Mabel Cadena's Namora costume from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on display...
In the MCU's Black Panther sequel we meet a new race of water-breathing, blue-skinned warriors that live beneath the ocean in the hidden city of Talokan. Led by the mutant king 'Namor', their ancestors came from the Yucatán peninsula and ingested a Vibranium-rich plant to cure them from European colonizers diseases which transformed them into blue, water-breathers that could withstand the pressures and cold of the deep oceans. When the decision of Wakanda's leaders threaten to expose their undersea home and its Vibranium resources to the rest of the world, Mabel Cadena's 'Namora' is one of the fearless and loyal Talokanil warriors (and is Namor's cousin and second-in-command), who travels to the surface world to keep their secrets safe from discovery.
Namora costume worn by Mabel Cadena
in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
I believe this beautiful feathered Mayan/Aztec inspired costume is worn in the underwater throne room of Namor, although as it moves so much in water you don't get to see it in this detail.
Ruth E. Carter is Costume Designer on director Ryan Coogler's movie sequel and this Namora costume was photographed temporarily on display downstairs at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on November 14, 2022.
If you like this colourful costume, make sure you also check out Tenoch Huerta's Namor costume and Alex Livinalli's Attuma costume from the film, alongside other Black Panther: Wakanda Forever costumes on display.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever movie poster