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Thom Price
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Posted: 18 March 2011 at 1:52pm | IP Logged | 1  

Well ... it's not as horrible as I had expected, but it's not good either.  Change the pants to shorts or a skirt, and make the boots red, and I could live with it.
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Aside from the fact that the boots should be red, the tweaks on the costume seem fairly minor.  Comics artists kept shrinking those shorts from about the length of bicycle shorts to something resembling a bikini bottom, more for reasons of T&A than feminism or "girl power".

And Wonder Woman is supposed to be a feminist superhero. Women soldiers used to wear skirts for their work unifroms, too. Now, they wear pants and body armor just like the guys (although I suppose skirts are still a part of the purely ceremonial dress uniforms.)

They turned the WW back into a stylized eagle and turned the golden girdle (a typical "girlie" garment that had no business being in the wardrobe of an amazon princess) into a belt.

This really doesn't seem like such a bad redesign.

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Posted: 18 March 2011 at 2:07pm | IP Logged | 3  

Arrrrgh!

Plastic?

That's what Amazons use to make uniforms?

This is even an offense to the new "Jim Lee" costume. I foresee this will be a total loss. Shame.

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Made some minor tweaks:

*fixed the boots.

-C!


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Posted: 18 March 2011 at 2:18pm | IP Logged | 5  

I deleted multiple posts either supplying the pic or a link.  No bad on you, just people posting at literally the same time.
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Charles, I like the tweaking. The boots being red would also look better.
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Mark Haslett
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That actress is so wrong. She makes me think, like, Wonder Woman should be solving Mall-related crises.

Much improved Charles, good eye. Strange how little changes can make it so much better -- while the whole thing remains so far off the mark.

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Posted: 18 March 2011 at 2:58pm | IP Logged | 8  

Original looks like an image from this year's catalog of Halloween costumes.


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The tiara should be made of metal. I'm not even going to comment on the boots. 
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Heading in the right direction Charles, but IMHO the boots should match the bustier. She's a fashion disaster with too many different shades.
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Posted: 18 March 2011 at 3:24pm | IP Logged | 11  

LMAO!!! Judging from the photo of her this show could be a comedy.
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My second thought:

Looks plastic to me... and the costume, too!
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Posted: 18 March 2011 at 3:54pm | IP Logged | 13  

Love that actress in that costume.

I mean...*hubba hubba*!!!

But neither that actress nor that costume is Wonder Woman.
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Posted: 18 March 2011 at 4:15pm | IP Logged | 14  

Sad.

The shiny material makes this look like a latex S&M outfit. The molded eagle and belt are simply unnecessary and look like painted rubber, not metal.

It's striking me a lot like the first time I saw the Captain America movie outfit. I wanted to like it so much I spent a lot of time trying to convince myself that it wasn't THAT bad. But the more and more I see it I realize - yeah, it kind of IS that bad.
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Posted: 18 March 2011 at 6:13pm | IP Logged | 15  

Doug asked: How much will it cost? How will it draw a large enough male audience? How will it move merchandise?

Short answers? #1: $375,000,000; 

#2: Males AREN'T the target audience. It will target enbolden youthful women from girls that loved the can-do attitudes of Disney princesses (sans the singing) and possibly some of the Twilight crowd... and a strong female lead that kicks ass to bring in the males who enjoyed movies such as Resident Evil and Kill Bill; 

#3: Wonder Woman bracers, belt and tiaras will sell themselves, plus tie-ins with Burger King kids-meals, a new line of clothing for small to early teen girls and Hasbro Amazonian action figures with a variety of armor and outfits, DS video game, and "invisible" cell phones and bicycles with transparent frames.

As to earlier musings, you cannot have Wonder Woman without the greek mythology tie-in since it is so woven into her character. If you go so far out of your way to change the core elements of a character, you really should make a different movie about the new character you're essentially making up.

Still, whatever my idea is, ultimately it's up to the producers who generally maul scripts over and over until we end up with a Punisher whose origins lie in Miami, a Catwoman who gained amazing abilities through a perfume accident, or a Superman who got Lois pregnant and skipped town for 5-years.

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Posted: 18 March 2011 at 6:41pm | IP Logged | 16  

Andrew called it.  She's a stunning woman looking amazing in a Halloween costume.
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Charles, I like it better with red boots, but I have to admit I like the brightness of the colours on the original better.  It looks more comic-booky.
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Posted: 18 March 2011 at 7:56pm | IP Logged | 18  

Colour of the original pic is way too bright. Plus she has no hips.
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Posted: 18 March 2011 at 8:18pm | IP Logged | 19  

Sadly, it looks like the Wonder Woman costume, as filtered through the WATCHMEN movie.

 

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Posted: 18 March 2011 at 11:00pm | IP Logged | 20  

It could be much worse.  At least it's not the Jim Lee design, as I predicted it would not be.  They even went with a more traditional eagle emblem, rather than the stylized WW-eagle the comics have used for the past 30 years.  

The design itself is not terrible.  The worst things about it are that it appears to be made out of plastic and it looks cheap.


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Posted: 18 March 2011 at 11:26pm | IP Logged | 21  

The outfit looks like a cheap, pseudo-naughty Halloween costume that would be sold by some tacky second rate Victoria's Secret-style lingerie store.  When the image first surfaced, I thought for sure it was a fake.

It hits most of the basics of what a Wonder Woman costume requires; truth be told, I was expecting it to be a lot worse.  It's too busy, the color shades are too bright, and it's too shiny and cheap looking.  I also don't think the bustier with tight pants is a good choice; she looks like a garishly colored, early 80s biker chick.  If they had to have her in pants, I think a Donna Troy style body suit would have worked better.  

When all is said and done, it doesn't even really matter.  I won't be watching the show, and it will almost certainly be a flop.  If it lasts longer than 13 episodes, I'll eat a shoe (-shaped cake.)

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Posted: 18 March 2011 at 11:28pm | IP Logged | 22  

Brian Hague (in part): "Wonder Woman is already a proven seller on TV, however..."

Only problem is, Brian, this AIN'T really Wonder Woman!

 

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Posted: 19 March 2011 at 12:02am | IP Logged | 23  

Poor girl.
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SO miscast.
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My friend killed me when he saw it. He said "That's a great costume,
if you bought it at Spencer's."
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