Sunday, November 1, 2015

Black Widow Costume

Using videos and blogposts I made my SHIELD Black Widow costume.
Widow's Darts bracelets
For Super Hero day during Red Ribbon week I decided to be the Black Widow from Iron Man since I have red hair and I like her character. I got some empty bullet shells from my brother-in-law who was in the military. I had a black elastic ribbon that came on a package that was the perfect size, but you can use regular black elastic and cut to fit your wrist. Cut a length of peel and stick velcro to fasten the ends. Be careful you use a male and a female fastener on each wrist bracelet. I cut a piece of felt large enough to go around and in between the bullet shells. I just had 6 so I used 3 on each bracelet.  I made pockets for the bullet shells by using hot glued in between the shells or you can just glue the shells down. I would rather have had this toy bullet belt but could not order them in time!

Belt buckle
I cut a piece of Fun Foam, a smaller red piece and a slightly smaller black piece. Rather than spray paint the big piece silver I decided to just cover it with aluminum fall. I stapled the red one on top of it, then hot blued the black on on top of the red one. I used a few coats of Mod Podge to make it shiny. I put a felmale stick on velcro strip on the back WITH the male fastener on top of it, then placed it on the belt. That way I could line it up straight.

SHIELD arm patch

I found a pic of the shield, copied it into word and printed it, cut it out and colored on gray felt with a black Sharpie. Be sure to turn the pattern over to make the other eagle face the opposite way. Duct tape, sew or velcro the patches on the shoulders of a black leather jacket that zips up the front or on your black jumpsuit. I bought black leather-look Jeggins from Walmart for $12 and used a jacket I already had, and wore black boots. I put black straps on my thighs for a gun holder. You can make some out of elastic. There are websites and videos that show how to paint little cardboard boxes black to put on a weapon belt around your hips, but I opted out since my black jacket had a kind of sheer skirt.

I made a cool SHIELD badge with my name and "Black Widow" on it. I printed it on regular paper since I had an old name tag to put it in, but you could print it on cardstock and laminate it.

Depending on where you wear this you can add a toy gun. Please use caution. I heard one person was arrested for wearing a toy gun belt on a public bus! I was at a school so I did not take the toy gun. The pic is fun and example only!

Black Widow Costume
pic is copyrighted by Wynne Huddleston and is not for public use

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Wynne Huddleston is a poet, musician and teacher. Her first book of poetry, From the Depths of Red Bluff, ISBN: 978-0-9840483-2-8, published by the Mississippi Poetry Society, Inc., is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Ms. Huddleston is the Mississippi Poetry Society 2014 Poet of the Year. Her poetry has been published in numerous publications including the Birmingham Arts Journal, Camroc Press Review, Stymie Magazine, Danse Macabre, Orange Room Review, New Fairy Tales Anthology, Ink, Sweat & Tears, and Four and Twenty. Her poem, Same Stars, Different Houses received a Pushcart Nomination from Deep South Magazine. Awards include the 2013 MPS Award, and Winner of the Grandmother Earth National Contest 2010 for Environmental Poetry. Ms. Huddleston was born in Lone Star, Texas, but has lived in Mississippi most of her life. She has been an elementary music teacher for 25 years, and has 2 grown sons, and 2 grandchildren.