Man in ‘Black Panther’ Cosplay Proposes to Girlfriend at Movie Screening

A man proposed to his girlfriend on opening night dressed as King T'Challa.

Chadwick Boseman

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Chadwick Boseman

Marvel’s Black Panther may be a superhero movie, but if you've seen it, you know that it’s about more than action. The two-hour journey through Wakanda is also filled with love and passion, fitting for the post Valentine’s Day weekend. One man, dressed as King T’Challa himself, took advantage of the historic weekend opening by using it as an opportunity to propose to his girlfriend.

Of course, she said yes.

Wow I'm at @alamodrafthouse in #Brooklyn and dude just proposed to his girl, just wow only #InWakanda #WakandaForever

— Clever Pun💭 (@7Akil) February 16, 2018

The bride-to-be attended a February 15 screening with a group of her friends, according to Mashable. Then her boyfriend, dressed as the Wakandan king, walked into the theater without a ticket, got down on his knee, and popped the question. The proposal took place in a Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse, and several audience members went on Twitter to document the heart-melting moment.

Omg a guy next to us in a Black Panther outfit just proposed & she said yes & the theatre exploded in applause

— Cory Schmitz (@CorySchmitz) February 16, 2018

Many dressed up to watch the movie this weekend, but people on the internet are absolutely smitten with this cosplay proposal.

Someone just proposed in my #BlackPanther screening wearing a black panther suit. She said yes. Y’all it’s live out here.

— Trey Williams (@Trey3Williams) February 16, 2018

Step your game up, gentlemen.

— Alamo Drafthouse (@alamodrafthouse) February 16, 2018

Alamo Drafthouse is telling other movie-goers that it’s time to step up their game.


— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) February 17, 2018

Even Marvel was touched.

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