Plymouth College of Art
Costume Production and Associated Craft
Megan Little is a Costumier based in the UK. She specialises in costume design with a style that focuses on intricately detailed and eccentric results. She has a wide range of production skills as well as being experienced in foamsmithing and associated crafts like millinery and prop making. Costume is a career that requires you to ‘dress imaginary people/characters’ to compliment the type of storytelling; be it through dance, films or theatre. Costume is about the choices made to convey a narrative; the message can be changed by the designers choice of fabric colour, texture and the items silhouette etc. Megan is interested in both the design and production phases of this process. She is inspired by the works of costume designers such as Penny Rose, Eiko Ishioka and Jenny Bevan. She aspires to win an Oscar one day and hopes to be employed by large film and tv production companies like Netflix, Paramount, and Disney in the future.
As part of her degree, she has completed work experience at the Theatre Royal Plymouth; working under ‘Carry on Costumes’ as part of wardrobe maintenance for the touring musical ‘Elf’. She has also produced costume items for their costume store as part of Plymouth's 2020 mayflower celebration. On top of this, she has collaborated with Marjons University on their production of Shakespeare's ‘Measure For Measure’ as costume producer and wardrobe assistant with her fellow classmates. Additionally, she has produced a fully functional tiny costume for a stop motion puppet for a BA animation student’s third year film. Megan feels her three years as a costume student at PCA have flown by, she says that it has been some of the most memorable and challenging times of her life so far. She is proud to have focused her practice and has improved her skills exponentially since arriving. She is now confident in her ability to contribute to the costume industry and can’t see herself working in any other. One of her favourite projects has been her ‘Clown Prince’ costume for her carnival of curiosities brief for which she had to design and produce a circus-inspired costume. As part of her final year she has also designed and produced a 3D puppeteered 3 person costume made mainly of foam , which she plans to enter into the 2021 World Of Wearable Art competition.