Captain America: Civil War Costume Designer Discusses Spider-Man, Black Panther and Vision

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Captain America: Civil War Costume Designer Judianna Makovsky recently spoke during a Q&A (via IGN):

On Spider-Man: “Spider-Man in particular because there have been Spideys before. And I think in our initial meetings, everyone agreed it would be great to get back to the original Spidey, and really have that image that we all had when we first read the comic. Again, keeping it simpler, taking it back to its roots and the original color.”

On Black Panther’s Costume: “Panther was very difficult because, you know, you needed sort of a feline body, but it’s hard and practical at the same time. You needed a feeling of some sort of ethnicity in there, but of a world we weren’t really creating yet, so you didn’t want to go too far and say too much about that world. Even when he’s not Black Panther and he’s T’Challa. You know, we had looked at a lot of royalty in Africa and really, they’re educated in the West. They get dressed in Saville Row. And we decided not to go into African robes or whatever, and to keep him a little more—he’s out at the U.N., so he’s dressed appropriately. So I think that was a bit of a challenge, to create who he is as a royal. Not only as Black Panther.”

On Vision Wearing a Sweater: “I put him in a sweater. But it was an elegant sweater.” She talked about Bettany’s reaction. “You know, it’s very funny. We warned him that we were thinking about putting him in clothes, and over the phone he was a little skeptical, but I think we had gone through a process, gone through a lot of sketches of different looks, but Joe and Ant (Russo) said to me, ‘Think about the voice. What would that voice wear?’ And it then became very clear and simple. He’s very elegant, [has a] very classic, voice, so the clothes should match that. Kind of like Cary Grant. So when we showed the clothes, we really actually only had one choice in the fitting. When Paul put it on, he said, ‘I have no question about this. This is absolutely right.”