"My daughter wanted to be Katniss from Hunger Games. We bought the costume, and it did not come with the bow and arrows shown, so we went to order them also. We new it would be an extra charge, so no concern there. I guess we didn't read all the print, because in the photo of katnis, it's the appropriate size as the movie. The one we received was only 12 inches long. My daughter just laughed and said.. "I wasted my own money on this?" I of course reimbursed her. ugh."