From the New 52
About this costume:
I make a lot of Wonder Woman costumes from the original Lynda Carter classic
to my own original designs. I have not liked a lot of the new WW costume designs
but I did like the poster for the New 52 series. So I went right down to local comic
book store to see if I could get some more images of the new outfit because there
was just the one print online. There I learned she really only wears this outfit once.
There are similar versions in the 600 series, but either the top is a little different,
the pants are blue or she has lost her pants all together in favor of the standard
star print bottoms. (I later made it with the blue bottoms)
I had a great time wearing this at MegaCon and many people had something to say about the
controversial issue of her new outfit and the whole “pants” things. A lot of people said they didn’t like
the outfit until they saw mine! Everyone was very nice and complimentary. It wasn’t until I posted the
photos on Facebook and people could hide behind a computer that the backlash came out from small-
minded Wonder Woman purists proclaiming the classic Wonder Woman outfit is the only one that
should be worn. What would the world be without a little diversity? Why shouldn’t WW be allowed to
change her clothes? I found the whole thing ridiculous and will continue to wear all my Wonder Woman
costumes with pride.
How I made the costume:
This was definitely a labor-intensive outfit! All the silver parts are made from mirror styrene, which was
cut, heated and molded and then glued to the corset. I took apart one corset and covered a bra with
the material strips to make sure it matched the corset exactly. I used that material to cut out stars for
small details on the corset. The pants are black liquid leggings by Elegant Moments. The stars are cut
from black vinyl and glued on and then outlined with Tulip dimensional fabric paint. The knee pads are
cut from patterned upholstery vinyl.
The boots are called Slick by Pleaser. I used styrene for the points at the top and than silver metallic
ribbon for the lines down the front.
The accessories are a made from mirror styrene. I spent a lot of time over a boiling pot of water trying
to get them just right!
Photos shot at MegaCon 2012
by CM Francis Photography
with Bridget M. as Arisia and Ted O. as Superman
New outfit- navy star bottoms, slightly
reshaped tiara, different wig and more