Mayes Castillero Rubeo (born 1962) is a Mexican costume designer. She is known for her work on the films Apocalypto (2006), Avatar (2009), John Carter (2012), World War Z (2013), Warcraft (2016), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Jojo Rabbit (2019), the lattermost of which earned her Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations.

Mayes C. Rubeo
Mayes Castillero

1962 (age 57–58)
Other namesMayes Rubeo
Mayes Castillero de Rubeo
UCLA Extension
OccupationCostume designer
Years active1986–present
Spouse(s)Bruno Rubeo
(m. 19??; his death 2011)

Life and careerEdit

Rubeo was born Mayes Castillero in Mexico City, in 1962. She studied in Guadalajara Higschool José Guadalupe Zuno Hernández. She moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles in the 1980s, where she attended Los Angeles Trade Tech. After graduating, she moved to Italy to work with Italian Costume Designer Enrico Sabbatini. To this day, Rubeo maintains a workshop in Italy.[1]

She got her start in Hollywood working as a costume designer for John Sayles (Men With Guns, Sunshine State) but her big breakthrough came in 2006 when she was engaged as a costume designer for Mel Gibson's Apocalypto. Three years later she worked with James Cameron on Avatar, for which she was nominated for the Costume Designers Guild Award in the Excellence in Fantasy Film category.

Rubeo received Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations for best costume design in Jojo Rabbit.

Personal lifeEdit

Mayes Rubeo was married to the Italian production designer Bruno Rubeo until his death in 2011. Their son, Marco Rubeo, is an Art Director.[2]



  1. ^ "Mayes C. Rubeo, from Mexico to Hollywood", MexicoNewsNetwork, 21 January 2016, retrieved 17 July 2017
  2. ^ "Production Designer Bruno Rubeo Dies at 65", The Hollywood Reporter, 14 November 2011, retrieved 17 July 2017

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