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Doin' my first post here on this forumblogojournaling community of words and pictures for something that - to my ABSOLUTE SHOCK - I... actually mostly don't entirely dislike?!

WHOA okay now that everyone's put on their glare-resistant costume-viewing goggles

Things I like:

- Emphatically, unashamedly a SUPER HERO COSTUME. No muted colors, no "lol, jeans, hoodie t-shirt" shennanigans, pretty much as SUPER HERO as a super hero costume can get.

- Tiara, bracelets, lasso, gold chest-thingy/belt. I mean it's not like THE CLASSIC wonder woman costume but it's way more faithful than anything I expected

- PANTS. I am honestly pretty glad that they went with pants.

Things I don't like:

- I don't personally care about the boots but people are gonna be upset about the boots, I am not gonna be a person who faults anyone for being upset about the boots

- GLARE, jesus christ she is not gonna have to fight much after she has LITERALLY BLINDED her foes, I seriously hope they tone that down a bit on the show

- They probably could have fit some stars somewhere on there, I mean come on

There's some stuff I would think it would've needed, like... shoulder straps, I was legit expecting to be really annoyed by the lack of shoulder straps but... in practice it kinda works without 'em?

Overall honestly I think it still probably evens out to kinda terrible, I'm just surprised to see that it's so much less terrible than what I was expecting, and terrible in such a different direction from the kind of terrible they've done in every terrible superhero thing for the last like ten goddamn years.

I'm sure some (re: a lot of) people's reaction will be THAT SHE LOOKS LIKE A HOOKER but honestly that was probably basically inevitable no matter what they did so I am kind of glad the people who made this went like THAT'S RIGHT EVERYBODY, BRIGHT RED AND BLUE VINYL, WE D.G.A.F.


'Wonder Woman': First look at Adrianne Palicki in costume -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

What’s different from what we’ve seen before? Well, how about those shiny blue pants? And blue boots instead of red ones? Compared to Lynda Carter’s get-up, this body-hugging extravaganza de-emphasizes the patriotism and seems to play up the comic’s Greek mythology. And a special shout-out to those bracelets!

Wonder Woman is being remade by Boston Legal writer David E. Kelley, who has incorporated the superhero’s signature lasso, cuffs, and plane in the pilot. NBC promises the project, if picked up to series, will offer a serious, non-campy take on the DC Comics character.

Along with Palicki, Elizabeth Hurley (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me) and Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride) have joined the cast. Hurley’s character runs a pharmaceutical company that is creating a drug that makes people stronger while Elwes plays the CEO of Diana’s company, Themyscira Industries.


two preview pages for Wonder Woman 608 (preview pages count for legality right?)

(David E. Kelley - at the very least, probably less likely to routinely kill off Amazons than J. PhilMichael Hesterzynski)
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Date: 2011-03-18 08:57 pm (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
Cary frickin' Elwes? Fuck you, David E. Kelly. Fuck you and your base trickery, trying to get me to watch this thing.

Date: 2011-03-18 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] wonderwomanhero
Oh. My. God.

*Epic facepalm*

Date: 2011-03-18 09:08 pm (UTC)
doomisay: (Chibi Doom!)
From: [personal profile] doomisay
The heels are bad enough, but making the costume out of PVC? It ends up looking more porn-y than what was used in the actual porn!

Date: 2011-03-18 09:11 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Luke Cage)
From: [personal profile] mullon
That's what I've wanted them to do to the new costume for a while. They even got the stars along the side that I wanted and got rid of the stupid footy things. But something about it seems off. I can't decide if its the top, or that the whole thing is so shiny. Maybe they should just go with the original costume.

Date: 2011-03-18 09:12 pm (UTC)
cherrybomb: (bbt:  yikes!)
From: [personal profile] cherrybomb
For the love of God, let Cary Elwes keep his native accent. a) it's hot and b) whenever he tries to do another accent it is just so horribly painful.

Date: 2011-03-18 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] runespoor
Oh god my eyes my eyes.

Maybe it'll look better under different lights, but as it I really can't get past that reaction. I guess the design could work? I guess? But I really can't see past the blinding PVC colors my eyes my eyes.

Date: 2011-03-18 09:16 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
I think it looks terrific! And its' Tyra Collette as Wonder Woman! She kicked ass on FNL! And she can ACT!

Date: 2011-03-18 09:17 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
Considering everything else we've seen about this series it could have the most mazing costume ever made by human hands and I still wouldn't watch it.

