How to Dress Like Ash (Evil Dead)

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Best Ash (Evil Dead) Costume Guide

Get the cosplay look of Ashley “Ash” Williams, portrayed by Bruce Campbell, from The Evil Dead. The popular horror film franchise started with the original, low budget 1981 horror film with bad acting. Armed with a chainsaw strapped to the stump on your right arm, you get a costume like Ash—one of the greatest horror movie characters of all time.

Dress up with  Wrangler Men’s Denim Work Shirt, Men’s Straight-Fit Carpenter Jeans, Evil Ash Full Costume, Leather Body Harness, and Men’s Pilot Utility Boot. Complete the costume with Airsoft Double Barrel Shotgun, 3D Chainsaw with Sound, and plenty of Fake Blood.

Ash (Evil Dead) Cosplay Costumes

If you’re a bit of a lone wolf and are looking for some solo cosplay action, why not Ash Williams from the Evil Dead franchise? Horror fans know that Ash was the last man standing in the first film so taking all the glory for yourself and cosplaying this cult classic character on your own is permissible. However, if you’re a bigger fan of the television series and want to bring a few friends along there are a few characters to go around. Ash’s sidekick Pablo, who refers to Ash as El Jefe is a crowd favorite or for the ladies in your group, Kelly or the mysterious Ruby.

This particular costume is prop-heavy, but luckily, the items are common and can easily be found at a local toy or costume shop. Ash’s signature chainsaw that he used to cut off his right hand is by far the most vital to the success of this look. Any other standard tool like a shovel or a play rifle can be added since Ash has been known to make his kills with whatever happens to be lying around. Have a look at our pics below for more ideas and send in your own submissions!

Ash (Evil Dead) Costume Tips & FAQs

Step into the thrilling and cult-classic world of “The Evil Dead” with our comprehensive costume guide FAQ for Ash, the iconic protagonist portrayed by Bruce Campbell. Perfect for fans and cosplayers, this guide is designed to help you recreate Ash’s rugged and battle-worn look, embodying his resourceful and resilient spirit as he faces off against supernatural forces.

Ash's outfit is iconic for its simplicity and practicality in the face of horror. Key components include a blue long-sleeve work shirt, brown pants, and black work boots. The most distinctive element is his brown harness, which holds his 'boomstick' (shotgun). For an authentic touch, add Ash's signature chainsaw attachment for his right hand, representing his resourcefulness and determination in the fight against evil.

Ash has a classic, somewhat disheveled hairstyle with a full head of hair and prominent sideburns. To achieve this look, style your hair to be slightly messy, and if you're not naturally brunette, consider using temporary hair dye or a wig. The sideburns are a crucial element, so you may need to grow yours out or use fake ones.

Ash often appears rugged and weary, so use makeup to create a slightly unshaven look, some bruises, and a bit of fake blood for battle scars. Key props include a toy chainsaw (for safety reasons) that can be modified to fit over your hand and a fake shotgun or 'boomstick.' Remember to check the rules of your event regarding props to ensure they are allowed.

Ash's harness is unique and can be created using leather or faux leather strips, fashioned in a cross pattern over the chest. Attachments for the shotgun and chainsaw can be added using additional straps or holsters. This harness is also available through online costume retailers and specialty stores.

Adding Ash's quotes will definitely enrich your portrayal. Here are some memorable ones: "Groovy.," "This is my boomstick!," "Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun.," "Hail to the king, baby." and "Come get some." These quotes reflect Ash's tough, no-nonsense attitude, his dry humor, and his iconic status as a horror movie hero.

About Ash Williams

Ash Williams isn’t your typical hero. Riddled with survivor’s guilt, he’s a loner. He drifts from place to place, drinking alone and working menial jobs. Rather than talk about all he has seen in battle, or those he has lost, when Ash wants a woman’s company, he’s more likely to tell a sad story to gain their sympathy. He’s a bit of a mess, not particularly noble but will fight if and only when he must and brutally.

30 years prior, in movie years, Ash was a different man, he had loved ones, a place he called home. Having to kill them all one by one when they became possessed by the “deadites” has changed him. These days he just survives, an unwilling caretaker of the Necronomicon that he can’t seem to destroy, but the time has come again to fight to save humanity. This time he plans to protect the few people he begrudgingly let into his life, especially his fellow Value Stop employees, Pablo, and Kelly.

Ash (Evil Dead)

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