Photos by Christine Mitchell and Jordan Nicholson
The new exhibition opening party for Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design was 🔥! Did you miss it?
Don’t worry! We compiled all the juicy bits to help you keep that FOMO at bay and give you a taste of the exhibition (which you can experience for yourself all summer long — hint, hint).
1. Wise words from Ruth herself.
Bow before her greatness. (Go ahead. We'll wait.)
2. Ridiculously fierce cosplay.
Featuring a badass Black Panther costume by @heavenslightcosplay...
And an epic take on Miles Morales' Spider-Man, courtesy of @ourshieldmadien.
3. Fans channeling their inner Ruth Carter.
We challenged party-goers to create their own characters with fashion design, and the people delivered!
4. DJ LADY LOOOOOVE!
(Oootz! Oootz! Oootz! Oootz!)
5. An up-close look at the Panther-Cycle. (Yup. It's a real thing.)
And that was only one of the awesome 3D-printed items on display by FabLab Education.
6. First dibs on Warrior Falls!
An instant favorite for selfies and dramatic poses alike!
7. Wakanda-themed food and drinks to die for.
Don't pretend you wouldn't challenge the throne in ritual combat for a sip of that Warrior Falls cocktail.
8. And SO. MUCH. STYLE.
(And we're not even talking about the exhibition!)
Wish you'd been there? It's not too late to see Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design for yourself! Plan your next a visit to MoPOP before it's gone for good! (Go on! Do it now!)