Anna  Tumblety

Anna Tumblety

Costume Trainee/ Assistant

  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

As a former Master of Art History and English student, and Costume for Stage and Screen student I have acquired a comprehensive and thorough knowledge of the History of Costume and Theatre from the Ancient Greek period to the present day; giving me a strong background knowledge and foundations in costume history to contemporary fashion. This understanding has aided my design interpretation skills, eye for detail, and the practical construction skills needed as a Costumier.

I am young creative who is starting to build up a career in Costume Design, Supervision and in the Wardrobe department. I have experience costuming for plays, musicals and film in Scotland; plus have undergone placements at both the Scottish Opera in Glasgow and the Royal Opera in London.

Companies I’ve worked for on paid short contracts include: ITV, BBC, Shakehaus Productions, Riverman Management, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Gilded Balloon and The Cupar Arts Festival.

Take a look at my portfolio of work on instagram at @actcostume.

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Coronavirus basic awareness on production training


22nd January 2021 - 22nd July 2021

Coronavirus basic awareness on production training


3rd August 2020 - 3rd February 2021

Work History

Womenswear Costume Work Placement - Royal opera House

Mar 2020 - Mar 2020

Costume Supervisor for 'The Ninth Wave' Music video - Shakehaus Productions

Dec 2019 - Dec 2019

Costume Assiastant (two week placement) - Scottish Opera

Sep 2019 - Sep 2019

Costume Designer - Pity Party Pilot Episode, BBC Scotland

Aug 2019 - Aug 2019

Costume Assistant - Who Dares Wins S12 - ITV

Feb 2019 - Feb 2019

Costume Assistant - Schemers Feature Film, Riverman Productions

Feb 2017 - Mar 2017


Costume for Stage and Screen - HND - Edinburgh College

Aug 2018 - May 2020

Art History and English - MA (Hons) - University of St Andrews

Sep 2014 - May 2018

Period Costume Short Course - Certificate of Completion - Central Saint Martins

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016


  • costume
  • costume assistant
  • costume breakdown
  • Costume Construction
  • Costume Design
  • drawing
  • hand sewing
  • machine sewing
  • Wardrobe