This article was originally published on Kueez
How much do you think a good cosplay outfit costs? $100? $500?? We thought so too, that is until we came across the hilarious cosplay artist known only to his fans as Lonelyman. Lonelyman specializes in one thing, making the most hysterical cosplay outfits using only the things he has around his house. And the outfits he makes are GOOD! So good, in fact, that this talented creator now has over 6 million followers on Facebook alone. Scroll down to see the best (and most inexpensive) cosplay outfits ever that are modeled after some of the most popular movies, television, and pop culture icons.
1. Purrfect Catman
This guy is a pure genius. He looks more like Batman than the real Batman does.
We don't know about you, but even Bruce Wayne would approve of it. The most amazing thing is that the cat let him put it on his head without ripping his face and scalp.
2. He's Quite An Artist Too!
The perfect piece of art doesn't exi... wait what?? Once you see it, you cannot unsee it. We knew that he is a creative cosplayer, but his painting is really good as well.
We cannot tell which one is the original. Can someone help us? At a second glance we think that the nose is more detailed than the original one.
3. Cucumber Slayer
Here is a man with unlimited ideas, his creativity is simply unmatched. That is one legendary demon hunter mark. So, this is a vegan low-cost cosplay, right?
And although it may look tempting, we will not say anything about the tattoo on his forehead. No wonder why he went for a cucumber.
4. Where is Chemical X?
Mango, sticky rice, and everything nice. This is the most delicious cosplay ever. It is creativity beyond imagination.
Just look at all the different colors of rice on that plate - you'd be amazed by the variety of Thai food. The blue one got color from a butterfly pea, or the Asian pigeonwings plant, and the black one is natural black rice.
5. Pennywise Who?
This guy is getting better and better with time. Who would've thought to use a sanitary pad in order to recreate Pennywise from It?
By the way, this is much more terrifying than the original. Thank you for this nightmare fuel.
6. Eco-Friendly Billie Eilish Cosplay
Why spend so much money on cosplay when you can take help from nature, right?
He is showing us that cosplay can be totally eco-friendly and low cost. Next time, Vogue must ask Cha for co-operation. It will save them a lot of money.
7. Nico Robin Cosplay
Hey, this cosplay is amazing, but we just want to know what power he has to make the cat stay still. The most impressive part is that he got the cat to look in the right direction and any cat parent can tell you that it is almost impossible to do it.
After seeing this cosplay, Nico Robin will be like, "That's embarrassing as a human being."
8. Harry Potter After Quarantine
If you think Harry Potter has gained some weight, then you are right. This is because he drank too much butterbeer during the quarantine.
Most people aren't big fans of the hairless sphynx cats, but we have to say that this cosplay outfit is making us fall in love with them more than we thought possible.
9. No Art Without Suffering
Gustave Lanson, a French historian, and literary critic, once said, "There is no art without commitment and suffering." It seems like this cosplayer really suffers for his art.
He could have used just makeup to do that. His dedication is unparalleled and we absolutely love it. And please do not try it at home – especially if you have a hairy chest.
10. How To Make Gojo Satoru Feel Proud
If creativity had a face, it would look like this brilliant cosplayer. This is how you put all Gojo cosplayers to shame. This dude is priceless.
We really love this cosplay because Gojo has more depth than just his looks. So it's understandable.
11. G-Dragon, Feeling Jealous?
Just when you start to think that this guy might run out of ideas, he comes back with yet another one.
Which one is g-dragon? We can’t tell the difference. Are they really different people, or identical twins?
12. The Wink That Touched Our Hearts
If this guy can make his cats pose for the cosplays, he can very much make them wink as well. As true pessimists, we bet it has taken like 100 attempts at least to convince the cat to do the wink. Maybe he bribed the cat with wet food or treats.
So, you can say that it is Princess Mononoke in one picture and Prince Mooncake in the other one.
13. Can You Hear The Music?
We are pretty sure many of you know about the Dancing Pallbearers (aka Coffin Dancers), a Ghanaian group of pallbearers who perform across the country as well as internationally. Their video became a viral internet meme during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
You don’t need four people to do a coffin dance when you have the undisputed king of cosplay here. This is a picture that you can hear. He is really rocking the coffin-dance with confidence.
14. Wingardium Leviosa
Fans of Harry Potter know about Wingardium Leviosa, the Levitation Charm that is used to make objects fly. So, this human being showed us that he is not just a brilliant cosplayer but also a talented artist.
The attention to detail is amazing. This one might not cost you a lot of money but it does require a significant amount of artistic talent.
