People Can't Get Enough Of This Russian Man's Inexpensive Cosplay Costume Ideas

by Stephanie

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!

1. Back To The Future

1. Back To The Future
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2. Benjamin Grimm aka the Thing from The Fantastic Four

2. Benjamin Grimm aka the Thing from The Fantastic Four
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3. Laa-Laa from Teletubbies

3. Laa-Laa from Teletubbies
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4. Leeloo from The Fifth Element

4. Leeloo from The Fifth Element

5. "I am Groot!"

5.
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6. Queen B.

6. Queen B.
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7. Who you gonna call?

7. Who you gonna call?
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8. Titanic

8. Titanic
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9. Chance Boudreaux from Hard Target

9. Chance Boudreaux from Hard Target
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10. Harry Potter

10. Harry Potter
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11. Mother of Dragons

11. Mother of Dragons

12. Ruby Rhod from The Fifth Element

12. Ruby Rhod from The Fifth Element
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13. Leonardo from TMNT

13. Leonardo from TMNT

14. Goth? Emo? Pink Panther?

14. Goth? Emo? Pink Panther?
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15. "You're a wizard, Harry."

15.

16. Thor

16. Thor
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17. Saroo from Lion

17. Saroo from Lion

18. ...can relate

18. ...can relate
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19. Freddy Krueger

19. Freddy Krueger

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.

20. Bruce Almighty

20. Bruce Almighty
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21. John Wick

21. John Wick
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22. Captain Jack Sparrow

22. Captain Jack Sparrow

23. Tom

23. Tom
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24. Spiderman

24. Spiderman

25. Hellboy

25. Hellboy

26. Maleficent

26. Maleficent

27. Edward Scissorhands

27. Edward Scissorhands

28. Beauty and the Beast

28. Beauty and the Beast

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!

29. Davy Jones from Pirates of the Carribean

29. Davy Jones from Pirates of the Carribean

30. Princess Leia

30. Princess Leia

31. Magneto from X-Men

31. Magneto from X-Men

32. Grumpy Cat

32. Grumpy Cat

33. Ethan Hunt from Mission: Impossible

33. Ethan Hunt from Mission: Impossible

34. Asterix and the Vikings

34. Asterix and the Vikings

35. "I'm flying, Jack."

35.

36. Sherlock Holmes

36. Sherlock Holmes

37. This is epic!

37. This is epic!

38. Hercules

38. Hercules

39. Okay, I like Alexander's better!

39. Okay, I like Alexander's better!

40. The dog is far too cute to be an alien... Just saying!

40. The dog is far too cute to be an alien... Just saying!

41. Wolverine

41. Wolverine

42. Ace Ventura

42. Ace Ventura

43. Hellraiser

43. Hellraiser

44. Enriqueeeee

44. Enriqueeeee

45. Riddick from The Chronicles of Riddick

45. Riddick from The Chronicles of Riddick

46. Alexander's makes much more sense TBH

46. Alexander's makes much more sense TBH

47. So much grace!

47. So much grace!

48. Mission: Impossible

48. Mission: Impossible

49. Cyclops from X-Men

49. Cyclops from X-Men

50. Agent J from Men In Black

50. Agent J from Men In Black

51. Total Recall

51. Total Recall

52. Same, same... but different

52. Same, same... but different

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!

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