Since her inception in 1941, Wonder Woman has gone through a variety of creative changes including her origin story, powers, ideology and, of course, her iconic costume.
According to Jill Lepore’s book, ‘The Secret History of Wonder Woman’, creator William Moulton Marston and artist Harry G. Peter were inspired by a few looks when they created Wonder Woman’s outfit. For example, Captain America and a pinup girl that appeared in ‘Esquire’ magazine (known as a Varga Girl) encouraged the two to use patriotic colors. The bangles worn by Marston’s other wife Olive Byrne (yes, he had a polygamist lifestyle) were likely an inspiration for Princess Diana’s bracelets.
However, as the times changed so did Wonder Woman’s outfit. Her costume morphed with the current fashions of other superheroes. For example, during the 1960s she wore a jumpsuit like Emma Peel in ‘The Avengers’, and in the 1990s she took on a grittier appearance like other comic book characters at that time.
Costume Discounters put together an infographic of the evolution of Wonder Woman’s costume from her beginning all the way up to Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman that will soon be appearing in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’.
Take a look!
Source: Costume Discounters