Across the globe starting at noon today, cosplayers will be taking over the Internet with one simple, powerful message: #WeWantWidow!
It’s no secret than many fans and feminists alike feel Avengers: Age of Ultron completely dropped the ball with Black Widow. We were all excited to see where this bad-ass assassin would go in her character development in the latest film, and were all pissed when screen time was wasted on a sudden romance subplot. Not to mention the obvious lack of representation in merchandise.
So today, I have coordinated a massive multi-city flash mob of Black Widows. The first of its kind and spanning 16 cities from San Diego to Sydney, cosplayers from around the world are joining forces to send a powerful and positive message: #WeWantWidow.
Read more about this insane cosplay event after the break.
The Black Widow Flash Mob project was coordinated in secret Internet meetings to gather attendees and supporters. In order to make our message as effective as possible, we assembled thousands to our group to support the cause. Throughout today, following the tag #WeWantWidow will bring you amazing Black Widow cosplay. Online profiles will also change to images of Natasha.
Every participating city has a City Captain that helped gather attendees and secured locations for their flash mob. Here are the awesome ladies who have done an amazing amount of work to pull this off:
Kristin Rielly (Founder & Event Coordinator), Jay Justice (Event Coordinator, Philly), Juli Mayers (Boston), Autumn Wheelock (NYC), Andrea Levine (NYC), Jennifer K. Stuller (Seattle), Theresa Marie Salvador (Tampa), Jennifer Williams (Las Vegas), Belle Bredehoft (D.C.), Tanya Wheelock (Orlando), Sarah Boutcher (Ottawa), Priscilla Crocker (Minneapolis), Kelly Kirstein (Detroit), Keisha Howard (Chicago), Courtney Cuellar (San Diego), John Marcotte (Sacramento), Stephanie Rector (Sacramento), Catherine Kyle (Boise), and Variable (Sydney).
So spread the word, change your profile pic, dress up in black and red, and let Disney and Marvel know that they can’t ignore female superheroes any longer! #WeWantWidow!
Fashionably Geek will be back with a follow-up, full coverage post including all the cosplay photos and videos!