Rhiann Houlihan


Professional Experience:

'Parch' - Costume Standby (Cover)
BoomCymru, Bridgend 2017

Costume Daily
'Crossing the Border' Heel Stone Pictures, 2016
'Decline and Fall' Tiger Aspect, 2016
'Broadchurch' Kudos Productions, 2016
'A Midsummers Nights Dream' BBC, 2015
'Casualty' BBC, 2015
'The Rack Pack' Zeppotron Drama, 2015
‘Gwaith/Catref’ Fiction Factory, Cardiff, 2014
‘The Passing’ Severn Stanley Ltd, Brecon, 2014

'Bang' - Principle Costume Standby
Joio Productions, Port Talbot 2017

'Casualty' - Costume Standby
BBC, Cardiff 2017

'Ordinary Lies' - Principle and Crowd Costume Daily
Red Productions, Cardiff 2016

'Casualty' - Costume Standby
BBC, Cardiff 2016

'Folk' - Costume Maker
National Dance Company Wales, Cardiff, 2016

'Heretiks' - Costume Standby
Sterling Productions, Wales, 2015

'A Christmas Carol' - Costume Maker
The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 2015

‘Stella’ Series Five – Costume Trainee
Tidy Productions, South Wales, 2015

‘Little Light’ and ‘Play Mas’ – Wardrobe Cover
Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, 2015

‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ – Costume Junior
Starz Productions, Swansea 2014

‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’ – Costume Maker
The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, 2014

‘Stella’ Series Four – Costume Trainee
Tidy Productions, South Wales, 2014

‘Just So’ – Costume Maker
South Hill Park, Bracknell, 2014

‘Dead Born Grow’ – Costume Assistant
Frantic Assembly and National Youth Theatre Wales, Cardiff, 2014

‘It’s The Jennifer Vyle Show’ – Costume Designer and Supervisor
Spectacle Theatre, Rhondda, 2014

‘Beauty and the Beast’ – Costume Alterations
Hiss Boo Theatre Company, Newport, 2013

‘The Hundred and One Dalmatians’ – Costume Maker and Assistant
The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough, October 2013

‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ – Junior Costume Maker / Work Experience
Swansea, October 2013

Cosprop – Assistant Costume Maker
London, July 2013 to September 2013
Projects include; Downton Abbey, Pirates of the Caribbean and ‘Onegin’ for the New York Metropolitan Opera Company.

Cosprop – Work Experience placement
London, 2013

‘Summerdance’ – Costume Supervisor
National Dance Company Wales, 2012

‘Torchbearers’ – Costume and Make-up Assistant
Wales Millennium Centre, 2012

‘The Passion’ exhibition – Design Assistant
National Theatre Wales, 2012

‘The Passion’ – Design Assistant
dir. Michael Sheen and Bill Mitchell.
National Theatre Wales and Wildworks, 2011

‘Shelf Life’ – Design Volunteer
dir. Paul Davies and Catherine Bennett
National Theatre Wales, 2010

RWCMD Experience:

‘Casualty’ – Work Experience Placement
BBC, 2013

Welsh Livery Guild – Millinery bursary award

‘Anne Boleyn’ – Specialist Costume Maker
dir. Kate Budgen. RWCMD, 2013

‘A Month in The Country’ – Costume Supervisor
dir. Bruce Guthrie. RWCMD, 2012

‘Earthquakes in London’ – Costume Assistant
dir. Firenza Guidi. RWCMD, 2012

‘Le Nozze di Figaro’ – Costume Assistant
dir. Harry Fehr. RWCMD, 2012

‘O Go My Man’ – Costume Assistant
dir. Joe Murphy. RWCMD, 2012

‘Merrily We Roll Along’ – Costume Assistant
dir. Shaun Kerrison. RWCMD, 2011


BA (Hons) Theatre Design. First Class Honours.
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff 2010-13

Diploma in Art and Design Foundation – Distinction
Swansea Metropolitan University, 2010

A-Levels: Psychology – B, History – A, English – A
Morriston Comprehensive Sixth Form, 2009

GCSE: English – A, Mathematics – A, Science – A, Statistics – A, French – A, German – A, History – A, Textiles – A*.


  • Costume assisting
  • construction
  • alterations.


  • Hand and machine sewing
  • costume construction
  • assisting
  • alterations
  • on-set experience
  • sourcing
  • budget management
  • research
  • costume maintenance
  • fittings
  • I also hold a driving license.