The Green Arrow - CW "Arrow"

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lukester

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A build thread to document my on-going Green Arrow prop builds and cosplay.

Check out all my projects and cosplay at


Vigilante Props

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I've been working on Arrow props since 2013 and have since made and commissioned several Quivers, Holsters, and various items. My original Arrow build thread is here. It's a bit stale, so I decided to create a new thread!


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lukester

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Green Arrow Vinyl Holsters

Check out my Holster Time lapse build video here for the complete build process.

Here's the Holsters on the actual Green Arrow costume on display at SDCC 2016.

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Plastic Hardware:

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Process:

The holsters are made with forest green recycled leather (bonded leather). I've used several different types of materials to make these. Vinyl would work, and of course real leather. I will most likely make another set in leather once I can source the right color hides. The straps are elastic knit stretch fabric. You can find it any local hobby, craft, or arts store. The buckles I use are 1 1/2 inch, so get the same size elastic.


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lukester

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Green Arrow Leather Holsters

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Completed my Green Arrow Leg Holsters in Leather. I have to say I'm very pleased with how they turned out. The Leather has a more screen accurate look and I've worked hard to get the stitching pattern and plastic hardware correct.

I used a now discontinued Minelli Forest Green side from a local Tandy's Leather store.


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Plastic Hardware:

PZDX7145-7146 Rock Lockster Side Release Buckle and a simple Tri-glide. Both are 1 1/2 or 1.5 inches.

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Process:

Flechette Holster

You can see here the 3 layers of the holsters. Each traced out using a template. Left to right. Front piece, Middle, Back.

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On the back side of the Leather is where you will trace the pattern. Note that you want to leave around 1/2 or .5 inches around the edge of the pattern for sewing and folding. You will also need to draw the chevrons on and cut out the middle part to reveal the 2 layer of black leather. The leather was glued together using Barge Cement. It's what I would recommend for this type of work.

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I used my Singer Heavy duty sewing machine to sew the layers together and the stitching pattern around the chevrons. Standard black thread.

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To complete the holster you will stitch down the elastic knitting on four sides to complete the strap. I recommend stitching down the straps first to the back piece of the holster and then sewing both the front and back pieces of the holster together around the perimeter.

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Tranquilizer Dart Holster

Same idea here. You can see the 3 layers of the holster. Traced used a template. Left to Right. Front piece, Middle, Back.

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Same process. Trace the pattern on the back side of the front piece of leather. Cut out the inner part of the chevrons.

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Sewing process.

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Completed. The straps are adjustable and the holsters can hold flechettes (throwing arrows) and tranquilizer darts.

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Thank you!

For more information and commissions questions go to my Facebook page!


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lukester

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Bandolier Gadgets

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We first saw these in Season 4 with the new Green Arrow suit. While they've only been used on screen a few times, they are always present in the straps along the shoulder. It's a small detail that makes a big difference in terms of your cosplay. It adds a lot to even one of the cheaper cosplay suits and improves the front view of your suit.

Here is a great graphic showing them in detail with description. (Credit to @pinder91 and the original The Definitive CW Arrow Thread)

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I sell these as a set on my Facebook page. Vigilante Props

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Gadgets are accurately sized and will fit any of my Green Arrow Quivers, and Quiver straps. Straps are 1 1/2 inch leather for reference.

  • Tips and Gadget body are separate parts.
  • Tips easily attach to the body with some light sanding.
  • Glue parts down to permanently bond.
  • 3D Printed in Black and Silver PLA on my Dremel Idea Builder.

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lukester

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Green Arrow Suit (Season 4)

This was the first Green Arrow cosplay suit I purchased. It's sold by CosplaySky. Vest/jacket along with forearm bracers. It's a mix of pleather and some stretch panels. Here's what it looked like upon arrival.

