He loved 'Black Panther' comics as a kid. Then Marvel asked him to write a novel for the movie. [in print as 'It was the culmination of a lifelong dream']
The Afrofuturistic Designs of 'Black Panther'
For her extraordinarily detailed costumes, Ruth E. Carter studied the garments of the Maasai, the Lesotho and other African tribes. A 3-D printer was also key.
By MELENA RYZIK
A version of this article appears in print on February 24, 2018, on Page C1 of the New York edition with the headline: African Designs Inspire a Film's Look.
'Black Panther' Costumes Merge African History With Afrofuturism
By ROBIN LINDSAY and MELENA RYZIK | Feb. 23, 2018 | 2:48