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Green Arrow Costume

Updated on January 16, 2015

Cosplay the Green Arrow

Step into the role of billionaire Oliver Queen with a Green Arrow costume. Take on the foes of star city armed with your bow and arrow.

The Green Arrow, the emerald archer, is a member of the justice league, a friend of Green Lantern and a phenomenal archer. The Green Arrow makes a fun character to cosplay: the character is a delightful change from the hoard of Batman and Superman costumes you see.

There are many different ways you can shape your Green Arrow costume. You can use Green Arrow featured comic books to reference your Green Arrow costume, but keep in mind the Green Arrow costume differs from one comic book to the next. You can also take a Hollywood approach to your Green Arrow costume by drawing on the Green Arrow television portrayals on CW shows like Smallville and Arrow.

Currently there is not a mass produced Green Arrow costume available so Green Arrow fans will have to design their own costume or purchase a custom made item from various cosplay sellers.

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Green Arrow: The Archer's Quest

The Green Arrow from the comic book, written by Brad Meltzer Art with cover art by Phil Hester & Ande Parks, dresses in all green from his gloves to his boots. A black mask exists around his eyes. He carries a quiver full of arrows.

Arrow Costume

Arrow on the CW

The latest on screen tale of the Green Arrow is delivered by the CW television series Arrow. The series has taken a more dark and gritty look at the superhero and has transformed his backstory to include a 5 year stint on an island where he was tortured. In this series Oliver Queen is played by actor Stephen Amell.

The billionaire suits up as Arrow in a jacket with two pockets and pants. He carries a crossbow and green tipped arrows on his arm. He wears black gloves. He puts green face paint around his eyes in an effort to shield his identity.

There is currently no official CW Arrow costume on the market but you can find usually find a Robin Hood or Assassin costume that will work well to help you get the Arrow look. There are also talented costume designers selling their custom made Arrow costumes on eBay.

Photo: Arrow Movie Poster 18"X27"

Kick Butt in an Arrow Costume

Arrow Costume

It is easy to get the Arrow look with the Green Arrow Deluxe Adult Costume. The costume consists of a dark hoodie with black menacing gloves. Add some green face paint to shield your eyes and your identity. The emerald archer costume would not be complete with out a crossbow and arrows.

Smallville Justice League Green Arrow Costume

Smallville Green Arrow Costume

In the CW television show Smallville the character of the Green Arrow was portrayed by Justin Hartley. In the series he wore a green hooded sleeveless leather jumpsuit and carried a crossbow. Arrows were secured on his black gloves. His Green Arrow Costume included a pair of dark sunglasses.

Smallville Justice League Green Arrow Hoodie Costume is based on the costume Hartley wore on Smallville. It features a green and black designed hooded top and pants. Two gloves and gauntlets are included to give your Green Arrow costume a more fierce look. Included with the costume are two arm bands which the Green Arrow character on Smallville sported. The Green Arrow costume is handmade out of high quality pleather.

Green Arrow in Action!

Check out Stephen Amell on the CW's Arrow. See him take on the bad guys and get a better look at the costume this archer wears.

Oliver Queen Costume Choice

So which Green Arrow costume do you prefer? Are you a fan of the tried and true comic book Green Arrow, the green hooded Green Arrow from Smallville or the menacing Green Arrow from Arrow. Personally, I like the costume with the sharp green contrasts that Justin wore on Smallville.

Which Green Arrow Costume do you prefer?

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      Randovan 4 years ago

      I really like watching Arrow. It is one of my favorite shows out there. About the costume, I'd do anything to own one.

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      Jen 4 years ago from Canada

      @WindyWintersHubs: I would love to see an official Arrow costume on the market. I am enjoying watching the show myself.

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      WindyWintersHubs 4 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      The Arrow show is one of my favorite TV programs. Maybe there will be a new arrow costume this year based on the TV series.