Ella Okore


  • LocationBeckenham, United Kingdom


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  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • TV Film Commercial
  • Design
  • Sewing
  • Wardrobe
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word

Work history


Waitress & Barista

Brown and Greens

Sep 2014
  • -Working within a team to provide quality customer service and products. -Responsible for opening and closing the business, including re-stocking, cashing up end of the day takings and locking up the premises. Fully barista trained and fully till trained.


Costume & Set Assistant ‘alice In Wonderland

Blackshaw Theatre Company

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
  • -Assisted the Costume and Set Designer in the re-imagining of the classic tale, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ -Roles include assisting in the measuring and fitting costumes on the cast. -Completing alterations on costumes, sourcing costumes and props.


Assistant Costume Maker

Swank Street Theatre

Feb 2015 - Feb 2015
  • -Assisted the Costume Supervisor and Maker in the construction of two 1940’s landgirl costumes. -Roles including pattern drafting, pattern cutting, toiling and assisting in fabric purchasing.


Womenswear Studio Intern

Clio Peppiatt

Nov 2014 - Jan 2015
  • -Acting as an intern for Womenswear Designer Clio Peppiatt, assisting in the preparation and construction of her AW15 Collection. -Roles include pattern drafting, pattern cutting and toiling of garments. Altered pre-existing patterns according to specification. Purchased fabric and haberdashery items using a provided budget. -Garment construction, using both hand and machine sewing techniques. Including a range of embellishments and competent machine-sewing of pattern pieces.


Costume Maker

Dotted Line Theatre

Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
  • -Full costume construction for the play ‘Beegu’, showing at the Arts Depot in North Finchley. -Attended fittings with the cast, taking notes for alterations and liaising with the Costume Supervisor to make suitable amendments. -Pattern drafting and pattern cutting of all the costumes. Delegated smaller jobs out to assistant costume makers.


Assistant to the Costume Designer

Hannah Glossop

Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
  • -Roles included the breaking down and customisation of costumes for the David Guetta music video, 'Dangerous' -Completed a range of stencilling by hand for customised boiler suits. Prepared and packed the costumes in a suitable fashion, for the abroad video shoot.


Assistant to the Costume Supervisor


Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
  • ‘Groove on Down the Road’, Presented by Zoonation -Attended costume fittings and took relevant costume notes for the large cast. Completed alterations on costumes, using both machine and hand-sewing techniques. -Responsible for sourcing and purchasing suitable garments and fabric for the costumes. -Attended technical rehearsals, ensured all cast member had their correct full costumes, and fixing any damages in costumes.


Assistant to the Costume Supervisor

The 39 Steps’, Touring Production

Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
  • -Attended technical rehearsals and costume fittings for the play, helping to problem solve and ensure all costumes were completed to the highest standard, this included completing alterations. -Undertook fabric shopping for the costumes, selecting appropriate fabrics whilst staying in budget.



Costume Design and Making

Nottingham Trent University

Aug 2011 - May 2014


    English Literature, Textiles, Geography, Psychology

    Harris City Academy

    Aug 2009 - May 2011
    • A Levels


    English, Maths, Science, Textiles, French. Geography

    Harris City Academy

    Aug 2004 - May 2009
    • GCSE's