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
Anonymous sent: What pattern did you use for your lovely God Tier Maid hoodie?

We drafted this pattern ourselves, but the good news is that it’s incredibly easy!  Just cut two pieces out like so:

Sew your two pieces together along the dotted line, and your basic shape is done.  Be sure to add an identical lining, as well as possibly an interlining made of a heavier or stiffer material like fleece or thicker cotton if you want a very formed tail in the back.

Our cosplay lineup for Otakon!  We’ll be working at the Anime Boston booth for a lot of the day, so we aren’t bringing too many costumes down this time.  However we’ll be hitting most of the shoots and wandering around con for most of the evenings, so we’ll see you guys there!

terieri:

CA: a real one vvs an impostor

Eridan Ampora | created by pukind

Eridan Ampora Imposter  | terieri

Photographer | gothichamlet

Anonymous sent: Will you and Pyropi be going to any meet -ups while at DragonCon? I think there is going to be a Homestuck photo-shoot.

We will!  If the meetup is still on Saturday, we’ll be wearing Jedistuck.

Anonymous asked:

Hi Hhhhammy and Gothichamlet! I just started sewing, and am attempting Rumminov’s fancystuck Jade design (with some changes, of course) and wondering if you could help me with some minor pattern changes. I’m working with Simplicity Costume Pattern 2827 design C. I bought sizes 6-12, but the bodice seems a little snug on 12. I was hoping you had some tips on adding fabric for larger arm-holes and more fabric around the upper chest. Thank you!!

Slash and Spread is a great technique to use any time you need to selectively increase/decrease the volume in a commercial pattern!  Traditionally it’s used for adding gathers and changing the silhouette, but it can also be used to tailor standard patterns to better fit your body.  As always, be sure to experiment with muslin first before cutting into your nice fabric, in order to determine how deep and wide to spread your new pattern piece.

ETA: Updated a lot of the images to reflect a full bust adjustment!

Puella Magi Holy Quintet
Madoka Magica

Madoka Kaname | Hhhhammy
Homura Akemi | Seerofsarcasm
Sayaka Miki | Pyropi
Mami Tomoe | Black Rose Cosplay
Kyoko Sakura | Gothichamlet

Photography | SuperV Cosplay

Anonymous sent: This was the first time I bought makeup for the trolls and the kind I bought is very dark. Its water based and quite strong. Do you know of a way to make it lighter? (Also, your cosplays are amazing!)

Most waterbased makeup except for Snazaroo only comes in a very dark grey, so to lighten it up you’ll need to add white!  We use Mehron Paradise AQ for faces, but the same methodology can be applied to any kind of waterbased makeup.  To mix up our light grey, we do the following:

  1. Take a whole container of white and 1/4th a container of storm grey.  Using a knife, scrape the makeup out of the container, crumble it into relatively fine chunks, and put it in a tupperware.  This seems like a strange ratio, but the grey mehron overpowers the white very easily.  Your ratio may vary depending on your brand - be sure to test it out.
  2. As an optional step, scrape a very small amount of red or orange and add it to your makeup.  This is not necessary, but we find that it helps make the makeup slightly less blue-tinted.
  3. Add 1-2 empty containers of water.
  4. Using a chopstick, finish crushing your powder and mix it into the water until all of the paint is combined into a single color and you’re left with a creamy consistency.  This will take a while.
  5. Pour the makeup back into the makeup container.  Because of the water addition, it won’t all fit!  As the makeup dries and the water evaporates, you can pour more makeup from the tupperware on top, or instead try putting it into a second container if you have a spare.
  6. Allow to dry for around a week, possibly for two if you’re in a humid or cold area.  Placing the makeup near a vent helps speed the process.

cowbuttcrunchies:

Puella Magi Holy Quintet!
Madoka Magica

Madoka Kaname | Hhhhammy
Homura Akemi | Seerofsarcasm
Sayaka Miki | Pyropi
Mami Tomoe | Black Rose Cosplay
Kyoko Sakura | Gothichamlet

Photography | SuperV Cosplay

Puella Magi Holy Quintet!
Madoka Magica

Madoka Kaname | Hhhhammy
Homura Akemi | Seerofsarcasm
Sayaka Miki | Pyropi
Mami Tomoe | Black Rose Cosplay
Kyoko Sakura | Gothichamlet

Photography | SuperV Cosplay

Anonymous sent: What size bottle of pros-aide would you need to cover arms, shoulders, and hands? I don't want to buy too much but I don't want to be stuck with not enough.

The smallest 2oz bottle should be more than enough for one use.  Remember, half of your mixture is going to be liquitex paint and you should not need more than two relatively thin coats, so you’re going to end up using less than you think.  For reference, at cons we use less than a 2oz bottle to cover three peoples’ arms, hands, and necks.

All hail the Disco MILF
Ragyo | Photo

All hail the Disco MILF

Ragyo | Photo

cowbuttcrunchies:

The Earth Alpha Betas
Rose | Jade | Jane | Roxy

The Alternian Adorabloodthirsties
Aradia | Nepeta | Kanaya | Terezi | Vriska | Feferi

Photography by Sweetlyneurotic | Biased Refereeing by Gamzee

In the championship bout of the TROLLERDERBY SEASON, we find your own ADORABLOODTHIRSTIES once again locked horns to no-horns with the darlings of the iconosphere, the EARTH ALPHA BETAS.  Lead by captain TENTACLETHERAPIST, this tiny team packs a punch that can give even a group of skull-cracking troll girls a run for their boonbucks.  Back fresh from her untimely death last season, we’ll see if APOCALYPSEARISEN will still be standing after the final jam, and if GUTSYGUMSHOE is up to the task of making the reigning champions “OBEY” her on the track.  Don’t forget your Gusher’s extra juicy splatter poncho’s - it’s sure to be an injury-packed season final at the CROCKERCORP BATTLE ARENA!

hhhhammy:

~Another one bites the dust~

Hhhhammy tossed the used grey containers out of the makeup kit today.  Whelp.
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hhhhammy:

~Another one bites the dust~

Hhhhammy tossed the used grey containers out of the makeup kit today.  Whelp.

The Earth Alpha Betas
Rose | Jade | Jane | Roxy

The Alternian Adorabloodthirsties
Aradia | Nepeta | Kanaya | Terezi | Vriska | Feferi

Photography by Sweetlyneurotic | Biased Refereeing by Gamzee

In the championship bout of the TROLLERDERBY SEASON, we find your own ADORABLOODTHIRSTIES once again locked horns to no-horns with the darlings of the iconosphere, the EARTH ALPHA BETAS.  Lead by captain TENTACLETHERAPIST, this tiny team packs a punch that can give even a group of skull-cracking troll girls a run for their boonbucks.  Back fresh from her untimely death last season, we’ll see if APOCALYPSEARISEN will still be standing after the final jam, and if GUTSYGUMSHOE is up to the task of making the reigning champions “OBEY” her on the track.  Don’t forget your Gusher’s extra juicy splatter poncho’s - it’s sure to be an injury-packed season final at the CROCKERCORP BATTLE ARENA!

caledbuttscratch:

KiryuinsConnection 2014
Photographer - Anthony Chodor (flickr)Kiryuin Ragyo - Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay (tumblr/fb)Kiryuin Satsuki - Giraffe Cosplay (tumblr/fb)
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caledbuttscratch:

Kiryuins
Connection 2014

Photographer - Anthony Chodor (flickr)
Kiryuin Ragyo - Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay (tumblr/fb)
Kiryuin Satsuki - Giraffe Cosplay (tumblr/fb)

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