alex newell

Asaka from Once On This Island

Asaka is one of the four gods in Once On This Island. The people on the island worship her as Mother of Earth, praying for her to “grow me a garden.” Asaka helps Ti Moune navigate the wild in her song “Mama Will Provide.” Glee star Alex Newell played this role in the 2018 Broadway revival. Clint Ramos designed this uniquely original costume; his concepts were inspired by the aftermath of natural disasters in the Caribbean. To make the skirt like the design, wrap the tablecloth around your waist. Use the fake leaves and flowers to embellish the headdress.

Unique Adams from Glee

Unique Adams (played by Alex Newell) is a transgender high school student and a member of New Directions on the show Glee.  Unique is close friends with Marley Rose.  When Unique is originally introduced as Wade, she is shy, but Unique herself is glamorous and outgoing.