Man Creates 'Sick' Venom Spider-Man Cosplay Using Raw Beef and Onions

An inventive cosplayer has stunned fans with his latest creation: a meat-based costume crafted to resemble Marvel anti-hero Venom.

It is a matter of weeks before Tom Hardy reprises his role as Eddie Brock in the hotly anticipated film sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

In the meantime, TikToker Gianluca Busani has been giving fans a taste of the Spider-Man character in action—and it's not a taste they are ever likely to forget.

Busani describes himself as a purveyor of "low budget cosplays" on his profile and has carved out a niche for himself on the platform creating food-based fancy dress costumes of characters from the likes of Game of Thrones and Avengers.

This Venom-inspired outfit ranks among Busani's most popular creations yet, with a clip chronicling his efforts racking up more than 7.8 million views on TikTok already.

In what is the standard format for most of the TikToker's videos, the clip begins by presenting viewers with a table littered with what appear to be the ingredients for a meal: a bowl of pumpkin seeds, an onion sliced in half and some raw beef can be seen.

However, a second later the footage cuts to reveal the true use for the assorted foodstuffs with Busani standing in front of the camera, daubed in black paint, having fashioned the onion into a pair of eyes while the pumpkin seeds now double as teeth.

The biggest talking point concerns the beef, which now hangs from Busani's mouth replicating Venom's long, sloppy, snaking tongue from both the film and comic book incarnations.

Waving his head from side to side to accentuate the presence of the beef "tongue" the video then proceeds to show Busani, dressed as Venom, in a series of locations in and around an apartment block. The clip can be viewed here.

The concluding segment shows the cosplayer frantically waving his arms and head from side to side, much like the character, while an elderly man can be seen watching on, motionless, in the background.

A wildly inventive if slightly stomach-churning, Busani's video drew a strong response from fans on TikTok, with many impressed while simultaneously a little unsettled by it all.

"This was next level sick," Kjell Kristoffer Ads wrote while Luke Goldstone described his efforts as "scarier than the actual Venom."

The clip's food-based intro had some convinced they were watching a recipe video."I thought bro was gonna cook," Vegas Odom said. "Not a recipe, got it," concurred David Martin.

Others were simply impressed at Busani's willingness to suffer for his art, namely by putting onions over his eyes."No one is talking about the fact he put raw onions on his eyes," Kesh wrote.

"He was probably crying the entire time," itsjwolf responded. "Onions on the eyes," Humankind commented. "Thank you for suffering for our enjoyment. True art." Amari, meanwhile, summed up the thoughts of many, writing: "I was expecting a few things but definitely not this."

Eager to cater to his newly acquired fanbase, Busani returned with a follow-up video showcasing a new cosplay of Venom's adversary in the upcoming film sequel, Carnage.

A decidedly red version of the alien symbiote that co-habits Brock's body in the comic books, Busani's version of Carnage was a lot like his version of Venom albeit with a bit more meat thrown in for good measure.

The results speak for themselves.

Newsweek has reached out to Busani for comment.

Marvel has been at the center of some unusual social media discussions of late.

For example, it recently emerged that Shang-Chi star Simu Liu previously worked as a stock photo model.

Marvel's Venom: Let There Be Carnage
Venom, played by Tom Hardy, in "Venom: Let There Be Carnage." The film comes out on September 24. A cosplayer has stunned fans with a meat-based costume crafted to resemble the Marvel anti-hero. Sony