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FOMO Feed: 8 Things You Missed at the 'Ruth E. Carter' Opening Party

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!







(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.







(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!)


About the author

Myron Madden is the content marketing manager (and maestro of mischief) at MoPOP.