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March 30, 2011

NBC Takes Internet Criticism Seriously Enough To Redesign Wonder Woman Costume Based On Our Input

So, they took your critiques to heart, and distilled, from your comments, that you wanted Wonder Woman to look less like a stripper and more like a demented bag-lady who thinks she's at a middle-school dance on Halloween night in 1983.

Hot ghetto mess:


Oh dear Lord, that looks cheaper that the crap I can buy off Frederick's of Metropolis.

You know, Wonder Woman's costume has always been problematic. Some comic guys were talking about this. Can't find the link now, but they pointed out that the minute you saw Batman's costume, you got the idea -- Vampire Vigilante. When you saw Superman with his bright S-Shield on his chest, you got it -- Space Cop.

What's Wonder Woman's costume say? Well, if you go with the actual classic design, it says super-patriotic All-American Lasso-girl; and that's a good hook for a character, but this character? Who's sort of Ancient Greek and the niece of Hermes and Hades? Her costume tells a story, but that story doesn't seem to have much to do with the actual character.

Point is, they've got their work cut out for them, so it's not all their fault. This is just a problematic character all around.

Anyway, this latest iteration is the costume is even uglier and cheaper than the last one. I don't mean to go all Mr. Blackwell here, but this is a comic book character, so I will anyway:

They're going with an Old Gold/bronze look instead of flashy gold-gold for her metallic bits in an attempt to seem more classy but instead the old gold looks even cheapo-beepo than the flashy bling would look; it looks not like metal but like plastic spray-painted with metallic paint.

Once again, just a case where going with the original would be a step up.

(You know, they did this sort of thing with the Superman reboot, turning his classic red, blue and yellow costume into teal, plum, and mustard... I think they thought it would look more adult and more fashionable. I think it just made him look like grandma's cookie jar.)

They add the stars to the leggings, but instead of going with her actual white stars, they go with gold ones, for some reason, and they just look kind of dumb going straight down her leg.

The boots... The red boots already look squooshy and cheap and put them right next to those blue pants and it looks like something my seven year old nephew would draw with a crayon right before I hit him in the face with a glass ashtray for being such a tasteless idiot. Clash of the Titans, indeed!

I don't know what to do about the boots, honestly. The old boots make perfect sense with either the skirt or the short-short pants but they seemed determined to show she's a Modern Woman by wearing long pants (but yet exposing that mile of cleavage? If you're showing boob, why not show leg?).

Maybe give her silver shin-plates to match her silver bracelets?

I don't know. It doesn't matter. The show will only be on the air for five weeks.

More pictures here; originally at Wenn.com.

Oy. What a nightmare. I am going to watch every episode of this because professional embarrassment gets me off sexually.

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posted by Ace at 07:08 PM

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