Cowbutt Crunchies is an internationally acclaimed LGBTQ+ 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 creativity, they are passionate craftspeople, designers, and educators whose experimental mixed media builds feature a wide mastery of unique techniques. Their work is both intricately detailed and impossibly over the top, making use of their ever-growing skillsets including 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).
As long-time teachers, they are the authors of thee published cosplay books - The Art of Extreme Wig Styling (2020), Fabulous Cosplay Footwear (2021), and their newest title, The Cosplayer's Book of Ball Gowns, which launched in fall of 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 online 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.
As mixed media specialists an unusually expansive mastery of many different construction techniques, we pride ourselves on our ability to accurately judge high level contests. This wide range is particularly useful in evaluating the difficulty level and finishing across all categories, including needlework, armor, and FX. 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
Breaking Down the Impossible Project
Build a Cosplay Ballgown
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.
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Short form videos and tutorials.
Where to find our books, prints, and stickers!
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