Whether you're preparing for Halloween or attending Comic-Con on a budget, Alexander Kravets has you covered! The man from Moscow, Russia, has a plethora of inexpensive cosplay ideas on his Instagram.
Alexander realized his passion for cosplay back in 2015, and he has been creating inexpensive cosplay ideas for his more than 100k Insta followers ever since. He describes his low-cost ideas as "zero-budget" and "suitable cosplay."
Alexander creates his costumes using items that can be found without much effort in most people's homes. He has created cosplay masterpieces from things like towels, hairdryers, food items, frying pans, toothbrushes, and even his dog!
You'd be forgiven for comparing Alexander's work to that of Thailand's Anucha "Cha" Saengchart. The YouTuber is the creator behind Low-Cost Cosplay, where he shares extremely low-budget costume recreations from TV shows and movies.
Similarly, Alexander enjoys recreating scenes of some of his favorite TV and movie characters. He considers his cosplay creations more of a hobby than a job, but it's a hobby that has helped him gain a cult-like following.
Alexander has also been known to shoot his photos in unconventional locations. So much so, he once snuck into a Russian military base, where he had to be careful not to alert patrols!
Cosplay is short for "costume play" and involves dressing up as their favorite characters from video games, movies, and cartoons. There are two different types of cosplay - basic cosplay and masquerade cosplay.
Basic cosplay is essentially just dressing up to look like a specific character. On the other hand, Masquerade cosplay involves fully embracing the character and behaving as they would in every way.
It may all look like fun and games, but cosplay can be serious business. Fans take the act of cosplay very seriously and will do whatever it takes to outdo each other.
Costumes are usually handmade, and A LOT of time and effort goes into them. You don't want to mess with a genuinely passionate cosplayer!
It's easy to see how people could spend a considerable amount of money on cosplay costumes if it's something they're truly passionate about. And, perhaps that's the precise reason Alexander is so popular among cosplay fans!
With his clever and inexpensive cosplay ideas, it is possible to recreate some of the best costumes using little to no money at all. In fact, chances are you already have the makings of an incredible costume sitting in your home as we speak!
So, what are you waiting for? Get to it and show us your most ingenious, creative, and inexpensive cosplay ideas!