Emma Hollows

Emma Hollows

Costume Maker

  • Location: London, UK
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

I am a freelance costume and set designer, wardrobe mistress and seamstress based in London. I recently finished a run as the Wardrobe Assistant to Designer Jonathan Lipman on the UK Premiere of Maury Yeston's Death Takes A Holiday at Charing Cross Theatre. I am now working on an exciting project to make a wardrobe of pantomime dame costumes for a client.

I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2015 where I was heavily involved in the student theatre scene including taking on the role of wardrobe mistress at the university costume store.

In 2014 I spent seven weeks travelling around India researching costumes in performance including four weeks at Kerala Kalamandalam, a performing arts university near Thrissur, Kerala.

Since graduating, I have toured the East Coast of America as set and costume designer on The Taming of The Shrew, worked on two pantomimes at the Millfield Theatre in Edmonton, North London, and worked on a variety plays, musicals and short films.

Work History

Costume Maker - Emma Hollows Design

Mar 2017 - Apr 2017

Wardrobe Assistant on "Death Takes A Holiday" @ Charing Cross Theatre - Danielle Tarento

Jan 2017 - Mar 2017

Wardrobe Mistress on "Aladdin" @ Millfield Theatre - Enfield Council

Nov 2016 - Dec 2016

Wardrobe Assistant on "James and the Giant Peach" World Tour - Neuron Productions

Apr 2016 - Apr 2016

Wardrobe Mistress on "Cinderella" @ Millfield Theatre - Enfield Council

Nov 2015 - Jan 2016

Production Designer on "The Taming of The Shrew" @ UK and USA Venues - Cambridge American Stage Tour

Aug 2015 - Oct 2015


Social Anthropology - BA - University of Cambridge

Oct 2012 - Jul 2015


  • Design
  • Costume
  • Costume Construction
  • Costume Design
  • Costuming
  • Dyeing
  • Hand-sewing
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Pattern Design
  • Practical Sewing Skills
  • Production Design
  • Set Design
  • Set Dressing
  • Sewing
  • Technical Sewing Skills
  • Wardrobe