How to be Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman. You know her. You love her. You're all about her… but now the opportunity is in front of you to actually become her. Going in costume is the ultimate way to pay homage to your favorite character, superhero, or celebrity, and since Diana Prince is basically all of the above, we have to commend you on your supreme decision to become the Amazing Amazon.
But now comes the hard part. Choosing a costume, picking out the right accessories, coordinating your costume with a partner, getting your hair and make-up effects on point... the task of transforming into an Amazon princess can be a little daunting since it's all too easy to get lost in the details with all of the decisions to make. Like, golden age era DC Comics or New 52? Emulating Lynda Carter or rocking a Gal Gadot Wonder Woman Costume? And one of the most important decisions—to go with the golden lasso or to go lassoless?? Don't fret, not for one second, because Great Hera, that's what we're here for!
Our HalloweenCostumes.com How-To is specifically tailored for anyone who's ready to step into her shoes, be it a die-hard fan or even just a comic book newbie who's ready to don the tiara for the first time. We'll help you go over some of the different variations of Wonder Woman costumes to choose the right look for you, some of the hottest Wonder Woman accessories and apparel for everyday comic book style, and we have two, count 'em, TWO makeup tutorials to help you get your look just right. If that's not enough we have some tidbits on everything from how to get your picture poses just right to the most famous quotes from Princess Diana of Themyscira to help you get the part down pat.
Peruse this How-To section we assembled for a little help to get everything just right, 'cause we got your back--HalloweenCostumes.com style! And we swear we're not exaggerating here, cause we've been known to bust out the Wonder Woman gold lasso every once in a while ourselves, and let us assure you, we're totally compelled to tell the truth!
Wonder Woman Costume Ideas
So you've decided to be Wonder Woman, it's a great choice, but now it's time for another decision: just which one of her costumes is right for you? There's a classic version, updated styles, and of course, the cinematic version from DC Universe films. Each has style has its own benefits, and of course, you want to choose the look that complements your own personal style too! Whether you're into superhero rompers, corsets, skirts, or armor inspired looks; we have got the style that will suit you. Check out these perennially popular costume choices to see if one of them is just right for your tastes!
Classic Wonder Woman Costume
Classic styling. Timeless character details. No one's going to be confused about your backstory when you show up to the soiree in this number. Wonder Woman's actual story may be just a little more muddled (Just where is Paradise Island, anyways?) but when you make your grand entrance, there's only going to be one thought on the mind of your fellow party goers: "Oh. She's here to save the day!" Comic book styling that holds up in any medium is what defines this look as the premiere adult Wonder Woman costume. The corset and skirt styling is simply stunning, and when your cape is fluttering in the wind, it's sure to instill reassurance into any would-be victims of any evil-doers. Choose this style to truly transform into the iconic hero of lore.
Modern Wonder Woman Costume
Are you ready for a modern take on a classic? DC Comics shifted our favorite hero to an alternate timeline in 2010, and she became a tough orphan raised on the streets of New York City working to restore a timeline that she doesn't even remember herself. As such, she has a streets-ready look, with pants and a slick jacket. (Don't fret about the big costume change too much; she still has her gold bracelets!) She might have shifted back to a more classic look in 2011's The New 52, but for us, this is the modern look of Wonder Woman. This costume captures the denim-ey look (in polyester so it's still easy to wear) and it features the slick bolero style jacket, along with the signature headband and gauntlets that you'd always expect to see on Diana Prince. Choose this costume for an updated take on the Amazing Amazon!
Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman Costume
That scene. Yeah, you know the one we're talking about. When the drums and guitar riff of the Wonder Woman theme get loud in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and she shows up in full battle mode—not just to make a cameo, nah, she shows up to straight up lay the smack down. She appears in a stunning Greek armor inspired costume ready to do battle, and instantly gains millions of new fans worldwide as we finally—FINALLY!—get to see our beloved character on screen in film. You can capture the hit look with this Gal Gadot Wonder Woman costume. It captures all the signature styling of her movie look, with no trip to Themyscira required. Complete the look with one of our women's wigs, and you'll feel ready to show Mr. Batman and Mr. Superman exactly what's up.
Wonder Woman Dress Costume
Wonder Woman is all about looking fierce and fantastic. But that's not to say she doesn't know how to glam it up every once in a while. (Like her standard duds aren't glam enough!?) This fantastic long dress costume adds an elegant skirt to the traditional getup, and it is as ready for battling brawlers as it is for dancing the Foxtrot out at the big ball. A polyfoam backed bodice will let you feel like fighting it out, but the luxe star spangled knee length skirt will have you feeling fantastic. Meet the other Justice Leaguers at the party, or hit the town with the other sexy superheroes for a girl's night out. Whether you're kickin butt or dancing up a storm, by the goddess
Wonder Woman Costume Poses
You stand tall, stoic, and ready for battle. Whether you're teaming up with Justice Leaguers or are working side by side with your fellow Amazons, nothing proudly proclaims that you're the one and only Wonder Woman like this pose. Timeless on the 70s television show or in the panels of any era of the comics, your costume for women will really stand out when you use this move. Just stand straight up, chest out, fists on your hips, and show that this is one goddess that nobody should mess with. Your iconic style will clearly announce that you're here to save the day, or at least that you're ready for one heckuva party!
