Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The True Story of a Red-Headed Wonder Woman Wannabe

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I was on Twitter this morning (Of course I was on Twitter, what else would I be doing?) and put out a tweet looking for ideas for a blog topic for the day. So my bloggy friend, Sarah, tossed out her blog topic for the day saying I should use it, too. Hey, why not? I'm sure her blog post, even though it has the same title, will be different than what I come up with. Also, that means I don't have to think as much, and we all know that that's a good idea. Make sure to check out Sarah's blog to see what she has to say! But for now, on to the post!

When I was a kid, it was all about Wonder Woman. A supercool crime fighting chick in a sparkly outfit who had an invisible plane? What could get better than that?! My friends and I would anxiously await the weekly t.v. show, then spend the next day running around the playground pretending to lasso people and make them tell the truth. I'm still thinking that magic lasso thingy is a good idea. Anyway, Wonder Woman was "IT" in my world. My choice for a Halloween costume that year was an easy one. Oh yeah, I was gonna be cool.

Fortunately for me, my grandma was an excellent seamstress. I went to her with a plea for my beloved Wonder Woman costume and she stepped up to make it for me, with one minor alteration: My costume would have a strap that wrapped around my neck. My grandma gently explained that I didn't have anything to hold the costume up. It was true. My 4th grade self didn't exactly have Lynda Carter's "frontsets" to keep the costume in place. Drats. But other than that, my costume was fabulous! I drew and cut out the eagle for the top half of the costume myself. I made a cool golden lasso and bracelets. Also, the stars? Yeah, they were all me. My grandma even took me to some thrift stores to find red boots to wear. They were these fabulous red go-go boots that were way too big on me, but I loved them anyway. I wish I had some red go-go boots now... Anyway, I was set. I looked exactly like Wonder Woman. That is, if she had red hair, was less developed and was in 4th grade. We got to dress up in our Halloween costumes for school back then. Everyone thought my costume was cool, and it totally was. Although I do remember feeling a little odd walking around school in what was pretty much a fancy bathing suit and go-go boots. But I was Wonder Woman and it was good.

I'll let you in on a little secret. I keep it hidden pretty well, but I'm still Wonder Woman today. That is, if she had red hair, was still less developed and drove a minivan. Some things never change.

8 comments:

Ginny (MAD21) said...

I wonder what super hero I would be... Unfortunately, the only ones that comes to mind are the bumbling idiot variety that causes more problems than she solves.

I think I'd rather be the side-kick. Less stress. :o)

Bridget Chumbley said...

Red go-go boots...a must in every wardrobe! I too wanted to be Wonder Woman, and if I wore the costume today I'd have to have something hold it up for me...cuz I still got nothin! ;)

Helen said...

I don't know what I was in fourth grade, but I regularly liked dressing as a Gypsy, Angel, or Nun. Never at the same time, though...

Heart2Heart said...

Didn't we all at some point want to be Wonder Woman or The Bionic Woman? They had control, they didn't need a man to solve their problems and come to their rescue. They were empowered and something we looked up to! Not such a bad thing after all.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Beth said...

I was a box of Kleenex in the 5th grade for Halloween. Yeah...we were kind of different...my sister was a tube of toothpaste.

Sarah Salter said...

I LOVE it!!!

jasonS said...

Hmmmm, I went to a Christian school so we dressed up as Bible characters. fun, right? Well one year I had a refrigerator box cut out around me and I went as Jonah AND the whale. Good times.

& @heart2heart - I don't need a man to solve my problems either- that's why I have my wife. :)

Tiffany said...

What? No pictures of your 4th grade self? My imagination is not THAT good!