UPDATES BELOW WITH MORE LINKS AND CLIPS
Concept art above is by Anthony Francisco.... From his Instagram.. along w/ this quote...
Costume is character.
Costume designers combine historical research with screen demands for costumes that must be usable for actors and can be captured on film. Some fabrics don't film well. Some costumes get CG enhancement. Some costumes look less spectacular in person than on the screen. All of these factors must be considered by the costume department.
Costume designers win Oscars.... but before their work begins, costumes are part of the work of concept artists.
So much of the look (and success) of the Marvel Universe films owes a debt to the concept art team. They are finally getting some recognition.
SNB has featured several "Art of " books... signed by members of this team.
Concept artist Karla Ortiz featured on her FB page some informative clips and links about Black Panther.
Here's part of what she shared:
More links on Black Panther:
FREE!! Art of Black Panther event on Thurs 2/22/18
Notes on a scene
Marvel artist Sanford Greene