CV

This is a list of my experience working in costume. For a full CV and references, please contact me at alicekornicki@googlemail.com.


I am a reliable, hard working and punctual employee, and am enthusiastic and eager to gain experience working in costume. I am currently studying Costume Interpretation at Wimbledon College of Art.

Industry Experience

'The One Hour Plays', The Matey Institute, July – August 2012
I worked as a costume maker for The One Hour Plays at two festivals, Larmer Tree and End of the Road. This was an improvised theatre piece, where I had 40 minutes to make costumes on stage for 3 characters. Each performance was different, with character occupations and time periods suggested by the audience. There was a box of pre-made costumes and several boxes of fabric and a hand crank Singer sewing machine to use. At Larmer Tree I worked with their usual costume maker, but at End of the Road I was working by myself to costume the pieces.

'2012 Olympic Team Welcome Ceremonies', National Youth Theatre, April – August 2012, designed by James Button
I worked on costumes for the Team Welcome Ceremonies as part of the National Youth Theatre during Easter for 2 weeks, and then again in the Summer; helping to make ruffs and hats, and assisting with various alterations for the large cast.

'Cinderella' – Nov – Dec 2011, Hackney Empire, designed by Lotte Collett
I made a pumpkin costume for this pantomime, as part of a brief work experience placement. This was the first experience I had of making 3D costumes in plastazote, and shaping with a heat gun. I attempted several different patterns, working out ways of shaping it into segments, and also spraying it to enhance the effect with shadows and highlights.

National Youth Theatre, Aug – Sep 2011
I am a member of the National Youth Theatre, and attended a two week costume course where I assisted making costumes for 'Orpheus and Eurydice' (August to September 2011, The Old Vic Tunnels, designed by James Button) which included altering hired costumes as well as making and breaking down. I worked as a dresser on this show, and also Our Days of Rage, which was also designed by James Button and playing alternately with Orpheus and Eurydice. 
I was also involved in sourcing costumes for 'White City Black Country' (August 2011, The Black Country Museum, designed by Lotte Collett), assisting the designer for several days selecting pieces.
I was also part of a small team who created firstly several prototypes, and then a large number of neck pieces for Slick (September 2011, Park Hill Estate, designed by Fiammetta Horvat) all made of layers of recycled materials. Making these prototypes was a very inventive process, experimenting with breaking down and mixing materials together.

Prangsta Costumiers – March 2011
I did work experience at Prangsta for two weeks, learning about the running of a small studio. I cut several corsets, and learnt new techniques through making two corsets and matching pill box hats to completion.

'Troilus and Cressida' - February 2011, The O'Reilly Theatre, designed by Gabrielle Cahen
I worked under the designer, sourcing costumes for this modern military interpretation of the play and keeping well within the budget.

'A Streetcar Named Desire' – Nov 2010, Oxford Playhouse, designed by Eleanor Williams
Assistant Costumier
I made costumes for Blanche (the female lead) and assisted the designer, sourcing many other pieces for the rest of the characters. I was also partly responsible for organising and maintaining the costumes, and helped dress all the shows in the week-long run.

Foundation Diploma, Design for Performance: Costume from Wimbledon College of Art – Sep 2009-July 2010
I designed and made several unusual costumes, working both from texts and characters from history. They all involved experimentation with different materials in order to create unique effects suitable for each character.

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