TMC: How do you decide which characters to cosplay? Aerlyn as Black Widow – Used with the permission of Aerlyn’s Cosplay and Design. Despite her initial worries, McNaughton now uses cosplay as an avenue for self-expression. I got to meet him again the next day in a signing booth, and to shake his hand and have him remember me was a truly amazing experience. Seeing his eyes light up, put a hand over a gigantic grin, and him lean back in his chair was one of the coolest things ever.