Elliot Venn

Elliot Venn

Costume Trainee


Location:
London, England
Career stage:
Entry

Badges


Freelance

Availability:
Available

Industries

  • Film
  • High-end TV

Regions can work

  • London


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About

After teaching myself to sew and make costumes for over 12 years, I returned to education to broaden my knowledge, focus on improving my skills and to pursue the dream of working for TV or film.

I'm currently looking for an entry level position and am excited to begin working in an industry I fell in love with many years ago.

E-learning

See which ScreenSkills e-learning Elliot Venn has completed to improve their skills and knowledge.

Getting into the screen industries

Completed

Diversity, equity and inclusion for the screen industries

Completed

Safeguarding for all: basic awareness for the screen industries

Completed
Expired

Tackling harassment and bullying at work

Completed
Expired

Addressing unconscious bias: basic awareness in the workplace

Completed
Expired

Introduction to mental health awareness at work

Completed
Expired

Coronavirus basic awareness on production training

Completed

Experience

  1. Backstage Management

    European Cosplay Gathering · Jun 2012 - Present

    I am fully in charge of backstage for the UK preliminaries of the highly competitive costume and performance-based competition the ‘European Cosplay Gathering’. I work closely with all entrants, consisting of both single competitors and groups from across the globe. I often select and in charge of my own team and work closely with photographers, light/sound technicians, security and the organisers of Eurogamer Expo in both London and Birmingham. I have also worked for other competitive events such as ‘World Cosplay Summit’ and ‘EuroCosplay’ finals at London Comic Con and CosXpo Championships in Reading.

  2. Freelance Costume Designer and Maker

    Freelance · Oct 2008 - Present

    I self-taught myself for over 12 years to specialise in creating replica costumes from video games, movies and anime. Taking costumes sometimes not designed to be worn and adapting it for comfort with long hours of use. Over time I became skilled in adapting patterns and had a keen interest in creating my own whilst working with different materials and techniques. I represented companies with my work for events, sticking to a strict budget and time frame when necessary (Square Enix, Ubisoft, The Giant Screen Cinema) and have often accepted custom commissions with repeat customers.

  3. Freelance Costume Maker (Body dept.)

    Rainbow Productions · Aug 2022 - Apr 2023

    Creating mascot-style costumes for theme parks, sports teams and live events.

  4. Junior Costume Maker

    Warner Brothers · Mar 2022 - May 2022

  5. Personal Stylist

    Joe Stilgoe - Mr Matcham (Music Video) · May 2022 - May 2022

  6. Costume Maker - Seasonal

    Boo Productions · Oct 2021 - Oct 2021

    Creating and organising costumes according to a show’s brief.

  7. Costume Maker

    Wendy Benstead Costumes & Clothing · Nov 2021 - Nov 2021

    Working using industrial equipment for an upcoming HETV show under NDA.

  8. Costume Maker Assistant

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Tokyo) · Dec 2021 - Dec 2021

  9. Studio Assistant Internship

    Edwina Ibbotson Millinery · Feb 2020 - Feb 2020

    I assisted with blocking hats, dying materials, and creating fabric flowers for a variety of pieces of Edwina’s SS20 collection. After my internship I attended a professional photoshoot to assist whenever needed which helped to build my experience and relationships with professional photographers and makeup artists.

  10. Costume Design Intern

    Kraken Counter Couture · Feb 2020 - Feb 2020

    Designing for the brand, pattern drafting and working with Latex.

  11. Student Ambassador

    University of the Arts London · Sep 2019 - Jul 2020

    Worked with engaging with potential students while promoting the University, representing my classmates to bring concerns to the university and being involved with teacher recruitment in a student panel

  12. Barista Maestro

    Costa Coffee · Aug 2017 - Sep 2019

    Keyholder responsibilities and being a team leader, all whilst making brand-standard coffee at an incredibly busy large-scale sport and music venue location.

  13. Charity Costumer

    Heroes Alliance UK · May 2015 - Jul 2018

    ‘Heroes Alliance UK’, was a professional costume group dedicated to raising money for charities such as the ‘Make A Wish Foundation’, ‘Great Ormond Street Hospital’ and the ‘Michael J Fox Foundation’. I have appeared as a Face Character for events such as ‘Free Comic Book Day’, London Film and Comic Con and London Super Comic Con multiple years in costumes which I have created. These costumes have been screened for professionalism by a panel before being approved for use in the public.

  14. Brand Embassador

    Nintendo · Sep 2013 - Sep 2013

    Worked on creating a professional and welcoming environment as part of a team whilst working at Eurogamer Expo promoting the newest games.

