Utah dad spends $1K to dress daughter as Wonder Woman, recreates scenes from movie

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SALT LAKE CITY — No heels and definitely no tiaras for three-year-old Nellee Rossi.

This Halloween, it’s all about the boots, armor and steel plate.

"I was actually obsessed with Wonder Woman, so I secretly say that it's her but it's actually me," jokingly said Josh Rossi, Nellee’s father.

Rossi is a photographer and said this year he wanted his daughter’s picture to look a little different.

"I really wanted something that would be out of the ordinary,” Rossi said. “A lot of people do the cutesy thing with the girls, which I still love, but I just thought, man, it would be cool to do a really hard core type shoot with her."

The father daughter duo went all out, spending a month collaborating with costume designers at McGrew Studios.

"We went through different scenes of the movie. We went through every little detail and they really created it just an amazing way," Rossi said.

This video of their shoot is going viral. And getting the shots was no easy task. Rossi says it took five people to hold Nellee up for the powerful pose. Rossi then worked his magic in postproduction, spending about a day on Photoshop for each picture.

Rossi said little Nellee has embodied the role and is her now own real life Wonder Woman.

"I wanted her to be portrayed as somebody powerful, somebody exciting,” Rossi said. “It’s just the same messaging that you know the Wonder Woman movie gives.”

The father and daughter duo is getting so much attention online. The director of the Wonder Woman movie coming out next year, Patty Jenkins, tweeted about the photo shoot.

Contributing: Xoel Cardenas


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