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Wonder Woman Costume Party Photo Background by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

Wonder Woman Party Photo Background

By Brenda Ponnay

This is the second article in our Wonder Woman-themed party series.  We were inspired by the fantastic Wonder Woman movie out this summer.  (You can find our first party post for free cupcake toppers here).  If you haven’t seen the movie yet (what are you waiting for?) you can read our thoughts (about age appropriateness, etc) here

A party isn’t a party these days if it doesn’t have a photo backdrop somewhere for everyone to take pictures in front of and share with their friends on social media. Photo backdrops are actually really easy to create if you have a blank wall and some simple supplies. For our Wonder Woman-themed party, we created this brightly colored orange sunset and you can too!

Wonder Woman Costume Party Photo Background (supplies) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.comSupplies you will need is:

  • a blank canvas to paint (we used a paper paint drop cloth found at our local hardware store)
  • spray paint in black, red, orange and pink
  • gold glitter chipboard letters
  • pins

You can really use anything for a blank canvas. We’ve found that the hardware store paint aisle is a crafter’s friend. Large cloth drop cloths are much cheaper than buying fabric by the yard at your local fabric store and paper drop cloths are even less expensive! The downside is that paper shows wrinkles and fold lines more but it does hold the color better than fabric and the fold lines aren’t that distracting when you are focusing on the subject. Cardboard would also be a great option.

To create the sunset gradient effect, spray paint (outside in a well-ventilated area) by first starting with black. Loosely wave your paint back and forth over the bottom half foot or so until you have a nice even coat. Then do the same with the red but slightly above it so that it blends. Don’t let your hand stay too long in one spot or you will create hot spots and the paint will not be as even. After the red, do a larger area above it  in orange (we wanted most of our backdrop to be orange inspired and like the Wonder Woman promotional posters) and finally end with pink (or light blue if you want to be even more accurate).

Wonder Woman Costume Party Photo Background (gold letters) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com
After our backdrop was dry (about an hour in hot dry weather) we hung it using push pins on a wall that would be central to our party. Then we carefully pinned the word “WONDER” near the top, right above where we knew our guests would stand for their Wonder Woman photo poses.

Wonder Woman Costume Party Photo Background (gif) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

We lit it with some bright lights and even positioned a fan in front of the wall that would blow our guests hair away from their faces, in true heroine fashion.

Wonder Woman Costume Party Photo Background (girl squad) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

Just add guests and you have a Wonder Woman-inspired party to remember! (Come back tomorrow to learn how to make the head and arm bands).

Find our entire Wonder Woman-themed Party series here.

We love you Woman Woman. Clearly we’ve been inspired to create this from scratch because we are fans. We’ll take this post down if this bothers you. We’ve just made this craft because we wanted to keep the Wonder Woman party going.

 

Brenda Ponnay
About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, mak...

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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