Ashen Phoenix is a national cosplay group based out of the Northeast. Starting in the import scene, the team noticed a correlation between the designs of the cars and the overall celebration of Japanese culture. That was the first introduction into anime, and it became more of a fit for the girls than what they had been doing. Ashen Phoenix is comprised of a group of gamers, comic book fans, Otakus that have been cosplaying professionally for two years, even though some of them have been involved for almost a decade. They are constantly striving to learn more about the art of cosplay to create a wider variety of costumes with different techniques as the team prides themselves on designing their own attire.