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Ruth Carter – Costume Designer

  • Thurgood Marshall Movie and a Case of Civil Rights
    by Ruth Carter on October 16, 2017 at 1:40 am

    MARSHALL MOVIE: Is about a case fought by Thurgood Marshall who at the time was the lead attorney for the NAACP. Do you know of him?  Most of us know that […]

  • Dressing 1940’S JAZZ Musicians IN MARSHALL MOVIE
    by Ruth Carter on October 11, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Jazz Musicians and Singers of the 1940’s hold a special place in my heart.  Marshall film explores many beautiful aspects of this era.  Not […]

  • Kate Hudson in MARSHALL
    by Ruth Carter on October 10, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Kate Hudson couldn’t have been a better model for 1940’s women’s wear.  She portrays a rich socialite.  I wanted her to represent a […]

  • Dresses for The Dora Milaje and Nakia
    by Ruth Carter on July 17, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Do you want to know the history behind these dresses for the Dora Milaje and Nakia in The Black Panther? Well, here’s how it all went down.  First […]

  • Forest Whitaker
    by Ruth Carter on July 16, 2017 at 5:07 am

    Creating this look for Forest Whitaker was not simple. Modeled after the “Agbada” found amongst the Yoruba of Southwestern Nigeria and the Republic […]

  • Costume Design Black Panther – “Specialty”
    by Ruth Carter on July 8, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    A “speciality costume design” is a costume that has molded elements. Its one that is entirely created into a unique and one of a kind form. These […]

  • Working On Character With Actors
    by Ruth Carter on July 2, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Thank God my mother was a patient empathetic woman.  I owe a lot to her for giving me the patience and the openness to see people not for their […]

  • Working With Spike Lee
    by Ruth Carter on July 2, 2017 at 7:25 am

    So, what’s he like?  I started working for Mr. Shelton J. “Spike” Lee in 1987 on his first studio film, School Daze. We all worked out […]


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