Wonder Women of America

A new book captures the extraordinary outfits donned by female visitors to the Comic-Con convention in San Diego

CR readers will know Russell Waterman as the co-founder of both clothes label Silas and Maria and, with business partner James Jarvis, Amos Toys. With the latter, Waterman has been a regular visitor to the San Diego Comic-Con, the largest fan convention for comic book, science fiction, fantasy and gaming culture.

Comic-Con visitors like to dress up for the occasion, especially the female ones, which gave Waterman and his wife, writer and photographer Ruth Wiggins, the idea for a book. “These are normal(ish) women from all walks of life who dress as their favourite fictional characters for the weekend.

I found them amazing to look at and wondered at their motives for their curious behaviour,” explains Waterman. “So last year I persuaded Ruth to come with me and photograph some of them.”

Wonder Women of America documents the results. Shown here are, top row, left to right: Ruby as Jean Grey (cover); Jennifer as Darth Vera and Becky as Emma Frost. Middle row, right to left: Zoë as The Prince and Krystal as Wonder Woman. Bottom row, left to right: Debra as Wonder Woman; Melinda as Eva and Trixie as Dead Trixie.

Designed by Robert Green



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