Sophie Eaton

Sophie Eaton

ScreenSkills High-end TV Costume Trainee

  • Location: Essex/London
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Unavailable
Production Safety Passport

A hard-working, friendly, reliable Costume Graduate searching for a chance to work in High End TV.

I studied Costume Design and Making at Nottingham Trent University. The degree itself throughly developed my skills in costume construction and interpretation. It also taught me about the design side of the costume world and how the costume designs develop from the play/script. From the course I now have knowledge in both dress and costume history with a clear understanding of historial clothing, techniques and silhouettes. Having worked with materials that aren't necessarily fabric (for instance: Worbla and Plastazote) I have the potential to work in the props and the accessories side of costume as well as the costume making department. I also have a passion for breaking down costumes, dying and painting, which I plan on developing by doing a short course.

Since graduating university I worked as a Wardrobe Assistant on a show for The Musical Theatre Academy in London. This required me to work as a team to get all the Costumes made. I then worked as a Dresser during the run of the show. This was lots of fun and a learning curve as it was my first job out of university and taught me how to adapt to new situations and people. I then worked at Lapland UK which is a live immersive theatrical event. This was so exciting and meant I dabled in making costumes, dressing actors and doing the laundry. I have only briefly worked on one short film called RATTLE which made me a little bit more familiar with being on a set around sound and film equipment. I feel that my Theatre experience has given me transferable skills that I could use when working in TV.

I can work well in a team as well as independently. Always up for facing challenges, learning new skills and letting my knowledge grow. I love organising and making cups of teas. Moreover, I am not afraid to leave my comfort zone and am able to easily adapt to new environments. I have a full UK driving license and am flexible for relocating.


This ScreenSkills member holds a Production Safety Passport.

Safe Management of Productions

First Option

18th January 2020 - 18th January 2025

Work History

Dresser - Caroline, Or Change

Nov 2018 - Present

Costume Trainee - Silent Witness

Mar 2019 - Nov 2019

Dresser - Kinky Boots UK Tour

Sep 2018 - Oct 2018

Dresser - Young Frankenstein

Jun 2018 - Aug 2018

Wardrobe Assistant - Seussical The MTA

May 2018 - Jun 2018

Dresser - Caroline, Or Change

Mar 2018 - Apr 2018

Wardrobe Assistant - Lapland UK

Nov 2017 - Dec 2017

Alterations - The Producers China Tour

Oct 2017 - Oct 2017

Wardrobe Technician - The MTA

Aug 2017 - Sep 2017

Costume Assistant - WildWorks

Jun 2017 - Jul 2017

Costume Assistant - RATTLE - Short Film

Apr 2017 - Apr 2017

Costume Designer - The Lincoln Company

Sep 2015 - Feb 2016

Education

Costume Design and Making - Ba (Hons) - Nottingham Trent University

Sep 2014 - Jun 2017

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Alterations
  • Costume Breakdown
  • Costume Construction
  • Costume Design
  • Dyeing
  • Hand-sewing
  • Life Drawing and Painting
  • Machine-Sewing
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Organisation
  • People skills
  • Punctual
  • Running Wardrobe
  • Time Management

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