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Creating Characters through


Since graduating with an MFA in Costume Design from UCLA's prestigious school of Theater, Film and Television in 2005, Samantha Kuester has been steadily working as a Costume Designer in the Entertainment Industry. From designing period pieces to contemporary, and everything in between, Samantha prides herself on a well developed and diverse portfolio of work.


Among her television credits are Mystery Science Theater 3000 the Return and The Innocent Man for Netflix, The Most Dangerous Animal of All for FX/ Hulu,  and 90's House for MTV. Samantha's film portfolio includes Fred 3, Camp Fred, Elyse, Unleashed, Babysplitters, Final Kill and the Female Brain. Of her recent projects Samantha collaborated with the Killers on their short film for their latest album release "Imploding the Mirage" and music video for "Caution." She was subsequently nominated for a Costume Designers Guild Award in the Short Form category for her work on the "Caution" music video. Click on the IMDB tab to see her full body of work.


As a collaborator, Samantha is passionate about bringing a Director's vision to life by creating realistic and relatable characters through her costumes. Samantha also effectively communicates with other departments to create a cohesive look for the film. Of her professional attributes, Samantha is above all a team player; she is also organized, budget conscious, diplomatic, and a problem solver.

To book Samantha Kuester for your film or television projects, please submit an inquiry through the CONTACT tab.

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