With all the brouhaha surrounding the new Wonder Woman look, it’s a perfect time to take a look at other costume interpretations of the Amazonian princess and be thankful for what we’ve been given.
Some possibly NSFW images after the jump.
If you missed it before, here’s the new look Jim Lee and DC came up with for this alternate history Wonder Woman:
Now, let’s consider some other possibilities
10. Wonder Woman in Sweater Ensemble and Shades
It keeps the stars and stripes theme that everyone likes, but in order to keep Wonder Woman warm when she travels to the Great White North the costume gets the knit wool and jeans treatment.
9. The Biker Chick Look
This look by Mike Deodato interpretation was worn by Diana when she lost the costume and Wonder Woman title to Artemis during the Wonder Woman: The Contest and Wonder Woman: The Challenge of Artemis years.
8. Just Add Black Hose Look
A lot of people don’t like the pants in the new Wonder Woman costume. It could have been worse, the company could have just added a pair of black hose and called it good.
7. The Blue Wetsuit Look
When thinking of Wonder Woman, many may remember the look Lynda Carter made famous during the Wonder Woman television show of the 1970s. Whenever Diana had to jump in the ocean, she whipped up this lovely costume. For those that think Wonder Woman needs to cover up, DC could gone in this direction.
6. The Less is More Look
Instead of putting clothes on, the Spring Break Look could have been an option, complete with sparkly sandals, and T-back.
5. The Ame-Comi Look
There was a tad bit of controversy when the second Ame-Comi Wonder Woman statue was unveiled, as readers thought the look was more hooker than warrior. There’s not a lot of protection for a warrior who is going to scrap it up with sharp weapons. Give the girl a jacket or something…
4. Dominatrix Wonder Woman
When Wonder Woman was created, the bondage nature of her adventures wasn’t lost on many, including creator William Moulton Marston who embraced the idea.
“Giving to others, being controlled by them, submitting to other people cannot possibly be enjoyable without a strong erotic element”
While this may be so, I think this look is taking it a bit too far.
3. Go-Go Wonder Woman
Can you imagine the conversation that would have occurred if this look had been used?
“Keep the stars and stripes, give her a real tiara, fishnets, and those fuzzy go-go boots all the girls are wearing these days, and we’ve got gold!”
Yeah, me neither…
2. The Less is More Look (Part 2)
1. Beehive Wonder Woman
For those that think Wonder Woman would look better wearing anything but the newly unveiled costume, let’s consider this:
All things considered, if DC had to make a costume change, it could have been much worse. And fortunately within a year we’ll be back to the classic look.