Monday, February 26, 2018

Queen Mother Ramonda and Shuri costumes from Black Panther on display...

In the Black Panther's first solo movie, 'Queen Mother Ramonda' and his younger sister 'Shuri' wear these ceremonial costumes for 'Prince T'Challa's' coronation to claim the mantle of king at Warrior Falls.

Black Panther movie costume exhibit
at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre
Black Panther movie costumes
Queen Mother Ramonda Black Panther film costume
Shuri Black Panther ceremonial costume
Black Panther movie costume exhibit El Capitan Theatre
This costume exhibit for the Marvel Studios film was photographed where they were temporarily on display at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre on February 23, 2018.

Ruth Carter was Costume Designer on Ryan Coogler's record-breaking hit movie and created her Afrofuturist looks for the nation of Wakanda by referencing many African tribal looks, art, colours and fabrics.

Black Panther movie poster
Black Panther Ramonda poster
In the movie we discover that not only is the metal Vibranium from the meteorite used in Wakanda's advanced technology, but it is also woven into the very fabric of their clothes.

Queen Mother Ramonda ceremonial costume 
worn by Angela Bassett in Black Panther
Queen Mother Ramonda Black Panther ceremonial white dress
Ramonda Black Panther ceremonial costume
Ramonda white headpiece Black Panther
Ramonda 3D printed shoulder mantle Black Panther costume
Ramonda Black Panther white ceremonial costume
Ramonda Black Panther costume detail
Ramonda Kimoyo beads Black Panther
Angela Bassett Black Panther Ramonda costume
This white costume that Angela Bassett wore for T'Challa's first challenge to his throne featured headwear inspired by South African Zulu tribeswomen and a shoulder mantle based on African lace and inspired by English fashion designer Gareth Pugh, which was created by 3D printing expert Julia Koerner.

If you like this regal look, you can also check out another darker Ramonda costume from Black Panther on display.

Princess Shuri ceremonial costume worn by Letitia Wright
in Black Panther
Shuri Warrior Falls coronation costume Black Panther
Shuri ceremonial costume detail Black Panther
Black Panther Shuri Warrior Falls costume
Shuri ceremonial costume Black Panther
Shuri Black Panther Warrior Falls costume
Shuri Black Panther coronation costume
Shuri Black Panther movie costume
Letitia Wright Black Panther Shuri film costume
This is the costume Shuri complains she wants to get out of at Warrior Falls as the corset is tight.

Fans of T'Challa's genius younger sister, the 'Q' to his 'James Bond', who also represents the new Wakanda can also check out this Shuri costume with gauntlets from Black Panther.

Wakanda Forever.

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

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Oscar-nominated Victoria & Abdul movie costumes on display...

In last year's Victoria & Abdul, Dame Judi Dench reprised her role as the cantankerous 'Queen Victoria' in a true story about an unlikely friendship between the British monarch and her Indian servant and confidant 'Abdul Karim' (played by Ali Fazal). Consolata Boyle's costume designs from Stephen Frears adaptation of Shrabani Basu's 2010 historical book were nominated for an Academy Award.

Original Victoria & Abdul film costumes
Victoria and Abdul film costumes
Victoria Abdul movie costumes
These regal Oscar-nominated costumes were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum on February 7, 2018.

Fans of the movie can also enjoy these additional Scottish Highlands-themed costumes from Victoria & Abdul on display.

Victoria & Abdul movie poster
Victoria Abdul movie poster
After the death of her husband, 'Prince Albert', at the young age of 42 in 1861, Queen Victoria only wore black for the rest of her reign, in mourning for almost four decades.

Queen Victoria costume worn by Judi Dench
in Victoria & Abdul
Queen costume Victoria Abdul
Queen Victoria widows crown Victoria Abdul
Queen costume detail Victoria Abdul
Queen Victoria costume Victoria Abdul
Queen charm bracelet Victoria Abdul
Queen lace glove bracelet Victoria Abdul
Victoria & Abdul film costumes
It's amazing the detail that goes into these costumes, most you don't see on the big screen, especially the pictures of Prince Albert on the Queen's bracelets.

Fans of the actress can also check out her costume from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Abdul Karim costume worn by Ali Fazal
in Victoria & Abdul
Abdul Karim costume Victoria Abdul
Abdul Karim costume Victoria Abdul
Abdul Karim slippers Victoria Abdul
For more Indian-inspired film fashion you can also enjoy these wedding costumes from The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Victoria & Abdul movie poster
Victoria and Abdul movie poster
Buy the book that inspired the movie: Victoria & Abdul (Movie Tie-in): The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant

Friday, February 23, 2018

Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger costume from Black Panther on display...

With Michael B. Jordan's 'Erik "Killmonger" Stevens' or 'N'Jadaka' the son of 'N'Jobu' (and cousin of 'King T'Challa') the Marvel Cinematic Universe finally gets a well rounded villain, with clear motivations and purpose. In addition to his family history, this movie version of the Black Panther's arch-enemy was also given a past in which he was trained in black-ops, intent on killing T'Challa and claiming the throne of Wakanda for himself and using its advanced weaponry to takeover the world.

Erik Killmonger costume worn by Michael B. Jordan
in Black Panther
Erik Killmonger Black Panther movie costume
Black Panther Killmonger film costume
Killmonger costume detail Black Panther
Killmonger African mask Black Panther
Killmonger mask Black Panther
Killmonger African mask Black Panther
Killmonger body armour Black Panther
Killmonger body armour Black Panther
Killmonger costume detail Black Panther
Black Panther Killmonger movie costume
Black Panther Killmonger trousers boots
Black Panther Killmonger film costume
Black Panther Killmonger film costume
Black Panther Killmonger movie costume
Killmonger obtains his African mask at a heist at a British Museum with 'Ulysses Klaue' when they are stealing Wakandan vibranium which is part of an African historical exhibit, adding it to his military-inspired tactical vest and camo fatigues look.

Ruth Carter was Costume Designer on Ryan Coogler's box office juggernaut and you can also check out Killmonger's Black Panther camouflage costume and more wardrobe from the Marvel Studios film on display.

This costume was photographed on display as part of a larger Black Panther costume exhibit at Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre on February 23, 2018. Stay tuned for even more looks from the movie in the days to come.

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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