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 | Masterlist | Photography
Homestuck | Disney | My Little Pony | Fandom Hoodies

Our personal tumblrs:
Gothichamlet | Hhhhammy
Anonymous sent: There is this site called sclera-lenses with black ones for $78 do you think it's sketchy?

It looks like those lenses are not custom-fit to your eye measurements and are instead a one-size-fits-all.  With that in mind I would personally not buy them for myself.  It’s also probably worth pointing out that neither of us have ever worn sclaras before!  Kisbe has a great pair, but unfortunately the website they’re from is no longer in business.  Before buying from a site that doesn’t take your eye measurements I’d really suggest getting the opinion of someone who’s ordered from there first.

Anonymous sent: Where can I get cheap black sclera contacts? Thank you c:

Pretty sure there’s no such thing.  If someone sends you to a site where you can buy sclara contacts for regular contact prices, stay away.  Sclaras are so expensive because they must be custom made to your exact eye measurements - unlike regular contacts they cover much more of your eye.  So if you try to wear something that doesn’t fit it will be 1) very uncomfortable and 2) very dangerous.

Anonymous sent: Hi, uh, sorry to bother you but I was wondering if you know where I could get a safe and comfy (I have sensitive eyes) pair of whiteout contacts? Do you guys use color contacts? I found a place but theirs whiteout only the iris and not the pupil. I plan on cosplaying one of the dead trolls to a con soon.

For dead eyes, try looking into the whiteout contacts on Honeycolor. I haven’t tried them myself but they have good reviews and supposedly fit more like circle lenses than “halloween” contacts.  Plus they come in perscription!  I’ve worn the halloween/American plano version before and they are really not comfortable for more than a few hours.

For general contacts, we always order from Honeycolor or Pinkyparadise.  Both sites have a lot of overlap and stock lots of different brands, so always be sure to read the reviews before buying.  Honeycolor is great for user reviews, while Pinkyparadise has a lot of user-submitted photos.

Anonymous sent: For fabric dying, how big should the pot be? Cause I mostly have small pots. And just to make sure, it's a pot that we can't use for cooking after fabric dying right?

Your pot and the amount of water inside should be large enough that the fabric can float freely without getting too balled up.  For example, I can dye one whole hoodie with the capelet in a 5gal pot.  However this may be too small for a large dress.  If your pot is very small, you may have to split your project into two dye baths.  The bigger the pot, the less you have to worry about uneven dye stains from the dye getting trapped in a fold for a long period of time.  If your pot is on the small side, make sure you constantly stir the fabric around to disturb those folds!

That’s right: never ever dye with a pot, measuring spoon, or stirrer that you use for cooking!  Dye is a hazardous material, and while some types can get on your hands, you should never eat it.  Cheap stainless steal pots can be found for about $15-$20 and they’re a great investment for fabric dyeing, boiling wigs, sharpie dye, or any cosplay-related stuff that involves plastic or chemicals.  (If you don’t have a separate set of measuring cups on hand for your dye, Vantasticmess has a tutorial on how to do this with an old soda bottle.)

Anonymous sent: Do you think it's bad to sew with and use dyed fabric that ended up kinda splotchy? I dyed a big sheet in one pot and I kind of like the texture for the projects (God Tier John and Roxy) but I don't want people to think it was an accident and that it looks bad.

If you like the look, keep it!  There’s a big difference between a cool marbled texture and a solid piece of fabric with one big, dark splotch on it.  With the latter I’d probably dunk the fabric in the dye again to try to darken the rest of the fabric and even up the tone.

Anonymous sent: Um, I read your fabric dying and I have 3 questions. For a person who's never dyed any fabric, would you recommend starting with powder or liquid? The second is, do you first dye your fabric before cutting it or make the outfit and then dye it? And where would you dye it, if that makes sense?

Actually we recommend idye!  idye is technically a powder but contained in a sealed packet that dissolves in water.  It’s super easy to use and has really bold results, especially when compared to the amount of liquid or powder you’d have to use otherwise.  If you can’t get idye in your area, I prefer liquid because it’s easy to measure and save, but that’s just personal preference.

