CV, Clients & Testimonials

2019

Blood Moon (Game of Thrones Prequel pilot) . 6 months principle costume maker

The fitting Rooms – in front of camera as the seamstress/alterations

Krypton S2 making principle costumes – designer

Lindsay Pugh, Wardrobe supervisor – Caroline Hill

2018

Making costumes for Beauty and the Beast Panto at Waterside – designer Susan Scott

Wardrobe supervisor – Soft Border Patrol – season 2 – Designer Elle Kent

Making costumes for Agatha Christie film – Designer Marion McCarthy

Pattern cutting & making skating costumes for Torville and Dean Film including Bolero costumes – Marion McCarthy

Game of Thrones – SFX Dept – working for Sam Conway

Death of the Nightingale – Costume makes for Jamie Dornan & Ann Skelly

Mrs Wilson – Costume alterations

Normal people – costume makes, alterations and wardrobe standby on pick-ups Designer Susan Scott

fabricating Skulls for Fil Fury,

a 7m long dressing gown for the Opera House Belfast

Costume buying and standby for Channel 4 Documentary Ballymurphy Precedent 1970’s era

 

 

2017

Krypton (5 months), mainly menswear, as well as womenswear and leather/fabric manipulation – costume designer Bojana Nikitovic , wardrobe supervisor Rachael Webb Crozier

Principle costume maker on film ‘Viking Destiny’ – costume designer – Hazel Webb Crozier, Director – David L Hughes

Private Drama – 12 cockney entire costumes for a one off show at The Guild Hall London, inc. Eliza Doolittle, Mary Poppins and Fagin for all the main cast – all designed and overseen by myself

Private Drama – Manga costumes for a night at the British Design Museum, 10 costumes including mad scientists, a postman, policeman and a villain – designer Amy Jackson

British Bake Off – making alterations for Paul Hollywood, Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding – for love productions

Feather back packs for the new Disney, Aladdin film – Robert Allsopp

Tiger heads for Fil Fury made for fashion designer Philipp Plein

Worked on Mermaid tails, monster truck upholstery and a giant banana for Missguided store in Westfield shopping mall – London

Big floral print dresses for a washing powder ad – designer Ameena Callender

Full cast of costumes for Shake, Rattle and rock show for Away resorts – designed by myself for Max Barraclough

Trainer art/sculpture – skulls for Fashion designer Philipp Plein

Trainer art sculpture – an elephant for skechers head office in US

 

2016

Christopher Biggins/Cameron Mackintosh – a giant sized birthday cake for CB to pop out of – a surprise for CM’s 70th birthday party

Cuckoo’s calling TV – wolf mask

an outfit for Ellie Goulding’s world tour – designer Ameena Callender

Cumnor house – made 12 Aladdin costumes for all the main characters

Victoria secrets – covered x 52 mannequins for Bond st. shop

Ted Baker – made fantasy seats for shop in LA

Ted Baker – created a rococo chair embellished with embroidery and flowers LA

Ted Baker – lots of hand made embroidered small and large flags – Vancouver

Full cast of costumes for Magic of musicals and Electric dreams shows – designed by me for Away resorts

A wasabi man costume for Noel Fielding – designers NF and Ameena Callender

Trainer art/sculpture – skulls, masks, butterflies, grenades for Fashion designer Philipp Plein

 

2015

Victoria secrets – covered x 10 mannequins for Bond st. shop

Ted Baker – made x 30 animal heads for various windows in London

Ted Baker – made leather piped seats for the shoe wheel display as well as leather jewellery display pieces

Full cast of costumes for shows, latino, Christmas Spectacular and Songs for Victory– designed by me for Away resorts

6 muskateers costumes for Theo Paphitis

Shirts for entire cast of Ballet Rambert’s ‘Rooster’

A spacesuit for a short film made by Future Deluxe

 

2014

Noel Fielding’s Luxury comedy tour, a variety of characters costumes for the show, purposely made for quick changes

Main cast costumes for Songs for Victory show at the Dominian Theatre, West End –