15. Shin-Chan Cosplay
So finally there is a cosplay which we can do with big bellies. Guess the name of that cosplay. It can be called the COVID Edition or just the Holiday Edition.
Seeing the genius work of this cosplayer, we can confidently say that he is the Albert Einstein of cosplayers. Please agree with us on this one.
16. Low Budget Game of Thrones Set
His creativity is beyond the imagination of George R. R. Martin (author of the series of epic fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire). It will not be wrong to say that he is the true king of the North.
As each Game of Thrones episode cost an average of 15 million U.S. dollars to produce, imagine if they had hired him.
17. Perfect Cosplay Doesn't Exi– Oh, Never Mind!
Fans of Attack On Titan can truly appreciate this cosplay. His version is almost 99% close to the original one.
This is a low-cost but highly skilled cosplay, and someone should give this guy a prize for the best cosplay ever.
18. Zenitsu Agatsuma Cosplay
Are there any fans of Demon Slayer here? This masterpiece will truly make you fall in love with Cha.
This is what you get when creativity shoots through the roof. Even at a low cost, the details are spot on. Respect!
19. That Hair Looks Slippery
As the cosplayer eats the fruit or vegetable after creating the cosplay, many of his followers wanted to know whether he ate the banana peels as well.
All we have to do is wait for Levi Ackerman aka Captain Levi to come out at any given moment. This just shows that his creativity is beyond awesome.
How many of you have seen Godzilla vs. Kong? It is a fun movie to watch. If you have not got the chance to watch it, we've got you covered. We are pretty sure King Kong will think twice before fighting with Footzilla now.
We bet his IQ is around 5000. How does he come up with such creative ideas? We don't know we just don't want him to stop.
21. Balance Plus Talent Equals
This is the best cosplay we have ever laid eyes on!! Such amazing work and detail, just like she jumped straight from the manga to real life. Absolute perfection!!!
It is amazing how he is able to balance the balloon while doing that pose. We keep on saying that he is a genius ahead of his time.
22. War Hammer Titan Cosplay
We are pretty sure not many cosplayers have successfully achieved this perfection, especially when it comes to the War Hammer Titan, one of the Nine Titan. Do you think he screamed in pain when he took off the gums?
Well, he shared a photo of a piece of gum afterward and it didn't look nice at all. Did he chew all that gum before using it? Nevertheless, his level of dedication is out of this world.
23. Cyberpunk And His Cat
Gaming fans were eagerly waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 although it arguably caused one of the biggest upsets in all of gaming history. The game failed miserably. But hey, people who were waiting for it should get some respite after looking at this amazing cosplay.
The cosplay consists of a black wig, gray glove, aviator glasses, and yes, his black cat. How can someone complain that cosplays can be expensive? Keanu Reeves after seeing this cosplay will be like, "It's just like looking in the mirror."
24. Cute Baby Yoda
We all know how Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian went on to become the biggest meme star in the galaxy.
So, it was pretty obvious that the low-cost cosplay guy would work on such an exciting new cosplay. And he sure did amaze us all with his work. For some reason, we are clueless about how ingenious this man can get.
25. Charcoal Clean Alien
In space, no one can hear you scream. Honestly, we cannot tell which is which. Now, we will not brush our teeth anymore.
If this guy isn't getting sponsored by Colgate for this then he should. It is arguably the BEST product placement ever.
26. The Sonic We Could've Had
The trailer of Sonic the Hedgehog received a lot of criticism from fans who were not happy with the video game character's appearance. As a result, the film's release was delayed by three months to redesign Sonic. The film went on to become the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2020 and the highest-grossing video game film adaptation of all time in North America.
However, we think there would have been no uproar whatsoever if they had hired the Low-Cost Cosplay guy to play the role of Sonic. Just look at him. He looks like he was born to play the iconic role of Sonic.
27. Put On A Happy Face
So Lonelyman keeps pushing the envelope and setting new standards with his creative work. He's not the hero we deserve, but the hero we need.
As makeup is much easier than sticking matchsticks onto his face, he decided to go with the challenging way. Now don't tell him to light up the matches so he can cosplay Ghost Rider.
28. Picasso‘s Version Of Jason Voorhees
Lonelyman finally did what many others have thought about doing to crocs. Tearing them apart and finding some way to use them for something else.
Now we really want him to work in the next horror movie. Given how creative he is when it comes to cosplays, he should have his brain insured. What a legend!
29. An Alien Or A Close-Up Nose?
He is hands down to the best cosplayer ever. This man is wise and he finds new things in his body each day. What we mean is that has anyone else thought their nose looked like an alien? No one except him!!!