Date: 2011-03-18 09:28 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (manhunter and Rams)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
one thing, i agree it should have been less shiny.

BUT i see what you are saying about it being unashamedly a SUPERHEROE COSTUME seen like that, it works.

though this being a promo pic, under different lighting it should look less eye glariningly bright. Also the heels.

i think the thing that is off about it is the star on the eagle...i don't get it... seriously... its so out of place....

Date: 2011-03-18 09:30 pm (UTC)
valtyr: (diana freaks out)
From: [personal profile] valtyr
It looks... cheap. I mean, it just looks like it was ordered off Ebay or something. The metal looks plastic, and PVC is a crappy choice to fight crime in. Leather at least breathes.

If they made the colours deeper and richer (especially the blue, yuck) and lost the shine, and... is it me or does her crotch look huge?... anyway, I don't think I'd dislike it if it the colours/textures were nicer.

Date: 2011-03-18 09:31 pm (UTC)
turtlefu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] turtlefu
I was just going to post this, but I didn't have a scan for legality.

I notice she has pants. That's probably something that will carry over when the universe resorts to normal.

Date: 2011-03-18 09:33 pm (UTC)
mas: Solun Eclipse (Default)
From: [personal profile] mas
I think the word at the top of the photo sums up the majority of the fan reaction.

Date: 2011-03-18 09:41 pm (UTC)
leoboiko: manga-style picture of a female-identified person with long hair, face not drawn, putting on a Japanese fox-spirit max (Default)
From: [personal profile] leoboiko
the makeup. the makeup.


Date: 2011-03-18 09:41 pm (UTC)
thanekos: Yoshikage Kira as Kosaku Kawajiri, after the second arrow. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
I'm just waiting for the episode with Peter Dinklage as a mind games midget.

Oh, and if I'm optimistic, an amusing usage of the term Villainy Inc. It'd work, you'd have to admit.

I don't... hate it?

Date: 2011-03-18 09:58 pm (UTC)
jazzypom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jazzypom
I wish that they'd gone for a deeper blue at the bottom. Kept the boots red, but with a deeper red than the comic. I like the fact that they have the lasso, and bracelets and the corset is okay. I mean, I don't know how her breasts will be contained when she's doing all sort of exertions, but... okay.

The leggings? are a good luck, because with the cut of the original costume (the bathing suit one), it could get awkward.

My only concern is that because it's David E Kelly, it's going to be more along the lines of Ally McBeal than anything.

Date: 2011-03-18 10:10 pm (UTC)
cyberghostface: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cyberghostface
Honesty it looks like someone modeling a Halloween costume.

Date: 2011-03-18 10:15 pm (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
I'll be honest, the thing that bugs me the most (aside from the HOLYSHITBOOBS aspect of the top) is the fact that the boots and pants are the same colour. I'd want one or the other to be at least in a different shade of blue.

Otherwise, it's mostly okay. Although what we've heard of the story so far doesn't sound terribly action-oriented.

Date: 2011-03-18 10:31 pm (UTC)
baihu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] baihu
I think there's honestly no way to make a classic Wonder Woman costume look not ridiculous, or cheap. I do like the top, but the pants look unfinished.

Date: 2011-03-18 10:33 pm (UTC)
cypherfdp: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cypherfdp
Now Available at Party City for only 29.99

Date: 2011-03-18 10:35 pm (UTC)
joasakura: (Default)
From: [personal profile] joasakura
wow. that's... shiny.

what, was all the matte spandex out of stock at Fabric Barn?

Date: 2011-03-18 10:42 pm (UTC)
thebigapricot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thebigapricot
If anyone cares, I gave my thoughts over at the blog.

Date: 2011-03-18 10:51 pm (UTC)
flidgetjerome: Hark, a Vagrant #328 (Default)
From: [personal profile] flidgetjerome
Man, I hope the Amazons have the boob-tape of the Gods otherwise she's going to be facing a lot of bounce-out.

Date: 2011-03-18 11:10 pm (UTC)
red_menace: BFF? (Default)
From: [personal profile] red_menace
Ditch the heels and add the JMS shoulder strap things and I could get behind this.

Date: 2011-03-18 11:15 pm (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Ah, surely this costume that looks like something from a fetish website will persuade people that Wonder Woman is more than a pair of boobs.

Date: 2011-03-18 11:18 pm (UTC)
mynondw: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mynondw
Yeah, I don't hate this, but it just reads wrong. I agree with the "too porny" comments. The top is cut wrong. The fabric is wrong. The actress is too young. It just makes me think of stuff like this:
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