Kim Wilcox has been designing costumes for award-winning television series and motion pictures since 1995.
Most recently Kim designed the pilot for the Russo Brothers' Sony/Syfy series Deadly Class. Directed by Lee Toland Krieger and based on the comic from Rick Remender and Wes Craig, this coming-of-age story is set against the backdrop of late 1980s counterculture, and follows a homeless, disillusioned teen who is recruited into a storied high school for assassins.
Kim is also very proud to be part of the creative team for Season 2 of Matt and Ross Duffer's Golden Globe-nominated horror/sci-fi sensation Stranger Things. Set in 1984 – with homages to the classic films of Spielberg, Carpenter and King – this Netflix series tells the story of a group of teenage friends from small-town Indiana as they deal with changing relationships, past traumas and the supernatural monsters who are trying to invade their world. For her work on Stranger Things, Kim was nominated for the 2018 Costume Designers Guild Award for Excellence in Period Television.
In 2015 Kim helped create the world of Mr. Robot, a psychological cyber-thriller on USA. Critic Nate Scott said of the show: "Mr. Robot was not only the most ambitious show of 2015, it was also the most beautiful, the best written, and the most immediate, speaking in a real way to the world we live in." Starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater, the series won the 2016 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series as well as AFI, Critic's Choice, WGA, Gotham, and Peabody awards.
Previous designs for television include Season 2 of Denis Leary and Bob Fisher's hilarious comedy Sirens as well as costumes for Starz’ Golden Globe-nominated series Boss starring Kelsey Grammer, Connie Nielsen, Sanaa Lathan, and Jonathan Groff.
Kim's work for independent film has been seen at the Sundance, Venice, Toronto and Tribeca Film Festivals, and includes costumes for Barry Levinson's The Humbling starring Al Pacino and Greta Gerwig; early 1800s re-enactors for Justin Schwarz’s road comedy The Discoverers starring Griffin Dunne, Cara Buono and Melanie Martin; 1980s and contemporary fashions for the pageant comedy Ass Backwards featuring Jon Cryer, Vincent D'Onofrio and Alicia Silverstone; and designs capturing Silverlake and the NYC art world for Magnolia Pictures’ award-winning dramedy Nobody Walks, directed by Ry Russo-Young and co-written by Lena Dunham.
Born in the heartland and raised across the U.S., Kim studied theatre and anthropology at The College of William and Mary in Virginia, then drawing at The Art Students League of New York, and earned an MFA in Costume Design from Brandeis University in Boston. After apprenticing on Broadway for two years, she joined IATSE USA Local 829, and worked for several years as an assistant costume designer on such diverse projects as Pollock, Brown Sugar, Adventureland, How to Make It In America, and Duplicity. For her work on HBO’s The Sopranos, she received two Emmy nominations.
Kim is a proud aunt and a traveler at heart, and is based out of Brooklyn, NY.