How 'Black Panther' Is Inspiring Black Cosplayers09:38
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This image released by Disney-Marvel Studios shows, from left, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o and Florence Kasumba in a scene from "Black Panther." Gurira says the representation of women in “Black Panther” is important for young girls to see. (Matt Kennedy/Disney/Marvel Studios via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
This image released by Disney-Marvel Studios shows, from left, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o and Florence Kasumba in a scene from "Black Panther." Gurira says the representation of women in “Black Panther” is important for young girls to see. (Matt Kennedy/Disney/Marvel Studios via AP)

The film "Black Panther" has inspired black cosplayers around the country to be more visible within the cosplay community.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with cosplayer Tamara Heredia (@tpayne15) in Houston.

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(Courtesy Tamara Heredia)
(Courtesy Tamara Heredia)
A piece from the "Black Panther" Dora Milaje warrior costumes that Tamara Heredia and a friend are making. (Courtesy)
A piece from the "Black Panther" Dora Milaje warrior costumes that Tamara Heredia and a friend are making. (Courtesy)

 

A piece from the "Black Panther" Dora Milaje warrior costumes that Tamara Heredia and a friend are making. (Courtesy)
A piece from the "Black Panther" Dora Milaje warrior costumes that Tamara Heredia and a friend are making. (Courtesy)

This segment aired on March 1, 2018.

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