Lynne Martens, M.F.A.

Costume Designer


Costume design and construction


Lynne Marie Martens is an alumna of Westmont College ('08), a costume designer, and costume-maker based in Los Angeles. Her expertise lies in garment construction, aging and dyeing, corsetry, draping, pattern drafting, crochet, and an extensive knowledge of fashion history.

Lynne has worked extensively with the top award-winning theatres of LA including: the Geffen Playhouse, the Odyssey, The Actor's Gang, A Noise Within, and Son of Semele. Her design credits include: Women of 4G, Elizabeth Hammond, Galatea, Becket: the Honor of God, Rite of Seymour, Much Ado About Nothing (at Westmont), The Portrait of a Lady, and many more. Her work has been featured internationally at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and at the 2011 PACT Zollverein Festival in Germany. She is a founding member of LA's Drive Theatre Company. Lynne's film and TV work is primarily as a costume-maker. She has produced and worked on costumes for NBC, YouTube, Netflix, and ABC Family. 

Much of her passion for costuming has led toward creating vintage and couture style fashion pieces inspired by pop culture through her brand Classy Looking Nerf Herder. She has twice been a finalist at the Her Universe Fashion Show that is held annually at San Diego Comic Con and was featured in the New York Times.

Lynne has an MFA in Costume Design from CalArts and BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Westmont College.