Hi, my name is Gemma, I'm 23 years old and a London based costume designer and costume maker, specialising in theatre costuming with experience in photoshoots, fittings and more.
Since graduating South Essex College University Centre, having undertaken a BA (Hons) Costume Construction validated by UAL and in collaboration with the Royal Opera House, I gained extensive knowledge and experience within the costume industry. I've helped on both small and large shows, dressed on fast-paced performances with incredibly quick-changes and have supervised on smaller productions that needed to be on stage with minimal notice.
My knowledge for making costumes for theatre extends beyond creating just what's drawn on the page. I work alongside the designers to achieve the desired look, bringing their creations to life.
I have gained experience in Pattern Drafting, Tutu Construction, Stretch-wear, Costume Management, Cosplay, Period Garments, Get In/Get Out Process, Corsetry, Tiara Making and Tailoring.
My interests extend to all areas within the arts industry, and I welcome new experiences and challenges with an open mind and an eagerness to learn new skills.
You can find a link to my CV below which is also featured on the CV page. Navigate to my Portfolio page to get an in-depth look at some of my work and past experience within the costume industry.