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Monday Cute: Little Girl Rocks a Wonder Woman Invisible Jet Made Out of Balloons



In case you forgot: Wonder Woman flies an invisible jet. Since its introduction in 1942, it’s something that’s obviously persisted as a bit of a running gag, simply because of how preposterous the idea of a invisible jet might be. That being said, this young girl totally rocks the invisible jet as part of her own Wonder Woman cosplay.

5-year-old Penny dressed up for a comic convention and got an assist from her professional balloonist father, Chicago-based “Smarty Pants” (heck yeah, man), who designed an invisible jet out of clear plastic balloons. According to a chat with io9, the plane took three hours to build, and she wore it for the entire convention. She guarded it pretty jealously, and understandably so, as it’s made of gosh darn balloons, and the last thing you want is for your invisible jet to burst from getting passed around so much.

Rock on, Smarty Pants and Penny. This costume is everything.

(image via DC/Warner Bros.)

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