about us

Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay

Cowbutt Crunchies is a cosplay couple who specializes in complex couture cosplay and original pop culture-based designs. Always pushing the envelope of cosplay, they are passionate craftspeople, educators, judges, performers, and have even appeared on national television to speak about their craft. They utilize a wide range of techniques to create costumes that are both intricately detailed and impossibly over the top, and their ever-growing skillset includes advanced needlework, extreme wigwork, detailed armor, makeup effects, moldmaking, lighting, and animatronics.

Long-time members of the community, they have hosted workshops and judged cosplay competitions around the world. Regan also occasionally competes herself, and in 2019 was crowned the Global Champion of Cosplay at the Crown Championships of Cosplay world finals.

Their most recent project is their first published book: The Art of Extreme Wig Styling. Available in stores in 2020, this handbook teaches cosplayers how to create the larger than life wig styles they have become known for.

With two decades of experience, their passion is learning and creativity, encouraging other cosplayers through cosplay education. They strongly believe in giving back to the community through workshops and tutorials, as well as through their cosplay charity Patreon. The name "Cowbutt" and "Crunchies" comes from their first two adopted cats, and to date they have raised over $25,000 for cat-related rescues - please visit Cosplayers for Cats for more information.

Appearances, Panels, and Judging

Judging

We pride ourselves on an unusually expansive mastery of many different construction techniques, including needlework, armor, and special effects. This wide range is particularly useful in evaluating the difficulty level and finishing of different cosplays within a competition. We have recently judged at national-level contests in both America and Germany, but very much enjoy encouraging beginners at smaller contests as well.

Panels and Workshops

We love presenting at conventions and shows! Our panels offer a highly educational slant over a large array of topics that spans beginners through experts. Examples of panels and workshops we have presented in the past are:

  • The Bare Bones of Corsetry

  • Introduction to Patterning

  • Shifting and Drafting Patterns

  • Fabric Smocking: Hands-on Workshop

  • Defying Gravity: Extreme Wig Styling

  • Common Wig Problems and How to Solve Them

  • Advanced Wigstyling Demonstration

  • Cosplaying with Thermoplastics

  • The Devil's in the Details: Detailing Worbla and Thibra

  • Introduction to Casting, Moldmaking, and Prosthetics

  • Light up your life: Lights and Motion in Cosplay

  • Motorized Wings

  • Designing for Cosplay: Original and AU Creations

  • Building Your Cosplay Toolbox



In general we prefer to travel as a duo, as we each offer different skillsets and function as each others' handlers with larger costumes. However we are open to solo travel if need be.

Interested in arranging appearances, panels, or judging? Please send us an email at cowbuttcrunchies@gmail.com

Media and Contact

To find more of our work, progress, and tutorials, please visit our social media sites below.











Patreon

Features free tutorials, detailed walkthroughs, and videos. All funds are donated to cat rescues through our charity site Cosplayers for Cats

Instagram

The best place to view our progress and announcements - we regularly update with new projects and completed photography.

Facebook

Larger photos and longer progress writeups can be found here.

Tumblr

Our favorite site for completed photosets.

Twitter

Our newest social site, Twitter includes a blend of all of the above.



For inquiries, proposals, or any questions you might have, please download our Media Kit from this link or contact us at cowbuttcrunchies@gmail.com

Experience and Credentials

Awards

  • C2E2 Crown Championships of Cosplay (2019): Global Champion of Cosplay
  • Keystone Comic Con (2018): Best in Show
  • Colossalcon Wig Styling Competition (2018): First Place
  • Eastern Championships of Cosplay at New York Comic Con (2017): Third Place Overall, First Place FX
  • Twitchcon Cosplay Contest (2017): First place Larger Than Life
  • Boston Comic Con (2016): Best in Show
  • Worbla's national TranspArt Contest (2016): First Place
  • Arda's Iron Wig international Contest (2015): Second Place
Guest Appearances

  • MCM London (London, England): 2019
  • Supanova Sydney (Sydney, Australia): 2019
  • Supanova Perth (Perth, Australia): 2019
  • Granitecon (Manchester, NH): 2019
  • Cosplay America (Raleigh, NC): 2019, 2018
  • Anime Boston (Boston, MA): 2019
  • Another Anime Convention (Nashua, NH): 2018
  • Connichi (Kassel, Germany): 2018
  • Comicpalooza! (Houston, TX): 2018
  • Cosplay and Anime Expo (Nashua, NH): 2015-2018
  • ConBravo! (Hamilton, Canada): 2017
  • Animara Con (Sherbrooke, Canada): 2017
  • Animaine (Portland, ME): 2017

Judging Appearances:

  • EuroCosplay Championships Finals (London, England): 2019
  • Cosplay Odyssey, Perth Qualifier (Perth, WA Australia): 2019
  • Cosplay Odyssey, Sydney Qualifier (Sydney, NSW Australia): 2019
  • European Cosplay Gathering, German Qualifier (Kassel, Germany): 2018
  • Another Anime Convention Masquerade (Manchester, NH): 2016-2018
  • Masters of Cosplay, Eastern Qualifier (Boston, MA): 2018
  • Comicpalooza! Cosplay Contest (Houston, TX): 2018
  • Sailor Moon Moonlight Masquerade, sponsored by Viz Media (Boston, MA): 2018
  • ConBravo! Masquerade (Hamilton, Canada): 2017

Freelance and Sponsorships

  • Husqvarna Viking: Brand Ambassador, 2019
  • Arda Wigs: Video Tutorial Freelance, 2019-2018
  • Massachusettes College of Art, Guest Artist Lecturer: October 2018 and October 2017
  • Uniqso: Sponsorship, 2016-2019
  • Epic Cosplay: Sponsorship, 2019
  • Cosplaysupplies and Worbla.com: Sponsorship, 2017-2018
  • Live Love Polish: Sponsorship 2018
  • Cosplay Wig Supplier: Sponsorship 2018
Publications

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