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Clare Amos


Costume Designer, Maker & Supervisor



About me


I work as a costume designer, supervisor and maker, and over the past five or so years have worked on a wide variety of productions including site specific, dance, opera, musicals and new writing.

As a designer, I am interested exploring the boundaries between costume, sculpture and performance art, looking how silhouettes, forms and textures can be exploited to transformative effect. 


Costume Design



Lovesong of the Electric Bear Arts Theatre, November 2015,  The Hope Theatre, February 2015

Romeo & Juliet and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Aquila Theatre US National Tour, 2015/16

Once Upon a Nightmare Courtyard Theatre & Edinburgh Festival Fringe, July & August 2014

Enduring Song Bear Trap Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, June 2014

Philistines Corbett Theatre, March 2014

The Day Shall Declare It Wilderness/Theatre Delicatessen, January 2014

The Shape of Things (Associate Costume Design), Arcade Productions, Arcola Theatre, November 2013

The Door 8Fold Theatre, Park Theatre, November 2013

Fahrenheit 451 & Twelfth Night Aquila Theatre, US National Tour 2013/14

Early Days Finborough Theatre, June 2013

Microwave & The Eighth Continent Tristan Bates Theatre, May 2013

Top Girls & Victory Waterloo East Theatre, March 2013

Celebrity Night at Cafe Red (Revival) Trafalgar Studios, September 2012

The Taming of the Shrew & Cyrano de Bergerac Aquila Theatre US National Tour, 2012/13

The Hit (Set and Costume), Two Shoes and Cake, for Hotel Indigo, May 2012

Translunar Paradise Theatre Ad Infinitum, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and International Tour 2011

24 Lines A Film by the Astburys, April 2011

The Big Smoke Theatre Ad Infinitum, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and International Tour 2010

The Emperor Self Enkephale Theatre, Arcola Theatre, August 2010

Story of London Festival, November 2010

Odyssey Theatre Ad Infinitum, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and International Tour 2009

Women of Manhattan (Set and Costume), Old Red Lion Theatre, November 2009

Breathing Broadsheets St Bride Foundation, Story of London Festival, April 2009

'Dentity Crisis  Occam's Razor Theatre Company, Kings Head Theatre July 2007

2+2+2  Axis of Evil Theatre Company, Kings Head Theatre, July 2007



Costume Supervision



Oliver! Leicester Curve, December 2015

Mephisto Milton Court Theatre, October 2015

East is East UK Tour,  June 2015

Three Birds Alighting on a Field Tristan Bates Theatre, May 2015

Between Empires, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, August 2013

One Hour Eighteen Minutes, Sputnik Theatre, New Diorama, November 2012

Twelfth Night & Masters Are You Mad? Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Season 2012

As You Like It & Merlin and the Woods of Time Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Season 2011

Dusk Ring A Bell, Incoming, Midnight Your Time & Nicked Hightide Festival,Halesworth, April - May 2011

Silent Opera: Dido & Aeneas Old Vic New Voices/Coming Up Festival, March 2011

Hercules & Much Ado about Nothing Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Season 2010

Lidless Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Trafalgar Studios, Aug, 2010, March 2011

Ditch Hightide, Old Vic Tunnels, May 2010

Ditch, Lidless & Moscow Live Hightide Festival, Halesworth, April – May 2010

A Christmas Carol Mokitagrit Productions, Kings Head Theatre, Christmas 2009


Costume Construction



Lady Magician Act 1950s Burlesque Costume,  Madame JoJos, November 2013

TaroqComic Eden costume for Comic Con 2012

Ludd & Isis, Royal Opera, Purfleet, October – November 2010

Wet Weather Cover Kings Head Theatre, January 2010

Annie Get Your Gun Young Vic Theatre, September – October 2009

Once More With Feeling Oriana Fox live art performance, Tate Modern, July 2009

Royal Opera House Freelance Costume Assistant, Production Support Department, April – May 2009

Kellerman Imitating the Dog, Cochrane Theatre and Tour, Spring 2008

Peter Pan Mokitagrit Productions, The Kings Head Theatre, December 2006 – January 2007





Education and Training


London College of Fashion

MA Costume Design for Performance

2007 - 2009


University of Leeds

BA English Literature

1999 - 2002


Short Courses

Draping on the Stand, London College of Fashion,  Oct – Nov 2006

Intensive Pattern Cutting Workshop, London College of Fashion, Jan –  Mar 2006

Evening and Partywear Advanced Pattern Cutting Workshop, London College of Fashion,  Jan – Mar 2007




Practical Skills



Historical and modern pattern cutting

Men’s and women’s costume construction techniques

Draping on the stand

Buying and fabric sourcing

Fittings, alterations and repairs

Budget management

Costume distressing

Breaking Down

Dyeing and dye effects





Domestic sewing machine

Domestic overlocker


2010 - present

2010 - present

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