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Arrow Costume Guides

Dress like Your Favorite Arrow Characters

Browse through all of the costumes from members of the DC Comics television series, Arrow. Bringing the Arrowverse to life, the CW featured its first series in 2012 creating a vast universe filled with all of the original DC characters. Dress like your favorite former-billionaire vigilante, The Green Arrow, or sidekick, Black Canary. Or, choose one of Green Arrow’s infamous foes like Merlyn. Whoever you prefer, you can look like the Arrowverse’s mightiest heroes and evil villains with our step-by-step costume guides. Featuring both humans and superheroes, prepare to step into a different universe and face your most fearsome foes!

The Green Arrow

Green Arrow Costume

Of all the heroes appearing on the show Arrow, Green Arrow is an original and crucial to any group cosplaying heroes and villains throughout the Arrowverse. With his passionate and intense personality, Green Arrow has always sought direction in life. Born out of wealth and known for his reckless behavior, Oliver didn’t develop a strong moral conscience until he lost his fortune. As one of the most skilled archers in the world, Green Arrow uses his archery skills paired with martial arts and acrobatics to defeat his enemies. As the name suggests, a Green Arrow costume includes sporting the color green. Of course, the look wouldn’t be complete without his quiver on his back or his bow in hand.

Green Arrow Costume
Green Arrow Costume Guide
Black Canary Costume

Black Canary Costume

With her original debut in 1947 by creators Robert Kaningher and Carmine Infantino, Black Canary is a vigilante in Starling City with a secret identity. Taking on the persona of Black Canary at night, during the day she is attorney Laurel Lance, AKA Oliver’s ex-girlfriend. Eventually, Laurel finds out that Oliver is The Arrow and that her sister, Sara, is also a vigilante called “The Canary,” and witnesses the death of Sara. Trying to avenge her sister’s death, Laurel takes on the persona of Black Canary and joins Oliver’s team of vigilantes. With her side-handle baton in hand, Laurel is prepared to take down her sister’s killers and help save Starling City.

Black Canary Costume
Black Canary Costume Guide

Arrow Cosplay Costumes

With vast arsenal characters and storylines throughout the Arrowverse, The CW brought the unique universe to life with its live-action television series, Arrow, in 2012. Arrow features DC Comics superhero, The Green Arrow, as he tries to defeat enemies like Merlyn and Deathstroke who are determined to destroy Oliver Queen and Starling City. Now, you can represent the Arrowverse at your next party, with costumes for both foes and sidekicks like Spartan and Black Canary.

While dressing like your favorite hero or villain may sound as challenging as defeating your archenemy, it’s easier than it sounds! Each costume guide includes a step-by-step guide for bringing characters from the Arrowverse into our universe. All you have to do is choose your favorite Arrow character to cosplay, and you will find everything you need to become part of the Arrowverse!

About Arrow

Arrow’s premiere in 2012 began with billionaire Oliver Queen returning to Starling City after being shipwrecked on a remote island for the past five years. While he reunites with his mother, Moira, and his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance, they notice something about Oliver has changed. Oliver hides his true intentions for returning to Starling City, and while he keeps up appearances by day, he adopts a secret persona at night, turning into archer-vigilante, Green Arrow.

Oliver’s quest for revenge is revealed by introducing “the list.” A list of names given to Oliver by his father, and the names Oliver will use to avenge his father’s death and save Starling City. After encountering many villains like Merlyn and Deathstroke, Oliver’s original intentions continue to change throughout the various seasons. Arrow’s storyline eventually leads to many Arrow crossovers with other DC characters like The Flash and Supergirl.

Arrow Costumes