Even costumes with the naughty schoolteacher with her ruler or the Wall Street executive became passé.
So, she decided on a little variation on the classical theme. How about a revival of the Fascist kink from Mussolini's day? It was surprisingly hard to find the armbands with the fascist symbols (internet neopuritanism being what it is), but a little artwork produced something workable:
Being an innovator, Wanda wore it on her cat suit for one of her favorite regular customers and styled herself Elle Duchess.* The poor man, he was startled. He asked Wanda,
"Why are you wearing that emblem that was on old dimes?"
Oh, damn! There was a time when the Good Old U.S.A. has fasces on their dimes, back when they were silver. Sometime later they thought they'd switch feces for fasces by using whatever alloy they're made of now.**
Another customer burst into laughter upon seeing the Mussolini emblems. Clearly, her history-challenged customer base just wouldn't get it.
So she tried a different tack: dressing like a pizza delivery person. Somehow, she touched an atavistic nerve, and this costume became one of the requested ones! Wanda was tipped well.
*The feminine of Il Duce.
**An awful play on words, I admit. I'm shameless.