Okay, so you may not be featured in the highly anticipated Marvel movie, Black Panther, but don’t let that stop you from dressing up on opening night. Somewhere on Twitter, Black Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, there’s someone saying how they’re going to show up to the movie theater decked out in their finest Regal, Afrocentric, and Urban chic attire. The pan-African tribal styles are influencing us to step up and step out.
Black Panther costume designer Ruth Carter said to Elle that she looked to several cultures for the look seen in the film. If you are a Marvel fan, then you know that …
“…MOST PEOPLE WHO READ THE COMIC BOOKS KNOW WAKANDA IS A MOUNTAINOUS AREA; IT’S A SECRET PLACE THAT’S NOT NECESSARILY TRADING AND INTERACTING WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD. THEY’RE A LITTLE BIT MORE ADVANCED IN TECHNOLOGY THAN OTHER CIVILIZATIONS. WE ARE CREATING THAT WORLD, AND TRYING TO CREATE A CULTURE AND PRIDE THAT FEELS AUTHENTIC TO THE SPECIFIC LOCATION.”
Well, no matter where you live or the culture you recognize with, we are here to tell you “Superhero’s wear bow ties too, and so can you!!!” Here are a few bow tie options for you to select from to accent your Black Panther wardrobe.