The Evil Dead: Ashley “Ash” J. Williams

There’s The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, Ash vs Evil Dead, and Evil Dead. Ashley “Ash” J. Williams is a character in all of them except the last where he only has a brief cameo. The original “The Evil Dead” made an impression on me not only because of the special effects but also because it was the first time I ever saw a tree penetrate a human being in a horror movie. I also truly believe that the main reason there is a fan base for this universe is because of Bruce Campbell’s portrayal of Ash Williams. Throughout the various iterations of the character the base costume gets altered, distressed, and destroyed with a variety of weapons (chainsaw, boomstick/shotgun, and power glove to name some of them), but for the purposes of this blog post, I will be focused on the foundational character outfit from the original 1981 film prior to any staining or damage. (I’m trying to #RecycleReduceReuse these pieces for future purposes.)

An outfit consisting of a chambray long sleeve button up shirt, brown corduroy pants, brown belt, and light brown boots.
The Evil Dead: Ash Williams Outfit

Outfit: J. Crew Chambray Button-up Long Sleeve Shirt

Old Navy Brown Corduroy Stretch Pants

Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider Ladyfish Light Brown Leather Plaid-lined Boots

A pale person dressed as Ash Williams from The Evil Dead.

Hair: Short Curly Black Wig

Makeup: A little lip balm maybe?

Accessories: Relic by Fossil belt

A pale person dressed as Ash Williams from The Evil Dead holding an axe.

Prop 1: Axe

A pale person dressed as Ash Williams from The Evil Dead holding a shovel.

Prop 2: Dirt Shovel (not to be confused with my Snow Shovel)

A pale person dressed as Ash Williams from The Evil Dead holding a journal to look like the book of the dead.

Prop 3: Brown Leather Journal as a stand-in for the Book of the Dead aka Necronomicon Ex-Mortis

I found some sweet tutorials on Pinterest to make your own Necronomicon, but I have plans for this journal at a later date.

If I had a necklace (with or without the aqua-colored box) that looks like the necklace Ash gives to Linda, I would have incorporated that into my look too!

A side-by-side comparison of a pale person dressed as Ash Williams from The Evil Dead and Ash Williams from The Evil Dead. They are both holding axes.

A person dressed as Ash Williams from The Evil Dead standing near the car outside the cabin from the movie.
My fellow classmates at Michigan State University including my sister, my girlfriend, and two friends decided to head to an isolated cabin in the hills for the weekend.

A person dressed as Ash Williams from The Evil Dead edited into the cellar with the character Scotty holding a shotgun.
In the cellar, my buddy Scotty and I found a bunch of random stuff and decided to bring it upstairs.

A person dressed as Ash Williams from The Evil Dead holding a brown journal to look like the book of the dead.
“Hey y’all, I don’t think I can pronounce these words, but let’s listen to the tape recordings of the professor who used to stay here read from this Book of the Dead.”

A person dressed as Ash Williams from The Evil Dead holding an axe edited into a scene with Scotty and Shelly near the fireplace.
My sister, Cheryl, got scared and ran out into the woods for a bit. When she got back she was acting funny.

A person dressed as Ash Williams from The Evil Dead holding a shovel edited into a scene with Linda after she has been possessed.
Some shenanigans went down with my friends, and even my girlfriend Linda started acting strange.

A person dressed as Ash Williams from The Evil Dead with their hand out like they are holding an invisible tray. They are edited into a dark night scene outside the cabin from The Evil Dead with the cross made from branches visible in the shot.
There was nothing groovy about it. #WorstWeekendEver

A side-by-side comparison of a pale person dressed as Ash Williams from The Evil Dead and Ash Williams from The Evil Dead. They are both holding shovels.

Catch me back here tomorrow for another post.

In the meantime, check out The Evil Dead: Ashley “Ash” J. Williams Vibes board on Pinterest.

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