Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Geeks Who Care: Wonder Woman Costume for a Cause Contest

Have you ever dreamed of being Wonder Woman? Who hasn't really. If you've ever dreamed of being a superhero and saving the day, HalloweenCostumes.com is giving you your chance. They're giving away $500, a video camera, and a Wonder Woman costume to the person who comes up with the best project. It doesn't matter how old you are and even guys can enter, because everybody can be Wonder Woman! The rules are simple, you have to live in the United States and submit the best deed that you would do as Wonder Woman for a day.

From HalloweenCostumes.com:

Wonder Woman is considered as one of the ultimate female superheroes. She is part of the Amazon tribe and is the founding member of the Justice League. Wonder Woman comes armed with the “Lasso of Truth,” a rope that while within its embrace compels you to tell the truth. We have Wonder Woman costumes in all styles and sizes including an adult Wonder Woman costume. Find Wonder Woman costumes for the superhero female in your life!

Wonder Woman is a DC Comics superheroine created by William Moulton Marston. She first appeared in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941). She is a warrior princess of the Amazons, she is also known as Diana of Themyscira, whose powers include superhuman strength, flight, super-speed, super-stamina, invulnerability, and super-agility. She is a masterful athlete and trained in many ancient and modern forms of armed and unarmed combat. She uses many weapons including her Lasso of Truth, which forces those bound by it to tell the truth; a pair of indestructible bracelets that can deflect gunfire; a tiara, which doubles as a throwing weapon, that can cut through diamond; and an invisible airplane. Later during her history, it is said that her bulletproof bracelets were formed from Athena’s shield, and that her Lasso of Truth was forged by Hephaestus from the golden girdle of Gaea and is virtually indestructible. Over the years, new abilities were added and her super-strength was increased. Her backstory has been adapted to provide new explanations of her powers.

Wonder Woman has her own comic series by DC Comics and is a member of the Justice Society of America. She was created during World War II as a character that was depicted fighting the Axis military forces. She was also made by Marston as a role model for women—being truthful, strong, and superior to men.

Wonder Woman appeared in her own TV series, “The New Adventures of Wonder Woman,” starring Lynda Carter from 1975-1979. She has also appeared in “Super Friends” (TV series 1973-1977), “The All-New Super Friends Hour” (1977-1978), “Challenge of the SuperFriends” (1978), “Super Friends” (1983), “Superfriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show” (1984) and the “Justice League” (2001-2006). The video Wonder Woman came out in 2009 with Keri Russell as the voice of Wonder Woman.

There are so many good deeds that you could do! Planting flowers at a nursing home, donating books and reading to underprivileged children, and sponsoring an adoption night at your local animal shelter are just the of countless good deeds.

Here in Lexington:
Volunteer with Friends of the Lexington Public Library
Help out at the Carnegie Center
Deliver toys to Shriner's Hospital
Help stock God's Pantry Food Bank
Build a house with Habitat for Humanity

And the list goes on! What good deed would you do as Wonder Woman?

Submit your answer here.

Good luck!

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