Laura Pogose

Laura Pogose (she/her)

BA (Hons) Costume for Theatre, Film and Television

During her BA Top-Up year, Laura has explored leather working within Costume, researching many of its unique skills and techniques such as: cutting, dyeing, carving, burnishing, embossing, sealing and finishing. Workroom experience, includes placements at Bristol Costume Services, Costume Maker The Grimm Sisters (Scratchworks), Costume Assistant Internship Beauty & the Beast (Disney Tour), The Meaning of Zong (BOV).

BOVTS credits:
Costume supervisor:Silk Road, Chef (Wardrobe Theatre)

Costume Maker: Macbeth (Bristol Old Vic)

Costume Standby: Dreamers, The Love Coach (BOVTS TV)

Costume Assistant/Dresser: Her Naked Skin (Circomedia) and The Laramie Project (BOV, Western Studio)



Headshot of graduating student

Viking Warrior

Fantasy Viking armour made from veg tan leather, this costume required a high amount of research into the construction of leather, including edge bevelling, dyeing, waxing, carving, burnishing and riveting, plus many more techniques. Further research into authentic Viking artwork and designs was required to complete the intricate hand carving on the centre front of the bodice.

Photography credit: Laura Pogose

'Sisters Grimm’ - Brunhilde

Designed by Helen Johnson, this beautiful hooped petticoat with a boned lace up bodice toured with the Scratchworks Theatre Company based in Exeter. The bodice is piped all round, including the tabs and finished with appliqué embroidery on the front to add extra detail for the character.

Photography credit: Matt Austin

Title ‘Evie’ Descendants Design Interpretation

Designed by Laura Pogose, this design is a second term costume piece. This design features a leather jacket and leather skirt which zip together at the waist. Altogether containing 29 zips, 3 of which are fully functional and the rest are all decorative. Once assembled, all of the zips/seams will line up perfectly.

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