sara beale
costume designer

Thanks for visiting my site. I have loaded some visuals of my work and am happy to provide more detail or quote on your concepts and projects.


what can I offer?

fantastic costume solutions tailored to your brief.

I am passionate about the creative industry I work in. I'm experienced in several areas of design, product and fashion manufacture. My passion for colour and textile is applied sensitively, with script and character empathy. Whether it's a film, fantasy tv series, a tv commercial, tv drama, historical docudrama. I can help realise your vision.

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work so far


1995 - 2020

Costume Designer

•    The Tender Trap - 90 minute feature film Greenstone TV - Director Sima Urale, DOP Alun Bollinger - 2019

•    Only Cloud Knows - 132 minute feature film Mayla Media/Curious Films - NZ Costume Stylist - Director Feng Xiaogang - 2019

•    Falling Inn Love - 98 minute feature film - Ground Control Films Ltd/Marvista Entertainment – Netflix, Director Roger Kumble - 2019

•    The Dead Lands - The Sacrifice of Innocence Season 1, 8 Episodes - Randolph TDL Ltd – TV Series AMC Shudder 

Directors Peter Meteherangi Tikao Burger & Michael Hurst - 2018

•    The Other Side of Heaven 2 – Feature Film, KoliPoki Pictures, Fiji Islands, Director Mitch Davis - 2018

•    Murder Is Forever - James Patterson – TV Series, Stephen David Entertainment, Director Colin Teague - 2017

•    Roman Empire 2, Master of Rome - Stephen David Entertainment, TV Series, Netflix, Director John Ealer - 2017

•    American Playboy - The Hugh Hefner Story, Stephen David Entertainment, Director Richard Lopez - 2016

•    Filthy Rich 2 - Filthy Productions Ltd, Directors Michael Hurst, Chris Dudman, Oliver Driver - 2016/2017

•    Roman Empire 1, Reign of Blood - Stephen David Entertainment, TV Series, Director Richard Lopez - 2015/2016

•    Filthy Rich 1, Filthy Productions - TV Series - TV2, Directors Peter Burger, Oliver Driver, Michael Duignan - 2015

•    Treasure Island Kids, Daybreak Pacific/Aria Films, Director Michael Hurst - 2004

•    Cave In, Daybreak Pacific Ltd, Director Rex Piano - 2003

•    Terror Peak, Daybreak Pacific, Director Dale G Bradley - 2002

•    Street Legal series 2 & 3,  Screenworks TVNZ, Director Chris Bailey - 2000-2002

•    Shortland Street, South Pacific Pictures - Series 2-6 TVNZ,  Directors various - 1995-2000

2010 - 2020

Costume Stylist - TV Commercials

  • Trademe - Motors and Gallery - Clemenger BBDO/Good Oil Films - Director Dave Wood 2019

  • Part Time Rangers Shark Watch - Pitch Black Partners/Reel Factory - Director Sam Deane 2019

  • AA Insurance - Live a Little Freer "Dinosaur vs Unicorn" & "Reverse" - Good Oil Films, Director Adam Gunser, 2019

  • ASB - All Blacks - Finch, Director Abigail Greenwood, 2019

  • KFC - Oglivy/Film 360 inc Tomayo & Travelator. Director Tom Spark, 2018

  • Home Goods series of USA TVC's, The Sweet Shop, Director Mark Albiston, 2018

  • Bud Knight Pep Talk, Tapping and Bud Knight series for USA Super Bowl, O Positive -Director Jim Jenkins 2018

  • Kiwi Plates, Thick as Thieves, Director Sean Wallace 2017

  • MasterCard USA, Miles Make Memories Director Ben Quinn: 2017 

  • Suntory Craft Select, TUTU Company, Director Genki Ito: 2016

  • McDonald's Create Your Taste, Robbers Dog Film Co, Director Adam Stevens: 2016

  • Costume Co-Ord/Buyer - Samsung-Ruskin Film Ltd, CDes Barbara Darragh, Director Nathan Price, 2014

  • Toyota Hilux, Thick as Thieves - Director Alex Sutherland, 2014

  • Dettol 'Glen 20' - The Sweet Shop, Director Mark Levers, 2014

  • Costume Co-Ord/Buyer - Jim Beam-Ruskin Film Ltd, CDes Bob Buck, Director Nathan Price, 2013

  • Treasures-Plaza Film Ltd, Director David Wood, 2013

  • Vodafone Christmas-Flying Fish Ltd, Director Greg Page, 2013

  • Jetstar for Map Productions, Creative Director Ted Horton, 2013

  • Cadbury Dreams for Thick as Thieves, Director Zoe McIntosh 2013

  • Costume Buyer-Sony Bravia. 1900's/contemporary. Exit Films, Dir Garth Davies, 2013

  • Costume Buyer-Nissin Globalisation, 'Survive' - Large scale military uniforms 300 extras. Line Production, Film Construction, Director Akira Nagai, 2013 

  • Tui Gnomes 'Distraction' and 'Sneak' - The Sweet Shop, Director Stuart McDonald, 2012

2009 - 2017

Costume Buyer

  • Mortal Engines - Media Rights Capital (MRC), Universal Pictures, WingNut Films - 2017

  • The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), New Line Cinema, WingNut Films - 2012

  • Avalon High, Jaffe/Braunstein Films, Disney - 2010

  • Spartacus - War of The Damned, Starz 2012

  • Spartacus Vengeance, Starz 2011

  • Spartacus - Gods of the Arena, Starz 2010

  • Spartacus - Blood and Sand​ , Starz 2009

design work

costume design, fashion styling and buying.

I am experienced in a wide variety of projects. Television drama and commercials, film, theatre. I am widely connected in the supplier industry both here and offshore. I can work on small, one person projects or manage a team of many. I'm calm under pressure, flexible to change and can stick to your bottom line.

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Waka & Mehe
historical docuseries
American Playboy - The Hugh Hefner Story
local glam tv drama series
Sparrow by Welby Ings
Roman Empire 1
ancient historical docuseries
Cleopatra - Roman Empire Series
Cleopatra & Caesar
Caligula the Mad Emperor
Murder Is Forever
Creative Catwalk
Murder Is Forever
Murder Is Forever
USA Crime Drama series
Murder Is Forever
TVC - Mastercard
Buyer on large scale TVC
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What I Do


Script/Character Analysis

collaborative technique

I break down scripts, listen to your ideas, suggest some of my own, discuss and trial character concepts.

Conceptual Design Approach


Colour palettes, mood boards, research, sourcing, make, fit, alter, distress/age

Manufacturing Savvy

solutions focussed

I know how and where to find it and if it can't be readily sourced, we can make it.

Complete management of digital rendering


Mood Boards

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Vector based spec sheets for design manufacture

Concepts/mock up's/swatches


Let's Connect

Auckland, New Zealand



Loving Falling Inn Love!

September 6, 2019

Ceramic wedge 2014 D&G runway Sicilian craftsmanship at their finest

April 7, 2019

and again! NZTV Craft Awards finalist November 1, 2018

November 19, 2018

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Auckland, New Zealand