Ashley, or Ilunaneko, is a Dutch cosplayer who started Cosplaying in 2010. When she started, she was very inspired by the amazing and kind community. Ever since the first time she wore a costume, she tried to be a positive influence on this community.
In 2012 she started competing in small local competitions, and since then she had the opportunity and honor to win bigger competitions in different countries and represent her country in multiple competitions, including the World Cosplay Summit. Aside from competing, she helps judge competitions all over the world, including last year’s Holiday Matsuri cosplay competition! She loves to host panels to help others learn new skills and inspire them like they inspired her! In her day to day life she works in Theater as a Costume Designer, Costume maker and Dresser. While working in Theater, she makes cosplays and costume pieces on Commission bases!
Her favorite thing about cosplay is how it can bring people together, and the feeling of a real community! She will make sure to do her best for this loving community and hopes more and more people will be able to enjoy it!