New Wonder
Woman Costume!

Wonder Woman is coming back to television at long last. But when NBC revealed Adrianne Palicki's new costume, the Internet cried foul. We'll let you know what changes they made.

Wonder Woman Adrianne Palicki

It's been 32 years since we last saw Lynda Carter don her Wonder Woman costume on the small screen. After years of rumors about a film, stories about a magical script from geek god Joss Whedon and missteps and false starts, we're finally getting a Wonder Woman series.

I don't know about you, but I used to pretend to wield her Lasso of Truth and made her bullet proof bracelets out of scotch tape and construction paper. So I was thrilled to hear about the new series starring Adrianne Palicki. Enough with the male super heroes! Ladies can kick some butt too, right?

And then the first shot of the Wonder Woman costume hit the Internet. Everyone's favorite goddess was wearing a Halloween costume! At least that's what it looked like -- a super tight, shiny red bustier (fine so far) with shiny blue leggings that looked like they might have been painted on with liquid latex and high-heeled blue...blue boots! (Any comic book fan worth his or her salt knows that the boots are supposed to be red.) There was also some intense red shiny lipstick. Fine for a publicity shot, but as all women know, put gloss on top of red lipstick and you have a slimy red mess.

The web exploded with critiques. "How is she supposed to fight crime in that?" "If she tries to kick anyone, her pants are going to rip!" "I think I saw that outfit in a fetish catalogue." And my personal favorite, "Why, oh why do men think women can fight crime in heels? Try walking in them for a few minutes and see if you can stay upright!"

Well, it looks like NBC heard you loud and clear my friends. Take a look at the action shot above. Notice a difference? The pants have been toned down from their almost fluorescent shade of blue. They look like they might be made of fabric instead of paint. The boots are back to their original shade of red and almost flat! Crime fighting requires a sensible shoe. Am I right ladies? And that shiny red lipstick is gone. Now, I'm not going to argue about the fact that she's going to need industrial strength tape to keep her assets in that bustier, since the costume has always been that way. I'm just happy to see Wonder Woman look like a woman and not a porn star.

So what do you guys think of the new costume? Are you excited for the show? And does anyone else think it looks like they digitally cut a few inches off her in the first photo? She looks like a healthy woman who could actually do some damage in the action shots. Sound off below.

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Comments on "Adrianne Palicki and Wonder Woman get a new costume"

Kev November 24, 2011 | 3:55 PM

I hate the costume, but not for the reasons everyone else is stating. I don't want the original bimbo costume either. Wonder Woman is anything BUT a bimbo. Give her combat boots with steel toes, armored bracelets and hip-guards ala roman/greek mythology, and a breastplate with a WW on it instead of a skimpy top. I get so tired of reading "men only like her cause she's got breasts" you know what? I like her cause she's badass and can stand toe to toe with the best of them not only physically but also mentally. So, yeah. Dump them all and do something original for once DC.

Ren April 09, 2011 | 8:03 PM

People would have complained about her costume even if she appeared in the original with comments that she cant fight in shorts either and that its not practical! These running shots of Adrianne are the worst you can find.. Do an internet search and you will find stunning photos of Adrianne in costume. Pants or shorts she looks fantastic! I know people who have read the script and if people stop making off hand judgements and make educated comments they will know that this ISNT a remake of the Lynda Carter! its based on the comic book entirely! This isnt the seventies anymore and times have changed. Wonder Woman did not begin or end with Lynda Carter. Im expecting this show to be great and wish it, and Adrianne much success!

Mr.Anderson April 05, 2011 | 11:18 AM

Okay you know what this is one show I will NOT be watching. Even the new costume isn't all that great

Katie J April 03, 2011 | 4:24 PM

If you are a facebook user, please go to "NO Leggings for Wonder Woman! We want HOT PANTS" like the page and pass it on. Wonder Woman is ICONIC and her costume needs to be way more reflective of the original!

Kelz April 02, 2011 | 8:34 AM

I really had high hopes for the return of Wonder Woman. I was hoping for a movie now they are making it a series. The costume is hideous and may ultimately be the downfall of the show. Hopefully they revisit the idea and make a Wonder Woman that is closer to the comic book. Maybe the should have put a spin on it like they did Smallville. This really looks disappointing.

Matt April 01, 2011 | 12:36 PM

The boots don't need to be red. The pants can be painted on. The new Wonder Woman does not need to look like the old Wonder Woman. Get over it.

wwLetDown March 31, 2011 | 10:57 PM

She looks like a clown and I hope Warner Bros and David E. Kelley burn in HELL for this cruel joke on Wonder Woman. WORST costume ever. She even has Cathy Lee Crosby beat! Nasty ba*tards should be ashamed of themselves for spitting all over Wonder Woman, the american flag and all her fans. HATE ALL INVOLVED! May you see unemployment or hell soon

Debbie March 31, 2011 | 8:06 AM

Hate the new costume. She is Wonder Woman. She can do anything, including fighting in satin tights and high heels. She's NOT real. We want fantasy here. If we want real women, we'll watch Desperate Housewives (like they're real and no one complains about what they wear and how they look!) Cant they even get us a WW who looks like the one in the comics?? Look at the men. Supes and Bats can do anything. In their tights and padded suits. Who can REALLY do flips in those tight leather suits in a six foot long cape? Or leap tall buildings in a single bound? The MEN can. The women want to DIS-empower our most popular and powerful heroine and reduce her to ...real. Ugh!!! Boo!!!

Danielle March 31, 2011 | 4:57 AM

The reason she looks shorter is because the photo on this page is her stunt double, not the actress herself. Personally I really like the new costume. I think it retains enough of the original to still make it cool, but it's more practical and modern and real. I'd buy a costume version of it in a heartbeat.

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