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Cinderella

cinderella pantomime production photo

Cinderella pantomime ugly sisters costumes made for Salisbury Playhouse in London, UK.  Created for a brand new show which opened to the public in December 2022. I had the pleasure to create two sets of costumes for Ugly Sisters Hashtag and Viral. 

This work was completed fully independently from my home studio in London, working remotely with Costume Supervisor Cristiano Casimiro. The cinderella pantomime ugly sisters costumes include a pair of gingham dressess, made out of printed cotton and backed with plain fabric. The larger ballgowns comprise a lightly boned silk bodice with the skirt sections constructed from a foam base and reinforced with synthetic whalebone.

More examples of my costume making work can be found on the costume portfolio page.

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Rise Up Ravagers!

secret cinema costumes rise up ravagers

Secret Cinema costumes created for Guardians of the Galaxy: Rise Up Ravagers! immersive theatre show. Delighted to be a part of Secret Cinema’s wonderfully talented in-house costume team, working on a range of fantastical outfits throughout the summer of 2022.

This four month long project involved delving into the world of futuristic sci-fi, creating a range of Secret Cinema costumes including capes, jumpsuits, guard uniforms and robots! All outfits were created especially for the high intensity, physical performance that this show entailed.

This particular role put me in the position of Senior Maker where I was responsible for pattern cutting, stitching and full realisation of costumes from concept to finished outfit. It was a great test of my skillset, all the more enahnced by working with such a wonderful team.

Designed by Martina Trottman and Susan Kulkarni, supervised by Rosie Elliot-Danc. Production photos by Luke Dyson

More examples of my costume making work can be found on the costume portfolio page.

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Dirty Dancing

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing costumes. I Recreated the famous hot pink halter and baby pink “Time of my life” dresses for Secret Cinema’s revist to Dirty Dancing in May 2022. This project involved taking image references from the 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. From there, I used them to create replicas that were as close as possible to the original film.

The hot pink halter dress is made from a base later of duchess satin with a silk organza overlay and pink chiffon underskirt. The pale pink piece is made with a lined duchess satin bodice and pink chiffon overskirt. I adored being able to make these gorgeous delicate dresses and only wish I had time to take more photos before they were sent off to the show.

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing costumes desgined by Martina Trottman and Susan Kulkarni, supervised by Charlotte Young. Production
photography by Luke Dyson.

More examples of my costume making work can be found on the costume portfolio page.

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Bridgerton Fever

Bridgerton Fever costume alterations made and performed for Secret Cinema‘s immersive show base on the hit Netflix series.

Various costume alterations, decorations and embellishments added in the final weeks before the show opened in February 2022. Work initially started with Sarah Juliet Costumes (November 2021) and continued on site with Secret Cinema (February 2022). This work involved coming on board with the SC costume team and powering through final fittings of their traditionally fully costumed cast, crew, bar staff and traders.

I was also involved in making up and finishing off  Bridgerton Fever costume alterations and decorative elements to understudy costumes.

Designed by Martina Trottman and Susan Kulkarni, supervised by Rosie Elliot-Danc.

More examples of my costume making work can be found on the costume portfolio page.

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The Cher Show

The Cher Show Costume Alterations

The Cher Show Costume Alterations. Outfits altered and embellished for the newly touring production of The Cher Show, 2022.

This work involved heavily decorating pre-bought vintage and modern pieces with eyelets, press studs, rivets and spiked sequins. Additional Cher Show costume alterations involved re-making and duplicating select pieces for understudys and covers.

This was a very short project for me as it was done side by side with the &Juliet cast change alterations happening at the same time. I did, however, enjoy flexing my press-studding muscles and glitzing up the pieces that I could get my hands on. I was also blessed with working with yet another fantastic team of freelancers.

Supervised by Lydia Hardiman and designed by Gabriella Slade. Production Photography by Pamela Raith.

More examples of my costume making work can be found on the costume portfolio page.

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&Juliet

& Juliet Costume Construction Alterations production photo

& Juliet costume construction and alterations. A selection of outfits created and modified between 2019 and 2022 for the hit West End show previously running in London, UK. This show is a design fusion of Elizabethan-meets-the-90s with a healthy dose of glitz and glam added on top.

