"Black Panther" Costume Designer Shares Creative Process

January 26, 2018
Updated 6mo ago

“Black Panther” costume designer Ruth Carter drew inspiration from the ancient traditions of Africa’s indigenous for her latest creations, and she says the blockbuster’s audience is in for a treat.

“They’ll see another type of superhero movie that has not been done before,” she told Cheddar. “The expectations are being met everyday. I mean the ticket presales have broken records already.”

The movie, which opens on February 16, set a record for pre-orders on Fandango in the first 24 hours tickets were available, surpassing “Captain America: Civil War.” Some forecasters expect the film to break box office records when it’s released as well.

Carter, a two-time Academy Award nominee with a career that spans three decades, says that dressing actress Lupita Nyong'o, was her favorite part of this project.

“She had a lot of looks -- she’s undercover, she plays an African princess -- so we were all over the map creating her look.”

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