, 2022-12-24 18:00:00,
Ruth E. Carter also discussed creating Shuri’s suit & Queen Ramonda’s look.
Costume designer Ruth E. Carter has revealed her process of designing the new Black Panther super suit for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, as well as other characters’ costumes. Carter revealed her biggest challenge was creating a suit that would also function underwater. She also explained the importance of elevating Queen Ramonda’s status and the significance of gold and silver in Princess Shuri’s suit.
As revealed by Deadline’s, Carter has admitted that her biggest challenge in designing a new costume for Black Panther was underwater functionality. “Clothes aren’t meant to be worn underwater for eight hours and used again the next day,” Carter explained. “We had to rethink everything about what fibres could go in water and still look organic.” Durability was not the only concern, with the material also needing to look elegant and yet also be weighted. “We’d like to think clothes look like ballet all the time in water, but they just rise up.” With many scenes taking place underwater, these factors also had to be considered for other costumes as well, including Namor’s (Tenoch Huerta). “There were so many aspects to being in water that worked against us,” Carter had previously told The…
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