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Wonder Woman’s extreme makeover

This is Wonder Woman's "new look."

This is Wonder Woman's "new look."

A modern gal, that Wonder Woman. Always ahead of her time.

Long before Lady Gaga was running around in leotards as if they constituted an entire outfit, Wonder Woman was keeping the peace in a strapless star-spangled bathing suit with red go-go boots and regal-looking headband.

Completing the look were those awesome bullet-reflecting bracelets and the golden lasso of truth. Just try keeping your evil secrets when Wonder Woman has you wrapped up in that thing!

(Can you tell Buzz is a child of the ’70s? Wonder Twin powers! Activate! OK, sorry for the digression.)

Anyway, Wonder Woman’s new outfit, just unveiled by DC Comics, takes a big step back sartorially, in our humble opinion. She’s tricked out in this get-up that a Prince

The classic Wonder Woman look, demonstrated by actress Lynda Carter

The classic Wonder Woman look, demonstrated by actress Lynda Carter

back-up singer might have worn in 1988 – black leggings and a bustier topped by this cropped bolero jacket.

Trumpeting the new look, DC Comics said “bestselling artist and DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee has redesigned her costume for the modern era.”

Modern? We aren’t really feeling it. What do you think?

79 comments Add your comment

Drama Dupree

July 1st, 2010
8:38 am

They just wont let Wonder Woman be great… leave her alone. She was fine just the way she was!

Al

July 1st, 2010
8:53 am

A TRADITIONALIST

July 1st, 2010
8:55 am

a bad idea………sad..sad..

Invisible Man

July 1st, 2010
8:55 am

They are trying to make it more difficult for me. I hope the pants have a zipper in the rear.

A TRADITIONALIST

July 1st, 2010
8:57 am

LIBERALs will not leave well enough alone….liberals hate tradition…

Wonder Woman's Lover

July 1st, 2010
9:02 am

Cheesy…Real Cheesy.

Hey Invisible Man! You need not worry yourself about access to my Wonder Woman. Watch yourself!!

Rich

July 1st, 2010
9:02 am

A TRAD., I hope that was sarcasm. WW gets a makeover because her comic book doesn’t sell well enough and Time Warner would like to develop a WW movie without the lead running around in a one-piece bathing suit. It’s silly to bring political ideology into it. DC Comics is regarded as a conservative comics imprint anyway, but sometimes you have to try something new.

carrie leber

July 1st, 2010
9:02 am

I agree – it does look like something a Prince backup singer would have worn. Would have loved to have seen what Karl Lagerfeld would have come up with for her.

Wonderwoman

July 1st, 2010
9:07 am

This is not an upgrade. This is why some men can not dress a woman, let alone a Wonderwoman! The outfit does not look sexy, and feminine like the classic Wonderwoman I grew up thinking I was (and still do).

Torsten Adair

July 1st, 2010
9:13 am

So… you all read the comic book every month?

Or are you just fixated on the iconic image of Wonder Woman, forgetting that there is an actual hero in that costume. That’s what Wonder Woman is about, a strong female character who tries to balance the ideals of peace with the necessity of war.

From a cynical viewpoint, Time Warner is not going to “erase” the classic Wonder Woman costume. There is too much merchandise and licensing money involved.

Instead, her new costume is a result of an alternative history which will take place in the comic book series published every month. Go read Wonder Woman #600, out now at your local comic book shop, and then decide.

CHREESE

July 1st, 2010
9:15 am

That remake looks ghetto. She doesn’t even have on real heels. you can’t replace the original.

uncle tom

July 1st, 2010
9:26 am

i like the new look

2 words

July 1st, 2010
9:44 am

BIGGER BOOBS!!!

Wonder Man

July 1st, 2010
9:45 am

She’s a fake, a scab, a nothing. I do not know this woman!

Mr. Obvious

July 1st, 2010
9:52 am

Wonder Woman, a cherished American icon for generations, now looks like a 21-year-old, coke-sniffing, alternative-rock Dominatrix.

