You’ve often wondered what it’s like to be one of your favorite archers, whether it’s Katniss, Hawkeye or Legolas. Now’s your chance to find out.
Halloween is right around the corner, and Americans will spend an estimated $2.1 billion on candy. To cash in, you better have an impressive costume, so go as one of your favorite archers.
Check out the archery-inspired costumes below, then hit the street with the biggest candy sack you can find. But beware the dreaded, post-holiday stomachache!
“Once Upon a Time” recently added Merida to its fifth season. But Ginnifer Goodwin’s Snow White has been shooting archery since Season 1.
Add a bow and arrow to the boho-chic look above, and you’re ready to defeat the Evil Queen.
Green Arrow is the crime fighter we all want to be. He fights villains while concealing his identity with only a hood and shadows. Go all-out with faux leather pants, or keep is simple with a bow, arrow and green hoodie.
Artemis is the Greek goddess of the hunt. No, you wouldn’t wear a dress and fringe boots in the woods, but this look is about whimsy, not function. Complete the look with a flower crown and wooden longbow or recurve bow.
Robin Hood’s look is based on earth tones. Wear brown pants and boots, an oversized tunic or sweatshirt, and tie it together with a leather waist belt.
Don’t leave Ultron to the guys. This maroon and leather look is fierce and fabulous, and can be re-created with items you likely have in your closet. You’re ready to defeat bad guys with your bow and arrow. And in a peplum top, too.
We saved the best for last. If you want to go as a real-life archer, Brady Ellison is your guy. He’s an Olympic silver medalist, Rio 2016 Olympic hopeful, and the world’s fifth-ranked recurve archer. Don Team USA’s colors, and then add a hip quiver, silver belt buckle, pink arm guard (Brady supports breast-cancer awareness) and temporary Olympic rings tattoo. You’ll be ready to take the Olympic podium and the “best costume” title.
Bows and Arrows
Now that you’ve got your outfit together, you’ll need a bow and arrows. Check out these DIY bows and arrows.
Looking for more Halloween inspiration? Take our quiz and find out which Hollywood archer you most resemble.
Then grab your bow and arrow, and take your best shot at these spooky Halloween archery targets.