Today I am sharing the kid-friendly Wonder Woman cosplay costume I made for my youngest:
See inspiration pin here
When I say “kid-friendly”, I mean age appropriate. No boobs or butts here. And I don’t think the costume is any lesser for it!
I will start by saying that my Falafel takes this role very seriously, and told me that Wonder Woman “does not smile”. So with the exception of this photo above, really she is a stern-faced super hero.
OK let’s get down to the details. For the shirt, I used the same one I made for her Astrid costume (which was made using Sew Much Ado’s Skipper Top), only for this one, I cut off the sleeves. I also took some gold vinyl and cut out an eagle and zig zag stitched it on.
For the skirt, I cut up some of my husband’s old jeans. I started with Momma Quail Patterns Abilene Skirt (like the one I made here) only I stopped at the crotch. I cut the yoke part into a “v” and then sewed piping around. I made it with a flat front and an elastic back. I made sure to top stitch any pieces I had to join together, so they look like jeans.
Then I made those arrow panels to mimic the ones found on a gladiator skirt (I believe they are called lappets- Thank you Craftingcon FB group!). They are lined with navy cotton fabric. I top stitched with denim thread (that gold stuff) and then sewed each one onto the skirt yoke, individually. I painted the white stars, freehand.
I love that the denim panels ended up being different colors (because they were from different pairs of jeans, after all).
Her golden lasso of truth, was not forged by the gods, but instead began as a humble braided curtain tieback that I unwound. I then used simple twist ties to hold the strands together. I created a loop to hook on her belt (which was found at a thrift store, and I painted it gold) with a hook and loop closure.
Her headband and wristbands were self drafted, made from that gold vinyl, and all are adjustable with velcro closures.
I also made her a faux cape/shawl out of fleece because it has been slightly chilly here, and I just found out that it will be 80 degrees the day we go to Comiccon.
Oh well. One less thing to carry.
Needless to say, she loves it.
Oh this girl.
Looks like we are all ready for Comiccon. The real question is, are they ready for us?!
What Superhero would YOU be?