(NOTE: This is NOT an upgrade.)

Classic Comics

July 1st, 2010
9:53 am

I agree with the majority of the observations. In this new get up WW looks like she’s more ready to go clubbin’ (circa 1986-89) or get in a street fight than fight crime on a global scale. If they had wanted to change her costume, and I’m trying to understand why you change something that works anyway, why not have a WOMAN take a crack at it?

Steve Trevor

July 1st, 2010
9:54 am

Is she still able to get into that outfit by doing the Wonder Spin?

Jalen

July 1st, 2010
9:59 am

I think its better. I grew up with the old wonder woman comics, but looking at the old suit now, its kinda campy.

If they want the proposed movie to go over well, they probably did need to update her look.

Good idea.

evansdawg

July 1st, 2010
10:09 am

She looks like a lesbian with no sense of style. Hardly Wonder Woman-like.

Cindy

July 1st, 2010
10:22 am

That’s just….UGH!!!

Ralph

July 1st, 2010
10:23 am

I’m a sucker for tradition. I grew up with the exploits of Wonder Woman! I guess the new costume is for a new age. Hope it works for you DC.

What?

July 1st, 2010
10:25 am

Lynda Carter was a HPOA back in the day.

John Marco

July 1st, 2010
10:25 am

I’m very disappointed. I’ve been reading WW for years and don’t see the point of this at all. I’m tired of hearing how sexist her old look was–honestly, I don’t care. It was a classic look and I’ll miss it, and this new outfit will not be grabbing me to pick up the comic.

Keith

July 1st, 2010
10:40 am

She looks more like Vampira now. Definitely should have left well enough alone.

Munching on Floor Coverings

July 1st, 2010
10:52 am

This hideous costume with neither a sense of style nor substance is the “Barack Obama” of fashion redesigns – An Epic, Disappointing and Product-of-Incompetence Failure!

This new Wonder Woman of 2010 looks like could she be the new commercial icon for either Carpets of Dalton or the National Womens Softball League.

old teach

July 1st, 2010
11:01 am

What were they thinking? Didya notice that the patriotic red-white-blue theme is gone, just in time for July 4th?

Ghost

July 1st, 2010
11:05 am

It’s amazing how conservatives like A Traditionalist have to politicize everything. It’s always a “liberals” fault.

Those idiots have nothing else to go on, so everything they don’t like is labeled liberal. LOL

itsme

July 1st, 2010
11:13 am

There is nothing distinctive about this new look. There was no mistaking the old Wonder Woman.

RalphBob

July 1st, 2010
11:14 am

That’s ugly enough to be a modern art masterpiece

Laura

July 1st, 2010
11:20 am

If it isn’t broken, don’t try to fix it! “Out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new” does not work here! Put her back like she was, and leave her alone!!!!

Fred

July 1st, 2010
11:26 am

She looks like Wonder Hooker……as Opposed to Wonder Miss USA Pageant….

Dee

July 1st, 2010
11:33 am

I think they should have left well enough alone, on that note, I’m fine with how the torso, head and the new wrist gauntlets and don’t mind the jacket. However I’m on the fence on the pants (spandex)? Here legs were much of a symbol, well at least to me. I’m curious to see what some of the alternative concepts looked like before this one was finalized.

Jalen

July 1st, 2010
11:37 am

the old costume would not work in the new movie thats coming out in a couple years. It just wouldnt folks. Im a Wonder Woman fan, but the old costume is too silly looking if they want to have a serious movie.

It worked for the comics and the 80s tv series, but it wouldnt work for the new movie.

Even in the comics they updated her look for a time, so this isn’t entirely out of left field.

Besides she is a woman…you know she got more than one outfit!

Bawney Fwank

July 1st, 2010
11:38 am

The new one sucks!

ddorsey6

July 1st, 2010
11:39 am

If ain’t broke…..don’t fix it!!!! I love the original classic look.

