Triptyque of three portraits of a red ornate jacket

Becky Davies

Becky Davies

FdA Costume

Becky is graduating from the Costume FDA course and has a proven passion for costume making. Before returning to education in 2018, she worked in the TV industry as a Costume Stand-by. Since then her skills have vastly improved and she has gained experience in a wide variety of specialisms, including; costume supervision, tailoring, dressing, millinery, dye and breakdown, body padding, wigs and hair styling, make up and corsetry.

During her time at BOVTS she has undertaken work placements such as The National Theatre in London and Bristol Costume Services, and is due to undertake placements at Cosprop and Angels soon. Alongside her studies, Becky has undertaken part-time employment as a Costume Daily for various TV productions.

Costume Maker: Turn Of The Screw – Wilton’s Music Hall, 2020, Her Naked Skin – Circomedia, 2020, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Bristol Old Vic, 2019, Orca – Bristol Old Vic, 2019, Sanditon – Work experience placement at Bristol Costume Services, 2019.

Costume Supervisor: To Provide All People – Digital screening for BOVTS, 2020, The Snow Queen – Redgrave Theatre, 2019, Canterbury Tales – Tour in Education, 2019.

Costume Assistant/ Dresser: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby – Bristol Old Vic, 2019,Β  The Dissociation of Shirley Mason – Bristol Old Vic, 2019, Orca – Bristol Old Vic, 2019, Let The Right One In – Circomedia, 2019, The Ruff Guide to Shakespeare – Tour in Education, 2019.

Costume Standby & Dailies for TV:
His Dark Materials BBC, The Third Day SKY, Invisible ITV, The Tuckers BBC, Sex Education NETFLIX, Casualty BBC, Kiri CHANNEL 4, Bang S4C, WillΒ TNT/ VIRGIN MEDIA.

Becky is available for work from 6th July 2020.




Image of purple Edwardian skirt and jacket Photography - Ed Felton

“Her Naked Skin”

Edwardian hobble skirt and jacket, both fully lined. Jacket is fully tailored and features a velvet asymmetric shawl collar, attached belt and inverted box pleat to the back. Wrap-over draped hobble skirt with concealed kick-pleat for added movement.

​’Celia Cain’ played by Clementine Medforth, at Circomedia 2020

Designed by Edoardo Lelli

Left close up of bodice and white undershirt, right close up of bodice detail Costume

1890s Corset

1890’s lined corset with cording over the bust and hips for added structure. It has a concealed waist tape and is boned with both spiral and flat steel boning. Trimmed with cotton lace, white ribbon and simple flossing over the boning channels to secure the boning in place.

Pattern adapted from the Symington Corset Collection.

Designed by Becky Davies

left close up of jacket detail, right close up of button detail on red jacket Costume

Ringmaster Jacket

Victorian inspired fully lined tailored jacket. The jacket has elements of a traditional riding habit and features the tails similar to a ringmaster style jacket. The asymmetric front is embellished with vintage buttons and the cuffs finished with co-ordinating braid trim.

Dressed over a Victorian corset and bum pad to create a more era-appropriate shape.
Designed by Carly Brownbridge

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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