Former Costume for Stage and Screen students joined by lecturer on set of hit TV show Outlander

Edinburgh College Costume for Stage and Screen lecturer Liz McCafferty joined two former students on the set of TV show Outlander this summer as part of the Costume Design team.

Liz worked alongside former HND Costume for Stage and Screen students Fiona Crozier and Lyndsay McIntosh – both Costume Assistants on the British-American historical drama series – making costumes for the show’s male cast.

Fiona has worked on the show since its first season, with Lyndsay joining her former classmate as part of the team for seasons two, three and four.

Liz was invited to join the team by the head of Costume and jumped at the opportunity to work on the Scottish based drama series with her former students for two weeks.

Based on novels by Diana Gabaldon, the series follows a married nurse living during the Second World War who is thrown back in time to mid-18th century Scotland, where she has a romance with a Highlands warrior.

Liz said: “I do a lot of freelance work within the industry and it was good to be back in a busy workroom with my co-workers, former students and friends. The series is about time travel and is set in the twentieth and eighteenth centuries in Scotland. Having an opportunity to work creatively on the costumes from the different eras was very appealing to me as I am always teaching students how to do this, so it was good to practice what I preach.

“It was lovely to work with Lyndsay and Fiona in the costume department. They have both grown in skills and confidence since completing the course and seem very happy in their work. It is great that they are now sharing tips and tricks of the trade with me to pass on to students five years on.”

You can check out their work on the third series of the show which is available in the UK on Amazon Prime Video. Series four is currently being filmed on location in Scotland and is due to be aired in late 2018.  

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