“Conceptual artist Jerad S. Marantz has released some of his Captain America: Civil War concept art, which feature variations of Black Panther’s (played by Chadwick Boseman) superhero suit.
“I had the honor of doing some early passes on the Black Panther while working in-house at Marvel with their amazing Visual Development team,” wrote Marantz. “It was a great project and ended up being one of my favorite Marvel Movies.”
“The concept for the Black Panther costume came from Marvel’s visual development. Ryan Mynerding, their head of visual development, and I worked very closely to try to get this costume realized,” Judiaanna Makovsky, Captain America: Civil War costume designer, told Tyranny of Style. “It has many patterns intertwined, particularly etched into the helmet, hands and feet.
“The suit itself had to be very malleable and flexible, but still look like it has vibranium woven into it. The actor needed to have very feline movement so to find a fabric that would convey that was a challenge. It is made up of a stretch with three different interwoven textures as well as molded pieces. The hardest part was getting the suit to not be bulky and reflect the body of a gymnast instead of a big muscular superhero…”