Black Widow Cosplay

Black Widow Cosplayers displaying their costumesBlack Widow is a popular character to cosplay. Her costume is relatively easy, she has power and sex appeal, and her character’s stories run deep in the Marvel universe making her an easily recognized person.

Most cosplayers opt for the sleek, black bodysuit accented with a low-hanging belt that has appeared most frequently in throughout her career, although portrayal of her live action persona in the recent Marvel movies like The Avengers is becoming more common. The latter costume kits out into more practical, military-style attire. Black Widow cosplayers most often convey her with long red hair since that’s typically how she’s worn it in the comics, although she had a very short cut for a period in the 1980s and now sports shorter hair as well with the look Scarlett Johannsen brings to the present.

I’ve always been a fan of Natasha Romanova AKA Black Widow. She is one of the most prominent female characters in the Marvel Universe and has been anywhere from a solo agent for both the Russians and S.H.I.E.L.D., a team member of the Avengers and Champions (and others), and a partner to Daredevil, Hawkeye (and others). Because she was introduced very early in the Marvel Universe  (40 years ago!), she has had a significant number of stories where she appeared as a supporting or primary character.  Here’s hoping she will get her own movie very soon!

Here are some random pictures of cosplayers that have donned the Black Widow suit both at conventions and in photo shoots.

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