Muslim Wonder Woman redesign puts Diana in a headscarf

Illustration for article titled Muslim Wonder Woman redesign puts Diana in a headscarf

Artist flowercrownprincess envisions Wonder Woman as a hijab-wearing Muslim superhero, who is ready to battle evil in both armor and a headscarf.


The one tweak I'd suggest for this design is to add sleeves extending down to the gauntlets, but otherwise, this is a lovely take on Wonder Woman, with the star-spangled skirt over the full leggings and the tiara securing the headscarf. While a female Muslim superhero wouldn't necessarily don a hijab (just look at Kamala Khan as Ms. Marvel), this illustration gives us a sense of how a headscarf and a classic superhero costume can mix.

The artist, who also goes by Alex, accepts commissions.

Update: The artist redrew this outfit to give Wonder Woman sleeves and change her stance. You can check out the redone illustration on flowercrownprincess' blogflowercrownprincess' blog and it will available as a print through Etsy soon.

[FlowerCrownPrincess via Rahzzah]



I'm not liking it. I do appreciate the attempt at making female armor that actually armors. Wonder Woman's origin, however, is based on the ancient Greek legend of warrior women. Ancient Greeks didn't maintain modern standards of modesty. They, like many ancient pagan societies weren't bashful about the human form and nudity. Their god(s) and culture didn't care about head scarfs. It's cool Kamala Khan is Ms. Marvel, it's cool she's Muslim, it's great we get a modern perspective on heroics and feminism in a foreign culture but Wonder Woman is not Muslim or the type to feel pressure from patriarchy to cover herself at all times. Also, Wonder Woman doesn't stand around bashfully with knocked in knees, she stands tall and proud, an equal to any man who dares to say otherwise.