Wonder Woman!!!

I had the theme song in my head the entire time I made my outfit. In actuality, I never watched the show. I was born in 1980 and didn’t even get to see it in reruns. I saw the original Batman series with Adam West in reruns, though, and grew up on other DC Comics. It wasn’t until recently that I started getting heavily into Wonder Woman through image sets on tumblr. I follow a lot of comic book feeds along with my various other interests/fandoms.

My first DC Comics love will always be Harley Quinn, but I already made cosplay for her back in 2011:

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I’ve only started reading Wonder Woman comics and only what I’ve been able to get my hands on so far. I won’t pretend to be the biggest Wonder Woman expert, but I really adore her.

Few super heros would blind themselves to kill Medusa (warning: image is graphic):

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She’s cool. She’s tough. When Monthly Stitch announced their December challenge as g33k out, I knew this was my girl. I’ve been wanting to make casual cosplay for various fandoms for a while. Outfits that I could wear to cons and not feel all dressed up. I love costumes, but there is something to be said about not wearing a huge costume to conventions and just chilling with other fans.

Enter my casual cosplay of Wonder Woman.

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Merciful Minerva! I know, technically, I am posting this in January, but I do have evidence on Instagram that I finished the shirt and skirt in December. πŸ˜› I feel like Wonder Woman wouldn’t be super upset about the slight delay in the post.

The top is a Jennifer Lauren Vintage Bronte top. I graded up to a size 24 (the top only goes to size 20) and it fits perfectly. I may have been okay to leave it at a size 20, but I didn’t want to chance it. You can always alter things to be smaller, but making them bigger is a little tougher. The top is made from red jersey ordered from Joann fabrics. The star buttons on the top are from Kraftysian on etsy.

Suffering Sappho, the Bronte top was incredibly easy to make. I think I sewed it up in slightly over an hour and I find the style to be very flattering and the details in the neckline make me giddy. I already have three more of these tops planned out (white, black, and blue). I’ve been needing new tops for a while, especially since I’ve been going nuts for skirts lately.

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The skirt is very similar to the Cressida skirt from Jennifer Lauren Vintage. Unfortunately, I didn’t use that one. I feel kind of bad for choosing one that is very similar but not it, especially when paired with the Bronte top. Does anyone else get weirdly guilty for strange reasons?

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I used the skirt from McCall’s 6696, the popular shirt dress pattern this season. It’s the skirt from view A, but the pockets from view D. I am definitely making this skirt again, because I am in love with it. I will probably make a tutorial on this hack in the future. I want a million of these skirts. The skirt is made fromΒ  blue bottomweight canvas from Joann’s and the star details on the pockets are iron on applique from Joann’s as well. All purchased during the Cyber Monday sales. I really went nuts this year with them.

The only slight crisis I had in making the skirt was cutting the button bands too short. Unfortunately, the button bands aren’t quite on the grain because the portion of fabric I had left to recut them was off the grain. It doesn’t really change the skirt, because the bands are interfaced and are given extra support that was, but I will be interested to see if there is any issue with the shape after a few wears.

There are french seams throughout the skirt and I kicked butt on the pleats. They are so pretty, I can’t even.

I made a few accessories for this outfit:

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I bought a necklace from ebay. I used a printout of the Wonder Woman logo to embroider the headband onto felt and made the rope belt out of braiding jersey. I wasn’t happy with the quality of the jersey. Originally, I was going to make a belt that was a little more interesting, but this belt does work out as a lasso of truth as well.

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Careful, bad guys!

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Great Hera, I adore this outfit! πŸ™‚ (Check out the matching nail colour)

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22 thoughts on “Wonder Woman!!!

  1. Holy Hestia! That’s a great top. I wants it. I just bought the Bronte pattern and have cut out a black and white striped version, but I’m told it must wait until I clear the UFO bookcase. Now I want one in red, too! I’m glad it only takes an hour or so to sew — maybe I can knock it out and he’ll never notice…

    The whole outfit is, if I may, fan-tastic. You will be the belle of the con. Not the Belle belle… nevermind. Anyway, I know what you mean about guilt twinges, but on the other hand, who wants to be a walking advert for one brand?

    • Thank you so much, Andrea! πŸ˜€ I am excited to wear it everywhere. Maybe to nerd nite!

      I would probably feel less guilty of it weren’t for the similarity, but I am also not keen on being a walking ad for one brand. So, I will reconcile it all.

      Make the bronte top!!! He will never notice. You’ll be done before he blinks. πŸ˜‰

  2. Fantastic!!! Yet another interest we have in common — but of course we do as we are both so awesome! Haha! πŸ™‚ I love how you made two patterns like these into everyday cosplay. They are also so interchangeable that you can mix them up when you don’t want to be Wonder Woman! Your headband is also super awesome, but you already know that! I’ve been eyeing WW fabric at a local fabric store and I think now you’re pushing me to get that! I already have some Spock fabric I really to sew up, too….. Too many choices, too little time!

    • I keep looking at WW fabric at my local store, too! I might have to get some too. Spock fabric would be awesome though. I already have a Star Trek dress, but you should go for it. Heheh, I’m an enabler…. πŸ˜‰

      We ARE so awesome. πŸ˜€

    • Thanks so much!! πŸ™‚ What I also love is being able to wear the pieces separately. I wear my Harley Quinn pieces all the time. I know the top and skirt will get the same wear. πŸ™‚ I am definitely going to make more of these cosplay inspired outfits. πŸ˜€

  3. I was born in 78 and I remember watching Wonder Woman, but it had to have been in reruns. I even had Wonder Woman Underoos! Love your WW outfit. I have been hesitant to try the Bronte, but now having seen yours, maybe I will give it a go.

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