When cosplayers conjure up Wonder Woman’s invisible jet, they will usually tell you to just use your imagination. But one little girl, with the help of her professional balloonist father, brought the make-believe plane to life.
All photos courtesy Marty Pants
Marty Pants, a Chicago-based balloonist who goes by the name “Smarty Pants,” recently shared an epic photo of his 5-year-old daughter, Penny, dressed up as Wonder Woman for a comic convention. But this tiny Amazon has something special: An entire invisible jet! Pants told io9 that Penny is a huge fan of DC Superhero Girls and jumped at the chance to cosplay for Milwaukee Comic Con earlier this month.
“She wanted to dress up as Wonder Woman and I said off-hand, ‘Why don’t I make you an invisible jet out of balloons?’ not realising that with a 5-year-old, nothing is an off-hand joke,” Pants said. “So of course I had to make it.”
Penny posing with her dad, Marty Pants.
Pants, a comic book fan himself, added that he’s super proud his daughter is getting into the stories he loved growing up. She often asks him about the lore and history behind some of her favourite heroes, and is building her own collection of costumes to cosplay with at future events. I’m sure they will definitely include balloons.