If you’ve stayed off the Internet for the past 10 or 15 years, you may not have heard of “cosplay,” where fans dress up like their favorite characters from pop culture. Cosplay been a staple of comics convention culture for decades, and in 2017 it’s more popular than ever. Today’s top cosplayers can make amazing stuff, like this Iron Man suit by Mark Pearson:
It looks just like what Robert Downey Jr. would wear, doesn’t it? What’s even crazier is that he made it out of just cardboard and fiberglass.
As you might expect, these DIY projects can cost a lot of time and money. Unless you’re Anucha “Cha” Saengchart.
By day, Cha works in a nursing home worker, but by night Cha is one of Thailand’s biggest Youtube celebrities. He’s the creator of Low Cost Cosplay, a Facebook page where he posts his own ultra-low budget interpretations of pop culture characters, using everyday household items and, sometimes, his very cooperative cat. Not only is Cha’s insanely clever and popular, it’s also a fun send-up of Hollywood’s biggest franchises. Check out some of the best Low Cost Cosplay below: