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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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