Alice Babidge

Costume Designer

Alice Babidge

Alice designs costumes in film and television and set and costumes in theatre and opera.

Alice’s feature film credits include upcoming Netflix film directed by Simon Stone The Dig starring Ralph Fiennes and Carey Mulligan; True History of the Kelly Gang from director Justin Kurzel; Holding the Man directed by Neil Armfield; and Snowtown, Kurzel’s debut feature which was selected for Critics Week at Cannes and was awarded the Special Distinction of the President.

Short films include Stone’s Reunion; Shannon Murphy’s Eaglehawk; Red directed by Del Kathryn Barton; and Apricot, Castor and Pollux and Some Static Started all directed by Ben Briand. Alice costume designed MTV drama pilot Hammer Bay. She has designed music video clips for The Mess Hall, You Am I, The Vines and End of Fashion, fashion shoots, magazine covers and TVCs.

Theatre highlights include Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Present (dir. John Crowley) which transferred to Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre for a three month run in 2017, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by Benedict Andrews and Yerma directed by Simon Stone, both with the Young Vic. Yerma transferred to the West End and Broadway in 2018. Alice designed set and costume for The Maids at STC, directed by Benedict Andrews, starring Cate Blanchett, Isabelle Huppert and Elizabeth Debicki. The Maids premiered in New York at the Lincoln Centre Festival in August 2014. Alice previously designed the costumes for Gross und Klein starring Blanchett in 2011 and in 2009 the costumes for the 4-part adaptation of The War of the Roses staged at the Sydney and Perth International Art Festivals. In 2006 she costume-designed Barrie Kosky’s eight hour epic The Lost Echo.

Alice’s opera credits include La Traviata at Paris Opera and Ballet in 2019; Hotel Strindberg for Burgtheater Vienna (Set and Costume); Hamlet at Glyndebourne Festival (Costume); Peer Gynt at Deutches SchauSpielHaus Hamburg, The Ring Cycle at Opera Australia (Costume); Caligula, The Return of Ulysses (Costume, ENO) and The Marriage of Figaro (Costume) and Bliss (costume, Opera Australia Sydney/Melbourne/ Edinburgh Festival Seasons) directed by Neil Armfield.

Alice graduated from the NIDA Design Course in 2004 and was Associate Artist at Sydney Theatre Company. Gross und Klein won best costume at 2011 Sydney Theatre Awards and The Lost Echo and Capricornia were nominated for Best Costumes at the 2007 Sydney Theatre Awards. Alice and the company won a special OBIE award for Yerma on Broadway and Alice won the 2018 Nestroy Award for Best Set & Costume Design for Hotel Strindberg.


Alice Babidge