Tahra works internationally designing and creating costumes, creatures and puppets for film, TV, theatre, music and events. She has led many varied projects, heading up the Costume, Hair and Make-up Department for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
Each project is different and tailored to fit. But whether it is coordinating the manufacture of 23,000 costumes for the Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies in London; sending 500 children into an arena to paint each other at the Commonwealth Games Manchester 2002, or supervising the guinea pig’s close up on set in Hallmark’s Alice in Wonderland there are the same basic requirements; they have to be ready on time, they have to function as they should and they have to look great. Making sure that happens is what she does.
Prior to 2000, Tahra worked under the name Tahra Kharibian.