ARROW: Costume Designs For 'Nyssa al Ghul'

Variations of Katrina Law's Nyssa al Ghul costume, that Arrow costume designer Maya Mani and costume illustrator Andy Poon collaborated on. Hit the jump to check out Andy's illustrations.

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By nailbiter111 - 2/11/2014



Nyssa, the less famous daughter of Ras Al' Ghul showed up in the latest episode of Arrow, titled 'Heir to the Demon. I was pretty excited about working on her. One, shes the daughter of Ras, whose named have been popping up here and there through out the season, and hes a major Batman villain. Two, she have never been realize in any medium besides the comic. I actually had to look up her history and who she is. I'm very familiar with Talia, but not Nyssa so it actually made it easier because I don't have an image already stuck in my head of what she looks like. I was working closely with costume designer Maya Mani of course, especially this one we wanted to use alot more texture and different elements that give her abit more eastern flavor. I think she looks awesome on screen, shes badass but also very elegant and sexy, its a good break from the more sleek, clean and realistic combat type modern villains. Shes one of my new favorite characters on the show that I worked on because she has that fantastical element while still feels realistic. - Andy Poon

ALEX KINGSTON AND KATRINA LAW (“SPARTACUS”) GUEST STAR — As Laurel (Katie Cassidy) continues to unravel, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Lance (Paul Blackthorne) try to convince Sara (guest star Caity Lotz) to stay in Starling City and finally reunite with Laurel and Dinah (guest star Alex Kingston). However, Sara’s fellow League of Assassins member, Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law, “Spartacus”), comes to bring Sara back to the fold, but when Sara refuses, Nyssa kidnaps Dinah. Realizing she’s putting her family in danger by staying in town, Sara considers re-joining the league. Wendey Stanzler directed the episode written by Jake Coburn (#213).
Source: Andy Poon
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THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 2/11/2014, 8:41 PM
Okay I missed last weeks ep. WTF they kiss?!
antman8o8 - 2/11/2014, 8:49 PM
@TheDarkKnight kiss and have feelings for each other. Sara was seeing Nyssa while she was in the league!
B33pz - 2/11/2014, 8:51 PM
Yeah it was one for the spank bank for sure. Great episode!
Comedian03 - 2/11/2014, 9:06 PM
Am I the only one who thinks the chick playing Sara is a horrible actress? I don't know what the hell goes on with her mouth when she talks but it's weird, it's like a mixture of frowning and just sucked on a lemon.
Dunejedi - 2/11/2014, 9:07 PM
@Blk&Ylw. Mmm, tacos. How about that Joey Porter announcement? He a man's-man.
StarkRaving - 2/11/2014, 9:21 PM
Comedian03, I would say she's a bad actress, but I don't find her at all attractive. I don't know what Oliver sees in her.
EagleEye21 - 2/11/2014, 9:31 PM
@starkraving she's a better actress and character than Katie Cassidy as laurel
jamesbrando3 - 2/11/2014, 9:35 PM
@B&Y

lol what movie is that gif from?...
bazinga85 - 2/11/2014, 9:38 PM
No Arrow this week:(
DEATHbyEXILE - 2/11/2014, 9:46 PM
I didn't recognize her without the merkin.
Minghagz - 2/11/2014, 9:46 PM
GA ICON NOW!!!
GliderMan - 2/11/2014, 10:00 PM
McGee get back to your Thor 2 article
Nomis - 2/11/2014, 10:06 PM
KryptoKNIGHT - 2/11/2014, 10:10 PM
Lesbian ninjas are awesome.
Arrowhead77 - 2/11/2014, 10:28 PM
Yes. GA Icon please.
mgeoff88 - 2/11/2014, 10:51 PM
Cool concept art.

I'm not sure what is going to happen with Nyssa now. We know she comes back in a later episode.

