Costume Designer


A costume designer is a person who designs costumes for a film, stage production or television. They are like normal fashion designers, but their focus is to design constumes used for film, stage or TV production. The role of the costume designer is to create the characters' outfits/costumes and balance the scenes with texture and colour, etc.[1] The costume designer works alongside the director, scenic, lighting designer, sound designer, and other creative personnel. The costume designer may also collaborate with hair stylist, wig master, or makeup artist. In European theatre, the role is different, as the theatre designer usually designs both costume and scenic elements. Like many jobs in the arts, costume designers have a variety of educational backgrounds, and no specific degree or credentials are required. However there are many undergraduate and bachelor programs offered in costume design that many aspiring designer choose to pursue. In addition to providing technical training, many graduate programs include design opportunities in local theatre and can help build connections within the industry

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Costume designers employed by wholesalers, manufacturing establishments, or design firms usually work in comfortable, well-lit offices. Self-employed costume designers work in variable conditions. They often need to adjust their working hours to suit the deadlines and schedules of their clients.

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Vocational Education

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Associated Disciplines

Fashion Design