First Look at “Warrior Wonder Woman”
I can’t believe the stars aligned and I finished this costume in time to debut at SOFA 2012 in Bogota, Colombia.
Inspired by an original design artist Tess Fowler and I collaborated on, the concept draws from several iterations of Wonder Woman throughout the years, peppered with original elements. While I adore Linda Carter’s version of Wonder Woman (“In your satin tights, fighting for your rights!”), I’ve always preferred the first lady of comics as a warrior. An Amazon. A total BAMF. We’ll debut the full illustration at a later date!
I’ll also put together extensive build notes and credits soon, but a huge shout out goes to Thomas Ignatius, who’s been my leatherworking mentor over the last few months. I constructed all of the costume (armor, props, skirt, belt, and so on) aside from the corset. Having never made one this complex, Tom and I knocked out the corset over a very long day, with me playing assistant. His incredible skill with leather shines through in the shape and fit of it. Perfect. I then took the corset home detailed it with the eagle crest, rivets, and dirt/blood.
Also, a side thank you to God Save the Queen Fashions, who inspired me to try my hand at leather working!
Hope you like the photos! More to come later tonight
Photo by OnLivo
I think wow just about covers it. Incredibly impressive detail on the costume.
[ Description: The absolutely awesome fight scene from Superman/Batman: Apocalypse where Wonder Woman & Big Barda take on the Female Furies. ]
to date my favorite battle from the cartoons
My absolute favourite bit is when Diana does that thing with her leg and the whip.
[ Description: A six-part gifset showing Wonder Woman and Big Barda in their classic pre-DCnU costumes kicking arse and taking names against the Female Furies from the animated movie Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. ]
Regal Warrior Princess by zuestoves
[ A full length colour painting of DC Comics character Wonder Woman wearing a heavily redesigned outfit. She has incredibly long black hair, worn half loose and half in a single braid that reaches almost to her knees. The tiara has been replaced by a golden armoured headband with Spartan style cheek guards that gives a very subtle mantis-like aspect to the item. The crimson bodice is there, but refashioned into a heavily ribbed leather armour chest plate worn over a flowing white tabbard slit all the way up to her hips with its long sleeves tucked into her silver bracers. The golden WW logo is now worn as something halfway between a necklace and a gorget. The patterned plates protecting her knees and upper arms are also gold, as are the ones decorating the bottom of her bodice. Two brown leather belts criss-cross her waist; one carries the scabbard for the sword she holds out before herself in her right hand, blade down, while the second has the end of her lasso, held out to her left, tied to it. Instead of bare legs, she has on a pair of plain black leather pants and matching calf-length boots that lace all the way up the front. There is a bold expresion on her face. ]
Best known for her stint as Wonder Woman, Artemis of Bana-Mighdall is - to me, at least - the model Amazon. While by no means a hard-headed warmonger, she is far more ruthless than Diana would ever allow herself to be (well, until that Max Lord thing happened; but how many years…