If you count the time she convinced her mom to buy her a jean vest and skirt to dress as Android 18 in the 6th grade, Ashweez has been cosplaying since 2000. If you don’t, she’s been cosplaying since 2005. Of course, back then, cosplay stores weren’t a thing yet, so she had to get by putting her cosplays together by modifying store-bought clothing items and making props out of the random supplies in her dorm room.
In 2010, she got a Brother CS6000i sewing machine. It wasn’t until 2016 that she felt comfortable enough sewing to make her first from-scratch cosplay, Korra. She’s been logging her cosplay builds ever since. Ashweez recently served as a judge at the Quakecon 2019 Cosplay Contest, won a Judge’s Award at the Animefest 2019 Cosplay Contest, and won first place in the Experienced (Journeyman) division at Anime Dallas 2019 Cosplay Contest.
For 2020, her goal is to give back to the cosplay community by hosting panels and guesting at cons. She wants to continue to make cool things, learn new building/sewing techniques, meet interesting people, and share whatever knowledge she can.
You can find her online on these platforms:
Interested in having me guest at your convention? Please email me at ashweezcosplay[at]gmail.com.