Dayna Ali

Dayna Ali

Costume Trainee

  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Unavailable

Costume trainee keen and available to work in anywhere in the U.K. I’ve Recently worked in Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow as a trainee daily on a Netflix production ‘Outlaw King’ and previously as a costume assistant on a Scottish Independent feature ‘Tell It to the Bees’. I’ve also gave a helping hand to a Norwegian WWII film ‘The 12th Man’ shooting on the windy coast of Berwick. 

Having just graduated last year from Edinburgh College Of Art studying Performance Costume, I am currently keen to learn and improve on the skills it takes to become efficient in costume for film, tv and photography. Some of my work from the course are on my featured images below, however, you are welcome to look at my site for more information on my design work or my experience with graduate and EIFF short films:

Costume design, as a discipline, allows me to combine and satisfy my passion for film, history and people. However, my number one ambition in life has always remained the same – to learn. I’m very passionate about self-improvement and understanding the many walks of life, and again, costume design fulfils this interest as with each job I research a new time, place, world and character and then project this understanding through detail in design.

So far with my experience, I’ve enjoyed understanding what being a small part of a film’s creation is all about, team-work, good communication and keeping spirits up when getting up 3am and tackling knee-deep mud. I’m up for any challenge and looking to learn new skills that could help me work my way up to designing, fitting or assisting with the design process for film and TV costumes.

Work History

Costume Trainee Daily - Netflix: 'Outlaw King'

Oct 2017 - Nov 2017

Costume Assistant - Filming Scotland: ‘The 12th Man’

Oct 2017 - Oct 2017

Costume Assistant/Buyer - Reliance Entertainment: 'Tell It To The Bees'

Aug 2017 - Sep 2017

Costume Buyer - Hopscotch Films & Compact Pictures: '1745'

Oct 2016 - Oct 2016

Costume Assistant - Media Mash-Ups

Aug 2016 - Sep 2016

Costume & Production Designer - 'Tron Doras' ECA Graduate Film

Jan 2016 - Apr 2016

Costume Trainee - Plum Films: 'The Northleach Horror'

Jan 2016 - Jan 2016

Costume Designer & Maker - Scottish Rugby Union

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015

Costume Designer & Maker - National Galleries Scotland

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015

Production Designer - 'Lucid' ECA Graduate Film

May 2015 - Mar 2015


Performance Costume - BA Hons (First Class) - Edinburgh College of Art

Sep 2013 - Jul 2017


  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Costume Construction
  • Costume Design
  • Dresser
  • Fabric Sourcing
  • Fitting
  • Millinery
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Practical Sewing Skills
  • Print and Textile Design
  • Prop Making
  • Research
  • Set Dressing
  • Sourcing
  • Textile Breakdown



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