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Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Quick, Casual "Black Widow" Cosplay

So, of course you remember what I said in my previous post, that I was cooking up another cosplay, and that it had to do with the new "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" movie that releases next Friday. ;)


Welp, it's time to get into all the details! :D

Sooooo after finally seeing the first Captain America movie about a month ago, and Steve immediately becoming my new favorite superhero ^_^, I became totally psyched for The Winter Soldier (which, did I mention, COMES OUT NEXT FRIDAY EEEPPPP) aaaaand, of course, I wanted to make some sort of costume for when I go see it. ;D (I'm not planning on doing the midnight premiere, but hopefully the day of at least. ;))

So. The wheels began turning, and my first thought was to create a "feminine" Captain America costume (I was extremely inspired by this photoshop creation. Because tell me that is not awesome?) However, I decided against that idea after about two days, because 1) I knew the project would be extremely difficult and I didn't even have a game plan yet, and 2) I would have only had three weeks to make said project. (Someday, ya'll, someday...)

UPDATE FROM THE FUTURE: Well, a feminine version of Captain America did happen, one year later. :D

So, like I said, that idea was scrapped. But I still obviously wanted to do some sort of costume. ;)

Enter this picture (of Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow): (also this and this)

(This is, from what I've gathered, the outfit she wears during the final fight scene.)
Aaaaand I thought to myself, "Dude. You could totally recreate that outfit."

I immediately begin scrounging around through my closet and dresser drawers. Then, after finding all the necessary pieces, I try the outfit on all together -- and realize it's actually pretty decent.




Bonus: My cat, Fluffy, wouldn't move. xD
Casual cosplays for the win, right?? ;D The only thing is... I don't have red hair. And I'm too cheap to buy a wig and too chicken to try temporary hair dye. Oh well. xD So anyways, here's a quick breakdown of the outfit:

Shirt - Simple, black, short sleeved shirt. I'm pretty sure the original costume's is a cami, but I don't do spaghetti straps, and I wanted to be able to take off the jacket if need be.

Jacket - (Hehe, recognise this maybe? ;D) Brown, fitted leather jacket. No, it doesn't have all the buckles and straps that hers has, but it works. ;)

Pants - Dark wash, stretch skinny jeans.

Shoes - Slight deviation here. I'm using black, suede boots with a chunky heel. The original uses dark brown suede boots with a chunky heel. Hey, you work with what you have. ;)

So yes. That is my casual Black Widow in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" costume! ;D

And how 'bout ya'll? Any one else excited for The Winter Soldier?? :D

18 comments:

  1. Whoaaaaa, that's awesome!!

    This makes me want to cosplay...

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    1. Hehe thanks Kismint! ;D You should try it sometime! It is too much fun. :)

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  2. Oh I love it!!! And it was the cosplay I guessed:) haha. You rock it! I am also super psyched for the Winter Soldier although I have no idea when I'll be able to see it due to money issues. But I seriously love that cosplay:)

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    1. Haha, I figured! ;D Thanks!! Ahh yes... I totally understand that. :p

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  3. Casual cosplays sound like so much fun! Now I want to go put together an outfit based on one from a movie that won't look out of place doing normal things like shopping. :)

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    1. They are fun!! You should totally do it. And then write up blog post about it so I can see.. :D ;)

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  4. You look amazing (as always)! What brand is your leather jacket?

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    1. Hey thanks! ;D It's New York & Company. :)

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  5. Thanks! Unfortunately, they don't make it anymore, and I can't find it on Amazon.

    Are your boots the same brand as what you used for the Tauriel costume?

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    1. Awh too bad... I got it from a thrift store so I guess that's understandable. :p

      Noo.. they're actually Bamboo. (Trinity-21 in black suede, in case you wanted to know. ;)

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  6. Wow, your outfit looks just like hers. I love in the first picture how your hair is blowing:) That could so be a real poster=D

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    1. Hehe. :D Thanks; funny thing is, that was completely unplanned -- but it did turn out pretty well! ;D

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  7. Hey, where did you find your short sleeved black shirt? I really need one but can find any that are normal. It's hard to find normal girl clothes these days.

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    1. That was from Goody's! I love that store, and they sell perfect basic tees, in loads of colors, and the fit is always so nice. The brand is "Energie," in case you were wondering. :) And aMEN sista. Shopping for modest, normal clothes nowadays is so tough. O_O

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  8. oh how I wish I was good at sewing! I want to cosplay Tauriel, and others RIGHT now but sadly I can't... Seeing how
    1.our sewing machine is broken
    2.I can't sew all that great
    3. I just don't have the patience!
    so for now i will just oogle at your cosplays!

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    1. Awwhh!!! Well hey, if you ever wanted any tips for sewing or cosplaying, let me know and I'd be happy to help! :D And of course, feel free to oogle my costumes. XD Thanks for the comment and saying hello! ;)

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