Our third Outfit of the Day is one of my favorite types of everyday cosplay, what I call the “uniform dress”. I will write a longer post about the uniform dress and my obsession with it later, but for now let’s focus on this fantastic Black Widow dress from thinkgeek.com. Here are a couple of pictures we took with props because basically we’re a couple of goobers with a selfie stick and we’re not afraid to use it!
Here are some pics showing the dress in more detail:
There are a lot of details on this dress from the stingers on the long sleeves to the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo on the sleeve.
Scout is wearing a small and I’m wearing a 3X. I’m a size 18/20 for reference. I can usually pull off a 2X in dresses like these, but I also prefer a little breathing room if they make the dress in a larger size. The fit is comfortable, and I really like the length. It isn’t super short, so you don’t have to wear leggings with it. All in all, for the price, it’s pretty bad-ass!
One thing to remember with this type of dress, make sure you wash it inside out to keep the design on the dress for as long as possible and wash in cold water. I never dry mine in the dryer either. This will shrink in a major way in the dryer. Also be ready for little cracks to appear in the design. The design is printed on the fabric, not woven in.
Basically, it is a fun casual or everyday cosplay dress to add to your wardrobe for cosplay parties and cons.
You can get one of your own here: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/iohq/?srp=1
The prop guns are from Disgruntled Veteran on Etsy. He is amazing at making convention safe and approved props.
Buy them here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/251031247/convention-safe-prop-pistol-us-military?ref=shop_home_active_2
Shield is a lucky find at a con, but I found one that is similar here:
Love, Kim and Scout