Hello! If you have ever wanted to dress up as Black Widow from The Avengers then this tutorial is for you! This is a very easy costume and is great for all ages. I wore this costume to Dallas Fan Days and had so much fun pretending to fight crime! :D
Belt - wooden discs, black paint, gold paint, red paint, glossy paint, glue gun, a skinny black belt
Bullet bracelets - toy bullet belt (I ordered one from Amazon), and gold spray paint
Black catsuit - I ordered mine from Femme Jolie
(Optional: Wear a black long sleeve shirt and black leggings instead!)
Toy guns - Mine are from Amazon
Black boots - Mine are from Walmart last year
Red wig - I ordered a Ferrari in Maroon from Arda Wigs
Photo credit: April Miller
So really the only two things you have to make for a Black Widow costume is the belt and the bracelets. Here are the steps on how I did both:
First, paint your wooden discs black.
(Optional: lightly sand your discs first if you can)
Second, paint a gold border around the edge, and paint one of the discs with the red hour glass symbol. Then, paint them with a satin gloss finish.
Next, hot glue the discs onto a skinny black belt.
I glued my red hour glass on the center of the belt. This way the buckle would go on my back.
I also turned it inside out. So the extra part of the belt would be on my body and not facing out.
The bullet belt from Amazon disassembles easily so it can be shortened and used for bracelets instead. However, I found these bullets to be too dull.
So I used gold spray paint to make them prettier.
Before and After .. they look much better!
Belt and bracelets finished!
Photo credit: Alan Tijerina
Photo credit: Templar Digital
Side note: I don't think it really matters which way the bullets face. I saw it done both ways on different cosplays. So it's up to you! However, I do wish I had glued the bullets to the black holders (except for one so I could take it on and off). Because the bullets did slip throughout the day at the convention.
So there you go! This is a great costume for Halloween. It's also the perfect convention cosplay. If you decide to make a Black Widow outfit please share it with me!