Sunday, October 17, 2010

Black Widow Part 5: Wigging Out

The amazon stuff has all arrived now, and I have to say, the bullet belt is an incredible Halloween asset. It's 100% modular! I do have the real bullet casings, but I'm not even going to mess with them now, I just detached enough bullets from the belt to make 2 bracelets, snapped them on, and boom.

The two wigs arrived also, and both look decent on, but I'm drumming my fingers thoughtfully on this part... I'm still waiting on the make-or-break, the leather catsuit, to arrive, but the rest of the costume looks flipping awesome so far. The questionable part is the wig. Because at the end of the day, a wig is so obviously a wig. The rest of the costume looks so much more "real."

What I might do is something that is very like me TO do; I might go to a hair salon on Sunday, October 31, and get my hair actually (temporarily) dyed red and curled. It's not really long enough for full accuracy, but I think it'd just look better than a wig... but is it worth dealing with that color, and growing it out, afterward? Possibly not. On the fence for now.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Black Widow, Part 4

Last night the thigh holster arrived from Amazon. The holster is for the wrong thigh (the right one vs. the left one) but it looks SO badass! I didn't want to take it off. I might wear it around the office, maybe I could keep a pen and a pad of post-it notes in there as an excuse.

Today I popped over to the Army Surplus store in Milford to pick up the shoulder patches, which had arrived:

Here's the one from the movie:

Now I have to decide if the ones I just got or the ones I have at home already are closer to that. They're both pretty close.

I also picked up a couple little $3 belt pouches from there, which are needed, and did not come with the holster. On the way home I was admiring them, and I noticed the brand tag:

HA! Well of course... Fury Tactical.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Black Widow, Part 3

Time is flying, and Halloween is just around the corner. I just kicked off an order including:

- Two likely wigs
- a thigh holster set
- a bullet belt (for the bracelets, if the real bullet shells I got don't work. I'm a fan of contingency plans)
- a sort of seatbelt material military belt with a silver buckle that can be edited into the Black Widow belt

I was about to include a nice pair of fingerless leather gloves in that order when I noticed the ship date was between October 28 and December 16. So after submitting it sans gloves, I spent some time Googling and found a close approximation of the right gloves at a site called Bikers' Den.

Now all I need are some buckles for my boots, and I think I can get those at PetCo. Maybe tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The making of F**k You

Documentary is everywhere (explicit language).