Elizabeth Watson

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2019Costume Counselor
Theatre
French Woods Festival Performing Arts CampFrench Woods Festival Performing Arts Camp
New York, USA
2018Freelance Costumier
Theatre
Le MiserableOsMad
2018Costume Designer & Maker
Theatre
Singing in the Rain
Allan Burrows
Babirra Music Theatre
2017Costumier
Theatre
Throughly Modern MillieBabirra Music Theatre
2017Costumier/Dresser
Theatre
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Allan Burrows
Babirra Theatre Company
2009 - 2011Costume Supervisor
Theatre
Beauty and the Beast, Miss SaigonAlbury/Wodonga Theatre Company
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2014Bachelor of Design Arts (Fashion Design)Academy of Design Australia

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Tailors Mannequin, Overlocker, Domestic Sewing Machine
    I can operate:
    Industrial Sewing Machine

    Additional Skills

    •Pattern making

    •Grading and draping

    •Fine Finishing

    •Hand-sewing

    •Fitting/Alterations

    •Fabric dyeing

    •Beading/Embroidery

    •Able to operate an industrial sewing machine and overlocker

    •Cosplay costume and prop knowledge

    •Period/Historical fashion history

    •Millinery

    •Technical Drawings

    •Photography

    •Proficient in adobe creative suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

    •Styling and visual Merchandising

    •Photo-shoot direction and management

    •Tambour Beading

    •Thermoplastic knowledge

    •Sewing stretch fabrics

    •Costume/Fashion Design

    Industry Awards

    Nominated for Best costume in a musical or variety - over 30,000 the Lyrebird Awards 2018 for the production of Singing in the Rain for Babirra Melbourne.

    Participated in VAMFF 2014 and 2015 in the cultural program.

    Referees

    Available on Request.

    About me

    Being a creative from a young age I entered into many wearable art and design competitions where I could explore my creative side. I left my country town at 19 and move to Melbourne to attend university at Academy of Design Australia were I studied a Bachelor of Design Arts majoring in Fashion Design and graduated in 2014. From here I learnt a wide range of skills. I have a passion for costume design and all the details that are incorporated into each costume, along with an extensive historical fashion knowledge. I specialise in hand finishing and fabric manipulation, with creating a whole look.

    Recently returned from America working for French Woods Festival of Performing Arts, which his a performing arts summer camp in the Costume Department, within in this role I completely costume design and produced 7 full scale theatrical productions in 3 months. The productions had casts of approx. 20-60 children ranging in ages from 8 – 18. Within the role in the costume shop I had to plan and design the costumes from the script and direction of each production from the Director and Production team. From there I pulled or created a full wardrobe for each production and also working the theatre dressing for each performance. As well as the 7 productions I took lead on, I was also 2nd in charge assisting on over 10 productions.

    Prior to that employment I worked for many Bridal Companies in Sales along with Gown fitting and alterations specialising in Hand finishing..

    Almost 10 years of retail experience up my sleeve. I am easy-going, a good listener and someone who thrives when given a creative challenge and deadline. I feel I would be a very valuable asset to your business.

    I am always wanting to learn more and experience new skills and widening my skill base. I'm a very hardworking and reliable worker team member and can fit into most positions within the costume field.

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Work Permits
    • Australia
    Languages Spoken
    • English