This Low-Cost DBZ Vegeta Costume is High on Charm

Reddit user Defiant_Finance8798 proves that you don't need to spend a lot to get a great Dragon Ball costume.

The creative Redditor recently showed off their home-made Vegeta costume in a post entitled "How you guys like my girl and I’a [sic] costume?" While Defiant_Finance8798's partner appears to have a professionally made Survey Corps uniform from Attack on Titan, the poster appears to have taken a more do-it-yourself approach to their outfit, which is modeled after the Frieza Force's iconic battle armor and features the Saiyan's trademark monkey tail wrapped around its waist. In Dragon Ball Z, the Frieza Force battle armor is made of an advanced rubber composite, which can shrink and grow to fit its user, and is capable of enduring powerful physical strikes and absorbing dangerous energy blasts. This costume's version of the battle armor is instead made of several Coors Light boxes, which are comprised of a light-weight cardboard material and were once capable of holding several cans of mid-tier, low cost beer.

While many characters wear variations of the battle armor throughout the Dragon Ball series, the shape of the shoulder pads and the general color scheme of the armor plates have the strongest resemblance to the armor worn by Vegeta during his original arrival on the Earth, though a young Gohan does wear a similar outfit during the series' Namek Saga.

Dragon Ball was first published in 1984 and has become one of the most popular and iconic entertainment franchises in the world. The series was created by Akira Toriyama, who was previously best known for his comedic Dr. Slump manga series. The story of Goku is now the third best-selling manga series of all time with a whopping 250 million copies in circulation worldwide. The series has been adapted into anime several times, the most popular of which was 1989's Dragon Ball Z, which was broadcast on Toonami throughout the late '90s and early 2000s and has been widely credited with helping to establish anime's mainstream global popularity.

The series has received a continuation in the form of Dragon Ball Super, a new manga series that is set within the ten year time skip that occurs after the defeat of Majin Buu and before the Tenkaichi Budokai tournament that is featured in the original series' finale. The series is supervised by Toriyama and is drawn by Toyotarou, a self-taught artist whom Toriyama has named as his official successor. The next animated entry in the almost 40 year old franchise, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, will be released sometime in 2022. The new movie will created using CG animation and will feature a story that sees the return of one of Goku's original antagonists, the Red Ribbon Army.

Source: Reddit

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