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A styling handbook for the ambitious cosplayer
A styling handbook for the ambitious cosplayer
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The Art of Extreme Wig Styling

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Welcome, everyone!  We are Cowbutt Crunchies Cosplay, and we're so excited to finally bring you a project we've been working on for the past two years!  We're long-time cosplayers who dabble in everything from ballgowns to electronics, but many people know us for our elaborate, larger than life wigwork.  Tutorials and cosplay education is a huge part of who we are, and many cosplayers have asked how they too can create these sorts of wigs.  We've uploaded many tutorials over the years, but finally we've been able to compile the core techniques that we use into a single book so that ambitious cosplayers can embark on their own extreme projects.

Photography by @sorairo_days / Cosplayers: @ilabelle_ and @jjpyropi

  Extravagant wigs can be intimidating for even the most seasoned of cosplayers, but we believe that extreme wig making is for everybody: anyone from beginner to advanced stylists can tackle these wigs with a combination the right techniques, and patience.  There are some fantastic classic wig guides out there already, but the focus for this book is on the less common world of larger than life styling.  This includes enormous spikes, organic shapes, and foamwork, as well as ultra-creative projects such as hair flowers and fiber feathers.  This instruction book is a long read - 100 pages of text-heavy guides in an 8.5 x 11" format spread out over four sections: basics, essentials, extreme techniques, and finally extreme projects.

 My teaching style is about walking you through the logic of why a styling technique works.  Numbered instructions are great, but I really want readers to walk away with knowledge that they can apply to their own creative projects.

 While originally envisioned as an online eBook, we're using this Kickstarter as a way to offer a physical, printed copy, as well as several mailed bonus launch rewards!

 We arent quite to 500 copies yet, but we love you guys so we're looking into upgrading the print anyway!

Our previous mini-tutorial freebies.


UNLOCKED ADD-ON: Sticker pack - $3 USD!

Available for any physical mailed tier! (May change slightly for the final print)

To add a sticker, click "manage your pledge".  In the "pledge amount" box, increase your pledge by $3.  Want more than one?  Increase by multiples of 3!

The manuscript for The Art of Extreme Wig Styling is already written, and we are currently in the process of editing and formatting it into a fully illustrated book.  My goal is to release this book in just a few short months before the end of the year.  The e-Book will be distributed in November/early December of 2019, and the physical book will be sent to the manufacturer in late November.  I hope to have the physical copy arriving on backers' doorsteps before the new year for those looking to gift the book to a friend or for folks who just want to treat themselves!

Q: Can I buy the eBook/PDF after the Kickstarter?

A: Yes!  The digital version will be available for purchase, but without all of the launch goodies.  We don't have an online store and so the bonus rewards will not be sold online after the Kickstarter ends.


Q: Can I buy a hardcopy after the Kickstarter?

A: Right now we do not intend to offer a second print run and any print on demand versions will be significantly more expensive.  It's possible we may some day offer a print option if a publisher asks to distribute, but for now this is the only planned run!



Want a better idea of the work we do or want even more tutorials?  Check out our cosplay at the below pages!

http://www.cowbuttcrunchiescosplay.com

https://patreon.com/cowbuttcrunchies (Our charity patreon of progress and extra help, where 100% of donations are donated to cat rescues)

https://instagram.com/cowbuttcrunchies

https://twitter.com/Cowbuttcrunchie

https://www.facebook.com/cowbuttcrunchies

Risks and challenges

As with any book venture, there a risk involved with the printing process. If there are any bumps along the way or delays due to manufacturing or shipping problems, I'll be sure to let you know - we want to get everyone a great product, even if that means potentially waiting through reprints.

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    Show Your Support!

    Thank you for your support!! This tier includes our eternal gratitude and a digital copy of our #Wigsmith art in glorious vertical format, perfect for phone backgrounds!

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    Grab this digital-only reward to download a PDF version of the book, as well as a downloadable phone background.

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    The Collector

    For those who love physical books. Pledge to this tier for a soft cover copy mailed to your door, as well as all previous rewards! ($5 shipping in the continental USA)

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    • Signed soft cover copy of The Art of Extreme Wig Styling
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    I Love Prints

    Check your mail for a soft cover book copy, along with a signed 8x10 print of the cover and two additional wig themed prints! ($5 shipping in the continental USA)

    Includes:
    • Signed 8x10 book cover print
    • Two 4x6 wig themed prints
    • Signed soft cover copy of The Art of Extreme Wig Styling
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    Social Styling (Digital Version)

    Immortalize our eternal gratitude with a personalized private shout-out video and a tag in our Instagram stories, along with the previous digital rewards rewards!

    Includes:
    • Personalized private shout-out video
    • Thank-you tag in our Instagram stories
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    • Digital Wigsmith Art Download
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    Social Styling (Mailed Version)

    Receive a personalized private shout-out video and a tag in our Instagram stories, along with all previous mailed rewards rewards! ($5 shipping in the continental USA)

    Includes:
    • Personalized private shout-out video
    • Thank-you tag in our Instagram stories
    • Two 4x6 wig themed prints
    • Signed 8x10 book cover print
    • Signed soft cover copy of The Art of Extreme Wig Styling
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    Extreme Stylist

    Receive a custom color digital design for your own extreme wig, inspired by a character or design of your choosing! Also includes all previous physical mail rewards which will arrive by the December estimated delivery date. Please allow additional time for your custom design. ($5 shipping in the continental USA)

    Includes:
    • Custom color digital design of your own extreme wig
    • Signed 8x10 book cover print
    • Two 4x6 wig themed prints
    • Signed soft cover copy of The Art of Extreme Wig Styling
    • Digital e-Book Download
    • Digital Wigsmith Art Download
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    The Collector

    For those who love physical books. Pledge to this tier for a soft cover copy mailed to your door, as well as all previous rewards! ($5 shipping in the continental USA)

    Includes:
    • Signed soft cover copy of The Art of Extreme Wig Styling
    • Digital e-Book Download
    • Digital Wigsmith Art Download
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    I Love Prints

    Check your mail for a soft cover book copy, along with a signed 8x10 print of the cover and two additional wig themed prints! ($5 shipping in the continental USA)

    Includes:
    • Signed 8x10 book cover print
    • Two 4x6 wig themed prints
    • Signed soft cover copy of The Art of Extreme Wig Styling
    • Digital Wigsmith Art Download
    • Digital e-Book Download
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