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Jackie Hallatt

Jackie prefers making men's costumes

From Spitting Image to Star Wars

Jackie Hallatt has been making costumes for more than 20 years, dressing stars of stage and screen - both human and puppet!

From Star Wars to Spitting Image, from ballet to Billy Elliot, Jackie Hallatt has made costumes for them all.

Having started off with a college course in ladies bespoke tailoring more than 20 years ago, Jackie now specialises in making men's theatrical costumes.

Watch her at work in our video:

Jackie Hallatt - Theatrical costume maker
Length:1:53

From her workshop in Gosforth Jackie makes costumes for most of the big theatre, ballet and opera companies in Britain, such as the RSC, Scottish National Opera and English National Ballet.

But her work has also taken her (and her sewing machine) all over the world, as she has travelled to places like Argentina and New York to fit costumes for various companies.

And she hasn't only made costumes for humans… Jackie spent several years in charge of the costume department at Spitting Image, where they made costumes for puppets of public figures like Baroness Margaret Thatcher, Edwina Currie and the Pope.

During her time working in creature effects she also worked on films like Star Wars, making part of Yoda, and The Mummy.

See Jackie talking about working on Yoda:

Jackie Hallatt - Theatrical costume maker
Length:1:53

last updated: 23/04/2008 at 15:59
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