In 1994, during "The Contest" storyline, Hippolyta (WW's mother) had a vision of Wonder Woman's death. In order to prevent this, she decided to hold a contest to crown some other sucker as "Wonder Woman" in an effort to trick fate into killing a different person. It's a plan at once both extremely clever and impossibly stupid. The poor winner was an Amazon named Artemis, who was given the title of Wonder Woman and the responsibilities and sexy leotard that went with it.
Shown here after a terrible human leg drawing accident.
Wonder Woman herself became just regular old Diana Prince. But after 50 years of superheroics, she couldn't quit cold turkey. So she decided to cobble together an outfit from her gym's lost-and-found and continue the good fight. Instead of the iconic stars and stripes, her new costume was biking shorts, a bra, and a cropped jean jacket. She dressed like she had a job sitting on a floor-model Harley at a gun show.
"Thanks for your help! I'm the new Wonder Woman! You must be LSU Dance Team Lass!"