Sarah Juliet Costumes
I am a costume professional with a decade of experience designing & creating costumes for stage, screen and events. My work has been featured by the BBC, Netflix & Marvel, on stage at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre & at events across the world for agencies and high street brands. Recent productions include ITV’s hit show ‘The Masked Singer’, the award winning ‘& Juliet’ on the West End & the upcoming Netflix remake of ‘Matilda’.
My costume design journey began at the age of 13 during my work experience at a local college theatre. Whilst still at school I learnt to stitch in a bridal dressmakers at the weekends & went on to train on the BA Costume for the Screen & Stage at the Arts Institute Bournemouth. I founded Sarah Juliet Costumes in my hometown of Brighton in 2009, cutting my teeth in Fringe theatre, Drag, walkabout & cirque performance. I now work from a beautiful studio in Brixton, South London with a small dedicated team & draw heavily on these early influences.
My work is colourful, playful & ambitious. I specialise in challenging garment construction, often sitting at the intersection of costume & prop making. I design & paint/print my own textiles & enjoy reusing and recycling unexpected materials into new creations. I am passionate about the arts & believe that storytelling through performance has transformative potential for both individuals & societies. I enjoy working with other freelance professionals & helping to develop new talent, collaborating with colleges through mentoring & working with community groups & charities.
I love to work on diverse projects, taking design work for any medium, as well as cut & construction for all genders & periods, alongside prop costume & headwear for new & returning clients alike.
Enquiries are welcomed for design &/or construction & initial consultations are always fun, free & encouraged!