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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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    The Tiara

    Buy It: For a really obsessive re-creation of the new Wonder Woman armor, Etsy is the place to go. VivaWW's items aren't cheap, but they look damn good.
    DIY: You can also use a paper template and craft foam and paint it gold to make a headpiece that looks quite like VivaWW's.
    Skilled DIY: Though Golden Lasso Girl is making an old-school WW tiara out of a metal kickplate in this video, you can use her technique and just draw in your own design instead. It might be dangerously sharp, which makes it so much more badass.

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    Corset & Breastplate

    Buy It: Again, Etsy has some expensive, gorgeous options like this $80 breastplate.
    DIY: For a more comfortable evening, start with a faux-leather top like this one from Amazon. In this tutorial, the cosplayer prints out a Wonder Woman insignia to make the pattern (she uses old-school WW, so alter with contemporary images), cuts it out of craft foam, paints it, and then attaches it to her corset with velcro.
    Skilled DIY: Make the entire corset out of foam and the moldable plastic called Worbla, shown in this video, and someone might suspect you of raiding the Warner Bros. wardrobe department.

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    Cuffs & Arm Band

    Buy It: These leather cuffs may not be bulletproof, but they look quite comfortable. There's also this seller on Bonanza who offers a tiara, gauntlets, and arm bands for a suspiciously low price.
    DIY: This woman's clever use of aluminum foil really appeals to our lazy, cheap side.
    Skilled DIY: Then again, when you see how good this craft-foam armor looks, you might want to invest the time.

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