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Wonder Woman Redesign by DaggerPoint Wonder Woman Redesign by DaggerPoint
Wonder Woman is © DC Comics. Artwork is © 2010 Farlow Studios. All Intellectual Property Rights Reserved.

In light of DC's move to update Wonder Woman's iconic costume into the 21st century, some of my closest friends challenged me to make my own redesign.

I've read much of what the majority of fans thought of Jim Lee's modernization of Wonder Woman, this of course in accordance with J. Michael Straczynski's direction for the character. I also have watched and read some of Jim Lee's train of thought about his design.

The problem with trying to come up with a fresh take on such an iconic character is that so many of us have already embedded in our psyche Wonder Woman's look. I personally believe no artist can ever have a design worthy of the fans' approval. The same goes for Superman and Batman.

But, like I stated above, its a challenge. So, using some input from the reactions on what works and what does not, using the parameters from DC, and adding my own personal touch, this is what I came up with.

Now before you tear apart the design, please be mindful of these:

:bulletred: I'm not associated in any way with DC Comics, so I was not asked or being paid by them to do this.
:bulletred: I did this as a challenge. Instead of critiquing Jim Lee's work, I opted to put myself into his shoes. Believe me, its not easy.
:bulletred: No one can ever replace that iconic costume.

So, instead of a critique, why not challenge yourself? Re-design Wonder Woman's costume. See what you can come up with.

Pose is based on an image of actress Jewel Staite.

IMPORTANT! © COPYRIGHT JEREMY FARLOW
The work contained in my gallery is copyrighted © 2009 Farlow Studios. All rights reserved.My work may not be reproduced, copied, edited, published, transmitted or uploaded in any way without my written permission. My work does not belong to the public domain.
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:iconwarprincess:
warprincess Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
this looks cool. i can see her trying out new looks and choosing this one nice!
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:iconkal-el4:
Kal-el4 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
this would be sweet as wondy's workout outfit!
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:iconmskm2001:
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
pretty cool
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:iconediprata:
ediprata Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very cool don. Congratulations.
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SykoZombieChick Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I love this costume, mainly because this one doesn't look like they painted over Black Canary's costume :D
But I gotta be honest this costume and her actual reboot costume would make more sense to me on Wonder Girl, but that's just my opinion. Beautiful piece, and I really do dig the design, keep it up!:)
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Xerxan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the designs in the series reboot
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:iconddgryphon:
ddgryphon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Very cool! Have you seen the images from the new series yet? [link]
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:iconinlovewithaline:
inlovewithaline Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm! You know what? I like your challenge! Perhaps I shall take you up on it.
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:iconstaticbat83:
StaticBat83 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
nice. i can see a little bit that's like the current costume though.
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:iconjezzes101:
Jezzes101 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
lol cool, looks better then the suit shes currently got :)
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:iconaniki35:
Aniki35 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
I despise the new Wonder Woman costume they shouldn't change classics
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
While it is an extremely hard task, I think you accomplished it well. This design is leaps and bounds better than Lee's design. First off, we've got those cute boots! They're still Wondy-esque but they're more fashion forward. The pants work a lot better than Lee's do because of the presence of the stars. PLUS, the belt is totally simple and not uber fussy "look at how artsy I can be" like her current one. And the bracelets are cute.

Now... I am going to say there is some stuff that I feel doesn't work well. It seems Wonder Woman went to Japan and borrowed Sailor Moon's tiara... and I'm not really feeling all the alternating colours on the shirt. It kind of looks like an Olympic gymnast's leotard or something... but it's really not that big a deal.

Seriously though, you did an excellent job redesigning her costume.
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scarletthorse Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Nice redesign. =)
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Loewenherz Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
I'm lucky that i didn't grow up with Wonder Woman as an "Icon" so i don't need to feel ashamed, when i do find THIS rendering more appealing than the "Original".
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CosmicFalcon-70 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
Not bad for a redesign...I rather like this outfit on her...it's so NOW and it's not entirely spandex! Yes I do like this very much :thumbsup:
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MoxieMe Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist
This is the best redesign i've seen so far (including jim Lee's )! It's still clearly wonder woman but more modern.
Although i always found the overt Americana references in her costume a bit out of place (considering she's supposed to be an Amazon and alll), but thats not to your discredit its been around so long she wouldn’t look right without it.

I also think its silly that the comic book boys equate pants with feminism...bleh, sad
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jkrolak Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually that's not too bad. You kept her iconic color scheme and design elements.

The sleve length still looks a little off, but that's only a minor tweaking. And I've no idea how she will ever manage to keep those hip huggers on short of static cling, but they do look nice. Boots are practical and realistic, again they may need some fine tuning before I would say they're dead on.

I agree, definately an imporvement over what I saw coming from DC on her new look.
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PsychedelicOrange Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
she looks like she should be in the Roller Derby or something!
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:iconshadowyzman:
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work :)
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:icondegraaf86:
degraaf86 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
I like your better than the new one. Looks great.
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EevilOverlord Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
.....man, I wish you *were* working for DC, 'cause I sure like this redesign better than the official one!!

