Susan
Kulkarni

Susan is a Costume Designer working across Theatre, Film and Television.

Susan studied English at Oxford University and Costume Design at RADA, and has over 18 years’ experience designing for film, TV, immersive theatre, theatre and advertising. Recent projects include designing over 2,000 bespoke costumes for the United Arab Emirates National Day in Abu Dhabi and Secret Cinema’s ‘Stranger Things’ and Casino Royale’ in the UK and China. Other projects include Costuming on feature films and BBC dramas such as Disney’s ‘The One and Only Ivan’, Scorsese’s Oscar nominated film ‘Silence’, ‘Teen Spirit’, ‘Huntsman’, ‘Spy’ and ‘Wolf Hall’. Major UK theatre productions include designing the critically acclaimed ‘Detroit’ at the Royal National Theatre, ‘War of the Worlds’ and ‘The Prince of Denmark’ in the West-End. Costume Design for TV includes the BBC’s ‘Mrs Dickens’s Family Christmas’ and Wayne Sleep’s ‘Big Ballet’ for Channel 4.

The spot-on costume design by Susan Kulkarnisees Justine wear a number of perfectly polished outfits, while house-bound Michael sticks to slouchy comfort clobber.

Frey Kwa Hawking
The Stage on Herding Cats

The show is at its best when it’s gleefully anachronistic. Susan Kulkarni’s costumes [...] are truly superb in this respect – Georgian finery with a neon edge.

Anna James
on United Queendom

It looks great, especially Susan Kulkarni’s lurid costumes [...] all great garish sploshes of colour

Andrzej Lukowski
on United Queendom

The sets and costumes are phenomenal. It’s no surprise, though, with Samuel Wyer (Alice’s Adventures Underground) and Susan Kulkarni (Secret Cinema: Star Wars) at the helm.

Millie Milliken
on Goosebumps

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Film

Costume Designer 

Costume Designer 
English National Ballet Short Film
Costume Designer 
Award Winning English National Ballet Film

Assistant Costume Designer 

Assistant Costume Designer 
Director Max Mingella
Bleecker Street Media
Mister Smith Entertainment
Costumier 
Director Thea Sharrock
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Allison Shearmur Productions
Costume Buyer 
Director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
Universal Pictures
Costumes Designed by Colleen Atwood
Assistant Costume Designer 
Director Martin Scorsese
Paramount Pictures
SharpSword Films

Television

Costume Designer 

Costume Designer 
Producer Betty Productions
Designed bespoke costumes for 2000 performers including aerialists and for international broadcast
Costumier 
Playground Entertainment for Starz!
Costume Designer for Contestants and Judges 
Costumier 
Left Bank Pictures for Netflix
Assistant Costume Designer to Yves Barre 
BBC for HBO Max
Costumier 
BBC Drama
Costume Designer 

Wayne Sleep’s Swan Lake

Channel 4
Crowd Costume Supervisor 
Director Stephen Poliakoff
Costume Assistant 
Carnival Productions
Costume Designer 

Presented by Sue Perkins 

BBC

Assistant Costume Designer 

Assistant Costume Designer 
Director Vincenzo Natali
Warner Bros. Television, Kilter Films for Amazon Studios

Theatre

Costume Designer 

Costume Designer 
Director Anthony Banks
Soho Theatre
Head of Costume 
Producer Secret Cinema
Responsible for designing, sourcing & making for large scale Future Cinema & Secret Cinema screenings, films & events
Costume Designer 
Director Fabien Riggall

Immersive Event

Costume Designer 
Producer Les Enfants Terribles
Kensington Palace
Costume Designer 

Designed 2,000 traditional bespoke Costumes for the decadent UAE National Day Celebration.

Abu Dhabi
Costume Designer 
Director Anthony Banks
The Vaults
Costume Designer 

Jeff Wayne's Immersive Show

Dot Dot
Costume Designer 
Director Alessandro Talevi
Central City Opera, Colorado
Costume Designer 

English National Ballet

Sadler's Wells
Costume Designer 
Producer Looking Glass Productions
Director Savoy Hotel
Savoy Hotel
Costume Designer 
Producer Les Enfants Terribles
Costume Designer 

Choreographer Will Tuckett

Costume Designer 
Producer Betty Productions

Designed bespoke costumes for 2000 performers including aerialists and for international broadcast.

Baku, Azerbaijan
Costume Designer 
Producer Les Enfants Terribles

Immersive event for Stella Artois

Costume Designer 
Starring
  • Jude Law
  • Red Carpet Immersive event
    Costume Designer 
    Director Tom Salamon
    The Vaults
    Costume Designer 
    Producer Paul Taylor Mills
    UK and Dubai Tour
    Costume Designer 
    Monaco & South Africa
    Costume Designer 

    A trio of plays by Tennessee Williams​​​

    The Langham Hotel
    Costume Designer 
    Producer NYT & ARAMCO
    Saudi Arabia
    Costume Designer 
    Royal National Theatre, Cottesloe Theatre & West End NYT
    Costume Designer 
    Director Austin Pendleton
    Royal National Theatre
    Costume Design Advisor 
    Royal Shakespeare Company
    Costume Design Advisor 
    Royal Shakespeare Company
    Costume Designer 
    Producer Punchdrunk
    Playstation's launch of Resistance 3
    Senior Costume Technician 
    Trinity Laban

    Assistant Costume Designer 

    Costume Designer 

    Winner of the Peroni Nastro Azzurro Academia Del Film, Costume Design Prize.