Black Panther mania has officially taken over the internet! The much anticipated film finally debuted in theaters last night, and fans were more than a little excited.
While many hashtags emerged for the premiere, one stood out in the crowd. #WakandaCameToSlay began trending, highlighting people who wore traditional African wardrobe to the theaters. Fans were thrilled to dress up for the film — and they looked stunning!
— Oyinade of Dora Milaje (@OhNaira) February 16, 2018
— Jeré De-Ann (@jaye_deann) February 15, 2018
— Monique Tanette (@AuthorMoJoseph) February 16, 2018
— Dy✨Hime of Wakanda (@dyprinzess) February 15, 2018
— #blacklivesmatter (@heycheyennehey) February 16, 2018
I’ve never been more excited about a movie since the lion king. I love and embrace my beautiful brothers and sisters for going in wearing their traditional attire in support! #ProudSouthAfrican #WakandaCameToSlay (here is a throwback in my one of my attires) pic.twitter.com/2olgozASRy
— Keneilwe Love (@karimahlove) February 16, 2018
— FUCK Critics (@DJSuchandSuch) February 15, 2018
— sublimage (@santacayo) February 16, 2018
Some women extended this creativity and even copied the traditional makeup in the film.
— Talia, of Wakanda ✊ (@TaliaMirai) February 16, 2018
— Carmen Phillips (@carmencitaloves) February 16, 2018
When other Twitter users saw the hashtag #WakandaCameToSlay trending, they were moved by the cultural references, proving Black Panther is more than just entertainment.
— Tora Shae, The Revealer (@BlackMajiik) February 16, 2018
— MelanatedMermaid (@purple_byobow) February 16, 2018
I can’t remember the last time I left the theatre with so much love & joy being radiated from myself & the MASSIVE group of people around me… this movie is going to be groundbreaking ✊✊ #BlackPanther #WakandaCameToSlay #WakandaForever pic.twitter.com/jRfujYA7D0
— Beth Bastian (@BethJBastian) February 16, 2018
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