Monday, January 29, 2018

Insecure season two TV costumes on display...

In the HBO comedy Insecure, Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae plays 'Issa Dee', a modern day African-American woman struggling to navigate professional and personal life in Los Angeles with her best friend 'Molly' (Yvonne Orji).

Insecure season two TV costumes
Insecure season 2 costumes
Issa Rae Last Poets Insecure season 2 costume
Insecure season 2 costumes
Natasha Rothwell Insecure season 2 Kelli costume
Yvonne Orji Insecure season 2 Molly costume
Insecure season 2 costumes
Ayanna James was Costume Designer on the sophomore season of Insecure with help from Assistant Costume Designer Derica Cole Washington and Costume Supervisor Devon Patterson.

I believe these costumes were from the second season episode 'Hella Questions' when Issa attends the African American exhibit at CAAM (California African American Museum) wearing 'The Last Poets' t-shirt, who were a spoken word jazz group.

These season two costumes, featuring outfits worn by Issa Rae, Natasha Rothwell, Yvonne Orji and Jay Ellis, were photographed on display at the FIDM Museum in Downtown L.A. on August 23, 2017.

Insecure TV billboard
Insecure TV billboard
Buy the series: Insecure S1 (Digital HD)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Black Panther, Nakia and Shuri movie costumes on display...

After the events of Captain America: Civil War and the death of his father, Chadwick Boseman's 'T'Challa' heads back to Wakanda to claim his throne, but internal tribal challenges and external factions threatens to spill out of the isolated African nation and endanger the world in the first Black Panther solo movie.

Black Panther costume worn by Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman Black Panther movie costume
Black Panther movie costume
Black Panther suit
Black Panther film mask
Black Panther movie mask
Black Panther movie mask
Black Panther costume
Black Panther film costume
Black Panther body costume detail
Black Panther costume feet
Black Panther solo movie costume
Black Panther movie costume
Black Panther movie costumes
The Black Panther gets a new updated look, with a more feline-like mask, in Ryan Coogler's movie and this sleek catsuit was photographed alongside other cool outfits from the film at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on January 19, 2018.

You can also check out the Black Panther costume from Captain America: Civil War on display.

Black Panther movie poster
Black Panther movie poster
Ruth E. Carter was Costume Designer on the new Marvel Studios film starring the comic book company's first black superhero and responsible for dressing the inhabitants and heroes of the high-tech world of Wakanda.

Nakia costume worn by Lupita Nyong'o
in Black Panther
Lupita Nyongo Black Panther Nakia film costume
Nakia costume Black Panther
Nakia costume Black Panther
Nakia costume Black Panther
Nakia kimoyo bracelet chakram weapon Black Panther
Nakia costume legs Black Panther
Lupita Nyongo Black Panther Nakia costume
Lupita Nyong'o plays Nakia, a former lover of T'Challa and an undercover agent of Wakanda's elite female fighting force, the Dora Milaje.

This exhibit also features her weapon of choice, a chakram ring-shaped blade (possibly made from Vibranium), and she wears a Wakandan Kimoyo bead bracelet, used for communication and more in the technologically advanced African nation.
Black Panther movie poster
Black Panther Nakia poster
In this film version, Letitia Wright plays T'Challa's super-smart, younger 16-year-old sister and princess of WakandaShuri.

Shuri costume worn by Letitia Wright
in Black Panther
Letitia Wright Black Panther Shuri movie costume
Black Panther Shuri movie costume
Shuri gauntlet Black Panther
Shuri gauntlets Black Panther
Shuri costume Black Panther
Shuri costume legs Black Panther

Letitia Wright Black Panther Shuri film costume
Black Panther movie costumes
For a closer look as Shuri's costume and her amazing panther-themed gauntlets, plus Forest Whitaker's 'Zuri' costume and Winston Duke's 'M'Baku' costume, take a look at these Black Panther movie costumes on display out of reflective cases at Disney's D23 Expo 2017 last July.

Black Panther movie poster
Black Panther Shuri poster
Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: Marvel's Black Panther: The Art of the Movie

Monday, January 22, 2018

Danai Gurira and Angela Bassett Black Panther movie costumes on display...

In the Black Panther's first solo movie, The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira plays 'Okoye', head of the Wakandan royal bodyguards and female security force, the Dora Milaje. Angela Bassett plays 'Ramonda', 'T'Challa's' mother and Wakanda's Queen Mother and oft times advisor to the king of the isolated and technologically advanced African nation.

Okoye costume worn by Danai Gurira
in Black Panther
Okoye Ramonda Black Panther film costumes
Okoye Black Panther movie costume
Okoye Black Panther costume detail
Okoye Black Panther costume detail
Okoye Black Panther Dora Milaje costume
Black Panther Okoye movie costume
Okoye Black Panther Wakandan Kimoyo bead bracelet
Okoye Black Panther costume detail
Okoye Black Panther costume boots
Okoye Black Panther Dora Milaje costume
Okoye Black Panther Dora Milaje costume
As fierce and loyal head of the country's secret service, in the movie Okoye feels remorse for failing to stop the assassination of 'T'Chaka', the Black Panther's father, in Captain America: Civil War.

Black Panther movie poster
Black Panther movie poster
These costumes from Ryan Coogler's Marvel Studios movie were photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on January 19, 2018.

I'd previously seen some of these costumes out of display cases at Disney's D23 Expo 2017, but it was nice to get a look at Wakanda's Kimoyo bead bracelets included in this exhibit that all the citizens wear, that provide communications and other high-tech assistance.

Ramonda costume worn by Angela Bassett
in Black Panther
Angela Bassett Black Panther Ramonda film costume
Angela Bassett Black Panther Ramonda costume
Black Panther Ramonda film costume
Black Panther Ramonda movie costume
Black Panther Ramonda costume necklace
Black Panther Ramonda costume bracelet
Black Panther Ramonda movie costume
Black Panther Ramonda film costume
Black Panther movie costumes ArcLight Hollywood
Angela Bassett's 'Ramonda' looks every bit the regal African royalty in this black costume.

Ruth E. Carter was Costume Designer on Black Panther and responsible for infusing African tribal influences into the looks of the film's wardrobe.

You can also see more of her design work in these Selma movie costumes and these Roots TV remake costumes, plus stay tuned for even more costumes from Marvel Studios latest superhero flick.

Black Panther movie poster
Black Panther movie poster
Go further behind-the-scenes with this book: Marvel's Black Panther: The Art of the Movie

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