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Shado

Shado is a controversial figure in the DC comics. In some iterations she is the mother of Oliver’s half-sister. In others she’s is the mother of Oliver’s son. Oliver was delirious when he and Shado slept together though Shado claimed not to know this at the time. It’s a long-standing point of tension on her character. In the CW show¬†Arrow she is a straight-forward love interest at one point, which is only one of the many changes the show made to the character.

Cosplaying as Shado requires a few specific pieces. The most important is a bow with a quiver of arrows as Shado is a master archer. You will also need a black off-the-shoulder shirt and white wid-legged pants. Shado’s shirt has a long black panel in the front that extends past a belt but finding this exact style is difficult. A black scarf can be used to emulate the look while a white scarf can serve as she belt. Black martial arts shoes round out the look.

Shado also has a red dragon tattoo on her left arm which you can recreate with face paints. She is often seen with her hair in a long braid down her back but her style does vary from time to time so the braid is not a hard and fast costume piece though one is linked above.

Cosplaying as the comic book version of Shado is fairly straight-forward.

Arsenal from Arrow

Roy Harper is better known in Arrow by his alias of Arsenal. He is played by Colton Haynes on and appears as a recurring character until he joins forces with Oliver Queen and enters the vigilante community. His path is still far from easy but he he one of Oliver’s most loyal allies and ultimately ends up engaged to Thea Queen, Oliver’s sister.

Although Roy has taken up the green mantle of Arrow and has put off his own red Arsenal suit several times, he is the one and only Arsenal. Identified by the red and black coloring of his clothes, the many knives strapped to his legs, and his iconic laced leather jacket, he is often seen as a harsher version of Oliver Queen’s Arrow.

black canary from arrow

Black Canary from Arrow

Laurel Lance, AKA Black Canary, is a super-heroine from the DC Universe. She appears in the CW show Arrow played by Katie Cassidy. The former assistant DA of Starling City, Lance turned to crimefighting when her sister Sara Lance, also known as Canary, was murdered. The Black Canary also appears in the television shows The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow.

Adrian Chase Prometheus

Adrian Chase

In Arrow, former Star City District Attorney Adrian Chase is revealed to be the serial killer calling himself Prometheus, and who the media had nicknamed the Throwing Star Killer for using shurikens made from Oliver Queen’s used arrows. Towards the end of season 5, Adrian equips himself with tactical gear as shown in this guide.

Green Arrow

In Arrow, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is Green Arrow, a billionaire playboy who dons a costume and fights crime. Sounds a lot like another guy we know. No surprise that his weapon of choice is the bow and arrow.