Growing up loving theatre and all things costume in a family of sports lovers, Ashlee (Yellowbrick Road Cosplay) has been spending more time in costume than out between theatre, dance recitals, and halloween since she could walk and talk.
Ashlee attended the University of South Dakota and earned her degree in musical theatre. She began her cosplay journey in 2014 with a very quickly thrown together thrift store Tamaki Suoh. Two years later she began performing in drag under the name Oliver Clozoff and began perfecting her make-up and costuming. She finally started finding her way in the cosplay world by doing crossplay. Her cosplay adventures have led her to meet some wonderful celebrities like Cary Elwes, Tim Curry, and, the one and only, Stan Lee.
Ashlee is a firm believer in all cosplay being valid and encourages anyone who wants to get into the hobby to give a whirl! On a budget? Thrift stores are your friend! As long as you love it and have fun, you’re doing cosplay right.
Ashlee lives and works full time in Sioux Falls, SD. She attends conventions all over the country to share her love of costuming and all things nerdy. She lives with her two cats, Mistoffelees and Pouncival, who work tirelessly to make all her cosplay plans more difficult than they need to be and receive free room and board for it.