A cosplayer has attracted big attention online for her Wonder Woman costume. The worldwide blockbuster Wonder Woman is still very much at the forefront of people's minds, not only for zipping past the $800 million mark globally during its summer theatrical run (which included $412 million domestically), but for star Gal Gadot's upcoming appearance with Batman (Ben Affleck), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) in the hotly anticipated DC Extended Universe superhero extravaganza Justice League in just over two weeks.
Not only did Wonder Woman empower female fans with a superhero movie in theaters that finally featured a woman in the solo lead, it inspired them to become the Amazon warrior princess in some instances. Not surprisingly, Wonder Woman was the most-searched for costume during the Halloween season in 24 states in the U.S. and Washington, D.C., and for at at least one cosplaying super-fan, having the costume for the character alone just wasn't enough.
The cosplayer, Alyson Tabbitha, tweeted out a split-screen before-and-after photo of herself and after she turned into Wonder Woman last month, and it has gone on to take the internet by storm. As of Wednesday, the tweet has been liked 30,000 times and shared by more than 6,600 of Tabbitha's fellow Twitter users. A post of the photo was also big on the cosplayer's Facebook page, earning more than 51,000 likes; and topping them all, the photo was liked more than 436,000 times on her Instagram account. See the photo below:
Costume, makeup, hair by me! @AlysonTabbitha
— Alyson Tabbitha (@AlysonTabbitha) October 8, 2017
Perhaps the most impressive thing about Tabbitha's transformation into Wonder Woman is that she's done everything by herself, noting she was responsible for the hair, makeup and costume. Clearly Tabbitha has a knack for becoming her favorite movie characters, since her Twitter profile includes images of the cosplayer as such movie icons as Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, and the title character from the Tim Burton classic Edward Scissorhands.
While Tabbitha somewhat resembles Gadot, she truly turns into the actor's doppelganger once she does her hair and makeup to look like Wonder Woman. As for the costume, it's so realistic that you have to wonder if Tabbitha somehow had access to Warner Bros' costume inventory, since it's been reproduced in stunning detail.
It's fun to see the lengths fans will go in their cosplaying endeavors, and Tabbitha in the guise of Wonder Woman is a representation of the craft at its very best. With any luck, Gadot will reach out to her at some point to congratulate Tabbitha on her efforts. The transformation into the character is, for the lack of better words, a wondrous sight to behold.
Source: Alyson Tabbitha
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