Natalia (Natasha) Alianovna Romanova, otherwise known as the Black Widow, is a Soviet Super Spy. She is a master of martial arts, a weapons expert and a trained assassin. She is strong, beautiful and incredibly deadly. I have always loved Black Widow Natalia she kicks ass and takes names! I was so so so excited to get to make this costume, and I had a lot of fun running around in it (especially when I had my gun!)
I was so so so happy with how this body suit came out right after I had finished it. I spent a great deal of time with my friend Cait hunting down the perfect fabric. I really didn't want to use PVC, I always find it looks rather trash, so we were hunting for something PVC looking but a little more rich. After I got what I thought was the perfect fabric I got to drafting the body suit, I am rather pleased with what I drafted. This body suit was originally supposed to be used for three different costumes, but after my first time wearing this I realised my perfect fabric looks horrible when photographed with a flash! I had done some test shots before with my camera and not had a problem, but it seems my flash was not as accurate a representation of what actually pictures from con would look like. So this particular body suit will only be used for Black Widow. I put the costume on for one other convention only, and that was because I knew I would get to shoot some non flash photos while I was there ^^ I will however be ripping this body suit apart to make a pattern for a new one! So this costume will certainly live again! As usual costume, accessories, make-up and wig (except for the wig in the first two shots, that is a wig I borrowed and slightly styled) are all by me.
All photos in this gallery were taken by Ackson Lee