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These Women Were Trolled For Cosplaying As Wonder Woman And Gal Gadot Herself Swooped In For Back Up

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In addition to being one of the highest grossing films of the year, Wonder Woman has inspired thousands of fans across the globe since its release.

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Amaya Suriyapperuma and Seshani Cooray are two such fans from Sri Lanka, who both decided to cosplay as the character at the Lanka Comic Con last month.

While Suriyapperuma chose the Wonder Woman costume from the movie, Cooray picked the Wonder Woman 600 version of the outfit, complete with long pants and a jacket.
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While Suriyapperuma chose the Wonder Woman costume from the movie, Cooray picked the Wonder Woman 600 version of the outfit, complete with long pants and a jacket.

However, because some people are just rude, the duo found themselves in the crosshairs of a bunch of trolls who decided to body-shame them in a series of memes and hateful comments.

From being called "too skinny" to "too dark", Cooray and Suriyapperuma had to bear all kinds of cyberbullying for a couple of days after the event.
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From being called "too skinny" to "too dark", Cooray and Suriyapperuma had to bear all kinds of cyberbullying for a couple of days after the event.

But, as it turned out, there are still some decent people out there, and they all stepped in to back the two heroes up against the haters.

These women cosplayed Wonder Woman at Sri Lanka Comic Con, and now being rediculed on social media. RT if you think… https://t.co/llfomVGFjp

"I did not expect any of this! I just wanted to cosplay and just have fun at the Comic Con (which I did). I was so happy when everyone started supporting us," Cooray told BuzzFeed.

@Pasan_Mathisha @GalGadot @PattyJenks @WonderWomanFilm @DCComics @BenAffleck @RealRobinWright @CNconnienielsen… https://t.co/OFdEpo8XKB

Cooray added that she chose the more modest Wonder Woman 600 outfit because she thought it would be more appropriate for the event and not attract attention from trolls.

@Pasan_Mathisha @GalGadot @PattyJenks @WonderWomanFilm @DCComics @BenAffleck @RealRobinWright @CNconnienielsen… https://t.co/0nfcgVVcj0

"I expected some comments, but not such nasty memes where they took our pictures and body shamed us. I was very disappointed," she added.

While the huge outpouring of support continued, things seemed to have peaked for them when Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins tweeted her approval of their outfits.

But then Wonder Woman Gal Gadot herself joined the party, pretty much shutting down anything the trolls had been targeting the women for.

"I was so happy when everyone started supporting us, but even more thrilled when I found out about Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot's tweets," Cooray told BuzzFeed.

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"When you see one of your favourite idols appreciating your hard work and complimenting you, It's just a dream come true," she added.