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Imogen Brown

Costume Supervision & Wardrobe Management

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I am a driven and creative individual with a passion for theatre and costume for all kinds of performance. I specialise in Costume Supervision and Wardrobe Management and have skills and experience in both fields. I enjoy collaborating with a team of makers to fulfil the designer’s vision.

Boudica – Costume Supervisor (October – December 2019)

Director: Jon Pashley. Set and Costume Designer: Abigail Caywood

On this show I managed a team of five second year Costume makers and two dressers. The show was also taken on tour to Leicester Curve Theatre after the run at RCSSD in the Courtyard Theatre, where I took on the role of Wardrobe Manager. Over the course of the project I developed my Supervisor skills, especially budgeting, sourcing and building a costume bible. I also learnt many breaking down and dyeing skills which I enjoyed.

Theatre Sound Costume made by Esme Lowrey. Photo: Patrick Baldwin
Theatre Sound Photo: Patrick Baldwin
Theatre Sound Photo: Patrick Baldwin
Theatre Sound Broken Down costume. Photo: Patrick Baldwin
Theatre Sound Photo: Patrick Baldwin
Theatre Sound Broken Down costume. Photo: Patrick Baldwin
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Elton John – Costume Maker (January – March 2020)

Model: Matt Powell

This was a reconstruction of the costume Sir Elton John wore in 1975 at his concerts at the Dodger Stadium in LA. The costume is a sequinned lycra catsuit with a hand applied rhinestone “Dodgers” logo on the front. I covered the cap with blue sequinned fabric and made the rhinestone patch which adorns the front.

I enjoyed learning new skills on this project and working with a model to achieve the perfect fit with what is often challenging fabric.

Theatre Sound Photo: Barry MacDonald
Theatre Sound Photo: Barry MacDonald
Theatre Sound Photo: Barry MacDonald
Theatre Sound Photo: Barry MacDonald
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A Permanent State of Emergency – Assistant Costume Supervisor and Wardrobe Manager (March – June 2019) 

Director: Sue Dunerdale. Costume Designer: Sophie James Frost. Costume Supervisor: Bex Kemp

For this new write show, we had to source lots of costume that could represent multiple characters for each actor, which meant developing my sourcing skills and experience during the project. I adapted pieces of clothing for the show to match the modern feel of the costume; this included creating a half pink fur, half denim jacket for the character of Jess. As Wardrobe Manager, I created the costume plot and pre-set list to lead the team dressers

Theatre Sound Photo: Patrick Baldwin
Theatre Sound Photo: Patrick Baldwin
Theatre Sound Custom pink fur and denim jacket. Photo: Patrick Baldwin
Theatre Sound Photo: Patrick Baldwin
Theatre Sound Photo: Patrick Baldwin
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