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Sunday, June 11, 2017 

The young cosplayers for WW help prove why the costume designs of the true Ms. Marvel are legitimate

Again, with the Gal Gadot-starring film proving a success, I also thought it a good idea to point to this Hollywood Reporter post featuring pictures on Twitter of young girls dressing up in Wonder Woman costumes for the opening, because, while their costumes may not be bustiers, but rather, variations on the outfit with more modest designs, there's something they prove in their own way, more on which anon:
Families from around the country posted pictures on social media of their little ladies dressed as Wonder Woman, many at a theater ready to see the film.

There were so many great pictures, Twitter even noticed and made a collection for fans to check out.

[...] Check out the adorable little Wonder Women below.
Or, in this case, go to the article to see. What's worth noting here is that some of the outfits drawing from WW's costume are sleeveless, just like Carol Danvers' earlier outfits, and even Wonder Girl/Donna Troy's own costume designs of yore. And no changes were made to WW's bustier proper just so moviegoers - many of whom you can be sure would figure out what Diana's original suit was originally designed as - could supposedly "get into" the dreadfully written comics DC's been putting out over the past decade. In sharp contrast to changes made at the demand of Steven Wacker, one of Marvel/DC's most pretentious editors, who claimed he wanted a design for Captain Marvel's costume suitable for his daughter to dress up in for cosplay. Well gee whiz, if that's such a big deal, then think of something fit for kiddie merchandise! But as the WW film's marketing proves, you don't have to go miles out of your way to change the costume in the comics proper to do it. All men like Wacker did was make themselves look like unintentionally comedic public moralists, and the sales for the Captain Marvel series, when it was still around, weren't spectacular. As the movie's proven, there's plenty of parents who, whatever their opinions on how youngsters should dress, don't think the original costumes are abominations. So Wacker's just proven himself a SJW of the worst kind, and insulted artists like the late Dave Cockrum, who went to such pains to design those older outfits in the first place. Why, even the first design with the bare midriff from 1977 is decidedly very good. And back at the time, when the WW TV show starring Lynda Carter was on the air, there were party costumes being sold for children, and the costume was kept intact both in comicdom and TV without making any "moral" fuss.

In any case, the second and most known costume design for Ms. Marvel, black with a light beam streak across it, is already pretty modest compared to WW's, one more reason why Wacker's moralizing was laughable. If he and his colleagues wanted to, they could make varations on the outfit with shorts-style designs, or even pants like Donna Troy's costume, without making any alterations to what's seen in the comics proper. It's hypocritical of Wacker to claim he wanted a design fit for children when I'm sure Marvel didn't even make a serious effort to sell the CM book at the time to any particular group. Yet if memory serves, it's not the first time Marvel tried to downplay the beauty of the Ms. Marvel costume: in the early 2000s, they did something like that, giving her something like a modest jacket or an outfit without sleeveless shoulders/leggings, suggesting even then, they lacked faith in their costume design illustrations, or despised them altogether.

Since we're still on the subject of WW, it's worth noting that Ms. Magazine, the same periodical that upheld the Amazonian princess for what she was at the time of their debut, is now turning against her in some pretty ugly, lurid SJW-influenced ways. According to Breitbart:
A blog post from Ms. Magazine criticizes the new Wonder Woman film because the title character is not a fat, femme, woman of color.

Ms. Magazine, which was founded by feminist activists Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes in 1971, published an online blog post by author Stephanie Abraham this week, lamenting the new Wonder Woman movie on the grounds that the title character is an attractive, white woman, much like the character in the popular comic books that inspired the film.

The post, which is titled, “When Will Wonder Woman Be a Fat, Femme Woman of Color?” laments the fact that the movie chose to portray the character as she was portrayed in the source material, rather than as an overweight black gay woman (femme is defined as “a queer person who presents and acts in a traditionally feminine manner.”) She claims that had a black actress been cast to play Wonder Woman, “white supremacists” would have emerged to condemn the decision.
Yeah, anybody who dares to criticize turning an established white protagonist into something she wasn't created as is automatically a supremacist. Including artist H.G. Peter, I guess. Evidently, the jerk who wrote the post at Ms. knows nothing of Steinem's support for WW as she was created back in 1971, when the magazine first debuted. Things sure have changed for the periodical in nearly 50 years, and all for the worse. It's clear they no longer support WW as they did in the early 70s, and even Steinem herself may not uphold her own beliefs well any longer.

If you want a more valid argument to make about what could be wrong with the film's crafting, there's Neil Cavuto and company's commentary at Fox News about the toning down of the costume's colors (via the Washington Examiner):
The commentators pointed to the movie’s updated look for Wonder Woman, played by Israeli actress Gal Gadot; her costume is red, gold, and blue instead of red, white, and blue. Cavuto insisted Captain America’s patriotism has been toned down for foreign appeal.
First off, there had been at least a few gold shapings in the costume for many years, most notably the eagle design, so the beef about gold is trivial. Yet the other colors have been muted for the finished product, and the argument I once made - that turning Ares into the bane of WW1 risks minimizing the history issue - is still decidedly a point of contention.

So there's a few more subjects involving WW and an extended subject to go with it.

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Not much to say, but I agree. And thanks a bunch, Wacker.

Meanwhile, this was announced today:

http://www.comicsbeat.com/exclusive-in-bombshells-united-marguerite-bennett-and-marguerite-sauvage-ask-readers-to-confront-americas-dark-past-in-the-fight-for-its-future/

Decent primer here:

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/138412-new-dc-bombshells-unlimited-series-to-tackle-japanese-internment-camps.html

I didn't know Cassie Sandsmark and Donna Troy were race-lifted to Japanese, so that Bennett can go on this tangent/lecture/author tract in all likelihood. I never had a chance to read Bombshells, so was it always meant to be this political or is classic liberal/leftist bait-and-switch?

Also, does Bennett know that we actually did pay reparations to the surviving Japanese internment families in 1988?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Liberties_Act_of_1988

Oh, well, the fun couldn't last forever -- time for the usual liberal guilt. You can't escape it from comics, these days, ever.

Thanks, I'll be writing a topic about the news on Bennett's title soon.

Doesn't matter what kind of costume Carol has on, she still needs a better personality installed and quick.

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