In the 70's TV show, Wonder Woman changes into her garb by spinning around and a red ball of light flashes. Then poof, Lynda Carter is in her satin tights, ready to ensnare the baddie in her truth rope.

Is there any in-universe explanation on how this quick-change phenomenon works?


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This appears to be an effect which was later incorporated into the comics without a real reason how or why it happens in-universe. Lynda Carter takes the credit for developing the spin for the TV show. And in a later flashback episode Diana's mother Queen Hippolyta teaches Diana how to transform her clothes magically into the uniform. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Woman_(TV_series)#Wonder_Woman_.281975-1979.29

A small clip which shows Wonder Girl remembering how she saw her mother teach Wonder Woman how to transform here The episode is "The Feminum Mystique part 1" from the first season.

  • Do you know the name of that episode, or better yet, find a clip of that scene?
    – iMerchant
    Mar 21, 2016 at 7:18
  • @iMerchant: edited my answer.
    – sfhq_sf
    Apr 1, 2016 at 1:57

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