Ladies and Gents from the RPF... I proudly present... WONDER WOMAN!

Discussion in 'DC Costumes and Props' started by Hermes, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sometimes it´s great, isn´t it? The right project at the right time. After making Doom for Adam Jay, we were thinking what to do next, and I always felt that this design was LONG overdue to have a costume made in its image -

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    Whilst I have seen an attempt, I always thought that that fell a bit short of what this suit really could be, and therefore I decided to tackle this challenge.

    Here is the result -

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    And that moment of realization.... "what the heck am I doing here dressed up like that"?

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    In some days, Adam Jay will make a REALLY well-done photoshoot with it, but since my friend was so kind as to help me out during the making of this suit, I thought it would be nice to showcase her a bit wearing it as well :)

    My sincerest thanks to my friend, Walkiria Eyre, a great friend of mine, dance teacher and practicioner from Brasília, Brasil :) One of the best in her own milieu.

    Questions, comments are welcome :)

    :)
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012
  2. EyeofSauron

    EyeofSauron Master Member

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    wow

    just wow
     
  3. MrAdamJay

    MrAdamJay New Member

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    Such an AWESOME outfit ! I am so HONORED to be able to work with you and bring all your outfits to LIFE with my photography !
     
  4. Lvbolts

    Lvbolts Active Member

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    Well done and you should be proud that is an awesome piece of work.
     
  5. Scapey

    Scapey Sr Member

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    Best WW I've seen yet! :)
     
  6. ONEYE

    ONEYE Sr Member

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    Excellent Excellent
     
  7. Laamberry

    Laamberry Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow, that's awesome!!
     
  8. Jayn

    Jayn Sr Member

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    Fantastic!! :D
     
  9. CelticRuins

    CelticRuins Sr Member

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    Amazing!
     
  10. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Couldn't agree more with all of the posts so far. REALLY fantastic work, and an amazing realization of a great concept! Awesome work!!!! I am personally a huge fan of the more muted colors, and the "real world" approach to this particular interpretation of the character. The craftsmanship also looks absolutely top notch, along with your materials selection.

    Really an amazing piece of work.
     
  11. eaviii

    eaviii Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am with Matt on this. I love the more gladiatorial/Roman military look with the leather skirt and Legion ankle gauntlets. Very cool.

    Doc
     
  12. drakeprimeone

    drakeprimeone Well-Known Member

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    Very awesome! The design coupled with the model has a very kingdom come feel to it! I would have loved to have seen a WIP thread to learn how you made this build.
     
  13. TheNickFox

    TheNickFox Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I was never really a fan of Wonder Woman costumes...until this exact moment.

    It really is a fantastic execution of a great design. Great job.

    ...now to convince the girlfriend to let me make this costume for her. :lol

    -Nick
     
  14. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well, Nick... if she never allows you to do it, ask her if I can make her one here and ship it over :) I would gladly make a second one (or a third or a fourth....)
     
  15. Zendragon

    Zendragon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    * that's cool. Overall. Top notch
     
  16. YenChih Lin

    YenChih Lin Sr Member

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    That's soooooo coooool!!! :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  17. drakeprimeone

    drakeprimeone Well-Known Member

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    My wife would wear it :D
     
  18. SmilingOtter

    SmilingOtter Master Member

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    Superb job, sir.
     
  19. DarthFett

    DarthFett Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome job!
     
  20. PumpMag

    PumpMag Well-Known Member

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    Great craftsmanship!
     
  21. Doh2

    Doh2 Sr Member

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    Fantastic! That looks battle-worthy!!
     
  22. Contec

    Contec Master Member

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    Great work, How did you do the gold parts on the costume?
     
  23. TAZNITBR

    TAZNITBR Active Member

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    Parabéns Hermes, ficou 10! Congrats again bro!
     
  24. Captainjaze

    Captainjaze Active Member

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    Great work!!!
     
  25. Anakinos

    Anakinos Well-Known Member

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    That is awesome. * fine job bro. * fine
     
  26. Angel Song

    Angel Song New Member

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    Wow, that's just incredible!

    Amazing work!
     
  27. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am very glad you guys and girls liked it so much, and I would like to open this thread for any sort of question you may have.

    Whenever you wish, ask away :)
     
  28. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is a Stunning WW costume, and whats really wierd is not to long ago the Fiancee and i came across that exact same concept picture and thought wow, and now here it is


    would love to know How much :love PM sent
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012
  29. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That was direct to the point, wasn´t it?:) I sent you a Private Message regarding the conditions in which such an arrangement could be made :) By now you should have gotten it already :)

    :)

    Anything else, folks?:)
     
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  30. Weaselhammer

    Weaselhammer Sr Member

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    Really Really nice work, I've never been a WonderWoman fan, but this costume is probably the best I've seen. I love the design and the craftsmanship.
     
  31. greylocke

    greylocke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is stunning and the model is as well. Could you show some more detail of the sandals and greaves?
     
