To say the opening of “Black Panther” was an event is an understatement.
On Thursday night, photos and videos flooded social media that echoed the nationwide hype for a superhero movie that premieres in the middle of Black History Month and that boasts a black director (Ryan Coogler) and an almost entirely black cast.
The excitement swirling around this film — which is projected to gross $165 million or more over the four-day holiday weekend — is truly epic.
Some teachers even brought their entire class to see the film.
Arclight, a movie theater in Hollywood, California, properly predicted people’s anticipation and played nothing but the film all night.
But the one aspect that made the premiere of “Black Panther” such a special cultural moment was the sheer number of people who showed up at theaters wearing costumes from the film or donning dashikis, African-inspired prints or costumes from other classic films like “Coming to America.”
Check out all the Wakanda-worthy looks below.