Black Panther‘s costume was 100% CGI in every single frame of Captain America: Civil War. If you are interested to see how it all happens, check out this VFX reel that was released by Cinesite. It is one incredible and fascinating video to see how this complex costume is made out of pixels throughout the movie.
Director Joe Russo said:
“[They] really did a ton of work on that outfit. I mean, we had an outfit that we used on set. It’s impossible when you’re talking about an otherworldly outfit like the one that the Panther wears, which has a certain luminescence to it because it’s made of a woven metal. We could never afford to construct an outfit like that that an actor or a stunt player could move around in without sweating to death or that would capture the luminescence that we need. So what we ended up doing in post is ILM came in and painted over Chadwick and the stuntman. The outfit is completely CG.”