Costume :Wonder Woman
Variant :Alex Ross
Source :DC
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Memorabilia Nov 2010

Costume Photos

New Version, with new belt :)

New pants, I'm much happier with these



Costume Information

Cost : £60, most of which was footwear....but aren't they just yummy?
Time Taken : 3 weeks

So, I was going to make the boots, but I treated myself instead. Oops

The head piece , breast plate and arm bands are made by my lovely Boyfriend with thermo plastic, shaped and painted. That took a while to get used to :)

The corset is also home made, my first attempt. I'm really please with it and the next one I make will be even better.

It won't win any prizes, but it was great fun wearing it, probably the "bravest" costume I'll ever do! It'll get a makeover and come out to play again :)

Updated for spring memorabilia.

New Belt and pants. This is more in the spirit of Alex Ross's WW than the cartoon, so O changed the icon to reflect that.

The corset has been retouched and an open ended zip has replaced the hooks & eyes. Much more comfy :p


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OMG please tell me this is for LFCC :P

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 28 May, 2010 - 18:32
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Not sure what it's for yet, I've always wanted to make one :p

by Wyrdsister on Saturday, 29 May, 2010 - 02:09
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Well if you end up doing it for LFCC your more than welcome to be in our DC group :) Steve *ranma1/2* is in it doing Star Sapphire :P but theres a thread on the cosplay forum if your intrested :) either way cant wait to see it!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 29 May, 2010 - 02:12
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Thank you on both counts...I don't know if I will make it to LFCC...I've never been...If I did, I'd be more than happy to join your group though :)

by Wyrdsister on Saturday, 29 May, 2010 - 10:33
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well ive done enough poaching superheros :) really cant wait to see pics! your gonna look fab!

by Captain_Marvelous on Saturday, 29 May, 2010 - 11:22
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Oh wow! I can't wait to see this. I'm sure you'll do an amazing job.

by Sephirayne on Sunday, 30 May, 2010 - 00:23
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Hate to comment again but in my not so inconsiderable knowledge of DC and Spandex costumes, your figure suits it very nicely, I look forward to seeing more :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 3 June, 2010 - 01:33
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'Can you pull off this type of costume'?? - absolutley!
Go for it Steph. I LOVE WW. I'm sure you will look abs Fab!

..I didn't make it to LFCC in the end. Maybe by the time you want to wear this I will have a DC cos finished too. ;)

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 28 July, 2010 - 13:50
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Thanks hun, I am going for it "-" I'm going to try your Lycra boot cover technique for the boots, as I really don't like the gogo platforms you can buy on ebay. I have a new dress form (birthday present!) and all the fabric, boning and threads ready. I just need the Foamalux for the arm & head bands. I don't need a wig (yeah!) so I'm good to go.

by Wyrdsister on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 01:48
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I defo think you can pull off this costume. You have a very lovely set of legs there.

by Sephirayne on Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - 17:31
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Great. :) Sounds like you have all the know how to put this together really well. You are such a talented costume maker. (I wish I knew corsetry :/ ..guess I'll just have to dive in the deep end someday)
*goes off to Google "Foamalux" * ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 3 August, 2010 - 12:04
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Look forward to seeing this at Memorabilia if your doing it on the Sunday :) I'll be a Dc villian so would defo have to get a photo :)

by Inuyoku on Sunday, 19 September, 2010 - 12:58
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Saw a great chest/belt armor tutorial on the League of Heroes if you need any help! :) though it depends what version of wonder woman your doing :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 7 November, 2010 - 13:57
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Link? I think I'm going for the spirit of truth ww, but anything is useful :)

by Wyrdsister on Sunday, 7 November, 2010 - 14:02
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Ah yeah the armored one ^.- its essentially using plasticard to cut the armor out and heat gun it into place. then just buy metalic back plastic and neatly cover it, paper pattern it first obvs but yeah thats essentially it, ive been using the same techniquie and im very happy with it :) *sorry the links not working, I think you have to be a member of the forum* XD

by Captain_Marvelous on Sunday, 7 November, 2010 - 14:08
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hehe, I'll be using thermo plastic as it happens :p

by Wyrdsister on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 02:30
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bum looks fantastic, hehe, be proud

by callmemilo on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 02:49
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by ryaoki on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 02:52
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Wow those pants look really profesh..how do you do your leg hole hems? they look so flat..mine always look bumpy. Did you sew knicker elastic into them?

btw your btm look fine to me ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 12:03
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Thanks :) Steve, I think I got lucky with the fabric and the pattern I made, I had to do it about three timesand it was all bumpy before as well, I didn't use elastic though, but the seams are rolled hem I don't have a stretch stitch on my machine, so I used the smallest zig zag stich I have. The waist is satill bumpy, but you can't see it when I wear them :p

by Wyrdsister on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 13:14
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Thanks, so is that what you literally do, ie roll the hem into like a suasage and then stitch it flat through the sewing machine?