@nailbiter If Big G or Nate want a Green Arrow icon for the site, I made one.
BlackIceJoe - 2/11/2014, 11:03 PM
I wonder if they plan on ever bringing in Talia too. If so you can expect a fight between Nyssa and Talia. Which would be great to see. Both sisters in the comics want to kill each other so it would be great to see on screen.
Jollem - 2/11/2014, 11:34 PM
nice designs. she looks deadly
nailbiter111 - 2/11/2014, 11:40 PM
mgeoff88 - Cool. Send it to nate@comicbookmove.com or jim@comicbookmovie.com. I bet they'd like to see it.
Bl00dwerK - 2/12/2014, 1:03 AM
Girls kissing? Yeah, never seen that before...
Epicenter - 2/12/2014, 1:04 AM
LOL @ Oliver's face.
sameoldthing - 2/12/2014, 1:14 AM
Sara actress MUCH better than Laurel.

People complaining about her mouth? Really?
She as a smoking hot ass,sexy abs for a chic,always showing her clevage.

She kisses other hot chicks too! Love it!
Caity Lotz is also a real martial artist who really sells the action,she's good..quit crying losers.
GUNSMITH - 2/12/2014, 3:23 AM


"KEEP DOING STUFF."
DavidMiller - 2/12/2014, 4:02 AM



The only actress in this show that has certain curves.
Why Warner Hate So Much Actresses Like That?

jlabatman - 2/12/2014, 4:40 AM
Just one more hot actress to add the to the list for this show!
JasonBlue - 2/12/2014, 4:49 AM
@Comedian03 - At first I thought she was a bad actress too but I rewatched the last episode and in the flashback scenes her acting is completely different! she doesn't do the mouth thing. She's a good actress with a lot of potential.
jp688 - 2/12/2014, 6:10 AM
Her name is Nyssa Raatko, dumb ass. "al ghul" is not Ra's al Ghul's surname. Ra's al Ghul his whole name, like Bob or Dave. He gave it to himself when he shed his former identity. People who report for this site are not very learned about comic book stuff.
HaroldOfGalactus - 2/12/2014, 6:19 AM
JP her name in the episode was Nyssa Al ghul. she herself said it translates to heir of the demon. hence the episode title.
KentParker - 2/12/2014, 7:07 AM
This DC serie have better casting than their movies.
fettastic - 2/12/2014, 7:14 AM
That's the last [frick]ing straw. I'm DEFINITELY getting back into this show.
KINGPEN266 - 2/12/2014, 8:41 AM
Man WHERE IS BIG ASS FELICITY AT! thats what i want to see
DCeddie - 2/12/2014, 8:50 AM
Katrina Law...the hottest thing to happen to Arrow, ever.
DrunkenNukem - 2/12/2014, 9:04 AM
WHERE IS OUR ARROW ICON IN THE INDEX.....WHY DOES THE [frick]ING GHOST RIDER HAVE A ICON...BUT NO ARROW...

ICON NOW

ICON NOW

ICON NOW
MarvelWeiner - 2/12/2014, 11:07 AM
Dayum, who's doing all casting?
TheDemonsHead - 2/12/2014, 11:33 AM
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But seriously THIS SHOW NEEDS TO ADD RA'S AL GHUL AND DO HIM JUSTICE

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TheDemonsHead - 2/12/2014, 11:35 AM
@AnnoDomini if that's Black Canary I'm in love
jp688 - 2/12/2014, 1:59 PM
Calling her Nyssa al Ghul in the episode just further shows that these numb nuts at the CW have no idea what they are doing. Talia has never, not once, been referred to as Talia al Ghul, nor Nyssa….except for on this idiotic TV show.
jp688 - 2/12/2014, 1:59 PM
…..because that's not who they are.
jp688 - 2/12/2014, 2:01 PM
"She herself" did not refer to herself as Nyssa al Ghul. A really, really bad writer did, and the actress said the lines.
jp688 - 2/12/2014, 2:03 PM
Great casting? Every time that guy named Steven something or other appears on the screen, I fall asleep. Redefines innocuous and bland.
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