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Education and training

  1. Getting into the screen industries

    ScreenSkills Learning Series · Aug 2022 - Present

    ScreenSkills Funded

  2. Coronavirus basic awareness on production training

    ScreenSkills Test · Aug 2023

    ScreenSkills Funded

  3. Coronavirus basic awareness on production training

    ScreenSkills Test · Aug 2023

    ScreenSkills Funded

  4. Coronavirus basic awareness on production training

    ScreenSkills Test · Feb 2023

    ScreenSkills Funded

  5. Safeguarding for all: basic awareness for the screen industries

    ScreenSkills Learning · Aug 2023

    ScreenSkills Funded

  6. Inclusive hiring for the screen industries

    ScreenSkills Learning · Aug 2023

    ScreenSkills Funded

  7. Freelance life

    ScreenSkills Learning · Apr 2023

    ScreenSkills Funded

  8. Diversity, equity and inclusion for the screen industries

    ScreenSkills Learning · Apr 2023

    ScreenSkills Funded

  9. Work well series

    ScreenSkills Learning Series · Nov 2022 - Sep 2023

    ScreenSkills Funded

  10. Coronavirus basic awareness on production training

    ScreenSkills Test · Aug 2022

    ScreenSkills Funded

  11. How to perform well in a screen industries interview

    ScreenSkills Learning · Aug 2022

    ScreenSkills Funded

  12. How to apply for work in the screen industries

    ScreenSkills Learning · Aug 2022

    ScreenSkills Funded

  13. How to find work in the screen industries

    ScreenSkills Learning · Aug 2022

    ScreenSkills Funded

  14. How to identify the right role for you in the screen industries

    ScreenSkills Learning · Jun 2022

    ScreenSkills Funded

  15. Introduction to working in the screen industries

    ScreenSkills Learning · Jun 2022

    ScreenSkills Funded

  16. Introduction to mental health awareness at work

    ScreenSkills Learning · Feb 2022

    ScreenSkills Funded

  17. Trainee Finder 2023/24 launch webinar

    ScreenSkills · Oct 2022

    ScreenSkills Funded

  18. Coronavirus basic awareness on production training

    ScreenSkills Test · Aug 2021

    ScreenSkills Funded

  19. Mentoring for mentees

    ScreenSkills Learning · Sep 2021

    ScreenSkills Funded

  20. Addressing unconscious bias: basic awareness in the workplace

    ScreenSkills Test · Sep 2021

    ScreenSkills Funded

  21. Coronavirus basic awareness on production training

    ScreenSkills Test · Aug 2021

    ScreenSkills Funded

  22. Tackling harassment and bullying at work

    ScreenSkills Learning · Sep 2021

    ScreenSkills Funded

  23. Mentoring for mentees

    ScreenSkills Learning · Sep 2021

    ScreenSkills Funded

  24. Why ScreenSkills Trainee Finder could be the programme for you

    ScreenSkills · Oct 2021

    ScreenSkills Funded

  25. Trainee Finder Open Doors: London and the South East

    ScreenSkills · Nov 2021

    ScreenSkills Funded

  26. BA (Hons) Costume For Performance

    University of the Arts London (London College of Fashion) · Sep 2018 - Jul 2021

    First. Including modules on womenswear, corsetry, historical menswear and tailoring, with a large focus on collaboration with HMUP and 3DFX students.

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Certificates

  • Safeguarding for all: basic awareness for the screen industries

    Screenskills Learning
    Issued 30 Aug 2023

  • Inclusive hiring for the screen industries

    Screenskills Learning
    Issued 30 Aug 2023

  • Diversity, equity and inclusion for the screen industries

    Screenskills Learning
    Issued 28 Apr 2023

  • Risk Management of Productions

    Production Safety Passport · First Option Safety Group
    Issued 22 Apr 2023 · Expires 22 Apr 2028

  • Getting into the screen industries

    ScreenSkills Learning Series
    Issued 5 Aug 2022

  • Introduction to mental health awareness at work

    Screenskills Learning
    Issued 2 Feb 2022

  • Tackling harassment and bullying at work

    Screenskills Learning
    Issued 23 Sep 2021

  • Mentoring for mentees

    Screenskills Learning
    Issued 23 Sep 2021

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Elliot Venn

Elliot Venn

Costume Trainee


Location:
London, England
Career stage:
Entry

Badges


Freelance

Availability:
Available

Industries

  • Film
  • High-end TV

Regions can work

  • London


Download CV