Halloween might be more of a trick than a treat this year, no thanks to the pandemic discouraging any kind of party to take place this soon. But that doesn't mean you can’t go crazy while still confined. Halloween e-numans might still carry the same spirit even with social distancing diminishing much of the magic from yesteryears’ all-heart and all-out parties.
But with costume rentals not that recommended yet, where to now for that last minute Halloween getup? Your guess—probably your only guess—is as good as ours: Just at home.
To those who think year costume making at home can get really tedious, well, you’re probably right. But if you know where to look (online), it shouldn’t be much of a problem. Just check out Thai artist Anucha 'Cha' Saengchart of Lowcostcosplay.
Around 30 of age and a caretaker, Saengchart is deemed an Internet sensation for his cosplay work since 2013. His stuff obviously isn’t the mainstream type fronting a big budget and meticulous makeup and hairstyling altogether aimed at perfection. (Mind you, despite the cancellation of many comic cons this year, cosplayers are believed to spend $1,000 or around P48,000 for cosplay materials alone, says Gizmodo.)
Saengchart’s costumes are profoundly “low cost”—made from items just found at home. From croissants to condoms to the guy’s own butt crack, the outputs take inspiration from the world's most popular anime or TV series characters—and sometimes the most random stuff thinkable. The steps to finish the look, documented in photos. The final work, revealed next to the pop culture reference.
Saengchart’s costumes are then shared to his 5.3 million Facebook followers and 603,000 Instagram followers. His end game: Thousands of reactions and comments—most of which are laughs and wows, indicating how funny and amazing they just are.
With many of Saengchart’s works a little too artistic (and messy) to do, some might just work best for your Zoom Halloween parties that only cover your head and torso. Click through the gallery for these really low cost options that might also just give your ka-eumans a good laugh!
Banner image taken from Anucha Saengchart's Facebook