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Wonder Woman Cosplay – How to make Wonder Woman Gladiator Skirt

Wonder Woman Cosplay – How to make Wonder Woman Gladiator Skirt


Hey Cosplayers, I am Skyler Ostler and in
today Apprenticeship I’ll be teaching you how to make Wonder Woman’s skirt from the
live action Wonder Woman Film using Craft foam and a pair of spanks stay tuned! Before we jump into it, I created a Wonder
Woman Cosplay guide for you, complete with reference images, poses, origin, costume components,
and much more! And the best part is, it
is completely free, just follow the link below to get yours! Also I have created a kit that includes all
the necessary materials for this build and the links of where to purchase them to make
this build as easy as possible check out that link in the description as well! Alright, let’s get started! We’ll begin by creating the patterns for the
four sets of panels that hang down on the skirt, front sides, and back. Youll want to start by putting on the breastplate
that I taught how to make in a past video and a pair of spanks, trace along the belt
onto the spanks as a reference for gluing. Then use some painters tape to trace out the
front panel of the skirt you can choose how long you are comfortable with. Each panel will be made of two pieces, one
wider piece and a skinnier piece layered on top of it that runs longer than the wider
bottom layer. Trace them out on the painters tape and then
cut them out. If you want to do what I did, I just used
this front panel pattern to create the left and right panels and only drew out the back
panel as a separate template, but you can draw them all separately if you’d like. After you have the main 4 panel patterns created
you will then want to create one for the side using the same method. Wonder Woman’s skirt has these two overlapping
leather pieces that run across the hip overlapping the side panel and slightly overlapping the
front and rear panels. Once you have your panel patterns created,
it’s time to transfer these shapes over to the craft foam. Trace your patterns onto the black 2mm craft
foam, it’s important to use the black craft foam as it will save you lots of time when
it comes time to paint. I have the craft foam I used listed in the
materials kit linked in the description. Then cut all of your skirt panels out of the
foam, making sure to keep the front and back pieces of each panel together with their proper
pairs. Next, we need to make this craft foam look
like leather to really sell the Wonder Woman Amazon warrior look! If you want to see how to do that, pause this
video and check out my How to Make Foam look like Leather video linked above and below! Then come back here and we’ll continue! Alright, welcome back, now that you have successfully
performed the miracle of turning foam to leather, let’s take your leatherworking skills to the
next level and begin assembling the skirt together! Now let’s put them all together, You’ll begin
by attaching each of the panel pairs together. By adding about an inch wide spread of contact
cement along the top backside of the longer skinnier piece and a matching spread of contact
cement along the top front of the larger underlayer piece. Let the contact cement sit for about 5-10
mins (as per bottle instructions) and then press the two pieces together, repeat this
process for each of the four main panels. Before we move forward take the rear panel
and a razor and slit the rear panel under piece along the lines of the skinnier top
layer so that it looks like this. Once all of the 4 main panels are assembled
we will add them to the spanks. This is where the breastplate belt reference
lines you made earlier will really come in handy. Adding an inch wide spread of the contact
cement to the back top of each panel and a corresponding strip along where you want to
attach it, attach the front, sides, and rear panels. Now lastly, add the overlapping side pieces
in the same way with a strip of the glue along the top of each and matching strip of glue
where it will go and then attach it. Make sure to put the lower piece on first
and then overlap the upper piece after. Tadum!!!! You know have the completed structure of the
skirt, now you just need to give it some battle damage and that slight blue sheen that Wonder
Woman’s skirt has. The way I did that was using some metallic
blue automotive paint. Spray some good coats of it on and kind of
wipe away parts of it to dull it slightly. I also did some subtle dry brushing with a
Rustoleum light blue in some spots to add a little more dimension. VOILA! You did it! There is no skirting around the fact that
this is one Very Legit Wonder Woman Gladiator Skirt!! Nice work! Thanks for watching! You guys are the best and I am so grateful
to all of you for your support in watching and learning with me! If you liked this video give it a like and
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and COSPLAY ON My Friends!

