A portfolio should show a selection of your best work that you have created either in your spare time, at school or at work. Invest in a large folder that can hold all of your work, so that it’s easy to carry around.
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This can be in form of a sketchbook, something that contains all your research, rough sketches and textiles that got you to the finalised product.
If you want to include a particular costume that is light and small enough to carry, then you can include this as part of your portfolio. However, if something is quite large then include photographs and small cuttings of fabric that you used for it.
Choose good quality images in colour. Include photographs of the costumes under the stage lights with the actors in character as well as some close-up images of finer details.
Have these printed out and, if there is a particular section that mentions your work or your name, then highlight this so it stands out.
Photo: Royal Opera House
Published: 04 March 2019