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About Charlie

IMG_20140407_164734ABOUT ME

Charlie Baptist is a costumier with ambition to become successful in the costuming industry. Charlie is in her element when she is working and collaborating among other creative people. Some of these include NZ Opera, Auckland Theatre Company, Red Leap Theatre, Hawkins Youth Company, Duffy Books in Schools Charitable Trust, The Basement Theatre, The Actors Program and The Hobbit with 3 foot 7. Her inspiration comes from the awesome people and things that surround her life, and believes that working with them and for them will guide her towards her dreams. My responsibility as a freelancer is to provide a costume design that is approved by the director and creative team. But it is also my responsibility to make sure the actor or dancer feels that is is helping to portray their character. In a small industry like New Zealand, the costume designer is expected to both make and supply the costumes.

Here is a link to an article featured in Viva about Charlie’s 5 favourite things

‘Costume designer Charlie Baptist uses the history and personalities of pieces to draw in audiences’ Jessica Beresford




A Comedy of Errors, Antic Disposition (Costume Maker)

Brideshead Revisited, English Touring Theatre (Head of Costume on Tour)

Great Scott, Gonzo Moose

The Rattler, Mahogany Opera Group (Costume Supervisor)


Robin Hood, Chipping Norton Theatre (Costume Supervisor)

A Christmas Carol, Antic Disposition (Costume Assistant)

Dust Pilgrim, Red Leap Theatre

Pre Historia, Auckland Fringe

XOX Pop-up Bar, Celery Productions, (Soft Furnishings Maker)

Library Adventure, Duffy Books In Schools

Auckland Lantern Festival, Art Department

Comedy Cabaret, Blue Baths Rotorua, (Costume Assistant)


Sheep, The Actors Program

Sons, Auckland Theatre Company

The CoHort Hotel, Hawkins Youth Theatre Company

Jesus Christ Superstar, Auckland Theatre Company, (Wardrobe Assistant)

Lucha Libre Showdown, Art in the Dark, Celery Productions (Co Designer and Maker)

Matthias Jordan Sharp Colour, Music Video

Albert Black, Jaw Bone Productions and Northland Youth Theatre Company

DNA, Auckland Theatre Company Selecta Season

SKIN, Auckland Theatre Company Selecta Season

King Of Books, Duffy Books In Schools

Always My Sister, Collective

Paper Sky, Red Leap Theatre (Costume Assistant)

La Boheme, NZ Opera Christchurch Season (Wardrobe Assistant)

The Man Whose Mother Was A Pirate, Auckland Theatre Company (Design Assistant)

La Traviata, Opera New Zealand (Costume Maker)

Angels in America,Silo Theatre (Wardrobe Assistant)

The Access Project, MixIt (Costume Stylist)

The ArtVent Project, Celery Productions (Red Sleeve Maker)



ZooQuatic, Basement Studio

The Last Five Years, Auckland Musical Theatre

1000 Paper Cranes, Hawkins Youth Theatre

Apocalypse Z Auckland Season, Royale Productions

A Basement Christmas Carol, Basement Theatre (Costume Designer also included creating the epic Corn costume)

Dragonlore, Atlas/Mountains/Dead Butterflies, The Young and Hungry Arts trust (Costume Mentor and Designer)


Mega Christmas, Basement Theatre

Hawkins Youth Theatre Production of The Red Balloon

The Hobbit, 3 Foot 7, Wellington (General Costume Assistant)

World of Wearable Arts (Costume Co-ordinator Assistant, Costume Maker, Dresser)

NGAHAU E WHA, Okareka Dance Company (Shedding Skin Creator)



Love Labours Lost, Toi Whakaari’s graduation performance (Co-Costume Supervisor and Maker)

World of Wearable Arts (Dresser)

The Hobbit, 3 Foot 7, Wellington (Costume Work Experience)



World of Wearable Arts (Dresser)

Spartacus War of The Damned (Costume Work Experience)


Here is a page dedicated to sewing/showing and selling/telling