Captain America: Civil War Designer Talks Process For Black Panther and Spider-Man Costumes

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Costume designer Judianna Makovsky recently spoke with IGN about the costumes for Black Panther and Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War.

A collaborative process of designing the costumes: “When you work with Marvel and there are all these other movies, you kind of have to collaborate with all these other films, or you know if it’s coming up and you don’t want to make too much of a statement for the next film so that they can do their own thing — particularly, Black Panther. So those kinds of costumes I work very closely with Marvel’s visual development team.”

On letting Marvel lead the way: “Marvel knows what they want, and they know what the next films are, and I don’t. They kind of decide, with visual development and with me, which direction they’re going to go, which image from the comic is the one that they want to continue on. … Sometimes they sketch it, sometimes I sketch it. It’s a very amorphous project.”

On working with the directors: “The directors for each different film, they have a true vision of how to translate that to their film, and also what kind of costumes they want. What is the palette? What is the tone? These characters go from my movie to somebody else’s movie, or their character comes in my movie. Absolutely you collaborate with these other designers and the other films. It’s a very unusual concept. Other films — when you’re not working for Marvel, it doesn’t work that way.”