Ray Holman

I am a costume designer.
I have worked on many productions mainly in the UK. But I have also worked in many countries abroad.
This website is an example of some of the work I’ve done, but not all. Please click on the photos in the CV page to see more

I’m not great at updating this website, I’m too busy doing the job but if you require further details please take a look at my CV and also my about page, or contact me or my agent using the contact form.

If you would like information on 500 Reasons please check

www.500Reasons.org and most questions will be answered and you can also contact us from there.

On the BBC – What’s it like to be a Doctor Who costume designer?

Latest from the Blog

New Costume Store

As a freelance costume designer, I have always had a costume collection which includes research books and old research work too. Our first store was a small one called Cardiff Bay Costumes which we had for a couple of years then two of us moved out of Cardiff to a much bigger warehouse in the valleys, which proved to be cold and unsustainable and also expensive. Then, I gave all my hanging costumes to Dawn at Marigold costumes and simply rented an office for files and books and lovely things. I have spent 10 busy years throwing things into that space and so it has grown again. Cardiff is going through a huge riverside property development and Marigold and all us freelance designers with stores have to move. We all pay our own storage fees and as a collective are too big to financially afford a new storage facility together, the business rates alone are not achievable and there’s not much help for local costume designers. We all collect stuff and keep a good range of staple costumes that we can use on our productions so we can be sustainable. My book collection is quite big and I have now built up enough stock again to warrant a new store. We all have equipment, shoes, jewellery, spectacles and accessories which ultimately save money on budgets. My new store is almost sorted and the move is done. Marigold costumes is moving as well and we are all in separate places now but hopefully we will continue to help each other, we have a very good support network for costume workers and college students in South Wales, long may it continue. The store will never look tidy […]

New Year, New Special Happy 2022

Happy New Year. One of the last posts I will post for DW. Two more Specials to come.