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Everything You Need To Create This Year's Must-Have Halloween Costume: Wonder Woman

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    For decades, dressing up as Wonder Woman has meant mixing up your sexiest self with a hefty portion of '70s camp. Sure, you'd have a skintight outfit and knee-high boots. But those giant, high-waisted, star-spangled briefs didn't do Lynda Carter any favors. Perhaps her costume was meant to deceive bad guys into thinking she was vulnerable, but anyone dressing up as her is at risk of feeling far more silly than badass.

    Enter the modern comic-book movie and — swoon! — Gal Gadot. Batman v Superman was a rather dreary flick, but the screen magically came to life with every (too brief) glimpse of her Diana Prince. Whether in elegant civilian attire or in battle gear, she actually looks like she can take on the baddies and rescue those squabbling superheroes. She's got armor that speaks of her ancient origins, weapons that actually look deadly, and a hooded cloak for extra mystery. As we all look forward to the release of Wonder Woman in 2017, we can also enjoy this as a new era in Wonder Woman Halloween costumes (and Comic-Con cosplay, of course). Here are all the elements you'll need to transform yourself into the fierce Amazonian, with options for buying, minor DIY-ing, and highly skilled crafting, from head to toe.


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    Sword & Shield

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    Go to the children's toy section for a light, foam sword you won't mind carrying around all night. But spring for the grown-up shield.
    DIY: Buy the above sword and shield, but then make that cool leather scabbard sewing two belts together.
    Skilled DIY: Do all of the above, but modify the shield to look even better, like this guy did.

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    Boots

    Buy It: This option looks quite like the real thing, but we imagine sizing is going to be difficult, so buy it enough in advance to be able to return.
    DIY: Buy a pair of burgundy, over-the-knee boots that you can wear when you're not Wonder Woman, and apply gold duct tape at the knee and up the front. You may want to read up on "how to remove duct tape residue from leather" afterwards.
    Skilled DIY: Modern Wonder Woman does not actually wear boots, but shoes and a protective armor called greaves. This is how you can make those like a medieval role-playing boss.

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