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 8 November, 2010 - 13:36
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Pretty much, you fold the fabric twice in the same direction, and sew flat. You can get a thin "proper" rolled hem with a special foot on your machine, I've not tried it with the Lycra though :P I did baste it first to stop the lycra moving too much.

by Wyrdsister on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 02:54
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Are you still planning on wearing this to Memorabilia, if so which day, love to get a photo with you :D

by Inuyoku on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 02:56
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I should be going both days, I think I'll wear ww on Sunday :)

by Wyrdsister on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 03:29
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Works for me im only going on sunday as harley so I will look out for you :D

by Inuyoku on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 03:51
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Aha thanks Steph. I will investigate those special presser foot attatchments at my sewing machine shop. If that works using zig-zag stitch it might be the nearest thing to getting a serger type finish on lycra (ie thin, tidy, expandable hems). ^_^

Sunday for WW - I will look out for you then. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 11:57
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I agree with Ryaoki ^.-

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 9 November, 2010 - 13:27
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Aaarggh! Sun I will not be able to come to Memro after all - will be down in Bath all day. Hate it when things clash on the same day! I hope you get some good pics. ..Make sure to take your camera and get lots of shots, then you can pick which ones you like the best and stick em up. ^_^

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 01:13
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btw I'm lovin the shape of your bodice wip. That is a great pattern and Totally fits you. :)

by Ranma1-2 on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 01:27
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Thanks hun, and I will endeavour o get plenty of pics :)

by Wyrdsister on Friday, 12 November, 2010 - 13:48
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Was really nice meeting you :) You looked awesome x

by Inuyoku on Monday, 22 November, 2010 - 01:25
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Looking incredible hun. Brilliant WW. ;)

by Sephirayne on Monday, 22 November, 2010 - 02:56
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You are a star. ^_^
I'm guessing you ran out of time to do the perfect job..that happens to me a lot when certain things take a lot longer than I planned and I even end up sometimes with stuff literally held together by safety pins, just to wear it for the intended con. eg My Zatanna, never truly got finished like I envisaged, and its still waiting cuz it deserves to made like my original vision for it. I'm sure you want to redo some of the parts of WW cos for that same reason. And then wear it again..so I can see it next time! :)

Q How do you put your bracelets on? they look seamless.

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 22 November, 2010 - 11:18
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I need to adjust the breast plate, it's too curvy for my cleavage :p
I need to make a new belt out of the Plastic,
I also need to get some better fabric for the pants I found some online which is a swimwear fabric, blue with white stars on!

The Armbands are held on with tention? they're made of plastic, they're bendy enough for me to put my arms through :) I will take some pics for you.

by Wyrdsister on Monday, 22 November, 2010 - 13:29
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Apreciating the Alex Ross respect! you look very similar to the Kingdom Come WW :) Really suits you! I would be proud to get a pic with you when im Superman!

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 22 November, 2010 - 14:23
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Thanks Luke, I hope we get a chance to meet on a DC day :) I plan to make improvements and wear it again !

by Wyrdsister on Tuesday, 23 November, 2010 - 03:04
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Well we are doing it for may expo, lfcc and oct expo ^^ and kita lol

by Captain_Marvelous on Tuesday, 23 November, 2010 - 15:13
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Well I plan to go to expo or lfcc next year so...

by Wyrdsister on Thursday, 25 November, 2010 - 14:37
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Ah good ;)

by Captain_Marvelous on Thursday, 25 November, 2010 - 15:03
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You look even more amazing than before! :)

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 28 March, 2011 - 08:46
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The improvements looked great in person :D Looked fantastic x

by Inuyoku on Monday, 28 March, 2011 - 11:40
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Thank you :)

by Wyrdsister on Monday, 28 March, 2011 - 13:06
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Oh my GOSH! New pants are AWESOME! *__*
Hope you dont mind me saying Steph but you have such a sexy shape! Yes you do! You look FABulous in these WW pants. ^_^

Honestlty this costume is looking really professional. I esp admire your leg hole hems, they are so neeeeeat. * T_T wishes I could do leg holes this good! *

by Ranma1-2 on Monday, 28 March, 2011 - 13:55
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Aww Thanks Steve! That's so nice! The working out of the pants took weeks, but I now have a pattern that works for me and the new pants took under 2 hours to make :) (You can have it if you want) and the finish is a rolled hem. I baste it first and then use the smallest zigzag on my machine as I don't have a stretch stitch.

by Wyrdsister on Tuesday, 29 March, 2011 - 02:08
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I can believe that. I just spent a whole day making the pattern for my Star Maker shorts! Didnt realise these would be so hard to do. :S
Im not sure if your pattern will fit me cuz I dont have womanly hips like you, but I dont mind trying. :)

Oh.. Ahhhhh.. rolled hem! I have bought one of those rolled hem attachments recently. Just havent got round to road testing it yet. But I am slowly making friends with stretch lycra - I just discovered the stitch length setting S.S on my machine and when I set it to this during stretch stitch it is working without skipping stitches. *__*

by Ranma1-2 on Wednesday, 30 March, 2011 - 01:16
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God that new fabric is really on the money! looks great!

by Captain_Marvelous on Monday, 27 June, 2011 - 11:31
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OMG I've just figured out who you are O_O' lol that took me a while!! ^^ Impressive wonder woman costume!

by Siouxsie James on Friday, 18 May, 2012 - 23:19

To-Do List



Pants! (Posted 28th March 2011)

I'm really pleased with my new pants! The fabric is spot on, it was a bit more pricey than I would have liked to pay, but hey!

Armour WIP (Posted 17th November 2010)

First time trying Foamlux, interesting product, a lot of potential. Needs Painting, obviously :)

WIP Corset (Posted 17th November 2010)

the first layer of the corset, modified. This will hold the boning and will be covered with red.

WIP Corset (Posted 17th November 2010)

Original pattern for the corset.

Lycra...grr (Posted 8th November 2010)

So, after many attempts and much unpicking I got to this...:p I'm actually quite pleased with this :)

Lycra...grrr (Posted 27th September 2010)

Minor issues with the pants...Lycra not behaving itself! Such a difficult material to use!

Fabrics (Posted 3rd June 2010)

Red and blue primary colours have been bought...The lasso was in Dunhelm all this time ( who knew)