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WW2 costume mods

22 May 2018 18:49 #59590 by lfan
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According to the article, she's getting a new costume.  Time will tell if its a wholesale change or maybe a special version for taking on a superpowered foe, so I'll reserve judgment.  However, my first reaction is "Why?"

I realize you wanna sell more merchandise, but considering that WW is the only "hot" movie franchise DC has right now, combined with the fact that costuming is SO polarizing and opens you up for tons of scorn from the trolling fanboys (see WW pilot, Flash's original costume, latest Starfire pics from Titans show, even some backlash on Zachery Levi's Shazam) why would you take this risk?  Of course if the changes are minuscule, not a big deal, but I don't know why people always want to change the "canon-istic" part of the character that people have grown accustomed to and like.

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22 May 2018 19:01 - 22 May 2018 19:03 #59591 by kikass2014
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Yeah its hard to tell without seeing what these changes are, if they are for better or worse.

I'm of the mindset that it most likely is to do with selling merch, but given that it relates to "battle gear" in the article, could be something worn for a set-piece. Could be socio-political. "Hey Gadot showed toooo much skin, cover her up damn it!"

As to the question of "why?", 9 times out of 10, making that merchandise money :D  When did the DCEU EVER think about "the fans" of these properties lol :P 

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22 May 2018 19:11 #59594 by lfan
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kikass2014 wrote: Yeah its hard to tell without seeing what these changes are, if they are for better or worse.

I'm of the mindset that it most likely is to do with selling merch, but given that it relates to "battle gear" in the article, could be something worn for a set-piece. Could be socio-political. "Hey Gadot showed toooo much skin, cover her up damn it!"

As to the question of "why?", 9 times out of 10, making that merchandise money :D  When did the DCEU EVER think about "the fans" of these properties lol :P 

Peace.

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The "why" was kinda rhetorical, as I have a pretty good idea its money from merchandising, especially toys.  They all do it -- DC and Marvel -- sometimes for better and sometimes for worse, but always with an eye on making money.  Captain America is one of the most iconic superheroes in the Marvel Universe yet they managed to morph him into "Captain Puerto Rico" in one of the later incarnations.  I also don't believe we've ever had the same Spiderman costume two movies in a row. :P

I'm "hoping" it is for a specific battle like you said.  Hoping more its a little more intricate than Lynda Carter's skateboarding outfit from the show or her full body swimsuit :P

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22 May 2018 19:27 #59595 by Markiehoe
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We have had three movies with Gal in her costume.
Inserting a different costume in the cold war setting seems odd but women change their clothes all the time.
I am hopefully optimistic.

P.S. Wonder Woman's skin diving costume was super sexy. ;)

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22 May 2018 20:04 #59596 by TwiceOnThursdays
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Markiehoe wrote: We have had three movies with Gal in her costume.
Inserting a different costume in the cold war setting seems odd but women change their clothes all the time.
I am hopefully optimistic.

P.S. Wonder Woman's skin diving costume was super sexy. ;)


I think the most unrealistic things about female Super Heroes is that they wear just one costume.  IT's bad enough that most the men do too. (Honestly, most men don't wear the same thing all the time either! And few men/women are like Steve Jobs and wear the same outfit in a professional setting.)

I always like George Perez' attention to detail in the old Avengers (160-180) where each issue the Wasp is in a different outfit.  She's into fashion and has the money.  She WOULD change her outfit regularly.

As for this, I'm guessing it's a "Battle outfit" to help fight Cheetah's claws.   This would explain why she didn't go back to it in the future appearances in BvS and JLA but returned to her first uniform.

And sell more merch naturally. ;-)
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22 May 2018 21:01 - 22 May 2018 21:03 #59597 by kikass2014
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Hoping more its a little more intricate than Lynda Carter's skateboarding outfit from the show or her full body swimsuit 

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LOL :D  Good point :D

And agree, bring back the bathing costume :D

 This would explain why she didn't go back to it in the future appearances in BvS and JLA but returned to her first uniform.


Good point : )

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23 May 2018 05:54 #59604 by shadar
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TwiceOnThursdays wrote:

Markiehoe wrote: We have had three movies with Gal in her costume.
Inserting a different costume in the cold war setting seems odd but women change their clothes all the time.
I am hopefully optimistic.

P.S. Wonder Woman's skin diving costume was super sexy. ;)


I think the most unrealistic things about female Super Heroes is that they wear just one costume.  IT's bad enough that most the men do too. (Honestly, most men don't wear the same thing all the time either! And few men/women are like Steve Jobs and wear the same outfit in a professional setting.)

I always like George Perez' attention to detail in the old Avengers (160-180) where each issue the Wasp is in a different outfit.  She's into fashion and has the money.  She WOULD change her outfit regularly.

As for this, I'm guessing it's a "Battle outfit" to help fight Cheetah's claws.   This would explain why she didn't go back to it in the future appearances in BvS and JLA but returned to her first uniform.

And sell more merch naturally. ;-)


The only place I saw that done well was with G-Girl in My Super Ex-Girlfriend movie. She never wore the same thing twice. 

In Diana's case, perhaps its just some armor she puts on over her normal costume to toughen her up more. That would still sell toys and wouldn't screw things up fans. 

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08 Jul 2018 16:01 #60103 by brantley
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Gadot takes time off from WW2 to...

screenrant.com/wonder-woman-gal-gadot-co...-childrens-hospital/

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08 Jul 2018 18:25 #60104 by Monty
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Wonder Woman 1984! This sounds great! 

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08 Jul 2018 19:32 #60105 by www1969
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brantley wrote: screenrant.com/wonder-woman-gal-gadot-co...-childrens-hospital/


"MAN, what an impressive cosplayer.!
Oh...wait..."

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