costume maker


Costume makers construct, sew, stitch, dye, adapt and maintain costumes to be used in live performances and in movies or television programs. Their work is based on artistic vision, sketches or finished patterns combined with knowledge of the human body to ensure the wearer maximum range of movement. They work in close cooperation with the designers. 

Alternative label

  • costume & prop maker

  • costume builder

  • set costumer

  • prop and costume maker

  • costume and prop maker

  • costumer

  • prop & costume maker

  • prop costume maker

  • costume prop maker

Regulatory aspect

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