about us

Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay

Cowbutt Crunchies is a cosplay couple who specializes in complex couture cosplay and original pop culture-based designs. Long time members of the community who are always pushing the envelope of cosplay, they are passionate craftspeople who utilize a wide range of techniques to create costumes that are both intricately detailed and impossibly over the top. Their ever-growing skillset includes advanced needlework, extreme wigwork, detailed armor, makeup effects, moldmaking, lighting, and animatronics.

Their passion for cosplay has taken them around the world, judging and hosting guest workshops in several countries. Regan enjoys competing herself, and in 2019 was crowned the Global Champion of Cosplay at the Crown Championships of Cosplay world finals. You can also occasionally find them on prime time television and online featurettes, including ABC's "To Tell the Truth" and Adam Savage's "Tested." They have also worked alongside a number of companies to bring their characters to life through the art of cosplay, including Riot Games (League of Legends) and miHoYo (Genshin Impact).

They are the authors of two cosplay books - The Art of Extreme Wig Styling (2020) and Fabulous Cosplay Footwear (2021) - with a third (The Cosplayer's Book of Ball Gowns) on the way in 2022.

With two decades of experience, their focus is on 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


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 judged national and international level contests in Australia, England, Germany, Canada, and the USA, 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.


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


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


Larger photos and longer progress writeups can be found here.


Our favorite site for completed photosets.


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


  • 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, 2020-2019
  • Arda Wigs: Video Tutorial Freelance, 2020-2018
  • Massachusettes College of Art, Guest Artist Lecturer: October 2018 and October 2017
  • Uniqso: Sponsorship, 2016-2019
  • Cosplaysupplies and Worbla.com: Sponsorship, 2017-2018
  • Live Love Polish: Sponsorship 2018
  • RIT Dye: Sponsorship 2017
  • Sparkfun Electronics: Sponsorship 2017

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