Mary Jean Walsh

Mary Jean Walsh

Costume Trainee/Assistant

  • Location: Scotland
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available
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Artist Statement:

I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA Hons in Performance Costume and I'm a ScreenSkills Costume and Wardrobe Trainee.

Skills Summary

o A flair for design
o Strong textile and embroidery skills
o Professional experience in Film/TV/Commercials/Theatre
o Strong research skills
o Experience in contemporary and historical pattern cutting and construction
o Buying and sourcing experience
o Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
o Experience working with professional, amateur and child actors

I am a conscientious, dedicated professional with experience working on studio and location shoots, as well as in theatre wardrobes. I am experienced in performing both creative and administrative duties and would describe myself as a consistently positive and resourceful individual with strong people skills and an unwavering work ethic.

Costume is such a major component in creating a confident tone, a sense of place and a clear impression of the characters within a story. I have always thought of costume as an essential tool for character development. If the script provides verbal evidence of the characters’ personalities, then the costumes should provide the visual evidence. Whether working alone or in a team of many, I love being part of the process of bringing characters to life.  

This ScreenSkills member holds a Production Safety Passport.

Safe Management of Productions

First Option

26th March 2018 - 26th March 2023

ScreenSkills tests passed.

Coronavirus basic awareness on production training


16th July 2020 - 16th January 2021

Work History

Wardrobe Co-Supervisor - Pavilion Theatre

Nov 2019 - Jan 2020

Junior Costume Assistant, Molly and Mack - BBC

Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

Costume Trainee, The Sopranos - In a Big Country Films, ltd

Oct 2018 - Dec 2018

Costume Designer, Chosen - Sulky Swan Productions

Jan 2018 - May 2018

Crowd Costume Daily Trainee, Outlaw King - Netflix

Sep 2017 - Nov 2017


Performance Costume - BA Hons - Edinburgh College of Art

Sep 2014 - May 2017


  • Character Designer
  • Design
  • Buying
  • Costume Design
  • Embroidery
  • Fashion Drawing
  • Garment and Textile Design
  • Garment Construction
  • Hand-sewing
  • Organisational and Planning Skills
  • Research
  • Sewing
  • Sourcing
  • Stage Managing
  • Standby
  • Theatre