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Wonder Woman Costume by Protokitty Wonder Woman Costume by Protokitty
Finished this a while ago but forgot to put it up.

When Jim Lee's new costume for Wonder Woman was announced, it created quite a buzz. Quite a few people weren't happy with it including one of my good friends who wrote a short tirade about it. So I decided have a crack at it. (He's still not happy with it tho, can't please everybody!) I actually have no problems with Jim Lee's redesign except I think her WW should be larger (it is an iconic symbol). I noticed a whole bunch of artists on deviantArt also did their own version of Wonder Woman's costume and alot of them were really great! It seems like a consensus that pants are always a good idea for an action hero. Someone should make a group gallery dedicated to Wondy's costumes.

Inked in Manga Studio (I'm trying to learn it) and colored in Photoshop. This is my first attempt at trying cel style shading, so I'm not sure I got it quite right but it was an interesting experiment.

Created 8-2010
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activemotionpictures Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
My, this is awesome!
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Maggy-mitchi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
That look !!
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:iconmetal-otaku:
metal-otaku Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AWEsome!!
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:iconatlantagirl:
Atlantagirl Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All the win! Thanks for giving her some pants! :D
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Scarecrow113 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think she should have some armor on her shoulders, but otherwise I don't see a problem with it.
Also, finally, pants!
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:iconpepechepekas:
pepechepekas Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
finest wonder woman ever
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:icon13571979:
13571979 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Great - in film or animation of used this clothes rather sexy dress
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:iconzipponinja:
Zipponinja Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like this.
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:iconsacha31:
Sacha31 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So cool!!
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:iconragdollfun:
ragdollfun Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
This is a very beautiful redesign. Though I think it would be better if she also had one of those armored belts/girdles.
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:iconpvg315:
PVG315 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Great work!
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:iconbabakosen:
BabakoSen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why were people unhappy? Not enough leg showing? But that's what makes this version better—she's not running around in an improbable strapless swimsuit. She has some armor now. And her battleax is frickin' sweet.
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:iconshidyk:
Shidyk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool. :D
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:iconboreinotwilight:
Boreinotwilight Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Very, very nice. Simple, elegant. Not too busty. I like, but it won't sell ;-)
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:iconmariamjolnir:
MariaMjolnir Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
It looks stunning *___*
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:iconnewfieartgirl:
NewfieArtGirl Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Artist
Brilliant! Gorgeous! I LOVE it!!!! Wonder Woman Rules.
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:iconkal-el4:
Kal-el4 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Me likey!
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:iconlazart11:
LazArt11 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist
nice axe
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studmuffintommee Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Cool Battle Axe!!!
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JediOrSithAH Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Wow! This seems actually real and rational. Although I don't think Wonder Woman would use a battle-axe with a shield. She's strong, but it's a two-handed weapon.
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Now this is awesome. Something in the back of my mind didn't like the original costume honestly. It didn't seem practical for a Greek warrior princess.
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electrasteph Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
The axe is excellent! I love this.
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:iconarkanoart:
ArkanoArt Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional
Muy buena!!
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:icondeedraws:
DeeDraws Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the Eagle Axe :)
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:icongavinmichelli:
GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
LOVE that axe!!
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:iconhellmanns:
hellmanns Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I loved and I like it so much. Its good to see that are very talented womans who draws so good. keep rocking.
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Protokitty Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconfiskloring:
fiskloring Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Love the tights!!
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:iconmeteoro7:
Meteoro7 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Beautiful
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JediJoshus007 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This looks epic, I'm loving the whole thing;cape, shield, ax, and yes the shin guards too. :thumbsup:
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:iconnemalki:
nemalki Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Your first time trying cel-styled shading? You've could have fooled me. This is a beautiful drawing of Wonder Woman.
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Taj-P Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
wooow i like it the look, the axe the shield, great work kitty
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ODreamCatcherO Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
its good! she looks like a superhero and not a mundane biker chic or pornstar lol its very patriotic too i hat the new tv show version :(
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timdunn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It retains the classic elements without being a throwback. It adds detail without being too busy. It's practical without looking like it's made for war, which is perfect for a ambassador of peace.

Perfect.
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Jupiterzguy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
That is the most perfect version of her axe I've ever seen. Seriously, that design is so perfect it ought to have been in the comics already! I really like the white w on the bottom of her top as well.
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Protokitty Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Aah, thank you but I can't take total credit on the axe design, there was a Wonder Woman action figure with a similar axe. Much like the costume I just added my own touch to it.

And you found one of hidden W's! There's a bunch of W's (other than her obvious WW chest plate) peppered through out her costume, can you find more?
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Jupiterzguy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Hmm, let's see.

Well, first off there's her symbol, which could be any number of W's from 1-3.

Then there's the =w= on the axe, which, again, could be a couple depending on how you counted. Where the haft meets the head also makes a w.

There's also the w on her greaves, as well as the negative space above and below it which would technically form w's as well.

From the way she's standing, the piping on her pants makes a w.

I keep eying the inscribed lines on her bracers, but can't quite parse a w from what I can see of them.

Oh, the curve of her tiara above her brow kind of makes a lowercase one if you squint.

So, how'd I do? ^_^
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Protokitty Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Whoa, you found way more than I actually put in! The only real hidden W was the piping on her pants. (No W's on the bracelets or tiara) Good Job!
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Wiccanslyr Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not THIS would have been a WONDERFUL costume redesign! I love it.
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hatefulevilscumface Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
This is great! The best part is that Wonder Woman's bottoms have evolved from a skirt, to jogging shorts and then to the bathing suit bottom (and unfortunately DC editors don't realize they have the authority to tell artists not to draw it like a thong) so the pants look you've chosen is no bigger a change than any previous one...
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oooo, I really like this. I agree with you on all counts, the new costume is good (tons better than the star-spangled swimsuit), but the new one needs a lil "oomph" and yours definitely has that.
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GinoDrone Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
I really love this.

I'd like to see some more variations on this idea.
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:icontswink:
tswink Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Brilliant!!!
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:iconorganicsteel:
organicSTEEL Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Whoa! This is a beautiful WW redesign.
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MatiasSoto Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice design!
I like this over Jim lee's because it has enough of the old to be in character and more than enough of new stuff without looking like something out of American Gladiators. The one detail I didn't like I find it interferes with the rest of the design it's the leather belt that holds the lasso.
But overall amazing work!
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Amasov Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
This is simply sublime.
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mguz192 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist
Oh You definitely got it right!
I didn't know about WW's costume being redesigned! =0
I actually like this pic ALOT! She finally has PANTS! YES! The design overall is so.....BADASS! >:D
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Drawolf26 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're good.
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:iconluber-lord:
Luber-Lord Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
YOU GOT MY VOTE.
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CrimsonArtz Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
I love it. ;)
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