Designed by me for Max Barraclough

Shirts and trousers for entire cast of Ballet Rambert’s ‘Frames’

A leather screen installation in the Shard – London

4 Cancan costumes for Vegas Show girls for Sky sports

Shrek tunic for Madame Tussauds – London

Dresses for Smokey Joes show – P&O Cruises

Lady Gaga tribute costumes for Thomson Cruises

Full cast of costumes for Music hall/Edwardian show designed by me for Away resorts

 

2013

Noel Fielding’s Luxury comedy – cucumbers of cool costumes and Richard Ayoade’s reality man suit – designer Ameena Callender

Made all the costumes, headpieces, feather back packs for the front 4 windows for a shopping mall in Saudi – Prop studio

10 red comedy/muscle trousers with oversized hands and shoes for Comic relief

2 space girl costumes for film – Exit Logi – Independent Films – costume designer Ameena Callender

A silk chiffon pleated dress for Bat for Lashes, Shepherds Bush Empire concert

300 costumes for Thomson Gold entertainment production shows – The Show Team

 

2012

Noel Fielding’s Luxury comedy – leather biker costume for Mike Fielding, leather trousers for NF – designer Ameena Callender

Pirate costumes for Expo Allstars – designed by myself

Horse head for the Sugar Dandies

Cowgirl costumes for Vegas Show girls

250 costumes for Thomson Gold entertainment production shows – The Show Team

 

 

2011

Madame Tussauds – Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Robert E Lee, Howard Hughs, Jonny Depp and Orlando Bloom

Bear costumes for the Sugar Dandies

2 Turkey costumes for Pegasus

Alien Nation costumes for computer game convention for Expo Allstars

250 costumes for Thomson Gold entertainment production shows – The Show Team

 

2010

Madame Tussauds – Evander Hollyfield, Rocky, Samuel L Jackson and Shrek

Leather and Elizabethan corsets for The Frolick

15 wonderwoman costumes for SFM Brighton Pride

Anything from wedding dresses to computer character outfits for gamers – private clients

250 costumes for Thomson Gold entertainment production shows – The Show Team

 

2009

Madame Tussuads

Butlins

Thomson Gold and First Choice

The Show Team

 

2004-2008

I worked for ‘E3’ running the costume and prop dept for the holiday entertainment industry where I was managing a team of 25 makers

 

1994-2004

Predominantly worked for Robert Allsopp, also FBFX and was also quite frequently working for Art Director – Claire Rudkin’s assistant on various film, TV and adverts.

Some of the work includes:

Films:

Fencing doublets for Kenneth Brannagh’s Hamlet

Lost in Space

Event Horizon

Elizabeth

The League of Extraordinary Gentleman

The Odyssey

Prince Valiant

The Titchborne Claimant – art dept.

 

West End:

Beauty and the Beast

Cats

Cinderella – Matthew Bourne

Miss Saigon

Queen the musical

Starlight Express

Nutcracker – Gerald Scarfe

Martin Guerre

Faust

 

Royal Opera House – Twyla Tharp

English National Opera

Northern Ballet

Welsh National Opera – Faust

 

Plus various adverts, including making the wings for Kieth Allen’s Listerine advert

 

 

1993

Worked on the set of First Knight at Shepperton Studios as part of a big team making the small scale city

Worked in art Dept on various pop videos for production designer David Hill

 

 

1988-91

BA Hons in Fashion design at the University of Westminster (Harrow College)

1986-88

BTEC in General art & Design

 

Robert  Allsop      FBFX     Thompson Gold     Shepperton Studios     First Choice     TOTT Events     Butlins     Brighton Pride     Capital Media Group     Mazda

Open Wide International     Noel Fielding     Madame Tussauds     Osbourne & Little     The Show Team     Rimmel     Channel 4     Pegasus PR     BBC     Beastie Boy’s

E3 Group     Gallery 94     Samsung     Vegas Showgirls      The Sugar Dandies     Expostars     Piers Atkinson     Claire Rudkin      Ameena Callender

