Lots of people are getting their knickers in a twist over the newly revealed Wonder Woman costume for David E. Kelley's proposed television series reboot. Not everyone is stopping to think that the whole "armored bathing suit" look is near-impossible look for anyone to pull off successfully. We're all just spoiled because Lynda Carter showed up sometime in the late 70s and nailed it. I agree with some of the complaints about the new look - it really IS too shiny - but when people are shaking their fists at the sky because they dared to put her in pants? It's a little over the top.*
And I'm pretty sure that's exactly why the internet was invented - for angry hyperbolic discussions about superhero costumes. I decided to take a look at the design in a "natural setting" for a comic book character. A little pen and ink (and Adobe) to gain a different perspective.
As for the actress herself, Adrianne Palicki is the least of the new series' worries, as anyone who watched Friday Night Lights
can attest. The girl can act AND she's an Amazonian 5'11". But this is just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.
The pencils [link]
and inks [link]
for this piece can be found at my Tumblr page.
Done with Pigma Micron and PITT Pens, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
*I will say though, that of all the redesigns I have seen, so far my favorite might just be Jamie McKelvie's. [link]
It even looks like it would fit into the description of Kelley's vision for this new series.