There is a perfect occasion for everything, and a Wonder Woman suit is no exception. Burning Man was the perfect occasion. The theme for 2008 was American dream.
My last Wonder Woman suit finally gave up the ghost after 11 years of hard wear in sometimes-trying conditions, like 115 degree heat and 20 mph dust storms, not to mention a Halloween party or two. I was thrilled to find the Wonder Woman boots are suddenly easy to get! Check the Amazon ad if you are in the market; they go up to size 12, seriously.
I tailor knit a cozy for my bicycle too, covering those ugly brand markings and adding a little local flavor a la Burning Man.
It's liberating to knit something as ridiculous as a bicycle cozy, since I can be certain nobody is going to e-mail me requesting the pattern for it!
It would be easier to paint on the gold accents than it was to sew them. I ripped as many sewn stitches here as I would rip knit stitches in most projects I design from scratch.
skill level: challenging sewing
materials: stretch velvets, lycra, and print
type: red stretch velvet, gold stretch lame and blue lycra spandex printed with five-pointed stars.
quantity: 1 yard red, 1 yard gold, half yard blue
accessories: well-fitting longline bra for foundation, gold cording for Lasso of Truth, red star applique for headband, blinkie light wristbands for bullet deflecting bracelets
boots: GOGO 305/RW by Fantasma for Pleaser