A small list of cool costumes that won’t destroy your bank account but are totally recognisable and awesome!
1. L from Death Note
White shirt and blue pants. No shoes required.
Level up your cosplay: Wigs are always a good way to take your costume to the next level. L has some very quirky mannerisms, so study them and level up even further.
2. Misty from Pokémon
Easy enough to do; just get yourself a yellow top, some denim shorts and suspenders.
Level up your costume: Add a wig, and paint up a cheap/old pair of shoes.
3. Luffy from One Piece
Red vest, denim shorts and a good ol’ straw hat.
Level up your cosplay: Add some big gold buttons to the vest and fluffy trim to your shorts! Don’t forget his scar.
4. Ramona Flowers from Scott Pilgrim versus the World
Ramona is cool because she’s got such an eclectic style.
Level up your cosplay: Invest in a good blue wig. It’s a very identifiable trait of Ramona. A star bag will also be good.
These are just some examples of recognisable but awesome characters to cosplay! GOOD LUCK!