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

Megidoooooooo.

Working on two sets of Megido horns right now: the first is a pair of easy model magic ones for an Aradia-inspired mori outfit.  Second is my pattern for Handmaid’s.  Neither of us are very good at carving, and since The Handmaid’s horns are so three-dimensional, we definitely need a reference.  Ultimately I think I’m going to finish them like the first set of horns, since I really like the ram texture.

Anonymous sent: would you guys ever make sewing logs??

A lot of our sewing is tedious, boring stuff, so I’m not sure how much funny footage we’d be able to put together for a log.  We’ve tried to livestream before, but unfortunately our internet was just too slow to handle it.  We’ve changed ISPs though, so if folks are interested maybe we can try it again!

Anonymous sent: A friend of mine is going to attempt god tier karkat for her next con and we were wondering if you had any recommendations for fabric type and a commercial pattern for the track suit-like part? She's concerned she won't be able to figure out how to make it.

There are lots of different fabrics you could use, from cotton to peachskin; however Hhhhammy’s god tier outfit is made from a knit fabric - try looking for a heavier knit, ponte knit, or a cotton interlock if you can since this will give you some nice weight.  Since the rest of the costume is just loose-fitting, pajama-like shirt/pants, there are tons of patterns that will do this for you.  We drafted our own, but these two patterns are good starting points.

notkanny:

I hadnt drawn full body in a while so I pilfered this genderbend from a cosplay by gothichamlet
imunoriginalmybad :B

Have I mentioned that cosplay-turned-fanart is pretty much my favorite thing ever? :D
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notkanny:

I hadnt drawn full body in a while so I pilfered this genderbend from a cosplay by gothichamlet

imunoriginalmybad :B

Have I mentioned that cosplay-turned-fanart is pretty much my favorite thing ever? :D

Anonymous sent: Are you guys going to AAC this year?

Yes!  AAC is one of our favorite cons, and we’re actually waiting to see if our Homestuck panel has been accepted.  Once we hear back, we’ll probably announce our cosplay lineup then.

How could I forget my favorite photo from Dragoncon?
Game….. Blouses.
(Please tag if you know who this Prince cosplayer is!)

How could I forget my favorite photo from Dragoncon?

Game….. Blouses.



(Please tag if you know who this Prince cosplayer is!)

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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Dragon Con 2014 Descends on Downtown Atlanta

Look at me! 16 selfies of the week

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