Black Widow Costume

black widow civil war costume for HalloweenYou can be whoever you want to be during Halloween, so why not a superhero-slash-femme-fatale who has captivated not just the attention of comic book lovers but also movie audiences worldwide? Originally a Russian spy, Black Widow or Natasha Romanoff is one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s most skillful agents, and is now also a female member of the Avengers.

The Black Widow’s abilities are incredible, and the acrobatic and athletic feats she is capable of are second to none.

She is an accomplished ballerina, an experienced martial artist, an effective tactician, and a professional marksman. More than that, her body is aging-resistant and heals at a superhuman rate. Donning a Black Widow costume helps you channel all of these superior qualities

Most Popular Costume Variations

In all the movies she has appeared in, Black Widow’s costume is typically a black, figure-hugging jumpsuit, with a few variations:

Nothing says spy more than this sexy, body-hugging jumpsuit that has a mandarin collar and a zipper that opens front and center. With a shiny wet-look finish, this will fit you like a glove and make all your Black Widow dreams come true. It comes in XS (28”-33” chest), S (30”-34”), M (31”-35”), and L (34”-36”).

The form-fitting black jumpsuit is definitely Black Widow’s signature outfit, but this version comes with all the little things that make it unique to this character. With a printed silver eagle emblem in each upper sleeve, piping trim in the top seams, webbing straps in the thighs, 2 webbing belts, and quilted polyfoam wrist cuffs, you will look exactly like Scarlett Johansson did in the first Avengers movie. This version’s available sizes are Small (30” chest), Medium (32” chest), and Large (34” chest).

Black Widow’s look during the second Avengers movie is a little different from her typical costume, although it’s still a jumpsuit. With a stand-up collar, center-front zipper, and low neckline, this one also comes with a molded vinyl belt, foam knew pads, wrist guards, and graphic details to really make it look like Black Widow’s uniform. Available sizes include Small (27-32” chest), Medium (30”-34”), and Large (34”-38”).

For Kids

For young kids, the there are also a couple of variations to pick from. Available sizes include Small (4-6), Medium (8-10), and Large (12-14).

Young girls from 3 up to 10 years of age can also dress up as Black Widow with her signature Avengers look: jumpsuit, cuffs, vest, utility belt, and boot tops.

If you just want a straightforward, no-nonsense jumpsuit to get your kid ready for all the action, then you can go with this classic version of Black Widow’s costume.

Black Widow’s look in the second Avengers movie also has a kiddie version.

For Men

As Black Widow is one of the Avengers, why not pick one of the other to go to the party as Black Widow’s comrade-in-arms. There’s a host to choose from: Hawkeye, Captain America, The Hulk, or even Iron Man. And there are many variations. You can still buy Avengers: Age of Ultron costumes as well as the latest Captain America: Civil War Costumes.

Official Costume Accessories

Some costumes come in a set with the essential accessories but some may not, so you’ll need these to complete the look:

Natasha Romanoff’s iconic look won’t be complete without her fiery red hair. So if you’re planning to turn up as the Black Widow, make sure that your hair plays the part.

A pair of black, leather, lace-up boots will definitely give your Black Widow outfit some added oomph. Not that you need to look even fiercer than you already do, but this just completes the look. Little girls can go for these black go-go boots.

A pair of black polyester gloves will prepare you for combat and will add credibility to your Black Widow look. Kids can also buy kiddie gloves to complete the look.

Why Dressing Up as Black Widow is a Good Idea

As you don Black Widow’s signature black pantsuit you will feel like you can solve any mystery thrown at you and surely defeat the bad guys. Her high-level espionage skills and intellect give her the ability to mask her emotions and manipulate situations to produce her desired outcome, making her an invaluable member of the Avengers.

Not only is Black Widow one of the most kickass female role models you can emulate, but her being an excellent spy means there’s so much more to Natasha Romanoff than meets the eye. It is this perpetual air of mystery that makes the Black Widow so appealing and attractive.

Character Profile

Born in 1928, Natasha Romanova was an orphan child whose parents were killed in a burning building attacked by enemy forces in Stalingrad. Ivan Petrovitch Bezukhov found Natasha and rescued her. In the 1930s she got the attention of Soviet intelligence, who started to train her. After World War II, Natasha was recruited to become part of an elite team of female sleeper agents.