Everything is reminiscent of the old costume, yet new and different. *Love* the subtle way you got both the eagle and the "double W" in there on the top. ^_^

Even the boots are recognizable as being "Wonder Woman", yet look different. ^_^

Awesome, AWESOME job, dude!!
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:icondaggerpoint:
DaggerPoint Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. You could always send an email to DC. ;)
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:icondayheart:
Dayheart Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeep~! like this design. Although Jim's design isn't so bad, but if I have to vote, I choose this design.
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:icondaenji:
Daenji Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
I'm not going to compare you to Jim. I like yours. I like his. I'll also take this challenge on the re-design. If nothing else, it should help generate interest in what's going on.
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:iconorganicsteel:
organicSTEEL Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
That's a kick-ass redesign. I like this alot!
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:iconattache:
Attache Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Yeah, I have to agree that this effort is a lot more creative than the jacket + choker design. I mean, I ripped off the jacket + choker from Black Canary for my character Satin Doll. When one of the industry giants is behaving as creatively as some jackass in Van Nuys creating OCs for vanity commissions, we're in deep trouble.

I do love that you did your own redesign and hope to see more of these from other artists. Well done and solid effort. :thumbsup:
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Gazghull Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
I actually like this a hell of alot more than DC's attempt to 'modernize' her, this version actually still looks like a superhero, the official one looks like a model for Macy's
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TrekkieGal69 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010   Digital Artist
BTW I HATE THIS KEYBOARD!
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TrekkieGal69 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010   Digital Artist
Understand me when I say this with my conviction.

I am a fan,who has grown up reading comics,andsoakingin who they are,and what their creators intended. Withthat said in the century of "Re-imagining", creativity is there, but at what cost? My feeling is if ain'tbroke,don'tfix it. After years of "Hero's in costumes",now "Heroes in Body Armor", bringingthem to "Our world",why would the hell I want that? I read comics toescape "THIS"world, not to bring them in it. I have no malice for anyone redesigning the outfit, but did anyone bother to read what they are doing to the Amazons? Wonder Woman might as well be Superman after J. Michael Straczynski is done with it. Itsounds more like the planet Krypton was destroyed , and Diana the last sole Amazon? Sound familar? NahI don'tlike change in my heroes,I like continuity. It not what they are wearing that bothersme, it just why change other peoples creations, and do your own. And yes, I like your takeon heer outfit,and thanks for keeping some stars on her, but how does having sleeves help you, I'mstill trying tofigure that out. Seems no one remembers she is an AQmazon,if anythinglose the high heels and her uniform is fixed.
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RoCueto Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's better than Lee's :ahoy:
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:iconryanwolf06:
ryanwolf06 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
I would much rather see this than the new costume. Good job!
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Hav0kk Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Personally I like your redesign and think that DC should go with it. Don't get me wrong you can't get the original out of your mind but still I like this one. I understand that you did this on your own and as a challenge; I think you did a great job.
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NewGirlComic Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Jim did an amazing job. And I personally love the new look! to me, it is about it character, not what they wear that is important. I would actually like to see some re-design of superman's outfit.
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:icondjog:
djog Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
More clothes, less skin???? What's wrong with you man!!!!!!!
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:icondrmoore:
DRMoore Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
I like this better than the 90s style jacket, but what's done is done.
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:iconownerest:
Ownerest Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I didn't care how the new design for her of giving her pants

DC just made her lose a lot of hotness.
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Walfiend2 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Wow! Excellent redesign! I really like it.
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:icondaimyoshi:
DaimyoShi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Better than the current in my mind
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skincarver462 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
you got rid of the jacket so i say good job.a hero should have something like a jacket regardless as he/she would sweat their ass off fighting like they do and throwing a punch wouldnt have the same effect with a thick jacket on -just my 2 cents
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:iconbrownrecluserocker:
brownrecluserocker Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I have to agree with most everyone here that this is by far a more preferrable costume than the one DC adopted from Jim Lee.
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:iconlightning-powered:
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Maybe I will try to design my own, been wanting to draw WW for years now - nice work btw.
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Gunmetalblack Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Nice work, man! I really like what you've done with this and it really addresses a lot of the problems I had with DC's new suit--for one thing, you have her more covered up but not in such a way that you lose the little visual bits that make her recognisably WW. :) Excellent work! You should do more of these--you have a real talent for getting at the character's essence!
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dynakor Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
You did well with this! You're right - no one can replace the iconic costume! Jim Lee's design was okay, but too much like what's been done before... Your take on it freshen's it up quite a bit! There's no reason why Diana can't have a change of clothes from time to time... Excellent work!
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:iconnatelyon:
natelyon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
Much better than Jims :D
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:iconchaoscampus:
ChaosCampus Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I like this take! But the ultimate WW costume I still think is Stan Lee's Just Imagine version.
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:iconmardun:
MarDun Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I like this 79875935357 84times more!

Nicely done!
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Virtu-Imagery Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I like this rendition on her costume.
Even though I still think some kind of catsuit would make better sense. (Some thing like what Scarlett Johansson wore as Black Widow in Iron Man 2)
But your right about fan acceptance. It happened with Spider-man's Black suit!
But I like this.
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Dualmask Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yours doesn't have the jacket or the choker, so I'm a fan of this look. DC Comics should hire you. Maybe you should do a pitch. ;)

The only thing bugging me on your design is the boots. The shape and the white both seem out of place in comparison with the rest of the outfit, in my opinion.

But overall, I dig what you've done here. And you're right, people, artists in particular, who complain should try putting their money where their mouths are, as it were.
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:iconcoenka:
coenka Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I like yours better than Jim's.
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:iconbellevue-darkknight:
Bellevue-DarkKnight Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
That is an awesome design for her.
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