  32. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Right now I wish I could.... but the suit is halfway to Australia by now, and I am sorry I can´t do it now, however, I am quite sure that when Adam Jay shoots it, the greaves and sandals will be prominently displayed .... sorry about that....
     
  33. greylocke

    greylocke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    No prob, when you get time or pics please post them.
     
  34. cavedwellar

    cavedwellar Sr Member

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    Hermes, you are my HERO! In fact from this day forward, you shall be known as HEROmese!:lol
    I mean it, you really are.
    Fantastic application all the way around. Thanks for sharing your art with us.
    -Brin
     
  35. NeobiZero

    NeobiZero New Member

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    Great work!!
     
  36. TK-2126_MD

    TK-2126_MD Well-Known Member

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    BRAVO bravo indeed!!!!
     
  37. Guri

    Guri Sr Member

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    Seriously impressive from concept to execution.

    (Makes me want to see a movie cross over with this Wonder Woman and the Medieval Batman)
     
  38. LOGANCLAW22

    LOGANCLAW22 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just an incredible work of art. What did you use/method to make the chest? looks like brass. Thanks.

    Paul
     
  39. joedc27

    joedc27 Member

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    Fantastic costume. Looks better than the base pic.
     
  40. TECKNOVIKING

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    An amazing job and certainly looking the part :D
     
  41. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi, guys and girls!

    SO, first of all, I would like to thank you very much for all of the love you´ve been giving me regarding this build, it was a labor of love here, and getting some of it back has been, to say the least, overwhelming. As much as I could thank you guys, it´s not even close to the warmth you make me feel.

    Again, thank you all.

    Now, regarding the breastplate, which seems to be the most asked about part, (which is odd, for there are other parts that were more tricky, but oh, well :) ) I didn´t take any WIP pictures. Not because I didn´t WANT to, but because there was no TIME to. It was a build made in one sitting.

    What I did was to check out the design first. You can see that I elaborated on it, but more on that later, the first part was to de-construct it to the bare minimum - Wings, body, tail, and tackle them separately. Each of the three feathers of the wings were made first in a sheet of 1mm PVC, and then I glued over them some golden leather bands (which was a waste, due to the next step). I thought that gold would be a good color there, but the thing is - I decided later to line it (just like you´d cover a notebook with plastic, let´s say) with a metallized synthetic leather.

    This sort of vinyl is thicker than the usual variety, and it does have a bit of an one-way stretch, and therefore I lined the feather of the wing like this : Tip<--->tip and covered it with the stretchy material going like this : Stretchy<=====>stretchy. The reason being that the wing would bend, and therefore it would be good if it bent in the proper manner. A good side-effect to that is that the strips of golden leather that were inside proved to be somewhat of a resistance, and therefore once I bent it, they formed grooves in the material, which was, to me, the coronation of the design.

    As for the body, four sheets of PVC, which you can see where the seams are, and some more golden material folded in triangles to disguise the union and to enhance the look. Tails? a big square of that material folded like a woman´s fan, and some EVA strips under the folds. Not a big thing. All of it over the breastplate itself. A two-hour work all in all, and it did look pretty good.

    As Mr. Holmes used to say - All problems become simple once explained.

    To illustrate the concept, here is a closer look to the Breastplate, which was the first picture I took from this costume :)

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    And a look of Walkiria with the breastplate and the underbust corset I`ve made for this build -

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    By the way, she´s brown-eyed, I just toyed with Photoshop for about 5 minutes to get this blue-eyed look. Quite natural, if you ask me, but then again, I`m biased. :)
     
  42. CelticRuins

    CelticRuins Sr Member

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    That is flawless! I love it. I think this may be my absolute favorite take on Wonder Woman yet!
     
  43. jollyskeleton

    jollyskeleton Active Member

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    That is one fine costume!
     
  44. NakedMoleRat

    NakedMoleRat Sr Member

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    A walking work of art! :thumbsup
     
  45. waltonrawlins

    waltonrawlins New Member

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    absolutely wonderful
     
  46. YenChih Lin

    YenChih Lin Sr Member

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    Hermes, you really should get in contact with someone doing the WW movie and show the work of yours, I bet they want you to do all the costume!
     
  47. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yen, buddy, as far as I remember, it is all done in-house, by people who have usually no idea what they´re doing. I would love to be involved with such a thing, but oh, well, it´s a matter of those people checking the RPF :)

    And sending me a PM.... and lightning striking in the right side of a pyramid.... and stuff... :)
     
  48. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Costume looks awesome!

    Looks like an actual "kicking * and taking names" kinda costume, and less a "hey, I will just fight the forces of evil in my bathing suit" kinda costume.

    I dig it :)

    Chris
     
  49. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Chris, that was the approach I took even in the materials. There is not any evidence of any stretchy material in that suit, everything is either leather or suede-textured. The underbust corset and hanging stripes of the skirt were made in a suede-like material, already made in that color, thankfully, I even went as far as making a set of undies made out of that blue material.
     
  50. Sporkey

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    That is one of the best Wonder Woman concepts out there, and you have masterfully brought it to life. I applaud you sir, bravo!
     

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