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Costume Designer<br />
Responsibilities<br /><ul><li>Create accessories, footwear, and other apparel for television, film, and theatre.
Work closely with the producer, director and costume designing team.
Sketch clothing ideas and choose appropriate fabrics and colors.
Manage wardrobe/costume budget.
Primarily responsible for researching, designing, sewing, and drawing costumes.</li></li></ul><li>Education Requirements a...
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Fashion industry costume designer

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Fashion industry costume designer

  1. 1. Costume Designer<br />
  2. 2. Responsibilities<br /><ul><li>Create accessories, footwear, and other apparel for television, film, and theatre.
  3. 3. Work closely with the producer, director and costume designing team.
  4. 4. Sketch clothing ideas and choose appropriate fabrics and colors.
  5. 5. Manage wardrobe/costume budget.
  6. 6. Primarily responsible for researching, designing, sewing, and drawing costumes.</li></li></ul><li>Education Requirements and Personal Qualities<br />2-year to 4-year degree in Fashion or Costume Design. <br />Broad knowledge on arts, fashion, and general world history.<br />“Most employers prefer costume designer candidates who are well-versed with their craft.”<br />Work and field experiences.<br />Send applications to professional theatre groups, commercial production, and other industries.<br />Internship = more work and field experiences.<br />
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  9. 9. Abilities of a Costume Designer<br />Knowledge of art, fashion, and general world history<br />Technical skill in dressmaking and designing<br />Knowledgeable in textiles and fabrics<br />Good research skills<br />Ability to work with other professionals<br />Handle pressure and stress<br />Be current with the latest fashion trends<br />
  10. 10. Salary<br />The experience and expertise of a costume designer greatly affects the amount of income one receives.<br />Examples:<br /><ul><li>Entry-Level Costume Designer : $500/production
  11. 11. Experienced Costume Designer: 20,000/production
  12. 12. Top-Level Costume Designer: $150,000/production</li></ul>Gain more experience = More Income<br />
  13. 13. Locations and Availability<br />There is a high demand for Costume designers. As long as the filming, theatre, and television are still thriving, there will always be a need for skilled costume designers.<br />Film Productions<br />Stage Productions<br />Television<br />Theatre<br />“Start from the bottom and work your way up!”<br />

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