costume designer


Costume designers develop a costume design concept for a performance, a movie or a television program. They supervise the execution of it. Their work is based on research and artistic vision. Their design is influenced by and influences other designs and must be conform with these designs and the overall artistic vision. Therefore, the designers work closely with artistic directors, operators and the artistic team. Costume designers develop sketches, design drawings, patterns or other documentation to support the workshop and performance crew. 

Alternative label

  • fashion stylist and costume designer

  • costume designer & fashion stylist

  • fashion stylist & costume designer

  • costume and set designer

  • costume designer & stylist

  • costume designer and maker

  • costume designer and fashion stylist

  • wardrobe specialist

  • costume designer and stylist

  • costume specialist

  • set and costume designer

  • costume designer & maker

  • costume maker & designer

  • set & costume designer

  • costume & set designer

  • costume maker and designer

  • costume consultant

Regulatory aspect

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