I promised I wouldn’t flood you all with tons of different pic sets of my new Black Widow. That’s I’d wait and compile the actual photo shoots I did and just post those. But gah! There’s many random good ones I’m finding and groups shots and stuff that I want to spam them all!
Must restrain myself.
Natasha Romanoff (Cap 2, incognito) | WonderCon 2014
We saw the escalator and couldn’t help ourselves.
Production still from Winter Soldier??? NOPE!!! It’s just a shot I took at WonderCon this weekend!!!
My favorite cosplay photographer teams up with my WInter Soldier and I get perfection!
Also, guess what he’s aiming at? Hint: pictures will reveal it soon. ;)
Hello :) First off, I really love your costumes and all the effort you put into gifs and everything, you're amazing! I was wondering about the heels for your (most recent) Natasha costume, I know you're well-trained in martial arts, but don't they bother your general movability? I know it's true to the original design, but I was kind of thinking about it ever since looking through mcu concept art (Sif in TDW wears heels, too..). Thank you for your time, I hope you have a most pleasant day :)
Thank you so much for compliment! Though I only cosplay because it makes me happy, it’s also nice to know other people enjoy it, too.
This is a great question, though. The wedge heels I use are only three inches, which for me, is very comfortable. I can walk around in them all day long just fine. General movability is easy in them.
However, martial arts and running around and all that is tricky. That one gif set of me shows me wobbling a little when I land a spin kick because the soles of the shoes don’t slide enough for me to easily pivot. The wedges themselves also make it hard to point my feet or get on the balls of my feet which is really everything with the style I tend to do the most when just showing off (taekwondo).
Not to mention, they’re heavy. Very heavy to kick high and hold it there. I couldn’t do multiple kicks without putting my leg down hardly at all because of that. So while they’re comfortable for everyday use, if I was taking down crime, I’d never wear heels.
Comics and movies collide!
And that’s me as Natasha Romanoff!
At WonderCon, all I did in this costume were photo shoots! I don’t want to flood you guys with a thousand picture sets, so I’m going to wait for the best ones and compile them together. For now, here’s a little teaser.
I'm left to wonder if that one Anon is not trained or unaware how shoes/boots impact the range of kicks...
Well in that anon’s defense, those gifs are NOT a prime example of my form. I did the video late in the day, after I had been holding crazy poses all day long, so my muscles were shot, the wig obscures my vision, the belt and holsters were melted and drooping so I had to use my legs to hold them up and the soles of those shoes don’t allow me to pivot or move on concrete well at all. So many factors and excuses. Those were pretty silly, especially the last one on how I wobble when I land.
But no one can ever make me feel like I have bad form because as I said, I have a state title in forms. I’m a third degree black belt who used to teach form. It’s one of the few things in this world that I know how to do and can do well.
Here’s an example of me in a costume that moves easier, my own hair and practical shoes doing a spin hook kick. Big difference and that was just last labor day. I know what I’m doing but I also know when I’m not doing it the best.
But thank you for your support!!
Just wanted to let you know about a page on FB called Photos From Wonder Con (written just like that). I've been told that's you with a kick-ass Winter Soldier cosplayer - you both look amazing and deserve the highest of fives.
Thank you for the heads! The compliment means a lot. We both works hard on those costumes, so thank you!!! :)
you have terrible form...
Those shoes were quite a hinderance, but I am a state title holder for forms.