Preserving her feminine features, the Black Widow (a.k.a. Natasha Romanoff) manages to create a bold and brave character that balances at the border between highly trained agent and superhero. Without any supernatural powers, the Black Widow nevertheless has courage, strength and a disciplined and sustained training routine which gives her an advantage against her fiercest opponents.
A perfectly balanced character, she has an appealing physique, displays a great physical force, an incredible moral strength and has the advantage of a slowed down aging process that increases her capabilities. Therefore, if you want a costume that will flatter your body and a disguise that will attract all eyes on you, the Black Widow costume is a must have this Halloween. Here are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your Black Widow look.
Black Window – the Femme Fatale in The Avengers
For the complete Black Widow costume you will need a black bodysuit with front zipper and black belt around the waist. For a DIY costume you can also try re-creating the outfit with a long sleeved blouse with front zipper and a pair of skinny pants. Unite the two with a black belt so that they give the impression of one piece. Once you have this base (bodysuit or blouse and pants), make sure you also get the wrist cuffs and the belt with gun holders attached. A pair of black high heels perfectly completes the Romanoff look.
If your hair does not have that beautiful shade of crimson and the shape of a longer asymmetrical bob, a wig can solve these issues and help you achieve the ultimate Black Widow disguise.
Mini Black Window – Raising Agents for the S.H.I.E.L.D
When asked by Banner if the little girl leading him to the place where Romanoff waited for him is also a S.H.I.E.L.D spy, the Black Widow answered that she started early! Therefore if your kid or teen girl wants to become Black Widow for Halloween, you have nothing else to do than support her!
The kid’s version of the costume is very similar to the adult one and so are the alternative solutions for an affordable Black Widow costume. She will look like a cool superhero and spy, ready to show off her talents. Furthermore, it is a comfortable outfit which will give your little one enough space to move around while trick-or-treating.
Black Widow is a S.H.I.E.L.D agent and the first to be recruited in the Avengers team. Government treatments have slowed down her aging process, while at the same time increasing her immune system and her endurance to effort and pain. The Black Widow has no super powers, but her physical abilities, her out of the ordinary intelligence and her resistance make her one of the most reliable members of the team.
More importantly, in the capable hands of director Joss Whedon (known for his strong female characters, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer), the single woman in the Avengers team (played by Scarlett Johansson) is definitely not posing as eye candy. She is an integral part of the mission and the plot of the movie, not only finding and convincing Bruce Banner (The Incredible Hulk) to join S.H.I.E.L.D, but reining in the superhuman egos of the other characters and demanding they put aside their petty differences to work together. She has the best fight sequences in the film, and her strong personality and commanding stature never relegates her character to the back.
If you want a strong, fearless female role model (and there aren’t many in Hollywood, and pretty well zero in comic books), go with Black Widow. Every Avengers costume team needs one! Without any obvious superpowers, she must fight with her own human abilities and wit – her own inner strength could be the best superhero power of them all.