About Timothy

I am a dedicated Costumer and Dept. Head with 12 years of experience in the Specialty Costuming industry, leading and inspiring teams to excel in costuming and specialty custom made attire. I train and support teams on complex suit and costume builds and their applications, including helmets, undersuits and technical components such as lights, batteries and air flow systems. I am hands-on for fittings and camera tests as well as on-site suit fabrication, construction, modification and repair.

Below you will find some of the projects I have worked on. For a complete list, please contact me.

On-Set Suit Consultant and Technician

  • Thunder Force (2020) Lydia and Emily Suits (Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer)
  • Top Gun: Maverick (2019)   Darkstar Suit and Helmet (Tom Cruise)
  • DC Elseworlds (2018)   Batwoman Suit and Cowl (Ruby Rose)
  • The Tick: Season 2 (2018)   The Tick and Lobstercules Suits (Peter Serafinowicz and Niko Nedyalkov)
  • The First: Season 1 (2018) Astronaut Space Suits (Sean Penn, LisaGay Hamilton, Rey Lucas, James Ransone, Hannah Ware, Rebecca Henderson)
  • Passengers (2015)   Space Suit (Chris Pratt)

Dept. Head: Casting/Fabrication

  • Jupiter’s Legacy (2019)   Utopian/ Brainwave/ Lady Liberty Suits
  • DC Elseworlds (2018)   Batwoman Suit and Cowl (Ruby Rose)
  • The Tick (2018)   The Tick Suit/ Lobstercules Suit/ Arthur Helmet
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2018)   Spider Suit Tech and Accessories
  • Aquaman (2017)   Orm/ Black Manta/ Pirates/ Mera/ Atlanna Suits
  • Altered Carbon (2016/2017)   Shadow Trooper Suits
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2016)   Spider Suit Tech and Accessories
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2016)   Hela Suit (Cate Blanchett)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016) Black Panther Suit and Helmet (Chadwick Boseman)
  • X-Men: Apocalypse (2015)   Magneto/ Angel/ Storm/ Psylocke/ Nightcrawler/ Cyclops/ Horsemen/ Danger Room Suits
  • Batman v Superman (2014)   Batman (Ben Affleck)/ Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) Suits
  • Goosebumps (2014)   Aliens/ Mummy Suits
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2013)   Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield)/ Electro Suit Only (Jamie Foxx)
  • The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay (2013)   Katniss Battle Suit (Jennifer Lawrence)/ Castor/ Pollux Battle Suits
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2013)   Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) / Bishop/ Storm/ Quicksilver/ Mystique Suit Only/ Flight Suits
  • Jupiter Ascending (2012)   Caine Wise Boots (Channing Tatum)
  • Snow White and the Huntsman (2010)   Snow White Armor Suit (Kristen Stewart)
  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2009)   Roadblock (Dwayne Johnson)/ Snake Eyes/ Cobra Commander/ Firefly/ Mouse Suits


  • The Tick: Season 1 (2016)   The Tick Suit (Peter Serafinowicz)
  • Robot 2.0 (2015)   Chitti/ Evil Chitti (Rajinikanth)
  • Star Trek Into Darkness (2014)   Space Suits
  • Fantastic Four (2014)   Space Suits
  • The Great Wall (2014)   Lin Mae/ Bear Clan/ Eagle Clan/ Tiger Clan/ Crane Clan Armor Suits
  • Ender’s Game (2012)   Ender/ Petra/ Bean/ Bonzo/ Dink Suits
  • Snow White and the Huntsman (2010)   White Army Armor Suits
  • Thor (2009)   Thor/ Loki/ Odin/ Heimdall/ Volstagg/ Asgardian Guard Suits

Professional Testimonials

Tim demonstrated superlative specialty costume skills. He was personable and professional toward all. Even when things got hectic during last minute changes. Mr. Estes kept up his energy level and attention to detail. He went above and beyond his duty to help us in many situations. Tim is thorough, friendly and helpful, has a clear sense of the responsibilities of his job, all qualities that made him an excellent addition to our department.

Javier G., Specialty Keyperson

Tim is a very talented artist and a pleasure to work with. He’s very organized and has a very clear understanding of the build of a specialty costume. He can easily manage a team.

Karen M., Specialty Keyperson

Tim is an extremely organized and amazingly talented individual. He possesses the skills required to lead a team of costumers on a project and see it to completion.

Michelle M., Specialty Manufacturer

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