Wonder Woman cosplay by Sarah Scott
rebageling again because fuck you that’s why
ALWAYS REBAGEL THIS PERFECTION
That’s it I quit cosplay. XD
This has popped up a few times here and on Facebook and always lows me away! I’m in absolute awe of the costuming skills and the model and photography just show it off so well. I’m still not a fan of the black pants/jacket artwork, but these guys make it look good.
I find amazing cosplays (which for me is defined as impeccable costuming skills combined with excellent characterisation) result in 1 of two reactions for me. I either look at it and think ‘OMG that is amazing, there’s no way I could ever be more amazing so I’m not even going to bother’ and then I strike that costume from my list and turn to something new instead. OR I think ‘wow, that is absolutely amazing, I’m totally inspired now to make mine just as or even more amazing’ and then I go on to feel inspired and challenged to do an incredible job myself. When I saw these phoeos, I originally the former, as the amazing costuming skills just blow me away & I feel so inferior in comparison and it also brought up my own feelings of inadequacy to portray Wonder Woman as I am a pasty pasty white girl who is the farthest thing from an Amazon you could get. But the more I see it, the more I’m feeling the latter, being really inspired and motivated to remake my own costume better than ever.
I’ve always been incredibly proud of my Wonder Woman costume as it has so many ‘first incredibly successful costuming moments’ associated with it: My first very successful corset; my first foray into sewing with lycra; my first time making reasonable ‘hard armour’ parts; my first comic book cosplay; my first ‘dream’ cosplay; my first (and I reckon, only) cosplay to achieve some kind of international recognition that made me feel a part of the international cosplay scene and not just some silly unimportant Aussie. So it will always hold a special place in my heart and despite my own insecurities about portraying her, I always feel my most comfortable as Wonder Woman (only Snow White comes close & as I’ve only worn her once it’s hard to compare).
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the best way to go about the remake as this is my ‘signature’ costume and I want to spend a good amount of time working to create something that will last as well as my current version. I’m still just as in love with the artwork I chose to recreate, so I will be sticking with that as my main inspiration. But I’m thinking about looking at using different materials and methods to create something that is definitely different to my first incarnation and is way more kick arse. I’ve always felt that my costume lacked a feeling of realism. It’s pretty true to the comic art, but the armour just doesn’t have the right ‘heft’ as such. So I’m hoping that my next version will be as incredible and realistic as these amazing images above!