Black Panther opened in theaters last night and fans weren't content to simply show up for the debut of Marvel Studios' 18th feature film. To do the thing properly, they had to show up in style and that included everything from licensed Black Panther masks, to dashikis, and anything else that pays tribute to T'Challa. Movie theaters became palaces as audiences turned out in proper royal garb fit for the king, queen, prince, and princess of Wakanda.
Directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed), Black Panther is a film wholly immersed in African culture while broaching important questions on race and racism around the world. As such, fans wanted to commemorate such a culturally significant movie by showing their love and pride for T'Challa, the first mainstream black superhero to have his own motion picture in quite some time.