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Well known Italian cosplayer Giorgia Vecchini goes to town and does
a great job of bringing the femme fatale spy that is Black Widow to
life for today’s cosplay entry!
Black Widow (Natalia “Natasha” Alianovna Romanova, also known as
Natasha Romanoff) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics
Universe. She was created by editor and plotter Stan Lee, scripter Don
Rico and artist Don Heck, and first appeared in Tales of Suspense No. 52
(April 1964). Originally a Russian KGB agent, events eventually see her
rebelling against her own country and siding first with S.H.I.E.L.D
followed by the Avengers.
The Black Widow is a world class athlete and gymnast, expert martial
artist (including karate, judo, aikido, savate, various styles of kung
fu, and boxing), marksman, and weapons specialist as well as having
extensive espionage training. She is also an accomplished ballerina.
The Black Widow uses a variety of equipment invented by Soviet
scientists and technicians, with later improvements by S.H.I.E.L.D.
scientists and technicians. She usually wears distinctively shaped
bracelets which fire the “Widow’s Bite” electro-static energy blasts
that can deliver charges up to 30,000 volts, as well as “Widow’s line”
grappling hooks, tear gas pellets.
She wears a belt of metallic discs, some with disc-charges containing
plastic explosives, others have been shown to be compartments to house
other equipment. Her costume consists of synthetic stretch fabric
equipped with micro-suction cups on fingers and feet, enabling her to
adhere to walls and ceilings.