ATLPeach

July 1st, 2010
12:05 pm

This was my childhood hero…I absolutely hate it!!!! Why not leave well enough alone! I’ve been waiting for a WW movie to take my kids to but I hope this ain’t what she’ll be wearing. Where is Lynda Carter, the REAL Wonder Woman?!

GDAWG65

July 1st, 2010
12:06 pm

Leave WW alone!

thomas

July 1st, 2010
12:17 pm

I’m a TRUE WW fan been reading it for years I love the OLD look this new one DOES NOT work for me, DC has tried this before in the 60’s with the mod outfit and the early 90’s when Artemis won the contest and she always came back to the Original outfit, BUT CHANGING HER ORIGINS come ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF. Sent to man’s world as a baby; She is NOT Superman they are going to confuse alot of readers, Donna Troy anyone,we still don’t know her TRUE origin, FIX this screwed up time line thing and bring our Princess back to us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

william

July 1st, 2010
12:30 pm

It’s all a comical! I mean a “wonder woman”!

Carol

July 1st, 2010
12:33 pm

She looks more like Robin Hood’s sidekick than anything.

DM

July 1st, 2010
12:40 pm

She looks like a 15 year old playing 1980’s dress up. HATE IT

Wonder Woman

July 1st, 2010
12:52 pm

Uhh guys, Wonder Woman isn’t real.

Viking

July 1st, 2010
1:04 pm

Leave Wonder Woman alone!!!!

Noneya

July 1st, 2010
1:04 pm

the “new” wonder woman looks like a ragged out goth skank – it is atrocious

Grandmother

July 1st, 2010
1:09 pm

So, are they changing Superman also? That creation could be Wonder Woman’s daughter??? But it just is not Wonder Woman. Show her picture and any age will recognize who it is. Show this picture and who recognizes her at all. I don’t have to read the comic book every month to know Wonder Woman when I see her.

Kassie

July 1st, 2010
1:29 pm

STICK WITH THE OLD! Why do we always have to mess up what’s already great???

stan lee

July 1st, 2010
1:41 pm

Why are Old people so against change!!!

This is a new century, ya’ know! whats funny is 99.999% of the commentors on this article haven’t supported the Wonder Woman brand in decades… so why interject any “back in my day” responses?

Just like voting… if you don’t participate, don’t expect your view to be respected or heard!!!

blkshepherd

July 1st, 2010
1:43 pm

Ugly. And why make her look like a teenager when the woman has got to be in her 70s..if I am not mistaken didnt wonder woman come out in the 1930s shouldnt she be retired and her granddaughter get the tiara pasted to her? I always hated leggins..but always felt Sue richards from the Fantastic four looked the hottest with that shoulder length blond hair and that body. also Black Canary wore those tights and always looked hot. Wonder woman always had a two piece bathing suit with and eagle on her chest. However a lady in her 70s may look a little strange in such a reveling outfit. Time to retire Wonder Woman and perhaps come up with Wonder Woman TODAY..who is a relative to the original Wonder Woman..at least her Granddaughter!

Steve

July 1st, 2010
5:03 pm

You have got to be kidding?!?! Do the powers at be at DC Comics not remember the story behind her costume? When Wonder Woman was created in 1941 she wore the colors of red, white, blue, and the eagle, to show her allegiance to the United States of America as she helped fight the Nazis during World War II. Her costume stood for truth, justice, and the American way. It was supposed to represent the American flag. Now she looks like she is going to perform in concert. Would DC Comics take away Superman’s “S” or Batman’s cape cowl? I think not and I would hope not. So why change a symbol of American culture and an icon for nearly 70 years? Some things are better left as they are. Wonder Woman’s costume would be one of those things.

Super Hot

July 1st, 2010
6:23 pm

The real wonder woman—Lynda Carter—ultra primo hot!