Howdy, y’all! 🙂
I’m super excited to kick off a series of DC Super Hero Girls themed posts here on the blog with a review of the extremely gorgeous new Wonder Woman of Themyscira doll! Plus, I’ll share at the end how I made a vintage, Lynda Carter-inspired cape for my new Diana! 🙂
If you’d like to hear any of my first impressions of DC Super Hero Girls, you can check out my Batgirl review from last year…she was my first DC SHG doll. 🙂
First off, let me just say that I LOVE Wonder Woman. As you’ll hear toward the end of the review, I adore especially the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman from the 60’s TV show…she will always be the perfect Diana in my mind. 🙂 ❤
Even though Batgirl was my first doll from this line, and the one I was most excited to get (two words: RED. HAIR. 😉 ), Wonder Woman and Supergirl were close behind. I think the other girls from this line are lovely, too, of course, but I was most excited about the main three, since I grew up watching them on the superhero cartoons my brothers watched. 🙂
I adore the signature Wonder Woman doll, and I love her more modest pants. However, when the Wonder Woman of Themyscira doll came out, I couldn’t wait any longer! I love her pleated skirt and fancy hairdo. 🙂 That, combined with the fact that there was a Buy-One-Get-One-Free sale on all DC Super Hero Girls dolls made me NEED her and Supergirl! 🙂
Here’s Wondy in her box….I LOVE the design here.
There’s a super neat raised star design sweeping across the corner of the box, along with huge text that displays the name of the doll.
The back of the box is equally cool, with some adorable art of Diana and some information about her. 🙂
I really like the little paragraph on the right…I’ve been absolutely obsessed with the DC Super Hero Girls theme song, Get Your Cape On, ever since it came out, and I think the overall message of the franchise is fantastic! I can especially relate to how the theme song says that often we’re told to be ordinary, and that we shouldn’t let that make us scared to fly! 🙂 ❤
Here’s Diana in her box with the plastic removed…you can see the backdrop a lot better here, and it’s really cool!
Wonder Woman is displayed with her right hand on her lasso, like she’s ready to spring into action! 🙂
I adore the background, which portrays Diana’s home island of Themyscira…you can even see Queen Hippolyta waving to her! 🙂 ❤
Here is Diana out of the box…with all of her accessories. I would like it if these dolls came with a stand…but fortunately, they do stand well on their own. 🙂
One thing that often ticks me off about dolls is how their hair sometimes needs tons of work straight of the box…Wonder Woman is a lovely exception! 🙂
Her hair is downright gorgeous. It has a lot less blue streaks than her signature doll, but I think it’s very tastefully done.
She also has a much fancier hairdo than her signature doll…Diana is sporting a beautiful warrior-princess-esque bump-it and braid combo…and I LOVE it.
I definitely won’t need to give Wondy a boil wash! As far as I’m concerned, her hair is perfect already!
Although this doll is a bit fancier in some ways than her signature doll, I’m really happy that they kept her main elements constant. She wears her signature tiara, with a red star in the middle, and I love it! Also, the way that the three blue streaks in her hair are perfectly centered makes my perfectionist self very happy. 🙂
Here you can also see Diana’s makeup…as far as I can tell, it’s pretty similar to her signature doll, but I actually like this. I still feel like I’m getting a signature look, but with a bit more fancy-ness overall. 🙂 I really like the simpleness of her eye makeup…she looks like a natural beauty who doesn’t need a ton of eyeshadow or liner to look gorgeous. 🙂
Also, RED LIPSTICK FOR THE WIN! 😀 My red lipstick is my personal favorite piece of makeup, and I also adore the vintage vibe it gives Diana. She is, after all, originally from the 40’s. 🙂 ❤
Wonder Woman also comes with a super-cool shoulder pad/necklace piece with her signature WW logo…it’s super cool! It closes in the back with a peg attachment, and I think my only complaint is that once I removed the rubber bands, it rides up a bit. However, I believe this is to be expected, and it would be pretty simple to put the bands back again.
