Oh my gosh! What the hell am I thinking! Cosplaying an epic character like Wonder Woman and then to make Wonder Woman’s Divine Armour!! My answer is to stop reading comics and then I won’t get any bright ideas to make such epic cosplays! But that’s never gonna happen!
So this Wonder Woman cosplay came about when I started reading The New 52 Wonder Woman series. There she was so beautiful, dressed in all her armour and ready to kick Hades butt! And as soon as I saw the illustrations, I just knew I had to cosplay her.
WONDER WOMAN’S DIVINE ARMOUR?
Now firstly it’s hard to imagine anyone not knowing who Diana / Wonder Woman is – but here’s a brief background (according to the New 52 series, released 2011): Diana is an Amazonian, born on Themyscira (aka Paradise Island – invisible to the outside world, protected by the Gods). She is the daughter of Hippolyta and the God Zeus.
She’s strong, invincible and has the powers of a god – she’s just down right a kickass character. She is a role-model to women and girls everywhere!
So how in the world was a gonna make this epic picture by Cliff Chiang come to life, so began my Wonder Woman’s Divine Armour build. My main problem was that I needed her arm manica to be able to move because I still needed to make a video of all the awesome cosplays at the event. LOL we all know that artists don’t make outfits that actually work in the real world, but I needed mine too! It took me at least a month of different ideas and examples before I decided on the final construction.
- The tiara, chestplate, arm cuffs, manica and belt were all made out of eva foam and covered in worbla.
- I was really happy with the way the belt-skirt came out. The skirt part, I made using craft foam and then covering the pieces in blue pleather – this way the pieces held their shape, but looked still leathery.
- The base of the cosplay was just a simple old swimming suit, that I attached metallic fabric to, to make it look like metal scales.
- My sword was crafted out of of balsa wood and painted.
- The shield was a polystyrene cake board and covered in a bit of paper mache to give it the shape.
- I even learnt to do simple electronics to make my lasso light up – which was just christmas lights attached to a small battery pack. A special thank you to The Wizard J for teaching me!
- For the hair, I was very sneaky, my own hair was already dyed black, so I just made a hair extension to create the bun look – which was a black wig covering a round polystyrene ball.
“She is a role-model to women and girls everywhere!”
Wonder Woman’s Divine Armour cosplay was really uncomfortable to wear, due to the armour pieces being so rigid. I got such a great response from everyone at the Con and Cliff Chiang liked one of the pictures too on twitter – which had me beaming!