Black Widow is the most well-liked female superhero of the decade, right? Who else can compete with her? Scarlett Johansson has played the Black Widow in four Avengers series films since 2010. All those films are gigantic box office successes. You could counterargue that Black Widow didn’t topline any of them but you can not deny that it’s exactly since her there are more and more interesting female-centric superhero stories in the post-2010 movie. Because of her popularness, Black Widow also become one of the favorite characters which girls tend to cosplay.

Now we got this complete guide to make Black Widow Cosplay Costume just for you, hope this elaborately-prepared guide can help you become the focus on your next comic-con or Halloween party!

By this complete guide to make Black Widow Cosplay Costume, you will find it’s a really cheap DIY Halloween or Cosplay costume you can do in less than a day! What’ s more, you may cost less than 50$ for the materials if you got some basic tools or things on hand.

Black Widow Costume DIY

What you’ll need:

  • Black Leotard
  • Black Leggings
  • Black Boots
  • Matte Black Spray Paint
  • Black Leather Fabric ( or finished Thigh Holsters)
  • Bullet Belt
  • Black Fingerless Gloves
  • Toy Glocks
  • Gray and Red Craft Foam
  • Velcro
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Black Sharpie
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Optional Red Hair Wig or Spray Paint

You can buy the Leotard, the Spray Paint and the Bullet Belt over Amazon Prime and it always arrived in few days.

S.H.I.E.L.D. Patches for Black widow

Ok so first let’s start with the S.H.I.E.L.D. Patches for the shoulders:

Find a glass which has about 3 inches in diameter to trace.

Trace two circles on the gray foam and cut them out using the Scissors. You can find the bird symbol online or sketched it with the pencil first and then filled it in with a black sharpie.

Tips: When you do the second one the head should face the opposite side. ( Don’t forget about this !) Outline the foam in black and you’re done. You could use a hot glue gun, Velcro, sew it or just use double-sided glue tape to attach them to your Leotard. You can also use the double sided glue tape if you want to be able to reuse the Leotard after Halloween.

Black Widow belt

Next, let’s continue with the Black Widow belt:

First, you can make a belt out of some Black Leather Fabric you had laying around and sewed some Velcro at the ends.

Create a curved hourglass figure with the grey foam. It should be slightly bigger than the belt. Create a smaller hourglass shape out of the red foam an repeat this step with the black foam. Hot glue all three pieces on top of one another. And then use hot glue to attach it to the DIY belt.

Black Widow’s wrist cuffs

Remove enough bullets from the bullet belt to create whatever size bracelet you need. You can use about 12 bullets each for the bullet bracelets.

Try to separate all the bullets and use the matte black car spray paint to turn them black like the ones Scarlet is wearing in the Avengers movies. To be safe you should put them into a cardboard box to avoid making a mess. Let them dry for about 45min to 1 hour before reassembling them.

Here’s a detail shot of the look.

DIY Thight Holsters For Black Widow

The tight Holsters were a little tricky. First, you can cut two pieces of black leather so it would fit around the tights.

Here you can use Velcor again to be able to easily attach and detach them from your legs.

Now you needed two leather straps to attach it to your belt. Again you could cut two about 2 inches wide leather straps.

You can make them a little longer than you need them to be and sew a loop at each end so you can just pull it through the belt and the thigh straps.

For the gun holster, you can use cardboard. If you had ordered the cardboard before then it would be great. First, you can trace a triangular shape.

You can cut out the piece with an x-acto knife or cardboard cutter.

After that, you have to fold it into shape.

Do not use regular tape to keep it from unraveling cause you would find it isn’t a smart choice. To avoid it fell apart midway, I suggest you use duct tape.


Now you have to fixate the tight holsters with the gun holsters. For that, you can cut to straight lines into the back of the cardboard pieces.

Here’s a picture from this step.

You can use the same matte black spray paint to color the cardboard black. Let it dry for about 1h before attaching the straps back to it.

If you do not want to buy an expensive wig you can opt for red hair spray paint for about 2,50 Euros. What a steal! Curling your hair can make you look more like the black widow.

Here’s a candid shot of a cosplayer dressing as the Black widow in the party. As she recognized, The Black Widow costume was a total success and people even recognized the movie heroine she tried to represent.

The great task has been finished! Can’t wait to show off in front of the crowd? Go ahead and have fun with your friends, especially when the Halloween party is coming.

If you are not good at doing manual work or you think this is a complicated or wast-time job, you can buy the Black Widow Cosplay Costume online in Xcoos. All our cosplay costume are hand made by high-quality material and designed from the original version of the movie characters. Thousands of cosplay costumes available for your choice, custom-made service is also provided for free.

If you have any future needs or concerns, please feel free to contact us by us: [email protected], this will help you to build your own Black Widow Cosplay Costume.

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