Kima Baffour is an experienced Costume Designer Fully committed to storytelling from an authentic and fresh perspective.
Her work ranges from fantasy to contemporary styling. She began her career in London on a site specific guerrilla Opera based on Gian Carlo Menotti's - The Consul. Once back in the States, Kima worked as Costume Associate at the historic ,Theater for the New City, in New York City’s Lower East Side.
As Kima's career advanced she began to hone her craft, real world problem solving, and design abilities. She began work as a wardrobe technician at Classic Stage Company, Soho Theater, Vineyard Theatre and many other off-Broadway companies. There she worked under some of New York City's most influential designers.
Kima now works on nationally and internationally recognized features, music videos ,short films, and plays. Most recently Hold On (official selection of Sundance), Phantasmagoria (La Mama), and the newest season of AfroPop (Pbs).
Here's what other people think about her:
Phantasmagoria , La Mama: "Kima Baffour’s costume design straddles these disparate worlds well, combining contemporary lines and exposure with period textures and styling" - The Reviews Hub
Summertime, Two Boroughs Prod.: "The costumes are perfectly calibrated by Kima Baffour" - NY Theater Now.com
The Wiz, Burning Coal Theater: "Kima Baffour’s clever costuming combines everyday clothing with accessorizing touches ..... along with some outrageous wigs and humorous masks." - The News & Observer
"There is a remarkable simplicity of costumes, thanks to Kima Baffour" - Triangle Arts & Entertainment
MacBeth, The Secret Theater: "The creation of a primitive and tumultuous Celtic world is completed through the evocative work of costume designer Kima Baffour" - NY Theater.com