59 thoughts on “Wonder Woman Cosplay – How to make Wonder Woman Gladiator Skirt

  1. Yay I've been waiting for this so that I can figure out how much money I'm going to need to spend on materials

  2. Working on a wonder woman cosplay right now and still considering how to make the skirt. Attaching it to the spanx was a really good idea. Keep the video's coming!

  3. Awesome job, once again! Currently working on my Wonder Woman cosplay and your videos have helped me tons! Thank you so much! 😁

  4. Your videos are by far the most helpful I've come across, keep up the great work!! 🙂
    Will you also be showing how to make her bracelets of submission?

  5. hello there. you're prob the only person that can help. there was about 10 versions of the Wonder Woman Golden Lasso used in the 1970's Lynda Carter tv show (seasons 2+3) that i want so bad i could taste it! Ive been searching for an exact recreation for YEARS but cant find it any where. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP? i can send you images and video of the exact version that i'm looking for (it's the version most often semi/permanently attached to her costume…NOT the publicity shots, still images, active/far shot version which was just a golden twisted leatherette cord). many, MANY, THANKS!!!!

  6. Getting ready to start working on my WW costume and was wondering if you had anymore videos for the other pieces to her costume? These tutorials are great, thank you for making them!

  7. Every time I hear the Cosplay Apprentice opening tune in your videos, I keep thinking that I'm about to hear the rest of the song "Push it" by Salt-N-Pepa.

    Sorry. I had to say it. Anyway, great video! It's amazing how much the leather texture made a difference.

  8. This inspired me to make a Wonder Woman cosplay and I'm so excited to start it. The only thing is I don't know where to find the leather straps for her shoes and the leather straps to hold her sword. 😫😫😫😫

  9. I'm having an issue with the side panels. I can't seem to get them right, do they lay on top of each other? And the back part, is it longer than the other panels? Are there any templates we can get from you?

  10. Thank you so much for sharing this with us AND using foam instead of the more expensive worbla. I am extremely cheap and broke (lol) and I've always wanted to cosplay for fun but I don't want to spend a lot of money on it. The fact that you can manipulate foam to your liking (ex. Make it look like leather) really shows your skill. I subscribed, because I believe that I will learn more from watching you. Thanks again!

  11. I have real leather for my wonder woman cosplay but your breast plate seems to be the most efficient, easy and cheap way to do it!! So i am following your guide on that and i cant wait to show it off at fan Expo ! As gal's twin i am excited! lol But i do think it is cool how you can make it look like leather! BRAVO!! also your children are adorable!

  12. hello! I wonder if you can make tutorial of Saint Seiya Amazon armor. Im lookng everywere and I dont know anyelse tutorial. please!!!!

  13. so dude, when are we getting a tutorial on that hawkgirl Helmet in the background? I'm curious to see what you did differently than the one I made

  14. Hey guys, I've made video of DIY Wonder woman costume. Please have a look. Like and subscribe if you like it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSaDtGUq-sU&t=40s

  15. This may have been asked but since you glued the pieces to the spanx…does that mean the stretch in the spanx where the glue is no longer stretches?? I'm thinking of when you pull them over thighs and hips as that's when they need stretch. Or did you put a zipper/opening in the back?

  16. I've been having trouble figuring out how to attach the skirt to the rest of the armor but the spanx was genius! Thanks and great video!! =]

  17. how would you suggest for me to make this skirt longer? I'm really chubby, so I don't like how short her skirt is. Would we just use more masking tape in the pattern process?

  18. When will you be adding your accessories for the wonder woman cosplay? The tiara, cuffs, shin covers? You're great !

  19. Hello, I loved your wonder woman tutorial, I would also like to see how you would do the other items like the boot, bracelets, tiara, shield and sword.
    I'm looking forward to a tutorial of this style or more complete of her <3

  20. Sencillamente espectacular, vamos a intentar hacer éste traje para nuestra niña, mi esposo siempre les hace los disfraces, eres una gran inspiración

  21. These videos are incredible! I am a new cosplayer…. what tips and tricks can you give me? Also curipous how long the whole costume took?

  22. I will really like to know how many tiles of EVA Foam you use for the whole suit and if you use EVA Foam for the boats too. I may have to ship the EVA foam from the US to my country so I will like to know how much I will have to buy.

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