"The idea I'm trying to catch can sum up in 3 words: Modern Amazonian Superheroine. To me she's such a recognizable, strong female figure, that I wanted to show her powerful confidence and independence foremost, while not too, uhh...motherly. The W chest plate is removed for this cross-shoulder outfit, instead I hid many W/Vs and eagle/star shapes all over her. Abstract, yes, but I thought letting the ideology (that the eagle and stars represent) to hit you somewhat subconsciously would be more interesting."
"Wonder Woman is the preeminent female superhero who, regardless of history and contemporary interpretation, has to look great next the simplified supersuits of Superman and Batman. That meant taking the color gold and pushing it to prominence. While it's great to explore costuming that hearkens her mythological, magical, and amazonian warrior roots, she's a hero that's been in 'Man's World' for years, canonically. The only thing that really matters is that she's an super-Olympic athlete, and she pushes herself — and us! — to be bigger, better, faster, and more than what we believe ourselves to be. Her gold armor is her gold medal. So with that in mind: simplify simplify simply. No jewelry except for the bracelets and tiara. Un-complicate the boots. Preserve the neckline, but provide support. Cut the shorts square, and eliminate the spangled stars. Suggest that Wonder Woman's gold armor can contain ornamentation and detail to whatever degree the sitting artist feels is appropriate —just maintain the lines. And the lasso."
"This is Diana at her earliest: a warrior princess, an ambassador of Paradise Island, a stranger to the ways of this world -- alienated, but eager to accomplish. The reds and golds indicate her royalty, the browns her association to the earth. The form of the main armor is bee-like;a reminder of the society she is coming from. The star-shaped cape is a status symbol both protecting and engulfing, one she is eager to remove once the battle commences."
[Update: August 25]
Editor's Note: Through either email errors or prior contact with me, we have a couple of final entries for the contest.
|Lee Chen Fang|
What do you think! Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to check out all of the Wonder Woman submissions received, and check back for a bunch of interesting items in the coming days as we lead up to the announcement of our contest's winner!