While Wonder Woman has been in theaters for over a month, audiences have found countless reasons to praise the DC Extended Universe film.
And now, author and costume designer Amanda Weaver has highlighted the film's impressive take on historically accurate female armor. In a series of tweets, Weaver praised Lindy Hemming's costume design, especially compared to the more sexualized depictions of the title character in past live-action adaptations.
Wonder Woman, and all the Amazons, were warriors. This is not what a warrior wears into battle.— Amanda Weaver (@AWeaverWrites) June 25, 2017
Then I saw Lindy Hemming's work yesterday and I almost cried. Scratch that. I did cry.— Amanda Weaver (@AWeaverWrites) June 25, 2017
She then cited the historical influences on Wonder Woman's costumes, from the Roman leather costumes worn by Antiope (Robin Wright) and Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen), to the metal breastplates worn by the Amazon warriors. You can check out concept art of it here.
This is one of Hippolyta's costumes. I almost squealed outloud in the theater when I saw it. pic.twitter.com/hKuaJKyja8— Amanda Weaver (@AWeaverWrites) June 25, 2017
Lindy Hemming gave them a metal breast plate on the left side. WARRIORS. pic.twitter.com/UFgeMS1E2b— Amanda Weaver (@AWeaverWrites) June 25, 2017
Weaver's analysis ended with a heartfelt admission - that the amount of respect and intent displayed in the film brought her to tears.
That design showed respect. The intent was to portray these women as warriors first and foremost.— Amanda Weaver (@AWeaverWrites) June 25, 2017
You can check out Weaver's full Twitter thread here. Considering the evolutions Wonder Woman's costume has gone through - both onscreen and on the page - it's safe to say many more fans are also applauding the costumes seen in the film.
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Gal Gadot made her debut as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. She will return as Wonder Woman alongside the DC Extended Universe's other heroes in Justice League in November 2017.
In Wonder Woman, before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
Wonder Woman was directed by Patty Jenkins from a screenplay by Allan Heinberg, based on a story by Heinberg, Zack Snyder, and Jason Fuchs. Wonder Woman stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen, and Elena Anaya.
Wonder Woman is now playing in theaters.
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