How to Dress Up As Ash from Pokemon

Six Parts:Choosing the topsChoosing the pantsAdding shoesAdding the trademark hatAdding accessoriesLooking and acting like Ash

Dress up as perky and fun Pokémon-loving Ash for a party, Halloween or cosplay event. This article will explain simple ways to put together an outfit that resembles this character.

Part 1
Choosing the tops

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    Wear a jacket. Ash wears a jacket that is blue on top and white on the bottom. The jacket could be substituted for a solid blue or jean jacket. The jacket is best if it's blue with yellow buttons.
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    Put on a black T-shirt with a white collar and short sleeves. Should you feel the urge to take the jacket off, Ash wears a solid black shirt underneath.

Part 2
Choosing the pants

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    Wear blue jeans.
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    Cuff your pants at the bottoms.

Part 3
Adding shoes

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    Wear sneakers. Keep it simple.

Part 4
Adding the trademark hat

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    Select the relevant hat version. There are at least three different versions of Ash's hat, but the most recent is red on the bill, sides and back of the hat, and white in the front. There is a blue Pokéball in the middle of the front of the hat. If you're a good artist, you could make this yourself, but if art is not your strong suit you can buy an Ash hat on eBay.
    • Find a advanced generation hat. You can also wear an Ash hat.
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Part 5
Adding accessories

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    Take some thin green gloves. These should be fingerless, so if they're not that way already, cut the fingers off the gloves.
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    Make a Pokéball. Alternatively, purchase one. Carry it around with you.
    • See Tips for making a Pokéball.
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    Grab a backpack. Ash travels a lot, so carry a backpack in a solid color. Pink is to be avoided. Fill it with Pokéballs, a Pokédex, and anything else necessary.
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    Obtain a toy Pikachu. You might want to consider getting a Pikachu stuffed animal and carrying it on your shoulder like Ash does.
    • Alternatively, get someone to dress up as Pikachu and accompany you.

Part 6
Looking and acting like Ash

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    Prepare your hair. Ash has short black hair in his trademarked spike style. This can be accomplished with washout hair dye if your hair isn't black, and lots of hair gel. Or, if you want to save yourself the trouble; you could buy a short black wig, people won't notice if it isn't perfect.
    • Spike your hair at the ends.
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    Be a storyteller. Your version of Ash will be more entertaining if you have lots of stories about your adventures in the different Pokémon regions, people you met while traveling, especially challenging gym battles, etc.

Tips

  • If you want to be Red (the video game equivalent of Ash), then get a red vest, and a yellow circle on the front of a baseball cap rather than a green acute angle. Ash's hats (all of them) have been made in the real world.
  • You can get a Pokéball or make your own. Buy a small ball, and draw a circle with a marker in the very middle, and a line around the circumference of it. On the top half, color it red. On the bottom, leave it blank or paint it white. Certain cosplay shops, eBay, and even certain Pokémon stores have Pokéballs for sale. (Styrofoam balls don't work, as the marker will eat away the Styrofoam.)
  • This is a lot easier to pull off if you've actually watched the show. Watch the show for more ideas.

Things You'll Need

  • Black T-shirt with white collar
  • Short sleeves
  • Blue vest with yellow buttons
  • Thin green gloves or fingerless green gloves
  • Blue jeans
  • Sneakers
  • Advanced Generation hat or an Ash hat
  • Pokeball, can be homemade or from store (optional)
  • Toy Pikachu (optional)

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