Two weeks ago, the first official image of Adrianne Palicki in her Wonder Woman costume was released, and the response was less than steller. While I didn’t have the same anger to the costume as others, I did feel that it felt like it came out of a fetish shop rather than a superhero’s closet.
Well, there’s some good news for all the fans who cried foul. The costume has been redesigned!
The first official images (courtesy of SFX) of Palicki on set have been released and as you can see, the bottom half of the costume has been drastically altered to give the costume a less cheep feel.
First of all, I like that the pants are less shiny. They look more like fabric now, rather than skin tight latex used in a very adult version of Wonder Woman. In other words, the pants feel more “real.”
The boots have also been altered from blue to red, I didn’t think it would make much of a difference, but surprisingly it does. It gives the costume a better color balance. The boots have also been changed from heels to flat bottoms which again, makes the costume more believable.
My only gripe is that personally, I would have dropped the stars on the side. A little too cheesy for my taste, but overall the new look totally works.
As for how Palicki looks in these images, I’m iffy. Now, I will hold judgement till I can see the final product, but the scrunched up face is really irking me. But the photographers on set are always hard pressed to get a good pic in the middle of an action scene.
The second image I can let go because it’s clearly a stunt double.
Wonder Woman is still in the pilot stage and might not make it past these images, but if it does then we can all judge the costume for ourselves in September (or January).