By the way, his nose is more alien than the alien itself. If he had a running nose, it would have looked like a crying alien (okay we are not as cool as him).
30. Wonder Woman 2021: Quarantine
This is the Wonder Woman we want, but we don't deserve it at all. We feel our brains are useless and uncreative every time we see his works. We know you all feel the same way too.
After seeing his cosplay of Wonder Woman, we want him to replace Gal Gadot. This is pure, undiluted talent; art follows thereafter!
31. Vengeance is Mine
This Ursula cosplay is amazing. His smile doesn't look as evil as her's, but we think he did a pretty good job.
He is a mad genius who always astounds us with his creativity. And yes, he did eat the jelly afterward.
Lonelyman is showing how easily you can make a cosplay. For instance, a Minion cosplay doesn't require much effort.
All you need to do is buy a magnifying glass, yellow hoodie, and you are ready to become a cute Minion.
33. Apply Cold Water To The Burned Area
This is the dedication you need in life to succeed. He did too much work for cosplay only to bring a smile to some lucky faces.
So, do we have to light up that hair to unlock Kyojuro Rengoku’s final form? Although playing with matchsticks is a fire hazard, the cosplay is as lit as it can get.
34. Make Cosplay Great Again!
Even if you are a supporter of Donald Trump, there is no excuse not to like this cosplay. We cannot really see the difference and we absolutely love it.
We believe the bleached eyebrows are on point. Do you think he should have used Cheetos dust for better results?
35. Low-Budget Wolverine
It is amazing how he managed to cosplay for both Wolverine and Batman at the same time at the lowest cost possible! ONLY he could come up with such an outrageous idea. Now we can't unsee the two Batmen in this cosplay.
This cosplay is giving us a headache because it also looks like they are about to kiss with a sunset in the background.
36. Apples of Our Eyes
First of all, we are more impressed that he can peel an apple neatly and thinly with a knife. It is fun imagining that one of our readers is eating an apple and watching this cosplay.
We are not sure whoever created the aphorism, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away," was talking about these apples.
37. Lonelyman And GingerBrave: A Perfect Duo
This is the best of the lot. Thankfully, he placed the skull in the right place. Isn't he the best?
His arms do look a bit funky. We think he would have been better off hiding his arms behind his back. Nevertheless, this cosplay rocks big time.
38. How To Train Your Kitty
Here is another example of how to create a purrfect cosplay without spending a lot of money. All you need is a black cat and that's pretty much it.
However, you will have to be patient because the cat might not be as much excited about the cosplay as you.
39. Frightening Shadow
Muzan be like: "Did I create a mosquito repellant demon?" He looks scarier than the original. Netflix should hire him.
Two targets with one arrow. He got to do the cosplay while getting rid of the mosquitoes – thinking level 200%.
40. Cat Or Tiger? We Can't Tell For Sure
This cosplay of Rob Lucci is spot on. In fact, it looks way better than the original (if you disagree, you will offend the cat).
It is like he is the cat whisperer. It's amazing how the cats in his cosplays co-op (a reference to One Piece, a Japanese manga series) with him.
41. Images You Can Hear
This cosplay shows that he is, without any doubt whatsoever, the most creative man on earth. Hey, every fan of Lonelyman thinks that he should have his brain insured. We completely agree with it.
Imagine if he was a scientist. With his impressive multi-core overclock brainpower, we would probably don't have to worry about Covid-19, world hunger, and global warming at this point.
42. Best Goku Cosplay Ever!
As huge fans of Dragon Ball Z, we approve. We love that he is such a great artist, topped with a good sense of humor!
If this cosplay of Goku doesn't help him win the best cosplayer of the century award, we don't know what will. This is a masterpiece.
43. Beerus Cosplay
This real-life adaptation of Beerus, God of Destruction of Universe 7, is as good as it gets. This cat cosplayer deserves an award for her patience.
If you look closely at Beerus' neck, you will notice something that we cannot point out here (that is kind of the signature of this cosplayer). So, we are amazed and concerned at the same time.
44. Inuyasha’s Cat Hat
How many of you love the Japanese manga series Inuyasha? This is perfect cosplay because of one thing: a super chill cat.
We just want to know where he gets such cooperative cats! If you try this with your cat, you will end up bleeding. We are just out of words to describe how amazing this cosplay is.
45. Lonelyman And His Favorite Drink
We are going to fight him. We swear, his cosplay is on point and he vexes us for being so creative. He's cosplaying Tanjiro, but his face looks like Jojo style.
How many times did he spill the drink to get the perfect shot? Our guess is one time because he is such a legend.