Benny Lumpkins Jr.

Costume Designer/Wardrobe Stylist

Benny Lumpkins Jr.

Benny Lumpkins Jr.

Costume Designer, Wardrobe/Fashion Stylist,, Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, New York, Atlanta

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LOS ANGELES - It’s time to meet one of the industry’s most sought after wardrobe stylist/costume designers, Benny Lumpkins Jr.,.

Originally from Detroit, he brings an array of experience and creativity to the who’s who of costuming & wardrobe talent in film, television, commercials, and print.

Recently, he costumed and designed various scenes for Sundance Film Festival hit DOPE, his work also appears on TV shows: Hart of Dixie, The Middle, Rush Hour, Delores and Jermaine, Teen Wolf, This Is Us, Pretty Little Liars, 2 Broke Girls and the CBS’ comedy hit Mom. As well as in films: Stranded, Oz the Great and Powerful, Real Steel, Drone Wars, 21 Days, and Kill Me Deadly.

Benny started his career as a stylist/dresser for most of Detroit's top fashion shows. He later landed a costuming gig for ABC’s Detroit 187 in his hometown. Since then, his costume design and costuming career exploded.

"My firm belief is in my aesthetic, which is to use colors, patterns, textiles and textures on the human body as a canvas to create engaging, characters and dynamic, visual looks."


Education

MA in Theatre at Eastern Michigan University
07/2007 – 04/2009 Ypsilanti, MI
MFA in Fashion at Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
Certificate in Costume Design at Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles, CA
BA in Theatre/Communications at Old Dominion University
01/99 – 08/03 Norfolk, VA

Clients

  • ABC/Disney
  • 20th Century Fox Television
  • NBC Universal
  • Warner Bros.
  • Ambassador Magazine
  • Many more...

Specialties

  • Military Costumes
  • Ager-Dyer
  • Set
  • continuity