The perfect pose to show off your wristlets (hey we've got to put those accessories to work, right?) and the perfect pose to showcase your heroic style, this classic posture is the perfect move for any impromptu snapshot. Your arms also frame your face, which makes it a great look for a close up photo. Timeless with a Lynda Carter Wonder Woman costume (she used this move all the time!) but appropriate for any Amazon Princess look, all you'll have to do to achieve this move is to flex your arms tight to get that extra tough-girl look, and cast a stoic gaze towards the lens. Bad guys beware!
Wonder Woman likes to show off her wristlets, but, she also likes to show everyone that she doesn't mess around too! This pose is similar to the “X” move above, but instead she's meeting one fist to the elbow, and the other arm is in the air. We're not sure what it means, but we like the way it looks, and it will certainly make you extra eye-catching in all your Halloween photos on Instagram. Stop criminals in their tracks, foil the plans of infamous supervillains, and look fantastic in every single online post. All in a day's work for this Amazon Princess!
The Strong Girl
Another classic superhero pose: flexing like a true goddess. Make all those other superheroes jealous of your heroic posturing and authentic visage by flexing and striking an imposing look. Story says she was molded out of clay after all--but you don't have to be brought to life by the gods, or even spend a minute in the gym to look imposing. (That's what the costume is for!) Just don't flex too long or you might get sore or turn off the other Justice League members from offering you a spot on the team. Halloween is a long night after all, so remember to pace yourself!
The Kneeling Elbow
When you're a superhero, you have to be ready to throw down at any time. You never know when a super villain will show up and start stirring up trouble. This pose is fantastic not only for pictures, but also to kick off a sprint towards a bank robber or a prisoner on the lam. (Hopefully you don't have any of those at your party, though!) For foiling an imminent caper, or just to show off your Wonder Woman costume accessories, this pose will let you set the scene at the party!
Wonder Woman has an invisible plane, but she can also fly. We're not exactly sure why she bothers with the plane, but that's a topic for another day. You can look like you're about to blast off from the ground with this pose. Go tippy toe and you can peruse the party for flight partners before you take off. Or you can just keep your feet flat on the ground, and let the paparazzi shoot just one more pic before you take flight. The most important part of your pre-flight checklist, though, is to be sure you're holding your lasso tight!
Wonder Woman Couples Costume Ideas
Bank Robber and Wonder Woman Costumes
Wonder Woman catches guys pretty easily, especially the bad boys. Okay, that's a little cheesy, but she really does fight criminals ranging from supervillains right down to the petty bank robber! One of our most popular couple pairings is Wonder Woman and our Bank Robber costume. Use the golden lasso to tie him up and prevent any more jewel heists!
The Flash and Wonder Woman Costumes
The Flash is lightning fast, but every now and then he's got to take a moment to tie his shoe. Have you ever seen someone trip while running one thousand miles an hour? It isn't pretty! You'll already be looking Amazon amazing in our Wonder Woman costume, so just give old Barry Allen the time he needs to get himself ready. Then you two can speed away to go out to the big party or just whiz back to Justice League headquarters to plan the next mission.
Captain America and
Wonder Woman Costumes
Alright, comic books geeks will notice that Wonder Woman is from the DC Universe and Captain America is from the Marvel Universe. It's crazy talk, in almost any situation, to put these two characters together--unless it's Halloween! On Halloween, anything goes. Could there be a better pair than Wonder Woman and Cap to cutely canoodle over cups of classy coffee and cappuccinos? No way!
Wonder Woman Costumes
If you want to keep your comic book universes straight and don't want to dip into the Marvel arena, then step out on Halloween with none other than Superman! Try showing up as mild-mannered news reporter and secretary, and then suddenly transform into Superman and Wonder Woman later in the evening. You'll be the hottest news of the night!
Batman and Wonder Woman Costumes
Finally, try pairing up with Bruce Wayne himself, Batman! What girl hasn't daydreamed about flying around Gotham with the Dark Knight. Sure, he's a little brooding, troubled and all that, but he's handsome, a successful businessman, and he has all those cool gadgets. There's perhaps no better team-up than Wonder Woman and Batman. So, better watch out supervillains! Because these two are comin' for ya.
Wonder Woman Clothing
Wonder Woman T-Shirt
Sometimes, you don't need a real deal costume to start the adventure. Sometimes, you just need a Wonder Woman t-shirt with cape! When you're ready to take charge of your party scene as the Amazing Amazonian, just slip on this classic graphic printed tee. The cape secures with Velcro to keep on or take off as desired, and the iconic WW on your chest will let all know you're ready for action. Pair it with dark jeans or yoga pants for a stunning, and stunningly easy to put together costume ensemble.
