A Real Wonder Woman Spends 50 Hours And $30 On Crafting This Costume From A Cheap Yoga Mat And Duct Tape
Some superheroes inspire people to get super crafty. Australian makeup artist and children’s party entertainer Rhylee Passfield took inspiration from everyone’s now-favorite female superhero, Wonder Woman, and using a yoga mat, duct tape, and a little magic from a heat gun, she created a wonderful costume.
“Basically, I started by duct-taping myself”, the artist explained the process to the Daily Mail Australia. “Then I cut out a pattern from the duct tape form, copied it onto a Kmart yoga mat and glued it together using contact adhesive.”
Then, using a heat gun, the woman curved the corset, and made the breastplate pattern using fake nails. The eagle, belt, leg armor, gauntlets, and the headpiece were all made from thin craft foam, scrap vinyl and boyleg underwear were used to make the skirt, and the shoes are a painted thrift shop find.
“All up the costume cost me about $30 and took about 50 hours as it was my first time making anything like it.”
The artist said that drawing has been her passion since she was a little kid, and now she wants to branch out into more areas. This costume was a way for her to challenge herself and test her artistic abilities. See what she did and how she did it in the pictures and videos below.
Australian makeup artist Rhylee Passfield made herself an impressive Gal Gadot-style Wonder Woman costume from scratch
At first, the artist duct-taped herself, then used a pattern to cut out the shape from a $6 yoga mat
She curved the form with a heat gun and made the breastplate pattern using fake nails
Using thin craft foam, she formed the eagle and belt
Then she spray painted the piece and hand painted the details
To make the skirt she used scraps of vinyl glued onto boyleg underwear
The shoes are a thrift shop find that the artist also spray painted
She used the same crafting method to make the headpiece, gauntlets, and leg armor
An impressive makeup finished off the look
The costume surely looks impressive in motion
The artist, who has over 13k followers on instagram, often shares pictures of her other impressive transformations too