As many other students did, I started my first general post searching the internet. I spent time looking at different images, wikipedia pages, and youtube videos. After a while of what felt like fun procrastination (but actually wasn't!), I stumbled upon a New York Times article from June of 2010.
The article discussed the plans for the 600th issue of Wonder Woman, which revealed her new costume. The new costume is described as "more suitable for crime fighting" and is designed to be "contemporary, functional and... less costumey." The article also includes a slideshow that compares many of Wonder Woman's previous outfits.
You can read that article if you click this link. Also, here is a picture of the new costume, taken from the article:I was very happy to have found this article. Although Wonder Woman spent 69 years in a skimpy underwear-esq costume, the fact that she was finally given some more dignity is comforting. The new writer of Wonder Woman Michael Straczynski's first duty as writer was to "address the wardrobe issue." His plan was to "toughen her up" and bring her into the 21st century. We've spent a lot of class time discussing these "sexy" costumes and how they are degrading, outdated, not practical for crime fighting. Wonder Woman's new costume is definitely practical, more modern and respectable, and yet still allows her to appear beautiful. I hope that people don't find these comics less appealing because more of her skin is covered.
The new costume has extreme potential for Wonder Woman to escalate to a much more respected and admired level of superhero. It allows her to look hardcore, fierce, and strong. While wearing the new costume, Wonder Woman exposes so much more of her dignity, strength, and power. So although this costume covers up much more of her skin, Wonder Woman's new outfit is the most revealing one yet.