Money, Money,Money, cant live with it, cant live without it, hence
why cosplaying on a budget is important. Well I completely
disagree with this statement. I absolutely can live with
money and definitely can’t live without it. Who ever said money
isn’t the solution to problems has never been broke? I can’t think of
a single problem I have that cant be cured with money. This
philosophy of course applies to the cosplay community. Many of us
have dream cosplays but have been unable to obtain them due to a
lack of Benjamin’s.
Well, I cant help you with your money issue but I can help you in
the cosplaying on a budget department. Specifically, I can
recommend some awesome low budget (under 100$) cosplays that
can help you shine at your next convention. So with that being said,
lets dive into some awesome low budget cosplays that will allow
you to cosplay on a budget.
1. Boku No Hero Academy Classroom Outfits
Starting off the list we have Boku no Hero (My Hero Academy)
classroom outfits. These cute outfits are commonly seen
throughout the series when the students are in learn mode instead
of kick villain ass mode. Each female character wears one of these
costumes and it has become instantly recognizable at conventions.
Get a couple of these with several different characters and you
have yourself a group photoshoot session. Photographers would
love to capture each character from the series in a group shot or
two on two shot so go ahead and fork out the 50$ for this cosplay
. Surely cosplaying on a budget friendly!
2. Gwen Stacy
Spiderman into the spider-verse was an extremely popular movie.
This movie grossed over 190 million and exhibited several
spidermen/women from different universes. Arguably the most
unique of the bunch is Gwen Stacey. Why you ask? Well because
she is the only female Spiderman amongst the group. If you loved
her role in the movie you should definitely check out this awesome
Gwen Stacy cosplay. The costume is made out of a spandex like
material which conforms to nearly any body shape. Feel free to
pick this cosplay up from anywhere between 40 and 70$.
3. No 2 Type B Cosplay
If you haven’t played the game yet, then ill fill you in on one of the
best games ever released. Specifically, Nier Automata is a role
playing game released in 2017. The story revolves around “2B”
fighting machines for the survival of humanity. It isn’t necessarily
a new theme but it is presented extremely well in this game.
2B is an android capable of some amazing feats and is always a
con favorite. This awesome cosplay can be picked up for around
80$ and is made of suede and leather and looks absolutely
phenomenal. I have had the pleasure of photographing several
cosplayers cosplaying this character and never get tired of it. Feel
free to pick up her weapon for added flair. This one is a bit out of
the cosplaying on a budget list but still splurge a bit, live your best
4. Midoriya My Hero Academy
Almost anyone who watches anime has seen my hero academy. We
all know the story of All Might passing the torch to Midoriya and
the development of shoot style quirk (all for one). Unfortunately, I
do not believe season 4 will be released until October 2019 but in
the meantime, feel free to re-watch the first 3 seasons and of course
cosplay as this awesome protagonist.
This cosplay will run you around 105$ bucks and is made from
both leather and spandex. You can have this costume custom mad
so make sure you get those measurements right.
5. All Might
You know I couldn’t make a list without including arguably the
most bad ass man to ever grace the anime world. That’s right im
talking about All Might. I mean the mans slogan is “Its fine now,
WHY? Because I am here”. I mean how much confidence do you
have to have to just show up and say no matter whats going on, I
got this. Man I need to face the IRS with this kind of confidence.
Anyways, you can pick up this spandex costume for around 55$.
That’s not bad considering tons of conventions badges cost more
I will admit I have not seen this anime but I have seen this cosplay
at several conventions. Im just glad I finally figured it out before I
made a fool of myself by calling the character by another name. If
your like me and haven’t seen the series, it focuses on well, Violet
Evergaden. She is a young girl that left the battlefield to work at
the post office.
I have heard nothing but great things about this series and based
on my friends, which I highly trust regarding anime selections, I
also recommend this series. This costume is made of chiffon and
cotton and for the price is very well put together and detailed. You
can snag it for about 90 bucks or possibly a bit less. Either way, it’s
a great deal.
I hate to add another My Hero Academy costume to the list but It
cant be helped. Himiko Toga is an extremely and I mean
Extremely popular character amongst the cosplay community. She
is one of the most dangerous villains in My Hero Academy and
posses both amazing combat and stealth abilities. She is capable of
vanishing before her opponents by clearing her mind and has gone
head to head against some of the series best.
This awesome costume is made of Uniform cloth and knitted fabric
which is resistant to tearing. It can be purchased for under 100$
and is sure to help you fit in with all the other My Hero cosplayers.
8. Ryuko Matoi
Taking a break from the My Hero Academy series, we have another
awesome series which is similary very popular and bound to get
you noticed by photographers. That’s right, im talking about Ryuko
Matoi from Kill La Kill. Her outfit senketsu is extremely powerful
and allows Ryuko Matoi to transform into a rather, lets just say
Its been a while since I watched the series but I have nothing but
fond memories of it. You can pick up the cosplay for about 60$
. That makes it one of the lowest priced cosplays on the list thus far
and certainly cosplaying on a budget friendly. That’s definitely a
huge selling point.
9. Dancing Star Night Joker
Who doesn’t enjoy a good laugh well, lucky for you, the next
character on the list is named Joker. Coincidently, his name is the
only association with humor he has. Claiming the 9th spot is Joker
from persona 5. If your new to the series like me, it basically
revolves around that a group of students gaining special powers
and become vigilantes known as the phantom thieves of hearts.
Each character gains “Personas” that vary in power level. This
series and character are extremely popular and has even made its
way to the smash brothers scene. With all that in mind, how could
you not want to buy this cosplay? This cosplay will set you back
about 80$ bucks but looks amazing. Id highly recommend picking
this costume up for your next convention.
Last but not least we arrive at an absolute classic. Shego is the
main sidekick of Dr, Drakken. She has the ability to generate bright
green beams of energy with her hand and is always getting in Kim
possible and Ron stoppables way. This show premiered during
what I call the golden years of Disney in the early 2000s. I have to
admit I absolutely loved this show and love seeing people cosplay
from the series even more. This awesome costume will only set
you back 60$. That’s very reasonable and will have you con ready
in no time
Definitely check out some of these cosplays if your strapped for
cash and cosplaying on a budget. These cosplays will both update
your wardrobe for your next convention and get you the attention
im sure we all crave at cons. As always, feel free to drop a
comment in the comments section below.
Thanks For Reading
I want to know what you
thought of the list and if any of you will actually be considering
some of these cosplays. I look forward to seeing some of you in
these costumes at the next convention. For me, that will be
Momocon then AWA. Until next time Stay BOUNDLESS!!!
PS : Special thanks to all the Artist that let me use their images!!!