P&O Cruises     Tompson Cruises     Prop Studio     Victoria Secrets      Ted Baker   Pandora     Hello Flamingo     Fil Fury    Future Deluxe      Ellie Goulding

Away Resorts    The British Bake Off     Missguided     Handmade Mysteries     Private Drama     Matt Kinley     Cameron Macintosh     Viking Destiny      

Hazel Webb-Crozier   Krypton    Game of Thrones                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

 

The Sugar Dandies ‘as seen on Britain’s Got Talent – Series 6’ If you ever need a pink poodle, dancing bear costume or anything truly fabulous, do not hesitate to call Marie Kirkby. Her work takes pride of place on our costume rack!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        David Greenwood – Pegasus PR We tasked Marie with designing and creating a bespoke, man-sized, turkey costume for use during a national road show. From initial contact through to final delivery, Marie was a pleasure to work with – going above and beyond to ensure the costume was delivered on time and that it surpassed all expectations. Highly recommended!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Anthony Mullen – Drongomala I commissioned two Planet of the Apes outfits (orangutan and chimp) from Marie and was delighted with the result. The consultation was the right blend of listening and guiding me on the right choices for garment creation. Fitting was fun! She is a thorough professional and your exotic projects are safe in her hands.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Natasha Schofield Marie helped me in a last minute crisis! Creating a bespoke ringmaster’s jacket from rushed measurements and no fitting. She created the finished product in just 5 days from the initial enquiry. The finished product was fantastic. Great quality and fitted perfectly. Highly recommended!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Edward Jenkins – GamerI have commissioned some cosplays for use at major gaming events throughout the UK. For example, at Ayacon and Amecon, the UK’s two biggest animation and gaming events. To see some of the work undertaken Google Image search “ayacon duke” and I will be the first 1-8 results.
If you want to bring something to life from photos, games, media, a drawing, etc. Marie will be able to do this, with near exact accuracy and with exceptional quality and service. Using all the correct materials, if they are required, such a neoploy for a survival suited character and leather for a jacketed character.
Balancing out the review, I would say that you don’t get the above without paying for it and that Marie might be a bit more expensive than others if you want the type of work I’ve described above. But you definitely get what you pay for. If you are looking for something cheap and in bulk, they may be able to accommodate you anyway, as with all places with excellent service you have but to ask.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Betka Finn – Happy bride I had an idea for a wedding dress from the Edwardian era but the creation and adaptation of this embryonic vision was all the work enthusiasm of Marie. She has outstanding skill and insight backed up with ability which helped create the most amazing dress which truly made me feel like a princess. Thank you so much Marie xx.

Claire Rudkin – Art Director Marie has worked for me on many TV productions over the last 10 years. Her work has always been of the highest standard and her creativity second to none. I would highly recommend

Hannah Lee Weller – director, The Show Team Productions Ltd We regularly use Marie Kirkby to design and manufacture costumes and accessories for stage,
TV and corporate events. Her work is always fantastic, and she has the talent to adapt to the most
lavish requests or the tightest budgets. She consistently meets the tightest of deadlines with a friendly
approach and excellent results!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Phil Peacock – Head of costumes Butlins Arghhhhhhhhh I screamed down the telephone to Marie I’ve got an emergency I need a set of costumes by next week! ‘No problems’ said an understanding Marie. She organised everything for me including the fabrics, she followed the brief came in on budget, made the deadline! And produced some fantastic costumes…… Thanks Marie you saved my Bacon!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tim Slater – theatre/company Manager & Show producer Having worked in all aspects of the Theatre business for 22 years, I was very lucky to have had the chance to work with Marie Kirkby on many occasions.  Her standard of costume making & design is second to none and what’s so great with Marie’s work is that she’s gets it to you on time & always of the highest standard.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Paul Hawkins – Capital Media group  Marie and the girls have worked with us for three years now and delivered fantastic bespoke costumes, which have fitted our briefs to the letter. We very much look forward to working with Marie again.