When dyeing fabric I usually cut the pieces I need first and then dye.  This is because I dye in a 5 gal pot on the stove so there would not be much room for a big piece of fabric.  You always want to make sure that there’s room for your fabric to float.  This way you can stir it around to keep redistributing the dye concentration and make sure your fabric isn’t wrinkled in one spot for long, otherwise you risk uneven dyeing or splotches.  However it’s completely possible to dye an uncut piece of fabric or even a finished garment after it’s sewn.  If your dye project only involves a smallish piece, it’s better to dye a too-big piece of fabric or multiples - that way you have fabric to choose from just in case something ends up splotchy.

mreidphoto:

Anime Boston 2014March 21-23, 2014
Sailor Venus, Sailor Mars, Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter, Photography
high resolution »

mreidphoto:

Anime Boston 2014
March 21-23, 2014

Sailor Venus, Sailor Mars, Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Jupiter, Photography

cowbuttcrunchies:

Hello!
My name is Sister Leijon
And I would like to share with you
The most purrfect book! [x]

The Book of Signless @ Anime Boston 2014
Elder Captor | Terieri
Sister Leijon | Hhhhammy
☉ Photography | Gothichamlet
(With a special bonus appearance by Pyropi)

cowbuttcrunchies:

Last Derse set from Otakon!

Rose / Dave

Photography by Zhanyi Jiang

To celebrate 4/13, a throwback to our very first Homestuck cosplays from summer 2012.  Two dozen costumes later, it’s still really awesome to be a part of this fandom.

Happy 4/13, everyone!

Hello!
My name is Sister Leijon
And I would like to share with you
The most purrfect book! [x]

The Book of Signless @ Anime Boston 2014
Elder Captor | Terieri
Sister Leijon | Hhhhammy
☉ Photography | Gothichamlet
(With a special bonus appearance by Pyropi)

berligelin:

berligelin:

Alright so I finished this Sollux and it turned out okay despite feeling ill at ease trying to do nicer coloring on firealpaca.
Terezi is next in line, although I have to complete some deviantart requests first. 
The epic design is borrowed from here (THE COSPLAYS ARE THE BEST GO LOOK AT THEM RIGHT NOW)
And my other wip sketch things are here

I DELETED THE ORIGINAL POST AGAIN
I HATE EVERYTHING JHFSKLHGFSLKJGHSLGHLS

Aaahh this is so awesome!  I think this is the first time anyone’s ever drawn 2d fanart of our designs/cosplays so this is pretty much the coolest!
high resolution »

berligelin:

berligelin:

Alright so I finished this Sollux and it turned out okay despite feeling ill at ease trying to do nicer coloring on firealpaca.

Terezi is next in line, although I have to complete some deviantart requests first. 

The epic design is borrowed from here (THE COSPLAYS ARE THE BEST GO LOOK AT THEM RIGHT NOW)

And my other wip sketch things are here

I DELETED THE ORIGINAL POST AGAIN

I HATE EVERYTHING JHFSKLHGFSLKJGHSLGHLS

Aaahh this is so awesome!  I think this is the first time anyone’s ever drawn 2d fanart of our designs/cosplays so this is pretty much the coolest!

Anonymous sent: Is anyone allowed to cosplay the jedistuck characters or just a certain group of people?

Let’s officially go on record as saying that anyone is totally welcome to take inspiration or borrow our designs from any of our AUs!  Credit is appreciated and we’d love love love links to your finished costumes, but if you want to cosplay jedistuck/potterstuck/derbystuck etc or use any of our other designs go right ahead and have fun :)

Anonymous sent: What do you guys use to seal your paint? I have a sealer but it still gets everywhere >~<

We use ben bye setting powder, followed by ben nye final seal, but it’s really the powder that does the bulk of the job.  If your makeup is still smudging after you powder, you need to either 1) add more powder, or 2) get a different kind of grey makeup.  If you’re using “halloween” type makeup, it’s not going to stick to your skin nearly as well.

We’ve got a full list of how we do our troll makeup here, and a rundown of paint types here!

pukind:

I made a tiny husktop for my Sollux!

I had a dumb moment and I think i assumed a fanon design was canon and didn’t realize it until way later, so props for the design goes to the amazing http://cowbuttcrunchies.tumblr.com/ !

I may in the near future just print out a screen to put on the mini screen instead of hand painting it, because it’s so tiny I couldn’t really do anything too precise, but I kinda like how hand painted it looks lol :D

anyway, I love making miniatures and this was a fun little break-project. 

Teeny weeny husktop!!

Please read the FAQ and the Cosplay Help tag before asking any questions!! We do not post repeat answers.