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Student meets Zandra Rhodes

Award winning costume A creative student from Dudley College caused a stir in a national design competition run by Imagineer Productions and judged by international fashion designer Zandra Rhodes.

The competition which is held in Coventry saw creative costume designers from across the country battle it out for a winning place in a sculptural costume competition. 

Talented Dudley College student Haylie Heather age 20 from Tipton, who is now in her second year studying the National Diploma Production arts course was over the moon when she received prize money of £500 for second place in the competition. 

Haylie studied the course which offers students training in make-up, costume and technical effects for film, tv and theatre. Hayley also recently carried out work experience on the BBCs Psychoville Halloween special due to be aired on October 30 this year. 

Tutor Neil Hughes said: "We are all extremely proud of Haylie and her success.  Being recognised and awarded against other designers from all over the country for her creative vision and technical skill is a fantastic success and will be something that will make a strong addition to her university interview portfolio."

Haylie said: "I made the costume from newspaper, print, cotton feathers and latex and spent about two months putting it all together.  I was so delighted that out of the 15 people that were put through to the final from national applicants I was one of them.  I'm completely overwhelmed with the results, it was a fantastic day and I'm very grateful for the opportunity and experience: meeting Zandra Rhodes was the highlight of my day."