Cosplayer Name: AshDash
Name: Ashley Rae
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.