Diana also comes with a V-shaped belt with three red stars, with a little loop on the side to which her lasso can attach.
Underneath, Diana wears a one-piece dress with a red, star-print corset and a pleated royal blue skirt. I like that the skirt is a modest length, while still looking warrior-princess-y. 😀
Diana’s final (and my favorite!) accessory are her matching gauntlets/bullet-proof bracelets. I LOVE the ornate molding on these, with the eagles and stars!
Here you can also see them turned the “wrong” way…they look nice this way too!
I really enjoy that Diana can pose well with the bracelets…she looks like she’s ready to fight some crime! 😀
Another reason that I was excited to get this version of Wonder Woman is because of her super-cool gladiator sandals…they’re a gorgeous gold color and they look versatile enough to go with a number of outfits. I think this might be our first DC Super Hero Girls doll with sandals–the other ones have all had boots or sneakers. 🙂
I think my favorite part of Wonder Woman is that she can pose so well with all of her accessories…and the combination of the crown, lasso, and bracelets just make her SO iconic and recognizable!
I also really like the mold of these dolls. Their arms are muscular enough to look strong and capable, but still feminine and delicate. 🙂
Also, Diana’s fisted hands are great for holding her lasso, resting on her hips, and leaning against walls. 🙂
I couldn’t resist creating some washed-out and black-and-white versions of the pictures I took…I automatically associate Diana with the 40’s! 🙂
Here’s Diana with my other DC Super Hero Girl (until we open Supergirl 🙂 ), Batgirl!
As a final part of this review, I’d like to share how I made an extra outfit piece for Wonder Woman’s outfit. As I mentioned earlier, I LOVE the vintage Lynda Carter Wonder Woman. Part of why I love her version so much is because in the show, whenever she’s going to a special event as Wonder Woman or just wants to look fancy, she wears THIS! 😀
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It’s an EPIC, EPIC American flag cape. With stars. And stripes. 😉
Also, when I made my vintage Wonder Woman costume last year, I just HAD to make a cape. 😉 So of course, I had to make a matching one for my new Wondy doll! 😀
Also, it twirls REALLY well. 😉
Also also, I little girls who want to pose with me are the best. 😉
So, ahem. 😉 To make my doll version of the cape, I used red, white, and blue satin, red bias tape, and a needle and thread. 🙂
I traced the shape of a bowl that was about the size that I wanted the cape to be, then I cut a circle out of each color of satin, ironing the circles before I continued.
Next, I folded each one into approximately 8 slices and cut them. I ended up using four blues, four whites, and one red, which I’m pretty sure is accurate to Lynda Carter’s cape.
Additionally, I cut 1/4 of the red circle for the left side of the cape.
Next, I sewed all of the slices together (putting the right sides together), and edged it with red bias tape. After I took these pictures, I also added red neck ties like the real cape, so when you see Diana wearing it in the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls posts, it’ll be more complete. 🙂
TA DA! 😀
As much as I love Edna Mode (she’s my favorite Pixar character EVER 🙂 ), I’ve gotta say…capes are pretty epic. 😉
OH! AND! Before I wrap up the post, I’ve gotta share this! Recently Mattel ran a month long event called DC Super Hero Kids Month, where they shared kids’ pledges and accomplishments about helping others and being a superhero in everyday life. 🙂 And I’m THRILLED to say that they featured my handmade costume and pledge! 😀
YES. I SCREAMED. 😉
I hope you enjoyed this mash-up post! 😀 Are you all liking DC Super Hero Girls? Do you own any of the dolls? DO YOU LIKE CAPES AS MUCH AS I DO?! 😉 I can’t WAIT to share my Supergirl review, and I can’t wait to show you the extra dresses I stitched up for these girls!
P.S. Oh, and over the next month or two I’m taking some intensive summer classes, so the next few posts are scheduled and it might be a little harder to reach me. 🙂 Also, I’m super sorry to those lovely folks whose blogs I comment on regularly…it’s gonna be a crazy few months for me, so I may fall behind on that front. 🙂 Thank you so much for understanding! I love you guys! ❤ 🙂