Cosplay Ideas on Roles Using Bow and Arrow

I know some people are fans of bow and arrow, then which characters can we cosplay? Here I’d like to give you some cosplay ideas.


Female Characters:

If you prefer to cosplay lovely young girls, the following characters may be among your choices:

Kaname Madoka

Kaname Madoka is a kind-hearted girl in Puella Magi Madoka Magica. After turning into a magic girl, she became independent and confident. Her weapon is a golden longbow decorated with several rosebuds. When Madoka bends the bow, it will generate an arrow with a huge amount of energy. Either a single shoot or a continuous shoot is possible, sometimes she can make a magic circle for a wide range of attack. Sometimes there is a flame emitted from the bow.

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Sinon’s avatar in Sword Art Online 2 ALO is a cute Cat Sith with blue hair and icy eyes. She is a talented archer because cat’s vision is further than other races in ALO. A jade bow and arrow is one of the main weapons of her. She can shoot the enemies even before they cast the spell. “One shoot! One kill” is Sinon’s slogan. Wanna be a character with cat ears and an amazing bow and arrow? Sinon is absolutely a good choice.



Cute is not your cup of tea? How about a brave, bold, daring, courageous, stubborn, rebellious and headstrong girl?


Princess Merida is the by said girl who  does not fit the stereotypical princess role. She is an impetuous girl who wants to take control of her own destiny. Merida has honed her skill in archery, and is one of the most skilled archers ever seen. Cosplay as Merida, take the bow and arrows with you, ride on a horse and explore the world.


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Here comes another princess using bow and arrow:

Princess Zelda

Princess Zelda, the heroin in Twilight Princess from Legend of Zelda series, owns a Bow and a Light Arrow. She calls upon the Light Spirits to aids Link by aiming a Light Arrow at Link’s Mirror Shield and aids herself in defeating Ganondorf. By shooting the Light Arrows from her Bow, Zelda can stun Ganondorf, giving Link a chance to strike.

Princess Zelda



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Kikyou (also spell as Kikyo)

Kikyou, one of the main roles in Inuyasha, is a good female psychic in warring state era. Kikyou has two famous arrows, one is “Hama Arrow” and the other is “Arrow of Seal”. Hama Arrow, which can powerfully penetrate through the enemies and purify the miasma, is used to break the magic. On the other side, Arrow of Seal doesn’t take the monsters’ lives but can seal them up.


Kikyo (Inuyasha)

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Ashe, the Frost Archer is one of the most popular characters in League of Legends. Her weapon is an ancient icy bow with an enchanted crystal arrow. The arrow is a linear and colliding skill shot. Ashe fires a giant arrow in a straight line. If it hits an enemy, it will deal magic damage and stun that champion for seconds. She concentrates on every target, fights for the unity of Friel Chesterton tribes and devotes herself to make it a powerful nation. Ashe is definitely a heroine with cool outfit and ability.


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Lara Croft

As an athletic English archaeologist-adventurer in the video game series Tomb Raider, Lara is fairly good at shooting. In the game, her bow and arrow can be upgraded to different types according to the player’s different grades, which include rope arrow, fire arrow, napalm arrow, explosive arrow, penetrating arrow, etc. This game has adapted into movies and animations by the same name.

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Lara Croft


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Male characters:

Compared to female, male characters using bow and arrow are often cool.

Sagittarius Aiolos

I think this is the coolest one, not this character but his bow and arrows. As a Gold Saint, everything of his is shiny gold. Not much is known about Aiolos, since he died at the age of 14 before the main story began. He has two  techniques: Atomic Thunderbolt and Infinity Break. The first one is shooting a massive amount of energy balls with some electric charge. And the second one is shooting shoot an infinite number of light darts that pierce anything upon contact.




Uryu Ishida

Uryu Ishida is a human in Bleach with high level spiritual powers called a Quincy. Uryu has a deep hatred for the Soul Reapers and fights using bow and arrow style spirit manifestation. His first bow is called “Kojaku”, the basic bow that is usable by all Quincy, it is formed by gatheringReishi in the “Quincy Cross” on the right hand. The arrows that it releases are also made of Reishi. It can destroy Hollows in long-range attacks. Uryū Ishida’s second bow is called “Ginrei Kojaku”. It is composed of Reishi encircling the Quincy cross. It can simultaneously fire up to 1200 arrows.

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Uryu Ishida

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Robin Hood 

Robin Hood was a heroic outlaw being active between 1160 and 1247 in Sherwood Forest in a British folklore. He was an archer with outstanding shooting skill.
Robin made friends with some bandits who robbed the rich and gave to the poor. He acquired high skill and fought against the cruel barons and church leaders. Finally he killed his enemies by a bow and arrow that his father gave him before. With this arrow, Robin punished many scoundrels and helped the weak.



Oliver Queen

Oliver Queen, known as Green Arrow, is a member of JLA and has a nickname of “Modern Robin”. He used a green arrow and bow to fought crime in his hometown. Oliver Queen is perhaps the finest archer ever known. He claims to be able to shoot 29 arrows per minute. He has a wide-variety of trick arrows, ranging from bola arrows to time-bomb arrows to his unique boxing-glove arrow. He once shot two arrows down two different gun barrels while upside down, in mid-flip while somersaulting off a building.


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Gender bent Green Arrow

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