Isabel Cope FdA Costume for Theatre, TV & Film

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)



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

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

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Graduate Sahir Mehta
As soon as I visited the School, I fell in love with the place. Perhaps it sounds a bit irrational, but sometimes you get a vibe - and you just know! BOVTS gave me all the tools I needed to prepare for a career as an actor. Sahir Mehta, MA Professional Acting, 2018