective Conan. She is well regarded as an all-around great character and has perfect qualities, which make her an excellent private detective.

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Her hairdo also makes her stand out in the crowd. So, to emulate that, Anucha sought the help of his trusty army of cats. And lo and behold, he did manage to pull it off. The guy is a real cat whisperer when it comes to interactions with them.