Per your inquiry the other day in my pro photo look thread, I made this BillGekasesque photo.
Made with one 28" soft box with one YN-560 with YN trigger, one YN-560 as optical slave with home made cheezit box/cocktail straw snoot, one promaster reflector I got for Christmas, one curtain from my living room window, and one free copy of the GIMP.
I think from this, you can see that the answer to your question 'can I make photos like this', the answer is yes!
Then again, you may disagree with my results. What do you think?