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Wakanda Forever – 5 Black-Panther Inspired Outfits You May Have Seen this Halloween

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Wakanda Fashion

From the minute Black Panther graced the big screen, we knew its aesthetics would take on a life of its own for time to come. Black Panther’s costume designer spoke to Refinery29 in February before the movie’s premiere “Our aesthetic was always to showcase positive visuals to the African diaspora in this country, a nd to remove stereotypes. To showcase a forward-thinking people that empowered the Black community, women, and even natural hair.”

Ruth Carter's intent paid off, as fans went to the theater dressed as their favorite characters from the movie, while others have gone to lengths to add them to their nails and get #WakandaForever-inspired tattoos.

Though Hollywood will continue to witness the ripple effects of the movie in the future, it was the same for this Halloween. The Wakanda fever was coursing through the streets this Halloween and this was the perfect opportunity to show-off African Royalty in all its glory. Whether fans had their hearts set on transforming into Shuri, Nakia, Ramonda or Okoye – We had the perfect pieces available.


T’challa’s younger sister was a powerhouse all by herself, without the royal family backing her

The 16-year-old Brainiac led the Tech and Design group in Wakanda with her brilliant ideas and improvisation, proving that she was so much more than a brilliant Brainiac. Here are some Shuri inspired fits you may have sighted – all that was left were some vibranium gauntlets at the ready – and a big brother/T’challa to tease with a "What are thooose?!" joke.






While the stunning Lupita killed her role as Chadwick Boseman's love interest, who else has nursed the dream of playing that role in real life or otherwise? What about the role of supercool spy? We definitely have. Nakia was loyal to both her cause and her man - and went ahead to help T'Challa lead Wakanda as he reclaimed the throne — talk about the definition of a power couple. A lot of ladies slayed Halloween as Nakia in Dora Milaje or stunning siren’s outfit. Check out our style inspirations below!






Some queens chose to channel their inner queen with Angela Bassett's iconic character as the Queen mother of Wakanda. There is nothing more important to Princess Shuri's and King T'Challa’s mother, than family, as she guided T'Challa with through regal mentorship and leadership advice. For those who chose portray the Queen Mother of Wakanda for Halloween – we hope you didn’t forget your Kimoyo beads!





A powerful performance from Danai Gurira, as the general of Dora Milaje, T'Challa's all-female guard team. Okoye is T’challa’s most loyal protector and Wakanda’s most loyal defender. She agreed to take down the crown’s enemies, even if Killmonger was wearing the crown - however, her loyalty and commitment to T'Challa means much more to her. With the default spear made of vibranium in her hand, Okoye was unstoppable against the most dangerous enemy. Check out our selection of Dora Milaje inspired outfits below.





As the first superhero film with a nearly all-black cast, the movie Black Panther’s impact on the black community is immeasurable. With a cast that embraced natural hairstyles and superheroes who represented African cultures and traditions in a way we've never seen before on the big screen, Wakanda proved to be more than just a fictional country — it was a movement, and one that definitely took center stage with Orhue this Halloween!


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