Wonder Woman’s Costume Has Changed SO MUCH Since 1941

Wonder-Woman-Infographic-HEADERReprinted with permission from HalloweenCostumes.com

With Gal Gadot taking to the silver screen in 2016 as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’s safe to say the Amazing Amazonian is going to have a big year. With her own standalone feature slated for 2017, we might even be entering a new golden era of Wonder Woman.

But before we plunge into brand new Wonder Woman cinematic adventures, we thought it’d be a good idea to revisit her look over the years throughout comics, TV and pop culture. What’s surprising is that, for a character considered so iconic and recognizable, Wonder Woman’s costume has evolved constantly since her debut in 1941. When she appeared on the cover of Ms. in 1972, she was decked out in her classic red, blue and gold bodysuit. As the character has continue to modernize, the costume has often reflected changes in feminist and progressive thought.

From her first comic book appearance in All Star Comics #8, right up to the modern era with New 52, the animated DC Super Hero Girls shorts, and her upcoming appearance in the new movie, this infographic chronicles the evolving look of America’s most beloved woman superhero.


Were you surprised by the variety of costumes? Which was your favorite? Did you prefer any of the classic costumes, and did you love (or hate) any of the modern takes on Wonder Woman? Let us know in the comments below!


Jason Mattick is a web copywriter at HalloweenCostumes.com. He moonlights as an elected official on a local city council and enjoys long walks, going to bed early and sojourning in remote places in search of Bigfoot and EDM festivals.