Wanda Maximoff's evolution within the MCU has been a slow-burn character journey. Despite the fact that her character debuted in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda didn't truly become the Scarlet Witch until 2021's WandaVision on Disney+; and it was only in the finale that fans first saw her fully realized Scarlet Witch costume.
Throughout Wanda's six years of on-screen action in the MCU, audiences have seen a number of iterations of her "look." This began with her Age of Ultron Hot Topic-inspired dress and boots to her corset tops with red leather jackets in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War and then her comic-accurate costume in WandaVision.
Due to that much history, coupled with the importance of Wanda's Phase 4 role, Marvel toyed with multiple ideas and concepts for her first official Scarlet Witch costume; and now, a new batch of unused designs have been revealed.
Unused Scarlet Witch Costume Designs for WandaVision Revealed
All four of these concepts reflect the lattice-style neckline of Elizabeth Olsen's final Scarlet Witch costume.
However, the bottom two in particular feature a high neckline, which is what Marvel ended up going with for her actual suit.
The next collection of photos highlights various designs for Wanda's headpiece crown.
The first is strikingly similar to Wanda's comic-accurate crown that fans saw her wear in the WandaVision Halloween special, while the second photo over shows a crown made of chaos magic, similar to what is shown in the series.
The last batch of designs focuses on Wanda's full costume, both with the crown and without.
It's interesting to see that a hood was considered at one point, and the bottom right photo shows a fuller skirt, additional layers, and a cape that's surprisingly similar to Agatha Harkness' final costume design.
For reference, here's a look at Elizabeth Olsen's fully realized Scarlet Witch costume, complete with her physical crown that still evokes the design of flame and her chaos magic.
Scarlet Witch is the Nexus of Marvel Fashion
While these concepts offer fans an idea of what Marvel was thinking and considering ahead of WandaVision, there aren't the first designs fans have seen in the months following the series finale on Disney+.
In the wake of WandaVision and Scarlet Witch's costume reveal, other designs for Wanda's costume made their way online, including the actual concept art for the final design which appeared in the series.
Considering Wanda's pivotal role in Marvel's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, fans will be seeing more of Wanda in her official costume in the upcoming film, and possibly a few other costume changes as well. In fact, the first trailer for the Doctor Strange sequel has already shown Wanda wearing an ever-so-slightly different costume than she wears in WandaVision, but some sort of darkness appears to be tainting (or modifying?) the chest plate of her suit.
Therefore, it's possible that Wanda's suit may change and evolve as Wanda changes and evolves in the film; and who knows, maybe fans will see yet another new iteration of a Scarlet Witch costume at some point as well?
All episodes of WandaVision are available to stream on Disney+; Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness premieres in theaters on May 6, 2022.