Costume Design for Powerful, Artistic, Elegant Storytelling

COSTUME DESIGN WORKS (Costume Designers Guild 892)

Blue Bastion (Fantasy comic book series) 2019

Pure (Sci-fi series) 2018

La Ciega (Narrative Short) 2018

You and Me and Him and Him and Him (Narrative Short) 2018

Letting Go (Music Video) 2018

Secret in The Wings (Play) 2017

Sci-Fi Style Transformation (YouTube Channel) 2017

Watch me (Narrative Short) 2017

Tempest (Narrative Short) 2017

Shaman (Narrative Short) 2017

Clotho’s Folly  (Play) 2017

A Visitor Has Given (Narrative Short) 2016

Dependent (Narrative Short) 2016

Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov (Play) 2016

Distant Vision (Live Cinema by Francis Ford Coppola) Costume Supervisor 2016

Tragedie de Carmen by Peter Brook (Opera) 2016

The Hood (Narrative Short) 2016 

DE-FEET (Narrative Short) 2016

Haircut (Narrative Short) 2016     

Love Goes Through Your Mind (Narrative Feature) 2015

Google’s Los Atlantis (Multimedia performance) 2015

Actors Anonymous “Rio” (Narrative Short by James Franco) 2015

Lainie Kazan’s Cabaret: Celebrating Franc Sinatra (Stage Entertainment) 2015

Grad Daze (Comedic Short) 2014

Green Light/ Lyrics to Life (TV series, music video) 2012     

Chronogenesis  (Theater/Performing art by Louis Vuitton) 2012                 

ASSISTANT COSTUME WORKS

FX Legion (TV series) Assistant Ager/Dyer to Francine Lecoultre 2019

Seeb x Bastille “Grip” (Music Video) ACD to Mariah Harrison 2018

Warner Brothers “Horror Made Here”(Event) Costumer to Kristin Burke 2018

Hotels. Com (Commercial) ACD to Ami Goodheart 2018

Justin Timberlake “Supplies” (Music Video) ACD to Ami Goodheart 2017

“Kredit Carma” (Commercial) Costumer to Makysha Barksdale 2017

Warner Brothers “Horror Made Here” (Event) Costumer to Kristin Burke 2017

HBO Pilot “Here Now” (TV series) ACD to Chrisi Karvonides 2017

Pepsi cola Episode 4 (Commercial) ACD to Ami Goodheart 2016

Samsung Smart Switch (Commercial) ACD to Ami Goodheart 2015

Pepsi cola Episode 3 (Commercial) ACD to Ami Goodheart 2015

Pepsi cola Episode 2 (Commercial) ACD to Ami Goodheart 2014

Pepsi cola Episode 0, 1(Commercial) ACD to Ami Goodheart 2013

Germany’s Next Top Model (TV) ACD to Ami Goodheart 2013

Phoenix 9 (Narrative Short) ACD to Ami Goodheart 2012

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Costume Special Effect Works

Fox Perfect Harmony (TV Pilot) Ager/Dyer 2019

FX Legion (TV series) Assistant Ager/Dyer to Francine Lecoultre 2019

Born in Japan, Kumie split her time as an adolescent in both Yokohama and San Francisco. Kumie receive the finest education in fashion design from Parsons The New School For Design in New York. While assisting the costume designer, Kumie moved from New York to Los Angeles to focus on articulating the elements of a story through costumes for Films and TV shows.

 

Besides working on international award wining Pepsi Nex TV campaign and Samsung’s national TV commercials, she earned MFA in Costume Design from UCLA Theater, Film and TV program under the mentorship of Academy award nominated costume designer Dr. Deborah Landis, Emmy award winning costume designer Chrisi Karvonides and Jane Ruhm. Kumie's works include James Franco’s feature film: “Rio” in “Actor’s Anonymous”, “Grad Daze” directed by Zach Marion, “Distant Vision” an innovative live cinema written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

 

Strongly inspired by artistic aesthetic of Eiko Ishioka, Colleen Atwood and Sandy Powell; Kumie creates and tells story through costumes. She is a member of Costume Designers Guild, Local 892.

AWARDS

Costume Designers Guild Award 2019 Excellence in short film category nomination  (as ACD) Justin Timberlake music video “Supplies”

Costume Designers Guild Award 2017 Excellence in short film category (as ACD) Pepsi Nex : Momotaro Campaign Episode 4

Swarovski Award for Excellence in Costume Design 2016

18th Asia Pacific Advertising Festival (ADFEST 2015) “Advertiser of the Year”, Costume Design: Bronze (as ACD)Pepsi Nex : Momotaro Campaign Episode 0-2   

"Costumes are souls of characters. I bring them to life, I bring visions and stories to life"
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