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Wonder Woman Cosplayer Spreads Awareness Of Domestic Violence In Graphic Photoshoot

Carma Cosplay posed in her Wonder Woman cosplay for a series of sensitive photos addressing the issue of domestic violence.

Carma Cosplay in Wonder Woman Cosplay
Photos Courtesy Instagram

NOTE: This story contains simulated depictions of domestic violence which may be triggering to some, so please proceed with care.

There have been many times in the past when actors and cosplayers have addressed real life issues through their posts. Actress Scarlett Johansson spoke out against the Hollywood wage gap and sexism in Hollywood in 2017. At the end of May this year, cosplayer CutiePieSensei spoke out advocating for the Black Lives Matter movement after the death of George Floyd.

Now, cosplayer Emma, known as one half of Carma Cosplay, has collaborated with a photographer and SFX artist to create a series of images that depict a different side of Wonder Woman.

The first image depicts Wonder Woman looking at her wounds. The caption for the photo is "Wonder Woman can take a hit. It doesn't mean you have to," which was inspired by artwork done by artist Yehuda DeVir. The original artwork spoke out against violence on women, to which Emma and her team decided to do in cosplay form.

The idea behind the photo was to speak out against domestic violence, and gives a phone number to call for anyone who is experiencing domestic violence in their home.

The original photo had over 6,400 likes, with many people commenting and thanking her for the message and powerful image.

The following image that Emma posed for as Wonder Woman addressed the current state of violence that has been happening throughout the country for the past year. The caption states, "Feeling exhausted and heartbroken about the violence in our country. What would Wonder Woman do?"

Users on social media commented their thoughts, from having Wonder Woman protect the innocent to using the Lasso of Truth on liars.

The final images show Wonder Woman in a battle stance ready to take on her foes, a slight contrast to the more subtle, battle-worn Diana in the previous photos. The photos are seen as a more human side to the DC goddess, sporting bruises and scratches on her back and shoulders.

The caption reads, "We have a saying, my people. Don’t kill if you can wound, don’t wound if you can subdue, don’t subdue if you can pacify, and don’t raise your hand at all until you’ve first extended it," which comes from the original Wonder Woman comics.

Overall, the images portray a powerful DC superhero who has undergone battles and hardships, while also spreading a powerful message against both domestic violence and the violent state of our country.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline via text or call at 1-800-799-7233.

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Kelsey Endter


Kelsey started her cosplay adventure at a small convention outside Sacramento in 2011. Since then, she has been featured on major websites such as IMDb and Variety Magazine, and worked with companies like Besame Cosmetics featuring Disney & Marvel makeup products. Her passion for cosplay and love of the community brought her to join Cosplay Central as Editor-in-Chief in 2020. In her spare time she’s usually seen playing with her dog and scouting the next best photoshoot location for her cosplays.