Alexandra Foster

Alexandra Foster

Costume Trainee

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

Hi my name is Alex, I am a ScreenSkills Costume Trainee alumnus for 2018-2019.

I am currently working as a Costume Trainee on Creeped Out 2 and have previously worked as a Principle Costume Trainee on 'Call The Midwife' Series 8. 

I hold a first class honours degree in Fashion Textiles, graduating from Middlesex University. After graduating I started my career in fabric sourcing and buying for the fashion industry; I soon learned my true passion for costume and have been pursuing costume ever since. I have a love for costume breakdown, dying and standby however, I am eager and have a strong willingness to get stuck into any task, whether that be running errands or making cups of tea.

I thrive in a pressured environment and always go the extra mile. I love meeting new people and enjoy developing and maintaining professional relationships and rapport. I hold a full clean driving license and am willing to travel anywhere for an opportunity. I also hold an extended DBS certificate as well as a certificate in child safeguarding.

I am also looking for others to collaborate with on projects to continually develop and broaden my skillset. If you are interested in collaborations, please get in touch; I look forward to hearing from you.

Work History

Costume Trainee - Creeped Out 2

Oct 2018 - Nov 2018

Principle Costume Trainee - Call The Midwife 8

Apr 2018 - Oct 2018

Wardrobe Supervisor (Part Time) - Kidzania London

Jul 2017 - Aug 2018

Textiles and Sewing Technician (Part Time) - Woodhouse Sixth Form College

Sep 2016 - Apr 2018

Costume Assistant - Command Strips 3M TV Commercial - Designer Patrick Whelan

Mar 2018 - Mar 2018

Costume Intern - West Jet Airlines TV Commercial - Designer Patrick Whelan

Mar 2018 - Mar 2018

Costume Runner - Celebrity Haunted Mansion Live

Feb 2018 - Feb 2018

Costume Runner - Celebrity Haunted Mansion High Spirits Live (Pre Show)

Feb 2018 - Feb 2018

Costume Assistant - Curfew - Short Film

Nov 2017 - Dec 2017

Casual Production Intern - Angels Costumes

Nov 2017 - Nov 2017

Casual Production Intern - Angels Costumes

Sep 2017 - Sep 2017

Warehouse Intern (Costume Organisation) - Angels Costumes

Aug 2017 - Aug 2017

Production Intern - Angels Costumes

Jul 2017 - Aug 2017

Wardrobe Assistant - Kidzania

Mar 2016 - Jul 2017

Casual Alterations Assistant - Angels Costumes

Jun 2017 - Jun 2017

Production and Alterations Intern - Angels Costumes

May 2017 - Jun 2017

Wardrobe Assistant - TV Commercial - Kidzania | Wordley Production

May 2017 - May 2017

Wardrobe Assistant - TV Commercial - Kidzania | Thomas Thomas Films LTD

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016

Wardrobe Assistant - Ad Campaign - Kidzania | Jo Sax

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016

Sales and Purchasing Assistant (Part time - Full time) - Love from Alice

Apr 2015 - Mar 2016

Casual Dresser - Various Events and Productions

Jun 2010 - Mar 2016

Fabric Sourcing and Design Assistant - River Island - Head Office

Feb 2015 - Nov 2015

Buying Assistant and Sales - Rise

May 2014 - Feb 2015

Sales and Visual Merchandising (Part time) - Rise

Sep 2011 - May 2014

Education

Costume Breakdown: Dye Distress Enhance - Short Course with Jane Clive - Creative Media Skills: Pinewood Studios

Oct 2017 - Oct 2017

Costume Essentials - Short Course with Patrik Milani - Creative Media Skills: Pinewood Studios

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017

BA Hons Fashion Textiles - 1st Class Honours - Middlesex University

Oct 2011 - Jun 2014

Production Arts - BTEC Subsidiary Diploma - Stockton Riverside College

Sep 2010 - Jun 2011

Fashion and Clothing - BTEC National Diploma - Cleveland College of Art and Design

Sep 2008 - Jun 2010

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adaptable
  • Administration
  • Alteration and Repairs
  • Attention to Detail
  • Budgeting
  • Buying
  • Calm Working Under Pressure
  • Colour Palettes
  • Communication
  • Continuity
  • Costume
  • Costume Ageing
  • Costume Breakdown
  • Costume Design
  • Costume Distressing
  • Costume Enhancing
  • Costume Packing
  • Costume Painting
  • Costume Plots
  • Costume Standby
  • Costuming
  • Creative Practical Problem Solving
  • Domestic and Industrial Overlockers
  • Domestic and Industrial Sewing Machines
  • Draping
  • Dressing
  • Dyeing
  • Embellishment
  • Embroidery
  • Eye for Colour and Texture
  • Fabric Knowledge
  • Fabric Manipulation
  • Fabric Sourcing
  • Fashion Design
  • Fast Learner
  • Fitting
  • Full Clean Driving Licence
  • Garment Construction
  • Hand-sewing
  • Highly Organised
  • IT
  • Mac and PC Literate
  • Maintaining Archives
  • Maintenance and Laundering
  • Managing Budgets
  • Manual Handling
  • Measurements
  • Microsoft Office
  • Mood boards
  • Motivated
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Pattern Drafting
  • Planning
  • Practical Sewing Skills
  • Print and Textile Design
  • Proactive
  • Purchasing
  • Research
  • Resourceful
  • Script Breakdowns
  • Silkscreen Printing
  • Sourcing
  • Stamina for Long Unsociable Hours
  • Styling
  • Surface Decoration
  • Surface Design
  • Team Work
  • Technical Demonstrating
  • Textile Art
  • Textile Design and Development
  • Time Management
  • Understanding of Fabrics
  • Wardrobe

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