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« on: July 14, 2008 11:04:06 AM »

I started knitting this Wonder Woman costume to wear to the San Diego Comic-Con in July (2008), but escalated production when my friend decided to throw a costume birthday party for me at the end of June. I made up my own pattern for the bodysuit embellished with star and eagle motifs, wristbands and headband. It took me about 6 weeks, finished the night before the party! I'm happy with the results. Hope that you think that it's fun too!

Knit on US4 circular needles in Elann Esprit (red, white, and blue) and Cascade Fixation (yellow).

I sewed up an Invisible Jet tote to carry my stuff at the Con! Lookee here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=258397.0

Notes on how I did the bodysuit: I took a bunch of measurements so that it fit well. Don't want a saggy bodysuit! Started with a gauge swatch. I used the measurement above the bustline to cast on in red. Knit some K2P2 rib to start. I used the difference between the cast on and my actual bust measurement to do the short row shaping for the cups. I shaped each cup separately with decreasing rows on top and the same number of increasing rows on the bottom with 1.5" straight rows in between. After the bust, I decreased 1" every inch until I got to my waist measurement. I measured from my chest to my belly button, and knit to there. Then I started increasing 1" wider every 1/2 inch, switching to yellow for the belt area. Yellow for 2" while increasing. Switched to blue and knit to the chest-to-crotch length. I added some short row shaping in the back as well, so the back wouldn't ride up and expose any cheeky-ness! Split in the midde and cast on the difference between half my hip measurement and my thigh to create the leg, knit separately in the round. Knit 2" legs. Finished with K2P2 rib.

I think that this bodysuit would be fun adapted to other superheroes/villians. A friend of mine is planning on doing a Batgirl version in black and yellow.

Can't deflect bullets off knit, huh?

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2008 11:05:43 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2008 11:11:16 AM »

omg that is awesome!!  Cheesy I love it, I would wear that haha!

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2008 11:14:20 AM »

That's incredible, I'm guessing your super power is knitting.  It looks great on you by the way.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2008 11:19:57 AM »

bad ass!  did you follow a pattern, or just kinda make it up as you went along?

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008 11:21:47 AM »

Yay - superb!

« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008 11:23:57 AM »

I am so hitting This Rocks!!!!

Really jealous of your skills, and you look stunning!

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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2008 11:25:25 AM »

 Shocked  Holy crap that's awesome!

Well done.  You look hot  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2008 11:26:08 AM »

that is crazy cool   I'm so jealous.

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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2008 11:27:02 AM »

what a fantastic costume. nice work.
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