Halloween is here and people are busy brainstorming what could be their next spooky or innovative outfit. And given that this year has pretty much been a lot about the superhero Wonder Wonder, it’s only natural that people should be inspired by Gal Gadot’s impeccable persona on the big screen. So, as part of her Halloween make-up tutorial, Los Angeles-based Indian-origin beauty vlogger, Deepica Mutyala, demonstrated how to be one, but with a beautiful, and if we may call so an empowering twist! Yes, she replaced her cuffs with bangles, the cape with a sari and crown with a maang tika — because, why not!
And the reason behind this fusion is not just to Indianise the popular character. For Mutyala, who has pioneered the #BeYourOwnHero movement, it was about inspiring others as she says, “you can be whoever you want for Halloween and not feel any limits.” Stressing that “everyone has a little Wonder Woman in them” and why you should always strive for something that works for “YOU”, she created this brilliant look, which people can’t stop talking about.
“She doesn’t necessarily need a cape or cuffs – my personal Wonder Woman wears a sari and bangles and they do the job just as well ;)” the vlogger wrote on YouTube, while sharing the video that is now going viral.
Earlier this year, Tweeple shared the first time they related to any character that looks like them, and Mutyala too has been taking that movement forward. “Just because you don’t see a hero (or any character) that looks like you out there, doesn’t mean you can’t be them,” she says in the video. Urging people to embrace their individuality and love themselves she adds, “This Halloween, find parts of your identity, your culture, your personality and fuse them with anything YOU want to be – make it your own”.
However, this is not the first time Gadot’s record-smashing film inspired South Asian beauties to be Wonder Woman. In September, two divas from Sri Lanka dressed as Wonder Women for Comic-Con festival held in Colombo but they were sadly trolled. But thanks to Gadot and film’s director Patty Jenkins, they shut online trolls by supporting them and sending their love across the world.