Cowbutt Crunchies

A cosplay tumblr for hhhhammy & gothichamlet

This is our costume tumblr for process pics, tutorials, and completed photosets. Hhhhammy specializes in props and pattern drafting, while gothichamlet prefers the design and sewing portion. We also sew a lot and spend a generously ridiculous amount of time doing dumb things. Any questions? Just drop us an ask!

Quick costume links:
Completed Cosplays | Costume Masterlist
Homestuck | Fandom Hoodies | Photography

Our personal tumblrs:
Gothichamlet | Hhhhammy

Kill la Kill | Connecticon 2014
"You’re trying to distract me with sexiness!"

Ryouko Matoi | Astrofaeria
Satsuki Kiryuin | Caledbuttscratch
Mako Mankanshoku | Hhhhammy
Ragyo Kiryuin | Gothichamlet
Kaneo Takarada | Arakieatingadonut

Photography | Pyropi

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We’ve actually got three Vantas wigs!  We like all three of them, but each has a different style:

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  • Wig 1: This wig from ebay, which we inherited from Pyropi when she began her Pyrope lifestyle.  Hhhhammy has used this for almost all of her Karkat crossplay.
  • Wig 2: Shiki from Animestuffstore.  To style it, we turned it upside-down and fluffed it out using a blow dryer.  Once right side up again, we used more heat and hairspray to part it to the side and separate it into chunks using this general Kankri guide.  This is what I always use for Kankri and Signless.
  • Wig 3: Hansel from Arda-Wigs.  Pyropi helped thin out a lot of the excess top hair, and then we fluffed/spiked it out using a hairdryer and hairspray.  We actually just got this wig a few weeks ago, because we wanted a second wig that was a little on the fluffier/curlier side.  It still needs some fixing since it was literally styled at-con.

We like all three, and everyone seems to have their preference as to which is their favorite!  However we’ll probably be replacing the ebay wig with Hansel since we prefer Vantas wigs with lots of fluff.

cowbuttcrunchies:

Your name is KARKAT VANTAS and hey, if Terezi wants to spend her time with some SMUG HUFFLEPUFF DOUCHEBAG IN NOOKCHAFINGLY EGREGIOUS SHADES AND A PERSONALITY THAT’S ONLY SLIGHTLY LESS VOMIT INSPIRING, that’s totally her business!  It’s not like you’re JEALOUS OR ANYTHING.

Karkat Vantas | Hhhhammy
Terezi Pyrope | Pyropi
Dave Strider | Caledbuttscratch
Photography | Cowbutt Crunchies

[Potterstuck Project]

Anonymous sent: Alternicon sounds really fun and interesting and its so close to home, but i'll admit ive never gone to a con's first year and im a little nervous now after the whole Dashcon thing so i guess im wondering if we know this is going to be professionally run? Do you know who is running it?

Alternicon is run by a several local Bostonians.  Unfortunately I don’t have too much information on hand since I’m not on staff, but for more information please visit this Facebook post for a list of the founders’ event credentials, as well as http://alternicon.com!

GUYS THEY DID IT!!

Thank you for all the boosts and donations and word of mouth —- Auryn can get the care she needs. Much love to all of you

Your name is KARKAT VANTAS and hey, if Terezi wants to spend her time with some SMUG HUFFLEPUFF DOUCHEBAG IN NOOKCHAFINGLY EGREGIOUS SHADES AND A PERSONALITY THAT’S ONLY SLIGHTLY LESS VOMIT INSPIRING, that’s totally her business!  It’s not like you’re JEALOUS OR ANYTHING.

Karkat Vantas | Hhhhammy
Terezi Pyrope | Pyropi
Dave Strider | Caledbuttscratch
Photography | Cowbutt Crunchies

[Potterstuck Project]

Kill la Kill
Otakon 2014

Ragyo Kiryuin | Gothichamlet

Photography | Ngmaster

God Tier Wings Tutorial

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My wings were made using a scaled-up version of Saccharinesylph’s wing tutorial with different patterning and materials, since they’re too large for any kind of tights.  A long time ago Dei and Kisbe suggested using dance mesh fabric, and it’s worked great for both Sollux’s wings and my Grubmom ones.  I experimented with a lot of different things for Sollux including cellophane and fantasy film, but in the end dance mesh gave the cleanest look without any weird wrinkling or bending.

For Sollux I used a different method of fitting the dance mesh, as well as way more individual wing pieces, and I’m much happier with the results.

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Instructions and progress pics under the cut!

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Whoa, a CNN double whammy!  Dragon*con always has a ton of news folks covering the convention, and our Poe Sisters outfits somehow ended up both in an article and on their weekend TV coverage.

Dragon Con 2014 Descends on Downtown Atlanta

Look at me! 16 selfies of the week

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pyropi:

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Pyropi / Terieri / Cowbutt Crunchies

Because what better way to rinse off our troll makeup at Dragon*Con than by supporting a great organization? We’re only sorry the ice bucket in our hotel room was a bit on the small side…. (And yes, we donated!)

Challenged by: Caledbuttscratch

We Challenge: Pearlgirl710 / Chairman Miaow / Andrew Hussie

Our friend Alex was kind enough to challenge us during cosplay prep (Alex, you jerk), so we took our ice bucket challenge at Dragon*Con!

karkat | sollux | terezi | feferi | eridan | aradia | kanayagrand highblood 

(Source: pierojoplins)

Sakizou Arts Preview
Dragoncon 2014

Rose Parfum | Hhhhammy
Sapphire | Foenixfyre
Amethyst | Gothichamlet
Photography | SuperV Cosplay

Anonymous sent: What wig did you use for your sailor Jupiter cosplay?

Lucaille’s Sailor Jupiter character wig.  We recently discovered Lucaille and really love their wig quality!  You can’t find the same color variety as Arda or Epic-Cosplay, but their wigs are thick, inexpensive, and can even arrive in about a week if you select expedited shipping.

Anonymous sent: what fabric did you guys use for the godtier sollux?

Two different kinds!  The body of the tunic is peachskin lined with polycotton, while the cowl/hood is made from a heavy suiting blend.  The suiting wasn’t quite dark enough, so I ended up dyeing it a few times to get that super weird deep green tint.

terieri:

Princess Feferi
Han Sol-o
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terieri:

Princess Feferi

Han Sol-o

(Source: pierojoplins)

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