Marvel’s Black Panther has been all the rage this week, but its costume designer Ruth Carter admitted that she was inspired by Superman’s costume from Man of Steel when she was designing a new suit for Black Panther.
“When I observed Superman’s suit and his texture, I could actually see the musculature underneath was silver,” Carter told Inverse. “I thought this is fabulous for the Black Panther.”
“We’re gonna use that suit, make it ‘vibranium,’ because it needs to feel laced in vibranium and have luminosity. The muscles needed to have the highlights that the silver would give underneath,” she added.
Costume designer Michael Wilkinson used that technique in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and amped it up for Justice League.