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I used black fabric paint to darken up the panels on the jacket and pants. Here's some photos of the suit. I think it works pretty well for one of the cheaper Green Arrow cosplay options. I also removed the shoulder pants from the vest, and stitched them to a Black under armor shirt.

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lukester

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Awesome work. I've been wanting to start a build of this for a while. I'll definitely use your thread for ideas.


Thanks man! Appreciate it. I've got a lot more I'll get to eventually.


Very cool. You snag the actual bow, or did you work up a mock up out of other materials?


It's 3D printed. A now discontinued kit. I have some photos I could share, I'll create a post for the bow, I am actually about to build another one.
 

lukester

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Green Arrow Quiver

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We first saw the new Quiver unveiled at SDCC 2016 and then for the first time on the show in Season 4. It instantly become my new favorite prop from the show.

The Quiver is radically different from the previous Seasons 1-3 Quiver. Larger, more oval shape, and with a completely different outer leather layer around the quiver body.


Detailed info:

- Holds 32 shafts (Seasons 1-3 Quiver held 18)
- Leather outer layer with scored lines/details
- Cordura underneath
- Material for the Quiver body/shell is unknown
- Leather straps connect to harness, which then attaches to the Quiver.
- Quiver body has slight tapered effect. Larger opening at the top rather than the bottom.
- Rivets on the Quiver itself have not been identified

Process:

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I started working on the Green Arrow Quiver shortly after it debuted in Season 4. While not being certain of the core material, and a lack of solid reference (Great reference shots would come much later in 2017). I decided to experiment with EVA foam. What an original idea right? :p

One thing I learned the hard way working on the Season 1-3 Quiver was that to get the right shape for the body you need some sort of buck, or something mold the material around. This is something I continued to improve with each version of the Quiver.

For the outer layer material I used Forest Green Vinyl. I first mapped out the template on the vinyl. Then cut out the slots, and the bottom. I did this differently later but on the first version of the Quiver this is how I did it. Then I went to my sewing machine and stitched out the pattern on the vinyl.

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The core is like I mentioned EVA foam. I used Barge Cement to glue it together and a heat gun to shape it. Once I had the shape down, I used Wood glue to coat the foam seal it, and provide some strength. After 2 coats of Wood Glue the foam will hold its shape. Then I applied a layer of Fiberglass cloth and more wood glue on top. After a few more coats you have a very rigid, and sturdy Quiver shell. The more you Fiberglass cloth and glue you add the stronger the quiver will be.

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Next I wrapped the Quiver in Black 1,000 Denier Cordura Nylon Fabric, you can find it on Amazon. I recommend a spray adhesive, or Barge cement. After the Cordura layer is glued on, then I glued the vinyl wrapper on to the Quiver. I used Barge cement for this as well. The rivets are simple thumb tacks.

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Quiver v2

One of the things I wanted to improve on my original Quiver was the overall shape. So I 3d printed a form to use a buck. This is to give the Quiver a taper effect like the screen used Quiver, and also to widen the opening and make it more uniform.

I printed the buck at two different scales. I ended up making Quivers at both sizes, the smaller one being the preferred choice. The buck itself is 4 different pieces printed and stacked together. I covered the outside with tape so my foam wouldn't stick to the sides.

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Since this was a new buck, I had to create a new template. I covered the buck in tape cut it out, and drew out the pattern. Then I transferred the pattern over to the Vinyl.

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The rest of the process was almost exactly the same. I created the Quiver body with foam, wrapped around the buck. Hardened with Wood Glue and fiberglass cloth. Several layers of glue and fiberglass built up to give it a durable shell. Next I covered the raw Quiver shell with a layer of black Cordura.

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Just like on the last Quiver, I used my sewing machine to stitch the detail into the outer layer of the vinyl.

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Unfortunately I don't have any more images of the build process. So I'll just drop some completed shots of the Quiver.

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Publicación actualizada de Green Arrow Quiver con más imágenes y explicación del proceso para Quiver versión 2.
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