Browse through The Flash character costume guides from the Arrowverse’s fastest superhero. In a spin-off series from Arrow, The CW brought the DC Comic character to life in 2014 with the premiere of The Flash. As the second most-watched premiere on the network, The Flash has quickly gained popularity among fans of the Arrowverse. Now, you can dress up as your favorite metahuman with complete step-by-step guides. Choose a hero or a villain to determine if you will follow in the footsteps of Flash or Reverse-Flash. With each guide, you can see how to dress like your favorite character while bringing the Arrowverse into this universe!
Among all the metahumans and superheroes in the Arrowverse, The Flash is the quickest. His iconic costume makes him a popular character to cosplay. The Flash’s true identity, Barry Allen, grew up as a nerdy teenager obsessed with science and explosions. But at 11-years-old, Barry witnesses a tragedy, “the man in yellow” surrounded by lightning take his mother. In later seasons, The Flash realizes this “man in yellow” is Reverse-Flash who traveled back in time to kill Barry, but killed his mother instead. Now, with a renewed sense of purpose, The Flash attempts to avenge his mother’s death while using his super-speed powers for good to protect the citizens of Central City.
The Flash’s archenemy, Reverse-Flash, is also a metahuman speedster from the twenty-second century. His true identity, Eobard Thawne, became obsessed with the twenty-first century’s Flash and recreated an explosion to give himself the same super-human powers. Reverse-Flash then becomes a time criminal, traveling back in time and discovering his destiny to become The Flash’s archenemy. With a desire to become the complete opposite of The Flash, Reverse-Flash does everything in his power to take down Flash. He eventually travels back in time to become “the man in yellow” that kills Barry Allen’s mother. Now despising the man who was once his idol, Eobard continuously tries to prove his superiority over The Flash.
The Flash premiered in 2014 with Barry Allen, who, after a lab accelerator explosion, was struck by lightning. This incident put Barry into a coma for nine months. Upon awakening, Barry Allen discovers that his life has drastically changed. The accident gave him super-speed, among many other superhuman powers. With help from the doctors at S.T.A.R. Labs, Barry tries to use his powers for good and solve the murder of his mother, which has haunted him since childhood.
At first, Barry is excited about his ability to use his super-speed to move about Central City. But, Barry quickly discovers that he wasn’t the only metahuman created after the explosive accident. And not all metahumans use their powers for good! This realization gives Barry a renewed purpose, and he decides to use his powers to protect the citizens of the city but continues his quest to avenge his mother’s murder.