Wanda's Wardrobe

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Wanda has made frequent costume changes throughout the series, and has in fact had more costumes than any other two characters combined. The only constant is the white-red-black color set, and her personal skull insignia.

Turn 1 and 2

Wanda pose.jpg

A Black, white, and red robe, with red pointed toed strapped boots, red gloves, and a white skull in her hair.

Turn 3

Wanda White.JPG

A small white leather bustier and leather pants with red laces. Red boots and white gloves. Worn at the beginning of a torture session with Jillian.

Turn 4

Wanda Gray Halter.JPG

A gray halter top and pants, worn while relaxing after a torture session with Jillian and again later with Parson in the library at night. It appears again on Turn 8, in the war council after RCC seizes the Outer Walls.

Wanda Red Tie.JPG

A white shirt and red tie, with black bodice and red pants. Red riding gloves. White cap with skull motif.

Turn 5

Wanda Red Black Dress.JPG

A red and black backless dress that reveals ample cleavage.

Wanda White Robe.JPG

Worn with the intent of fast removal, this is a short white robe with red blotches that intentionally resemble blood stains. On the left breast, the red blots form into a pink skull with red eyes (click on image for higher-resolution version which makes the pink skull much clearer). The robe is closed by a red sash.

Turn 6

Wanda Gi.JPG

This Gi is worn during a philosophy lesson held by King Banhammer. with the Predictamancer, and finally with Stanley after the fall of Faq. It is a simple, two-piece, greenish suit with a skull adornment in the hair.

Wanda White Red One Piece.JPG

Actually worn either early in the fighting with the RCC before the comic starts, or as far back as Faq's era, this is a white and red one piece, worn with thigh length red boots and a skull adornment in her hair.

Turn 7

Wanda Black Red One Piece.JPG

Initially, this outfit appears to merely be a black, hooded robe, but once the energies of her casting come into play, the robe flies back to become a cloak, revealing a Red and black one-piece. A skull-topped staff accessory completes the ensemble.

Turn 8

Wanda Black Red Battle Gear.JPG

For the Croakamancer on the go, this simple... cha right... Its red and black armor with a skulled helm and goat's head topped staff.

Wanda Dance Fight.JPG

An homage to Michael Jackson in his Thriller video, this red and black suit is made for dancing.

Turn 9

Wanda Red Black Two Piece.JPG

This ensemble appears after Wanda finds and attunes to the Arkenpliers. It is a black and red... Uhm... something. I really dunno what this is technically called. Oh, right, yes I do. It is BLATANT PANDERING.

You may also notice the 'teeth' that would make her belly a 'mouth', much like some classic comic book and anime villains.

Turn 13

Wanda Warchalking.jpg

Wanda on her way to recapture Warchalking. Looks like red leather with black studs and a white skull highlight - with black skull helmet, pauldrons and bracers.

Wanda Warchalking2.jpg

This is likely the same raiment - now drawn by Xin Ye - shown in a flashback.

Complete with 'spikes of villainy'.

Turn 75

Wanda Expository.jpg

Wanda's outfit at the Expository Bridge.

General themes and thoughts

-Classic evil overlord (red/black, spikes of villainy, decorative skull, the teeth-on-costume, etc) -Undead related (micheal jackson zombies dancing, bride-of-frakenstien hairstyle, skulls and representation thereof) -'Evil is sexy' trope. -She is shown in flashbacks with livery (skull with a flower), themed after croakamancy obviously. The flower looks out of place somehow - flower power(the willingness to break the rules of old by joining the arkentools)?

Real World References

  • The teeth-on-costume relate to several tacky villains, one of them being from the 'Quest' series.
  • Wanda's dance-fighting costume from Turn 8 is an homage to Michael Jackson in his Thriller video.
  • Her hooded robe and skull-topped staff from Turn 7 may be a homage to Skeletor from Masters of the Universe. The flares on the shaft of the staff are strikingly similar to Skeletor's "Havoc Staff."
  • Leading Gobwin Knob forces at the Expository Bridge, Wanda wears an outfit and hairstyle nearly identical to those the Rocky Horror Picture Show character Magenta wears in the final scenes.