James McGlynn Seaver

Costume Design

James McGlynn Seaver is a Costume Designer, Costume Maker and Supervisor, currently serving as Head of the Costume Department at the Gate Theatre in Dublin. Having trained as a fashion and textile designer, Seaver started his career in 2010. His work has since been showcased on stage and runway, nationally and internationally. Credits include A women in progress Project Art Centre, Alternative Miss Ireland Olympia, THISISPOPBABY RIOT World Tour, High Heels in Low Places The Peacock Theatre and SohoTheatre , Country Mermaid Arts Centre, Tickled Pink House of Burlesque, Queen of Ireland (Panti’s Wardrobe), Mangina Jones’ Big Christmas Cracker Project Arts Centre. Seaver also designs and creates the enviable wardrobe of Ireland’s ‘National Treasure’, Panti Bliss, whose dress worn at the now famous ‘Noble Call’ speech at the Abbey Theatre in 2014 currently resides in the National Gallery at Collins Barracks. With a passion for the evolution of fashion through the ages, Seaver reproduces and reconceptualises historic garments for film and private clients as well as being a bespoke corset maker. Seaver currently works from his fully equipped Dublin-based studio.