Embellishments: Sparkle, Colour, Crystals, a Vulture and a Tiger’s-eye

If the garment is the character, then the embellishment is the twinkle in its eye. A litte while ago I put together this dance top from an off-cut of jersey fabric, two handfulls… Continue reading

Thor’s take on Costume

I put the costume on and said ‘It’s not very comfortable, but it looks amazing,’ so it’s all good. Chris Hemsworth

Lucy Liu, in Character

Once you embody the language, the character comes really naturally, especially when you put the costume on. Lucy Liu

Simple Beauty: Rambert @ the Marlowe

On March 22nd 2012, Rambert Dance Company came to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, and thanks to a great friend who works there I got a free ticket! Though for a show of… Continue reading

Jersey Fabric – Dresses that Give!

They say working with jersey fabric is tricky. It stretches and curls, so you have to really work with the fabric as you are working on the garment. Below are two jersey dresses… Continue reading

Midnight Blue Headpieces – Fit for a Queen of the Night!

Evening all! Not looking forward to the mundanity of a grey day at work tomorrow? Me neither. Here, have some beautiful and sumptuous headpieces in silky midnight blue. A blue tam o’shanter that… Continue reading

Bejeweled BBoy Gloves

Left with off-cuts of an old black jumper and a handfull of crystals, what was I to do?¬†Voila! Gloves, √† la Michael Jackson, but in a more modern form. As the hand moves,… Continue reading

The Duchess: Dominance in headwear

The stunning silhouettes on display in ‘The Duchess’ are all thanks to costume designer Michael O’Connor, who won a BAFTA for Best Costume Design for his work on this historical film. It is… Continue reading

Dumbledore is a Hippy

Richard was in heavy, heavy costume, he could hardly sit, you know, and I turned up and they put me in two layers of silk, so I played him much lighter – you… Continue reading

An Oscar-Winning Iron Lady

I’m a pain in the ass to all of the costume designers with whom I work because I have very strong feelings about the subject. For me, clothes are kind of character; I… Continue reading