Last year for Halloween, my little guy decided that he wanted to be Green Arrow. He knew about him from the Batman: The Brave and the Bold cartoon. I ended up going as Red Arrow/Speedy.. so yes, my son’s sidekick.
Both of our costumes were hand made by my wife. The hat is leather from the renn faire and the bow and arrow came from the toy store. The picture here is of his costume with his best friend from preschool.
You can’t really see it but the bow and arrow was basically a slingshot with an arrow shaped missile. Not exactly the height of authenticity. But no matter where I looked through all the Halloween stores there wasn’t a single bow and arrow set anywhere.
Of course my little hipster got into it a year early. This weekend we went looking at Halloween costumes for this year. Star Wars themed. And what did I see?
- Hawkeye from Avengers – With a bow and arrow
- Merridah from Brave – With a bow and arrow
- Katniss from the Hunger Games – With a bow and arrow