The dialogue on Wonder Woman's costume couldn't be any hotter these days. Thanks to the recent Jim Lee redesign and the new outfit for the Wonder Woman TV show, everyone seems to be focused on Princess Diana's wardrobe. What *should* an Amazon warrior wear these days? Of course, these are all part of an ongoing discussion between Wonder Woman diehards and those who feel they can't take her seriously because of her look. Yes, because Batman and Superman's outside underwear is so serious. Anyway, here's my attempt at doing a design on Wonder Woman and her sidekick Wonder Girl.
For me, I prefer practical costumes. That's why I opted for the Greek look that many use as a template for their redesigns for Diana. For me, I worked with the shapes and details from Xena's costume. I went with a more fitted bustier with detailing to show how it is constructed. The waist is lower and in a V-shape to slim her down. The top also has straps... which will thankfully prevent her breasts from popping out. I also threw on a skirt which was more or less inspired by Erica Durance's Wonder Woman costume from Smallville. I also gave her longer bracelets and a belt that was lower-slung so it wouldn't be uncomfortable in battle. As for the boots, I opted for Greek warrior-style armor covering her classic boots -- which would be flat NOT with stupid high heels. Of course, the "WW" breastplate is still there (I don't like the eagle version most people use when they do the warrior outfit... Batman has a bat, Superman has an S and Wondy has her WWs) and the tiara remained the same. Some make the tiara come down onto the bridge of her nose but that's both uncomfortable and may hinder her eyesight. I also dulled the colours to make it more realistic. But seriously, this look is nothing new and many have done it before. This is just me drawing it in my style.
Now onto Wonder Girl. For Donna, she HAS to have a halter top. It's her signature shape and she just doesn't look right without it. And it also had to be high enough to cover her breasts. Too many draw her as if she's wearing Cher's Turn Back Time outfit. So basically I took her classic Wonder Girl look, threw some seams on it, made smaller stars, gave her longer bracelets, put on a choker and gave her matching armor to cover her shins. That way she'll do more damage and have more protection in a fight. Lastly, the belt is changed and is largely inspired by
's Wonder Girl belt.