The Comics Alliance Halloween Costume Countdown: Wonder Woman!
October is finally upon is, and here at ComicsAlliance, and one of the best parts of the month is gearing up for Halloween with costumes! It’s the one time of year when even people like me who could never cut it in our Best Cosplay Ever feature can drop by the local department store and walk out with the ability to dress up as our favorite characters.
But is that really a good thing? I have my doubts, which is why I’m spending every day taking on the store-bought costumes inspired by our favorite things. Today, we’re wrapping the golden lasso of criticism around an array of Wonder Woman costumes!
Option 1: Wonder Woman Classic
Given the sort of results you get when you try to find a female version of, you know, any costume ever, the default Wonder Woman is pretty shockingly on-model. Sure, they got a little lazy with the stars and those weird string ties are somewhat diaperesque, and that Golden Lasso could not be more rinky-dink if people were actually skating on it, and the whole thing looks like it was sewn together from curtains, but other than that…
Option 2: Sexy Wonder Woman:
If you’re wondering why the “Sexy” version of Wonder Woman actually covers more skin, just keep in mind that Halloween Costume marketing exists in a world that isclose to ours, but also basically completely insane. Either way, I actually like this one — it looks less like Diana and more like Hippolyta (you know, Wonder Woman’s mom who was the ’90s version of the Golden Age version of Wonder Woman), presumably because someone at WB’s licensing department was really into MILFs. (The M stands for Mythological figure.)
Option 3: Generic “Wonder Heroine”
If you want to save yourself a Hamilton, you could always go with one of the weird, off-model generic versions of Wonder Woman lining the shelves at your local Halloween Popup Store Where The Borders Used To Be. There are a couple, but this one’s my favorite because it gives you a nice social out for a faux pas. If someone else showed up to the party as Wonder Woman, you can just claim to be a WCW Women’s Champion from 1998.
Option 4: Ame-Comi Wonder Woman:
I’m pretty sure that I’ve covered this one before in the annual roundup, but it bears repeating that while I’m not too crazy about the Ame-Comi statues and such that DC’s been putting out for the past few years, I think this Wonder Woman design is actually really great, and the costume looks awesome. Of course, it’s hard to screw up something that’s 70% wig.
Option 5: This One Is Also Called Sexy Wonder Woman:
So yeah, remember when Wonder Woman got a Jim Lee redesign for that ill-fated J. Michael Straczynski run? Apparently it lasted long enough that they made an officially licensed Halloween costume out of it. For best effect, wear this to a party, then leave after 20 minutes and send Phil Hester in to hang out with your friends for the rest of the night.