Costume & Performance Designer

Born to a mixed Nepalese and British heritage, I feel fortunate to have been exposed to a spectrum of cultural history from a young age. Folklore and mythology were a significant part of my childhood and the use of narrative to bridge cultural, social and generational divides continues to be an underlying motivation in my work.

Originally educated in graphic design and visual communication, I worked as a creative director and producer in fashion, advertising and publishing before training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School as a costume and set designer. As a designer I’ve worked on projects spanning theatre, film, dance and interactive entertainment and am especially interested in multidisciplinary projects. I’m currently working as a design assistant and costume illustrator for film and TV.

I’ve significant experience working in outreach and engagement with a verity of charities and educational institutions, and am always keen to work on projects that support community. I firmly believe in investing in young people and am always keen to facilitate work to empower and inspire our future society.

BENJAMIN THAPA
COSTUME & PERFORMANCE DESIGNER

benjamin@benjaminthapa.com
+44 (0) 7966707203

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BALMAIN PARIS HAIR COUTURE
CHRISTIAN DIOR
CLARKS
CREATIVE BLOOD
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DOLCE & GABBANA
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HEROINE
ICEBERG
JN PRODUCTION
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LOEWE
MARQUES'ALMEIDA
MAYOR OF LONDON

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STYLE.COM/ARABIA
TK MAXX
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YOHJI YAMAMOTO

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  • SHEFFIELD PEOPLE'S THEATRE YOUNG COMPANY - THE CHANGING ROOM

    Alongside Set Designer Kevin Jenkins and Director Emily Hutchinson, I designed the costumes for Sheffield Theatre’s in-house production of ‘THE CHANGING ROOM’ by Chris Bush, part of NT Connections 2017. The musical was set in and around a swimming pool and told the story of underappreciated and frustrated youth, coming to terms with their identity and changing bodies. The design facilitated an ‘exquisite corpse’ body swap sequence and a magic act. The play was colour coordinated to start all in yellow, moving to mix orange and reds as the narrative progressed.
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