Ash Williams, the iconic horror character played by the legendary Bruce Campbell, has been thrilling audiences for decades with his chainsaw hand and witty one-liners. What better way to pay homage to the King of Deadites than by dressing up as him for your next cosplay or Halloween event?
But, I know what you might be thinking, “How do I even begin to become Ash Williams? It seems like an impossible feat!”
That’s where we come in. We have put together the ultimate guide on how to dress as the cult horror hero.
Prepare to unleash your inner deadite-slayer! Let’s do this.
How to Dress Like Ash Williams From The Evil Dead
The costume for Ash Williams consists of the following items:
- Men’s straight-fit carpenter jeans
- Men’s denim work shirt (in blue)
- Men’s pilot utility boots
- Leather body harness
- Fake blood
- 3D chainsaw with sound
- Airsoft double barrel shotgun
The clothing items aren’t that difficult to find, and the props can usually be found at party or costume shops. While you can eliminate a few of the props and still look legit, it’s best not to get rid of the chainsaw because this is the main item that Ash Williams is known for.
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Authentic Ash Williams Costume Set
All of these items are necessary when you want your Ash Williams costume to be realistic, and finding a manufacturer that sells officially licensed merchandise is the first step to doing that. With officially licensed costume components, you can rest assured that they’ll be detail-oriented and look just like the costume featured in the movies and other places.
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About Ash Williams’ Evil Dead Look
Ashley “Ash” Williams is a character created by Sam Raimi and portrayed by the actor Bruce Campbell. The character constantly faces off against deadites, which are possessed by the ancient evil of the Kandarian Demon.
The magazine Empire voted Williams as the greatest horror movie character ever in their 2013 issue, which shows you how beloved the character is. In fact, since its inception, The Evil Dead has been seen in TV shows, comic books, and even video games. Ash Williams is now a cultural icon and continues to grow in popularity with each passing year.
While the chainsaw will likely have to be found in a costume store, most of the other items included with the costume can usually be found in thrift or department stores. This is one costume that won’t be difficult to put together, even though it is a bit on the prop-heavy side.
By following these steps, you’ll be ready to take on the forces of evil with a chainsaw in one hand and your trusty shotgun in the other. Just be ready for the ladies to throw themselves at you because, let’s face it, Ash is one smooth operator.