Costume Designer job description

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Costume Designer Responsibilities

Include:

  • Studying script to understand costume requirements in terms of setting, era and character attributes
  • Performing research on historical periods and different regions
  • Developing costume plots for characters

costume designer job description

Job brief

We are looking for a creative Costume Designer to create clothes and costume props for actors on film, theater or TV. Your work will play a great part in setting the tone of a story and enhancing the actor’s performance.

As costume designer, you must be very creative and well-versed in different garment types and styles. You should be talented at sketching and see creating clothes as an art. Collaborating closely with a multi-disciplinary team to create the best visual effect is what we’ll expect from you.

Responsibilities

  • Study script to understand costume requirements in terms of setting, era and character attributes
  • Perform research on historical periods and different regions
  • Develop costume plots for characters
  • Create preliminary sketches of costumes and present them for approval
  • Produce the final designs with fabrics, styles and colors
  • Work with costume makers to materialize sketches
  • Hire or buy ready costumes when necessary
  • Ensure costumes stay within budget
  • Supervise fittings and rehearsals
  • Assume responsibility of returning, storing or disposing used costumes after filming

Requirements

  • Proven experience as costume designer or similar role
  • Knowledge of design, sewing and textiles
  • Understanding of a range of styles and cultural/historical elements
  • Aptitude in research
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • Well-organized and reliable
  • High school diploma; Degree in fashion design or relevant field
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