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Our New Favorite Wonder Woman Cosplayer Went as Patty Jenkins

Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins

Not only did fan Jessi Chartier rock Jenkins’ look at the Con, she got fully into character by directing the Amazons around her.

Over the last 10 years of covering conventions, I’ve watched cosplay explode in popularity and creativity. There are always some costumes that make my jaw drop with their technical or artistic wizardry—but sometimes you have to award all of the points for sheer cleverness and commitment to the bit.

At Chicago’s Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Chartier went as groundbreaking Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins: she had the Jenkins hair, a classic Jenkins outfit, the glasses, and a clapboard announcing Wonder Woman. “I mean, I love @GalGadot and all, but I cosplayed as MY hero, @PattyJenks,” Chartier wrote on Twitter.

According to David Chartier’s Twitter, everywhere that Jessi went, those who were cosplaying as Diana Prince or her Amazons “flipped out.” And Jessi got right into character, posing for pictures where she appears to be directing them for a scene. We love this idea, and all of the goodwill and good fun on display here.

Another big new fan of Jessi’s? That would be Patty Jenkins herself.

Chartier’s cosplay also serves as a great reminder of Jenkins’ accomplishment and the importance of having women in the director’s chair.

Will this kick off a bold new trend of director cosplay in the future? All we know for sure is that this right here is the rare and happy Internet success story: where we can dress up as our lady heroes, and those lady heroes take notice.

Patty Jenkins cosplay

(via Twitter, images: David Chartier on Twitter/Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

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Kaila is a lifelong New Yorker. She's written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.