My name is Nicola Gilbert (though I prefer to be called Nivera), I’m 19 years old and want to pursue a career in costume making for film and theater. I’ve always had an interest in the film making industry and from a young age wanted to see my name when the credits role. During my early teens I became very interested in cosplay and after buying a costume online which was surprisingly bad quality I decided from then on out I would make my costumes for myself. As I got older my designs and aspirations grew and my interest in costume making as a career really took off. Since then I have been building up my portfolio by making a range of costumes with many different materials. Apart from the education I have received at school within my textiles course I am self taught in most costume construction methods.
As of October 2017 I started the costume interpretation course at Wimbledon College of Arts in London.
Please refer to the categories on my main home page to go to specific costumes.
This blog/website has been created so I can document my projects on a platform for all to see. I also blog about my day to day life occasionally and those posts can be found in the “Nivera out and about” category.
I hope you enjoy my blog, I would love to hear feed back so please don’t hesitate to do so!