In a Facebook post she shared with Arrow star Stephen Amell — which he then shared with his fans — Danielle Taylor of Douglasville, GA explains why she decided to dress as The Arrow for prom instead of sticking to the school's theme, which was Sweet Dreams (or Candy Land).
I went to prom as The Green Arrow because my school's prom theme was awful, it was called Sweet Dreams (or Candy Land). So being the nerdy person I am, I designed my prom outfit after the Arrow, and said, "Prom, you have failed this high-school". That's me in the Green dress in the pictures, and then my friend Grace in the top middle, who encouraged me to dress like this (she's also a big fan of the show!), and my friend Ashlyn in the other pictures with me, as The Flash! I got a lot of stares at prom, and then the day after I heard people asking other people if they saw the girl with the hood, and then proceeding to ask who it was! Little did they know that it was me. So a hood really does hide your identity! lol!
Look forward to seeing you and everyone else at Dragon Con!
Stephen Amell, star of Arrow, shared Danielle's post, adding:
You got a lot of stares because you both looked tremendous. Great dress. Super creative. xo
Love! Danielle's dress is awesome (the sneakers are a great choice for dancing all night and/or pursuing bad guys), Stephen's response is super sweet, and the only way this story could have been better is if he'd shown up as a surprise prom chaperone. Maybe they'll meet at Dragon Con?