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Hawkeye Quiver - Disaster Averted




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Hawkeye Cosplay - Things can go sideways and still be ok

In the world of cosplay and costume making, there's always a new project to tackle, and with that new mistakes to be made and overcome. With that in mind I was excited to take on the challenge of building the Hawkeye Quiver from the Marvel TV series. It was a project that took some time and effort, and there were definitely some mistakes made along the way, but in the end, it turned out to be a great experience.

I guess... Spoiler Alert? Everything turned out fine...


One of the problems with building any prop, is finding the photos and measurements necessary to replicate it as closely as possible.

I certainly didn't have all the pictures I'd liked to have had, but I made due with the few I found and then just got creative with a couple of parts.

One of the things I wanted to do was make sure the strap was easily replaceable since there aren't any really good images of it.

When Barton is wearing his Civilian Clothes he has a strap across his body, but when he's in the purple and black costumes that Kate Bishop comes up with at the end of Season 1, it looks like the Quiver is clipped directly to the outfit.

Also there's more than a few images of Jeremy Renner walking around with the Quiver in his hand with no strap.

Chicago Screws are used a ton in film by Props Builders because they allow for the easy adjustment of various parts of your build on the fly on set, and they were definitely used here.

One of the biggest challenges I faced during this build was just getting the logo right. I don't paint with my airbrush enough and really fell flat on my face when trying to use a stencil and my airbrush. But Goo-Gone saved the day and got most of the mistake away before I painted up the rest of the logo. 

Hawkeye Quiver on Set

Building the Quiver was a refreshing change of pace from some of the other projects I've tackled in the past. It was nice to work on something completely different and to see it come together over time. Even though there were some challenges along the way, it was a rewarding experience, and I'm thrilled with how the quiver turned out.

If you're interested in building your own Hawkeye Quiver, I'm now selling a pattern for it. With detailed instructions and tips for avoiding some of the mistakes I made, and obviously as  usual a video that I've linked below. 

Looking ahead, I'm excited to tackle more cosplay and costume-themed projects in the future. Whether it's building props, creating costumes, or exploring new materials and techniques, there's always something new to learn and explore in this world of crafting. So stay tuned for more updates and projects in the future!

Be sure to watch the video down below and pick up the pattern if you're looking to tackle this rewarding project.

Jeremy Renner Holding the Hawkeye Quiver

Hawkeye Build video

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