Do the clothes make the woman? Not really, but a killer outfit goes a long way impression-wise. Wonder Woman’s various costumes seem to be very decisive and always under much scrutiny. For example: the current movie costume. When pictures were first released of the DCEU’s, Wonder Woman people were outraged, citing similarities to Xena. (I was pretty skeptical myself.) Well, the powers-that-be must have caught wind that the people weren’t having it. By the time Batman V Superman was released, the palette of Diana’s costume was much brighter and looked great on the silver screen, and in her solo film, it was brighter still and perfectly delivered. Kudos to the cinematographer! It got me thinking about my favorite different Wonder Woman costumes. So, here’s a list of my top five favorites. Here we go.
- Wonder Woman’s first outing. I absolutely love the original design by H. G. Peter. His romantic style was appealing with all of the Greek references, and I think any design to follow would reference the original without question.
- Justice League Action. The edgy design by Shane Glines is a refreshing take on the character without taking away anything from the original. And pitching in a touch of the movie version. I dig it.
- Adam Hughes. Maybe the thong was was a little much at times, but probably because I love Adam’s art so much, and I really think his costume was definitely a tweak on whatever version was currently in the book. With the saggy boots and more elegant tiara and breast plate, it worked for me.
- Super Friends. I’m not sure whether I encountered this simultaneously with discovering the live-action show, but it must have been somewhere in the same time frame. I absolutely loved this version. It was part of what would forever cement my love and devotion for the character. It had a hip vibe to it that appealed to me.
- Lynda Charter. This is where my first major crush developed. Object of my admiration, love, and awe. Seeing this character really come to life on the small screen. If you haven’t seen the original Donfeld sketches, you should Google it. They’re worth a look-see.
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