You know when you’ve been invited to a Halloween party on Oct. 30 and so you run to the costume store to find something to wear and your only choices are sexy kitten, sexy witch, sexy nurse or Wonder Woman? So you grab the Wonder Woman costume because at least she is a culturally accepted symbol of female empowerment and, let’s face it, the golden lasso could be fun at the party?
And then you try it on and it’s tackier and shinier and pornier than anything Lynda Carter would ever consider stepping her pinky toe into? If I said the new costume for the Wonder Woman TV remake is worse than that, would you believe me?
Suffering Sappho, why so shiny? So much wrong is happening here it’s hard to comprehend in one look. In fact, with each successive look it gets worse. So let’s start at the beginning.
Now, some of the problem is the Photoshopping. Why doesn’t she have armpits anymore, exactly? The studio lighting is probably making her outfit look shinier than it really is. And, granted, there’s nothing wrong with a sexy outfit. Sexy is good, sexy is really, really good. But this isn’t sexy so much as it is lady you hire to jump out of a birthday cake at a superhero theme party in Vegas.
With all the money, hype and resources NBC and series creator David E. Kelley must be pouring into this production, this was the best they could do? Kelley has said all along he isn’t trying to make the remake campy. But then he gives us this costume.
In fact, I think I’d almost rather see the new comics Wonder Woman costume than this costume. Give me the little shoulder jacket and jeggings. At least they look sort of expensive.
Now, none of this is meant in any way to be disrespectful to Wonder Woman herself, Adrianne Palicki. She is very much filling out that costume and then some. She looks, quite literally, like a living cartoon character. Also, uncomfortable. But with couple of fixes the costume could actually be fine. Non-reflective material, darker hues, red boots, less plasticky emblems and – for the love of Queen Hippolyta – lose the crotch seam. A few color tweaks can make a very big difference.
The world’s previous reigning Diana Prince was complimentary of the new duds. Carter told E! Online:
Is it weird that I can’t help missing the star-spangled hotpants?
So, have you taken a shine to Wonder Woman’s new body suit? Want to run to the Spirit Halloween store and buy her a better one? Man, now I really can’t wait to see what they do with the Invisible Jet.