Sorry I can’t come up with a more creative name for this blog post but after reading Reenie’s post yesterday, I felt inspired to talk about my love for Wonder Woman and it’s roots.
I should start by saying that as a child, I didn’t really get into superheros all that much. I mean, my cousin Alan was obsessed with Superman and I remember summers of running around the beach with our towels tied around our shoulders as capes but his influence was probably the most superhero I was exposed to back then.
My biggest transition came in college where I embraced my inner superhero. Well, no, it probably actually started before that when I was a middle-schooler whose best friend’s parents took us to see X-Men because X-Men became a BIG part of my inner superhero (read: nerd). But the transition was there, beyond the walls of the University of Scranton, mostly in Madison A, during my sophomore year. My freshmen year was filled with a lot of it’s own transitions but my sophomore year was truly spent learning who I was and who my real friends were and getting to know some awesome people (and playing a lot of Magic: The Gathering). The friendships I cultivated that year led me to many more nerd-related futures (all my sophomore year friendships actually led me to my friendship with Reenie, also, which needs to be noted as a large part of the transition as well 😉 )
In the midst of all of this, I began to appreciate Wonder Woman. I believe it was after college that I bought my Wonder Woman shirt (quite possibly the best shirt I own) which sort of instills confidence in me when I wear it. It’s quite special. Back in my days of Six Flags season passes I got more into DC. In the lines of most of the superhero rides, there are comic boards placed that tell a story and I started to fall in love with reading them and that might be how I got into reading comics as well. But this shirt, it just gives me the confidence to believe I can be a Wonder Woman and helps me to identify with her.
Wonder Woman is an Amazon. She is both a warrior and a princess (cue “The Warrior” being stuck in my head the rest of the day 🙂 ). As a brunette who sometimes feels too large (it’s my thighs, really), I started to embrace my insecurities by thinking about how Wonder Woman is literally an Amazon – larger than life in lots of ways. If she can have thunder thighs, so can I. In fact, it may have been around that time that I started to embrace my large thighs and not worry about them as much. Anyway, I liked the idea of myself as a superhero, princess, and warrior, and I started to get into Wonder Woman a lot more.
For Reenie’s superhero birthday I was supposed to go as Wonder Woman but then Hurricane Sandy happened and it was rescheduled to the night before my Comps Exam and I couldn’t go 😦
Instead, I was planning on revamping the costume from that night for ACBC last year. That didn’t really work out the way I wanted either BUT it inspired my favorite closet cosplay I have which I, in turn, revamped today for when I finally get to see the new movie!
ACBC then gave me even more to love about her with the panel we sat in and the Wonder Woman museum, and everything Wonder Woman everything that year 😉 (also, my Wonder Woman purse)
Anyway, I have a ton of love for Wonder Woman, I hope this movie is everything I want and more, I am suddenly really wanting to renew my Six Flags pass since I’ve heard they might have more Wonder Woman-y stuff this summer (is this just a rumor??), I’m going to be Wonder Woman when I grow up, and oh yeah, did I mention Wonder Woman had a huge role in this blog? See my second ever post that helped to frame this blog, take a look at my cover photo, and then look at this post from last year that actually kick-started this blog after it lay dormant for almost 4 years. They all have a common denominator: Wonder Woman ❤