If you've ever been to a video game or anime convention before, you know the feeling. You're there in your favorite Mass Effect shirt, and then a group walks by in an incredibly detailed group Dragon Age cosplay. You hang your head and silently weep right outside the Doctor Who panel.
Or maybe that was just me.
Either way, there's no reason to be intimidated by people who have intense, intricate costumes at your local convention. Putting together a great costume doesn't have to be a gigantic ordeal. In fact, here are 5 crowd-pleasers that are easy and cheap to put together. We'll even link you to all the odds and ends you might not have. Don't thank us, just remember us when you're a big fancy cosplay superstar.