& CV

Helly was originally industry trained in men’s bespoke tailoring at Harrods. She now has extensive experience making and designing historical, contemporary, fantastical, promotional/campaign costumes, fabrication and costume props. Helly has led small teams running wardrobe departments and one off projects but still enjoys working independently in her own workshop or on site as part of a team. 


BA (HONS) Fine Art-Guildhall University Whitechapel

Cutting 18th Century Men’s Costume-National Portrait Gallery

Harrods Men’s Personal Tailoring-apprenticeship in bespoke tailoring

Costume related projects

Jack and the Beanstalk

Panto giant-fabrication


Creature FX-fabrication; part of team creating wolf suit

Hellboy 2

Design and make costume for Fishmonger creature in Troll Market scene


Make costumes for puppet characters and assist puppeteers for live performance

Promotional and campaign animal costumes


The Rottentrolls

Series 3, 4 – The Children’s Company Ltd-costume maker

MasterFIt ads

Broadway-costume designer/maker


Short film-Lawless Films-costume designer

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter ads

McCann Ericsson-costume designer/maker

Love In The Afternoon

Rapido TV-Costume Designer

Spitting Image

New Year Special. Carlton TV – costume designer/maker

The Girly Show pilot

Rapido TV-Costume Designer

Spitting Image

Series 13-18. Central TV-costume designer

Cadbury’s Cream Egg ads

GGT Advertising-costume designer/maker

Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy

illustrated book. Orion Publishing-costume designer/maker

Spitting Image

Series 5-13 costume maker

Tales of Hoffman

Royal Opera House period costumes-maker

BBC Costume Department

Men’s tailor, contemporary and period costumes-make


Men’s Personal Tailoring – Men’s tailor