Deputy Wardrobe Manager - April 2019 to Present : I am responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of costumes, change-rounds, shoes

and accessories (washing, ironing, mending, refurbishment) and assisting actors in changing costumes during a performance by helping them in and out of clothing, jewellery, shoes and accessories.

Costume Technician – September 2014- Present

Middlesex University –


Make and fit costumes for the entire 1st year and some of 3rd year dance students per academic year. Support 'Theatre Arts' students with pattern cutting and costume construction techniques while providing instructions and expertise about use of technical equipment/facilities. Making sure the students handle machinery safely and effectively. I provide specialist knowledge in patternmaking, sewing technics, fabric choices/treatments, costume history but most importantly in problem solving.

"Oh my Nellie Bly" 2018

"Dangerous Daughters" 2017

Wardrobe Supervisor - August -September 2017 and 2018

The Musical Theatre Academy/MTA 

Bridewell Theatre/Blackfriars/London

A musical "Dangerous Daughters" 2017 and "Oh my Nellie Bly" 2018.

As the Wardrobe Supervisor, I managed a group of costume makers and worked closely with the designer, Stewart Charlesworth. I organised the wardrobe assistants, sourced the costumes' buying/hiring" cut patterns and helped make the costumes as well as managing the budget, dressers and maintenance of the show. 

Assistant Costume Supervisor/ Dresser/ Maker – February 2015- May 2015

Clerkenwell Films Limited - West London Studios

HG Wells four-short stories for Sky Arts : "The Late Mr. Elvesham", "The Moth", "The Devotee of Art" and "Purple Pileus" all in Edwardian Period. I sourced costumes from Cosprop prior to the shoot.

Costume S/By: dressing, preparing costume plot and costume changes as well as maintenance of the costumes.  I also made two identical Edwardian nightgowns for Antonia Thomas.


Costume Maker - October 2014-December 2014

Herford Theatre, Herford

"Cinderalla". Costume making (e.g., 17th Century French Frockcoat, 19th Century Tailcoat, two fleece dressing gowns with Edwardian sleeves, Victorian high waisted trousers and period waistcoat.)


Costume Supervisor - RADA Enterprises July 2014

Alterations, mending, costume sourcing, costume dying and budgeting. I worked on 'Hamlet' and 'Arabian Nights'.


Costume Supervisor/Costume Maker / Visiting Professional- June 2014-July 2014

E15 Acting School, Debden

Working on final year acting students' production of King Lear at the Cockpit Theatre. I worked with first year technical students as well teaching them basic sewing skills and pattern cutting.


Costume Maker February 2014-May 2014

Ajour Design – London

Making latin dance dresses.


Cover Dresser – October 2013

Sadler’s Wells / London

Dressing duties on touring shows.


Cover Dresser – July 2013

Haymarket Theatre / London

Dressing duties.


Costume Alterations/Assistant Supervisor July 2013

Raymond Gubbay Ltd. / London

Coronation Festival Gala Event 11-14 July 2013.
Costume alterations/dressing





















































Costume Supervisor - December 2013- February 2014

Darker Purpose Theatre Company, Cockpit Theatre, London

"King Lear". Costume sourcing, budgeting, fittings, alterations and managing dressers.

Costume Maker - August 2013- October 2013

Richard Alston Dance Company / London

Designer: Fotini Dimou

Maked five identical coats with godets and waterfalls for the production of "Illuminations". Also made five dresses with asymmetric neck line for "Phaedra".

Costume Stylist - April 2012

Glastonbury Promo Shoot

Dave Gorman Promo

Costume Supervisor - 2002-2007

Avsar Film/Istanbul/Turkey

Worked on various TV-dramas such as Gulbeyaz, Kursun Yarasi, Kirik Kanatlar, Gozyasi Cetesi, Kara Duvak and a feature film "Dongel Karhanesi".



BA (Hons), Journalism - September 2000- June 2006.

University of Istanbul

  • During this course, I took a sabbatical for two years to work in Costume for TV and Theatre in Istanbul


Postgraduate Diploma, Theatre Costume - September 2011- July 2013.

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

Patternmaking - Experimental And Explorative Approaches Part 1

Central Saint Martins- August 2018

Patternmaking - Experimental And Explorative Approaches Part 2

Central Saint Martins- August 2018

Creative Draping (Weekend)

Central Saint Martins- October 2018

Couture Techniques - One-day workshop

Fashion and Textile Museum - May 2019

Aylin Altinelli CV for Download

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