While I support fantastically detailed cosplay, I also embrace the attitude of making it simple. It’s more important to dress up in any way you can and participate instead of not cosplaying because you can’t afford to create the most amazing costume ever.
For example, yesterday we showed you how to do a cheap Sub Zero costume with pieces from your wardrobe and today, there’s a simple way to become Raiden. Redditor SpaceCampDropOut used the Sub Zero concept and added a lamp shade. Boom. Easy, cheap, kinda hilarious Raiden.