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  1. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Jul 11, 2012, 9:57 PM - mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #1

    mrs.slave1pilot and I watched Avengers when it came out, and we decided that she might like a costume for SDCC this year.
    She doesn't play dress-up and this would be her first attempt.
    We didn't have much time to prep, so we had to make a few compromises.
    She liked aspects of both movie costumes, so we did a mash up.
    These were her preferences:
    The boots , hair, and overall look from Iron Man 2 ...

    The holsters, gloves, patches, and bracers from Avengers.

    The sluttiness and shiny catsuit look from the comics


    We started researching ,searching, and gathering parts.
    And this is what the first test fit looked like:



    Please excuse the poor picture quality and messy garage.

    We did a little more work on it , and came up with this


    Her hair is a bit lighter now, but still darker than Iron Man 2
    The catsuit isn't ideal, and doesn't fit her form as well as she'd like. She has lost over 50 lbs recently and really wants to show it off .


    She hasn't worn the whole think together yet, and SDCC is tomorrow for us.
    So, i'll have to take many more pics over the weekend and post them up.
  2. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Jul 11, 2012, 10:01 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #2

    I'll also be adding a few things I learned while researching & building.

    for example...

    The movie gloves were custom made
    But, I'm sure that wardrobe patterned them after real world found gloves.
    and...
    the gloves I believe they used were "Alpinestars Stella Tyla" gloves .
    The movie gloves on top, mrs.slave1pilot's Alpinestars on the bottom.


    Now, please realize that the Alpinestars are discontinued and extremely difficult to get in black. The gloves we finally bought were just under a hundred bucks and I had to go through 6 different sellers who claimed they were in stock, but in reality they didn't actually have them.
    and, they are full length gloves so you have to cut the fingers off and dye the logo black .



    The Bracers do cover the logo (mostly), but dying it black will help hide the stitching.


    that pic was prior to dying the stitching, but it does show the need for dye.
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    Jul 11, 2012, 10:33 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #3

    Definitely nailed the gloves

    Looks really great!
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    Jul 13, 2012, 12:21 AM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #4

    Nice find on the gloves. She looks incredible.

    Did you mention how you did the wrist bracers? Looks VERY accurate.
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    Jul 18, 2012, 11:16 AM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #5

    Thanks for the compliments.
    Here's a couple pics of the costume at Con



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    Jul 18, 2012, 11:19 AM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #6

    She looks great and the costume looks verry close to the Iron Man 2 design well done.
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    Jul 18, 2012, 8:31 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #7

    Wooww... great work, post more CC pics!
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    Jul 18, 2012, 8:39 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #8



    Did you scratch build the belt and bracers? Been considering getting the parts 3D modeled and printed but would prefer to purchase them if they are readily available. Stellar work!
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    Jul 18, 2012, 8:42 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #9

    She looks so cool!!

    my gf wants to be black widow at our next hero outing, looks like we have some searching to do

    You guys nailed it
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    Jul 18, 2012, 9:20 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #10

    Great job! My gf is also going for a blend of various Black Widow looks so she's not going for screen accurate.

    I really like the wrist bands/cuffs. I"m still trying to work out a design.
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    Jul 18, 2012, 9:37 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #11

    Mash up of costumes looks seamless. Great job, she's a fantastic Black Widow.
  12. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Jul 18, 2012, 9:52 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #12

    Thank you everyone for your compliments.
    She really pulled it off well for a 43 year old grandma


    All the parts were made by me or my very close friends .
    sorry, but We aren't offering any up for sale.
    This was a personal project for mrs.slave1pilot, and I called in several favors on this one. So, selling parts wouldn't be right.

    I hope you understand.

    There are a few members on the forum that did talk about offering their parts, so please check around...

    I will help you out with what I can though
    The belt holsters were custom made, but some of the parts are available.

    The holsters themselves are Blackhawk Serpa CQC fthat fit the Glock 26 (that scarlet carries). make sure that you get black and one right and one left..
    BLACKHAWK SERPA CQC Holster w/ Matte Finish - Blackhawk SERPA Holsters at ReactGear.com - 41051


    The buckles are Austrialpin Cobra Buckles
    ANSI cobra-AustriAlpin


    They aren't cheap by any means, if you can find a supplier.
    I can't remember the size.

    The Glocks are (of course) Glock 26.
    You can get airsoft from 10 bucks to $200, but make sure you get the correct magazines. mrs.slave1pilot has some rubber casts with the extended magazines (incorrect) for Comic con to avoid security issues.
    But she also has these
    Amazon.com: P698 Airsoft Cyma, Spring Pistol P.698 ,Plastic Model Gun, Airsoft Spring Pisto,cyma Brand,6 Mm Bb Bulletl: Sports & Outdoors


    The buckle on the waist belt was custom made in Stainless steel and resin
    It's not 100% accurate, but it is top notch and functional.


    The shoulder patches are rubber casts from a quick mold of laser cut acrylic shields.
    Pay attention, because there are left and right.


    The boots and catsuit were bought online and are "close enough" but not accurate, so we won't go into those

    The rest of the parts for this costume were scratchbuilt .
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    Jul 18, 2012, 10:00 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #13

    I completely understand and am appreciative for what you were able to share. Thanks again.
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    Jul 18, 2012, 10:05 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #14

    For another glimpse of mrs.slave1pilot at SDCC, watch this video and look at the 2:38 mark.
    SDCC 2012 ComicCon Part 2 - I LOVE NERD GIRLS - YouTube
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    Jul 23, 2012, 12:20 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #15

    Thank you so much for all this information. The suit looks beautiful!

    By any chance can you give the dimensions of the belt buckle? I'm trying to make my own and it's not going very well.
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    Jul 24, 2012, 5:36 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #16

    Ok I took a census here at my office and everyone agrees that your wife needs to be in the next Avengers movie. Forget whats her name that was playing Blac Widow before.....
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    Jul 24, 2012, 5:47 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #17

    These came out great. One of the best gun belts I have seen to date!
  18. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Jul 26, 2012, 2:57 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #18

    Thank you all very much.
    It would appear that the costuming bug may have bitten mrs.slave1pilot.
    She is questioning what costume from the new Hobbit movie she could do...
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    Jul 26, 2012, 3:00 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #19

    wow now if I could only get my wife to wear something like that
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    Jul 26, 2012, 3:56 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #20

    Lord Magneto said: View Post
    wow now if I could only get my wife to wear something like that
    Amen to that ...

    Great Black Widow and Death Dealer as well
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    Jul 26, 2012, 7:22 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #21

    you are a lucky man . hot hot hot
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    Jul 26, 2012, 9:52 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #22

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    Sep 14, 2012, 11:22 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #23

    Amazing job on this costume! The bracers look like they were lifted from the movie set! May I ask though how the parts of the bracers are joined together and how they are worn?

    Thank you for sharing your work and the breakdown of the parts
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    Sep 14, 2012, 11:38 PM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #24

    This is a great thread!! Thanks to Mark for pointing it out to me! I wonder where she got the boots from?
  25. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Sep 15, 2012, 10:25 AM - Re: mrs.slave1pilot's Black Widow costume (Avengers/Iron Man 2/ and Comic inspired) #25

    The boots came from ebay and were really cheap
    I'll see if we still have the box laying around to find the manufacturer.

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