&Juliet has been one of the highest profile opportunities I’ve had the pleasure to be involved in. I created original made-to-measure outfits for an ensemble cast member. The gallery below also shows additional works I have been asked to complete for & Juliet costume construction and alterations during the entire show run. This includes copies of understudy costume components and general cast change alterations.

Initial gallery photos (2019): A selection of pieces created for an ensemble cast member.
Gallery update (2021): Prop costume cage collars made in multiples for principle cast member covers.
Gallery update (2022): Alterations for the 2022 cast change.

Costumes designed by Paloma Young, supervised by Lydia Hardiman. Production photography by Johan Persson.

More examples of my costume making work can be found on the costume portfolio page.

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The Masked Singer UK

A truly mad, exciting, slightly bonkers job that I will always be grateful to have had the opportunity to work on. Once again working with Sarah Juliet Costumes, I assisted in creating The Masked Singer UK costumes for the 2022 season. These outfits were primarily for the backing dancers, with original principle outfits made by Plunge Creations, Brighton.

This work was incredibly fast paced, often times only having the space of a day to interpret and put together newly approved designs. It involved a great amount of problem solving on the fly and general thinking-outside-of-the-box. All of these creations required utilising my skills in prop costume, including working with lycra, foam, plastazote and strong adhesives. A particular favourite of mine were the larger-than-life size dynamite sticks with enormous googly eyes!

I felt really honoured to to join Sarah’s team of amazing freelancers and work on The Masked Singer UK Costumes back in November 2021. Character heads and sculptural elements created by Jago Maker. Designs by Nicola Atikinson.

More examples of my costume making work can be found on the costume portfolio page.

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Amadigi

ETO Amadigi Costumes. Costumes created for English Touring Opera‘s ‘Amadigi‘ in October 2021. I worked on stitching a run of heavy-duty long coats that were were specifically shaped to fit over bulky chest armor. The coats were made of a suede-like fabric and backed with cotton drill. They are  finished with handmade leather buckle closures down the centre front. These coats were made in multiples to fit additional covers and understudies. I also helped with general alterations and workroom assistant duties for other cast outfits. These ETO Amadigi costumes were completed in a fast paced environment with a wonderful team of makers and just over a week to get everything done.

This project was supervised by Cristiano Casimiro. All costume patterns and pleated dresses were created by Mattheu Nunes. Production photos by Richard Hubert Smith

More examples of my costume making work can be found on the costume portfolio page.

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Famous Entertainment

Showstopper Style Skirts Famous Entertainment

Showstopper style skirts created for Famous Entertainment’s 2021 Showreel. Comissioned during the tail end of COVID 2021 restrictions, this was a perfect quick job for me to complete at my home studio. I cut and created a number of sparkly glamourous showstopper style skirts from a variety of gorgeous glitter tulle and dot-shine lycra fabrics. These were created to fit easily with elasticated waistbands and easily alterable seams. Additional alterations include creating an asymmetrical hoop skirt to sit under multiple layers of tulle and net, giving the whole skirt a fashionable dramatic flare.

Designed and comissioned by Sarah Juliet Costumes. Additional costume components created by Sarah Juliet Costumes.

More examples of my costume making work can be found on the costume portfolio page.

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Ariadne

English Touring Opera Costumes

English Touring Opera Costumes created in my home studio set up for an in-house filmed production of Ariadne. These pieces comprise two separate crop tops and one pair of tulip-shaped wrap-around trousers. The real challenge for this project involved making the rust coloured garments out of four deconstructed ASOS dresses. Rather than simply laying out pattern pieces on a flat piece of fabric, this involved a fair amount of piecing together in the preparation stages. I was challenged with drafting a pattern to fit the provided fabric rather than buying fabric to fit the pattern!

I took the zipper out of one dress to re-use as a fastening at the side of the trousers and put lightweight interfacing in the waistband to provide extra support. The dark brown crop top is made from a dyed cotton voile and both tops are fastened with poppers.
Despite being tricky to control, I always love the movement and flow that comes with making outfits from sheer fabrics – it makes it worth the effort! I also enjoyed the challenge of drafting a flaring pattern that had to fit within the constraints of the material I had available. These English Touring Opera costumes were a real treat to make and I was absolutely in love with the result.

This project was supervised ande designed by Laura Jane Stanfield. Still images captured from ETO’s ‘Ariadne’, available to watch for free on their website here.

More examples of my costume making work can be found on the costume portfolio page.

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