Wonder Woman Costume Modified So That It Makes Sense?

Wonder Woman is the most popular super-hero no one seems to like very much. She doesn't get movies, can barely sell a comic book. Today, she's been given a new outfit.

Tapping into the fact that one of the most loved elements of Wonder Woman lore is the fact that she sometimes flies an invisible plane, her DC Comics makeover artists have decided that, darn it, her costume needs to make sense.

And, more nobly, it needs to be less trashy.

DC explains the new look:

It reflects her origins in both the outside world and the world of Amazons: tough, elegant…a street-fighter's look which also incorporates elements of her classic design. It reflects the two sides warring for ultimate victory, and underscores the path she must take.

It's a look designed to be taken seriously as a warrior, in partial answer to the many female fans over the years who've asked, "how does she fight in that thing without all her parts falling out?") She can close it up to pass unnoticed…open it for the freedom to fight…lose the jacket or keep it on…it has pockets (the other fan question, "where does she carry anything in that outfit?", it can be accessorized…it's a Wonder Woman look designed for the 21st century. The bracelets are still there, but made more colorful, tied on the inside and over the hand, with a script W on each of them that form WW when she holds them side by side…and if you get hit by one of them, it leaves a W mark. This is a Wonder Woman who signs her work…letting her enemies know that she's getting closer.

What's the over/under on how long this look lasts and whether it even shows up in video games like DC Universe Online? Electrified blue Superman only lasted about a year.

The new Wonder Woman look appears in the heroine's Wonder Woman #600, on sale today.

Unveiling Wonder Woman's new costume, direction [DCU Blog]


Comments

    I like it. Looks alot better then the old costume.

    I'd take a movie (or any medium) made with the character wearing this new outfit much more seriously then anything made with her wearing the classic outfit.

    I approve.

    I like most of it... but those shoes are freaking awful.

    I reckon it looks great, but I've never read a comic book, so what would I know?

      I purchase Wonder Woman comics on a monthly basis, and I'm sure many others do as well. Perhaps her sales are not proportionate to the pedestal DC places her on (in a 'trinity' with Batman and Superman), but she does appear to have strong support from a very vocal group of fans. For one, they managed to have the numbering changed to 600 (the original numbering) for this week's issue.

      I think Gail Simone's run on Wonder Woman is the best there's ever been. No one writes Wonder Woman better than a woman, especially when that writer is as seasoned as Simone.

    I guess I'm one of the few that doesn't like the change. Sure, a costume change has been something that should've been done a long time ago. But one of the major aspects of Wonder Woman's previous costume (besides the obvious T&A) is that it's unique and iconic.

    Sure, the new outfit hides some of that T&A aspect and allows her to stand on her merits as a superhero. Something I'm definitely behind. But the additions to the outfit are also pretty generic, and something I'd expect to see from one of those 'make a superhero' games on Facebook. I would've expected more than just a generic pants and jacket combo on her and going "look, new costume!".

    It also looks like DC doesn't really understand their female audience. Mentioning that her look can be accessorised, mentioning the fact that she can open or close her jacket, wearing it in different ways...quite a shallow viewpoint for DC to believe that this is the aspect of Diana that their female readers care about.

    InB4 people counter by saying I couldn't suggest a better costume, as since I don't work for DC, nor do I claim that I could design a better costume, I don't need to.

    But hey, it's just my opinion. Most people seem to disagree with me, so the costume change may go down well in the long run.

    "she sometimes flies an invisible plane,...her costume needs to make sense"

    put both of that together and u have a winner! wonderwoman with an invisible(read..nonexistent) costume.

    bet it'll sell like hotcakes

    It's incredible, really- DC have been making comics for more than 50 years, yet still fail to understand the meaning of "iconic". There are some things you shouldn't fuck with. Iconic characters costumes are one of them.

    the old one was p awesome tho :l

    I WONDER IF THIS WILL BE IN THE WONDER WOMAN MOVIE.
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