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This is just downright impressive.
The world of cosplay is—quite literally—exactly what you make it.
Want a casual cosplay option that you can get away with wearing at work? Look no further than Elhoffer Design or the Her Universe collections at Hot Topic or Think Geek. Want to get a little more elaborate? Professionals have made careers doing this. Then again, dogs and kids can get in on the action too. Like a goldfish, the hobby of cosplay will take up as much time, space, and money as you can give it.
In that way, Stoosh’s cosplay is a rarity: This Mega Man rig looks like the real deal, but it only cost $50 to put together.
And here's an unfiltered one. Mega Man Just Be a Mega Man CAPCOM Capcom Fighters
“All the costumes I make are super cheap, made from stuff I have lying around the house,” Stoosh explained on Reddit. This particular one includes “EVA foam, protein containers, laundry bin lids and an old bike helmet liner.” And it’s not just a stiff plastic mess that’s only good for photos, either. Here’s a video of the costume in action:
Movement test,. Comfortable compared to my other suits.
Posted by Stoosh Costuming & Cosplay on Sunday, March 19, 2017
You can see more photos of the final product on Facebook.
H/T Fashionably Geek
Monica Riese now serves as the Daily Dot’s director of production, having previously been the publication’s entertainment editor and assistant managing editor. She is based in Austin, Texas, and formerly contributed to the Austin Chronicle, where her breaking news work was recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.