Cosplayer Name: AshDash

Name: Ashley Rae

Surname: N/A

Age: 25

Instagram: Ashdash_cosplay

Tiktok: Ashdash_cosplay

Favorite Food: Veggie Sushi, Ramen as well as Pizza.

Favorite Drink: Bubble Tea, G&T, a good cup of Coffee.

Favorite movie: Titanic is one I have loved for many years. I’m a bit of a helpless romantic.

Favorite song: Love Shot by EXO

Favorite Series: Love is a bonus book.

Favorite Animation/Cartoon: Tangled

Favorite Anime: This was difficult but at the moment it’s Demon Slayer.

Favorite Character: D.va

Favorite Comic: Almost all of the Harley Quinn comics

Favorite color: Baby pink

Likes: painting; drawing, buying and playing with make up, designing and sewing costumes. As well as baking, making people laugh or smile.

Dislikes: When people compare cosplayers or are disrespectful and inappropriate to others.

Bio: I was born in Johannesburg and have lived here since, I have two brothers who I adore. I was blessed with wonderful parents who support me in everything that I do. As a child I always used to love dressing up from wearing my moms wedding dress to pretending to be a queen in my dress up clothing and I loved being in front of a camera.

TikTok has become a big platform for me to show off my cosplays, I enjoy Filming and coming up with new video material.

I was a preschool teacher for 6 years until I became an au pair. I studied Dress making, preschool and will start with Foundation Phase Teaching in 2021

I am very people orientated, I enjoy making people laugh and smile which is a big reason I started cosplaying in September 2019, I started cosplay as a dare with a friend, but seeing the response I got made me find a new type of passion. Cosplay has become really important to me as it’s a creative outlet that I have been searching for. Most of my cosplays I make by hand but I don’t mind buying ones that I am unable to make.

My words: kind, nurturing, happy, helpful, accepting, Justice, empathy, creative, cheeky, energetic.

AshDash fav Motto/ Slogan:

“The flower that blooms in Adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” – Mulan

“Why fit in when you are born to stand out.” – Dr Seuss.