Isabel Cope FdA Costume for Theatre, TV & Film
Woman in pink ornate gown and tiara flanked by two men in shirts and smart trousers laughing

Isabel Cope

Isabel Cope

FdA Costume

Isabel is graduating from the FdA course and is progressing on to the one year BA top up course.

During her time at BOVTS she has learnt millinery, corsetry, pattern drafting, basic tailoring, Historical costume, dye and breakdown, backstage dressing and supervision. She has taken Industry placements including The Pale Horse, workroom and on set, The Spanish Princess workroom and Bristol Costume Services workroom.

With all these techniques Isabel would like to further her skills in the different aspects of the Costume Industry focusing on costume construction on the BA top up.


Costume Supervisor: The Laramie Project (BOV Weston Studio), Otis and Eunice (BOVTS), Poison (The Wardrobe Theatre), “Tomorrow” a short BOVTS film as a costume supervisor and standby.

Costume maker: The Snow Queen (The Redgrave Theatre), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (BOV)

Wardrobe assistant: Earthquakes in London (BOV Weston Studio), Mrs Beeton Says (The Redgrave Theatre), The Railway Children (The Redgrave Theatre), Clybourne Park (BOV Weston Studio) The Nativity (Touring)



Left photo of model in dress coat right photo of the back of the coat Costume

The tailoring project, made during Lockdown. It is designed by Edoardo Lelli and is based off an 1840’s frock coat.

Left photo of model wearing blue corset, right front shot of corset showing fastening Costume

A pair of 18th century Jumps made during Lockdown. Chemise also made during lockdown

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Students relaxing outside of the School
The School is in a beautiful part of Bristol, overlooking a huge park called the Downs. We sometimes take advantage of our close proximity to the Downs during the summer term, practising fight and dance routines, or voice or singing classes! Dan Hall, BA Professional Acting student