Kelly Ripa channeled iconic superhero Wonder Woman in a throwback Halloween snap taken alongside some pals at a party. The Live with Kelly and Ryan host looked every inch the character as she smiled for the camera. Her 2.9 million Instagram followers have hit the “like” button on the pic over 17,000 times thus far.
In the image, Kelly looked identical to the character portrayed by Lynda Carter on the 1970’s TV series. Carter played the dual roles of the superhero and Diana Prince.
She added the hashtag for “woman crush Wednesday” and stood sandwiched between some famous friends in a costume that consisted of a long, dark wig. Attached to that was a gold crown with a red star in its center.
The costume fit her like a glove. A red bustier top featured an eagle detail that fanned its wings across her breasts. The bird’s feet ran down the length of her stomach. With that, a thick gold belt wrapped around her waist, to which a gold lasso was attached. Kelly wore bright blue hot pants with a white stars pattern. To finish off her look, red knee-high boots were on her feet that had a white trim at the top and a coordinating stripe down the front of her legs.
To Kelly’s right was baseball legend Willie Randolph, dressed in a tam with dreadlocks. He added sunglasses with peace signs on the lenses in the colors of the Jamaican flag. On her left was his wife, Gretchen, who appeared to be dressed as a cat in an all-black ensemble with ears attached to her head and a glittery choker. The couple’s daughter, Chantre, rounded out the group. She wore a dark, long-sleeved shirt with a graphic featuring a series of phone apps. Large butterfly wings with a sparkling pink center were worn on her back.
Kelly’s fans loved the snap. They shared their feelings in the comments section of the post.
“Kelly, you look absolutely amazing. You are a wonderful woman indeed,” remarked one fan.
“Fun Fun… You all look great,” wrote a second follower.
“Willie was my baseball hero growing up. It’s so cool that you are friends with Gretchen and Willie,” claimed a third Instagram user.
“Love it. The original female hero costume! Go, Kelly! Stay safe,” penned a fourth fan who added both a smiley face and prayer hands emoji at the close of their comment.