Wonder Woman Pajamas
Sometimes all the armor and spandex is overkill. Sometimes, all you need to take care of your mission is your PJs! Don't fret over gearing up for the mission, just go in this delightful women's lounger. As a zip up onesie, you shouldn't worry about your sleepwear selection making a fracas in the superhero community. We think your choice of comfort over style will lead to a uniform fashion revolution. (Cause who said pajamas aren't stylish in their own right!)
Wonder Woman Dress
Superhero fashion for everyday life? Sure, you can wear a costume skater dress as an easy go-to costume, but you can also make it a staple of your DC Comics inspired wardrobe. Because nothing says fun geek chic fashion like costume apparel! This A-Line scoop dress has all of the uniform styling of Wonder Woman's classic threads, but it's a lighter take so you can conduct more casual affairs like going out to the movie premiere or spending the afternoon shopping. And if villains strike the scene, you'll still have the confidence to battle them to save the day!
Wonder Woman Corset
A costume top that is as sizzling as it is sexy? If you'd like to take Diana Prince's duds from standard to spectacular, just coordinate this signature sexy Wonder Woman sequin corset with other costume pieces for a glam Amazon effect. You can picture yourself saving the world, owning the fashion runway, or even using it to spice up date night. With the shimmering sequins on this corset, one thing's for sure—you're going to shine!
Wonder Woman Accessories
Wonder Woman Boots
Trying to save the world without the right footwear... it isn't just a fashion faux pas, it basically breaks all the rules in the superhero handbook. This signature superhero boot set is tailor made to match a variety of Wonder Woman looks, and no matter which costume your coordinate it with, it's going to look stunning. With gold trim, a high gloss finish, and stiletto heel to top it all off, these superhero boots are the show stopping look that's going to stop both the villains and your potential crime fighting partners right in their tracks.
Wonder Woman and her golden lasso basically go together like peas and carrots. Sure you can have one without the other, but they are just SO much better together! Besides, we just can't get enough of the Amazing Amazonian unfurling her gold lasso of truth and using it's innate powers to solve whatever problem she's facing. You can do the same by adding this unique golden rope to your costume ensemble. Belt loops lets you wear it on your hip, but when you bust it out... it's going to be time to save the day!
Red Star Gold Crown & Cuffs
Okay, your newly selected Wonder Woman costume is already iconic and an instant favorite, but you're ready to complete the comic book effect. You're going to want some bling for your wrists and maybe a little bit for your lid too, so make sure you complete your look with this tiara and golden cuffs combination. The bracelets are generally regarded as being bulletproof, which is useful ability to have if you're planning on saving the day. And the red star gold crown? Well, the crown just looks awesome. (Ain't nothing wrong with rocking a little bling!) Assemble these Wonder Woman costume accessories together to complete your detailed costume effect. Sure, saving the day will be its own reward, but if you can look fantastic while you're at it… well, that's just a bonus!
Wonder Woman Shield
When Wonder Woman appears alongside Batman and Superman in her 2016 DC cinematic universe film debut, she looks so tough that we doubt she'd even need weapons to beat up on the likes of Doomsday. But, if you have the option to bring a sword and shield to the party… well, always choose that option! This Dawn of Justice adult shield will be the perfect accessory to pair with your Gal Gadot Wonder Woman costume, but it has the timeless style to match it to a Lynda Carter costume or any other style. Whatever costume you choose, the magic is in the details, and this prop will complete your battle ready armament.
Wonder Woman Quotes
Have you ever been stuck in a situation where you just didn't know what to say? You know, someone asks about how high your invisible plane can fly, if your lasso is actually made of gold, or what Aquaman is really like. It's tough being a superhero! You're probably not a professional actor either, so if memorizing your lines is something you need just a tad more help getting down, no worries! We'll help you sound exactly like Wonder Woman when you use our handy quotes guide. We have all her favorites, as well as a few inspirational things she's said. You might even learn a fun fact or two about her along the way! So, memorize a few lines, learn a few things, practice, memorize, and repeat; and you'll truly become Wonder Woman this Halloween.!
Wonder Woman Costume Makeup
You may be fighting injustice and evildoers all day but that doesn't mean you can't look amazing doing it. Use this Wonder Woman makeup application this Halloween to add some extra flair to your Wonder Woman costume. The tutorial uses a blue eyelid color, eyebrow darkener, and a bright red lipstick for a quick and simple look. Add a Wonder Woman wig and some costume jewelry to complete the superhero costume experience, and you’ll be ready to hit the superhero scene in no time. Just remember to “Thank Hera” for your style sense!
Wonder Woman Pop Art Makeup
Indubitably, any Wonder Woman theme is prime for a little pop art influence. A timeless character (who even has a pop art-esque star pattern featured on her costume) means all it's going to take is a few Ben Day dots and a little patience to create a costume look that sure to rule any comic book get-together. Watch the video below to see the sequence of our dazzling makeup effects team performing a pop art makeup session to take the idea from the canvas to the real world! With a makeup kit, a few gems, and a little bit of adhesive, these step-by-step instructions will let you recreate the look.