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Design and Create your own Costume


  • Colour and Cloth 140 Roslyn Street Belfast Antrim (map)

2 1/2 hour classes run every Friday for 8 weeks from April 8th to June 3rd inclusive.

All levels welcome  

£200   BOOK HERE

This specialized class is for budding costume designers and makers.  Christine, the tutor wears many different costume hats... from carnival, circus, large scale productions, theatre, TV and film including making costumes for HBO's Game of Thrones.  Students will benefit from a wide range of knowledge and skills which can be tailored to suit their particular chosen area and costume budget.  From first concept to full costume realization, when it comes to costume, the skies the limit! With lots of designer / maker tips sewn in for good measure!  Each class is 2 1/2  hours long so that we can cover a lot of ground in each session.  Previous experience is sewing while recommended, is not essential.  Due to the nature of this class, out of class development is encouraged.

We will cover the following:

Creating a design board, and sketches.

Delivering a confident and assured costume presentation.

Creative concepts in pattern making, depending on your productions budget and timescale.  When to use a bought pattern, develop your own, or improvise!

Choosing the best fabrics for your production.

From sketch to reality! - Costume creation.

Introduction to costume breakdown.

Sourcing for costume: hires, buys and makes.

Getting a foot in the door in the industry.  With a wide range of projects under her belt, Christine has gathered many contacts, and often has personal projects and career opportunities that she can offer students to get involved in.

Students are encouraged to bring their concept for development to the first class.  Class sizes are limited to 4 people so that learning is focused and fun.